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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) is available to students from any of the Marianist schools. Students from non-Marianist Schools who attended the Marianist LIFE South, Central, or Pacific programs, as well as students from international Marianist schools may also apply. 

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 high 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 for the class entering in Fall 2024 is now open with a priority deadline of November 15.  

Learn about the Application Process

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