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Marianist Leadership Scholars

Marianist Leadership Scholars Program

A passion for service.
Behaviors that reveal a sense of global community.
The courage and commitment to support and challenge society’s values.

These characteristics are central to our Catholic, Marianist identity.

The Marianist Leadership Scholars Program (MLS) was created by the United States Province of the Society of Mary as an opportunity for graduates of Marianist Education Consortium schools & LIFE programs to continue to grow and develop within the Marianist tradition. 

Members of the Marianist Leadership Scholars Program are challenged and supported to connect academics with service and leadership in the greater community. 

This four-year faith, service, and leadership program, which includes a renewable scholarship of $4,000 per year, is available to those graduates who have demonstrated both an understanding and a practice of the Marianist story. 

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Program Expectations


Students who participate in the Marianist Leadership Scholars Program are asked to meet certain expectations while at the University:

  • Attend monthly meetings planned by the MLS Coordinator and MLS Team
  • Attend 1-2 yearly retreats with the MLS community
  • Involve oneself in a chosen leadership position at the University of Dayton
  • Complete a minimum of 10 hours of service each semester, including MLS sponsored projects
  • We encourage maintaining a 3.0 grade-point average each semester
  • Participate in community building activities
  • Re-apply yearly based on above expectations
How do I become a Marianist Leadership Scholar?

Applicants must be graduating seniors from any of the Marianist Education Consortium schools or have participated in the Marianist LIFE Program. Students apply during their senior year of high school, for acceptance beginning their first-year at the University of Dayton. 

The application process opens on September 1, 2021 and closes on November 15, 2021 for the class entering in Fall 2022.  

Learn about the Application Process

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St. Mary's Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1638
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