Emerging Leaders Academy Spring Scholarship Competition

The University of Mary is holding its Spring Scholarship Competition in early February. This competition is an amazing opportunity for incoming freshmen who have also been accepted into the university's Emerging Leaders Academy to earn incredible scholarships!

Awards include:

  • An $8,000 annual Trustee Scholarship
  • $4,000 per year Founder's Scholarship
  • Two $2,000 Dean's Scholarships!

We would love for you to be a part of this competition! To compete, you must submit a media piece showcasing a service leadership project that you've undertaken that made a meaningful difference in your community and participate in a phone interview with an Emerging Leaders Academy director. Registration for our upcoming Scholarship Competition opens on January 5th. Please check back at that time to register for a date to compete. In the meantime, you may submit your ELA application. The date and time of your interview will be sent following completion of your registration.

Eligibility Requirements*

To be eligible, students need to be accepted to the University of Mary and accepted into our Emerging Leaders Academy.

If you are not yet accepted to UMary, please make sure you have sent in your transcripts and test scores to the Admissions Office. To learn more about the Emerging Leaders Academy and to apply, please follow the link below.

Learn about the Emerging Leaders Academy and Apply

We hope that you will join us for this competition! The University of Mary is proud to offer a number of scholarship programs to aid students with tuition cost. Ninety-nine percent of University of Mary students receive scholarships or some form of financial aid!

*Eligible students for the Spring Scholarship Competition must have a 3.25 GPA and a 21 ACT score to compete.

*Spring Scholarship Competition Awards can be combined with other awards, total scholarship award gifts will not exceed cost of tuition.


If you have additional questions, please contact the University of Mary Admissions office at: [email protected] or 701-355-8030.