Skip to main content

MLS Application Process


The Marianist Leadership Scholars Program (MLS) is available to students from any of the Marianist high 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.

Applicants must be graduating high school seniors, applying for acceptance into the program for their first year at the University of Dayton. In addition to the schools listed at the link below, students from Kellenberg (Uniondale, New York), Chaminade High School (Mineola, New York), and Mount Notre Dame/Archbishop Moeller LIFE (Cincinnati, Ohio) are also eligible.

See if your school is sponsored

What if UD offers a student a tuition scholarship or tuition remission?

Students receiving a scholarship or tuition remission from a parent who is employed by UD may receive a portion of the scholarship to cover tuition costs not covered by the tuition benefit.

Application Timeline for 2024-2025

The timeline for those entering UD in the Fall of 2024 can be found below.

September 1, 2023 – Application opens.

November 15, 2023 – Priority deadline.

End of November - All submitted materials will be reviewed.

Early January – First round of scholarship offers and waitlist notifications are mailed.

May 1, 2024 – Outstanding offers expire and the MLS first-year class is finalized.

Application Steps

Step 1:  Online Application Form

This online form includes your contact information, and high school accomplishments and involvement. 

 The application also includes a 300 word personal essay to address the prompt:
“Explain why you want to continue your education in the Marianist tradition, and how this program might nourish your college experience.” 
This essay should help us evaluate the impact of your Marianist education and how you envision your involvement in a comprehensive faith, leadership, and service program. 

We suggest completing the essay offline, and then inserting the information into the online application in one sitting.  Once the application is submitted, you will not be able to make any changes.



You will need to request two recommendations.  One must be from a teacher, administrator, or counselor.  The second must come from a community, parish, or school organization where you have led or served.

Please ask those who are submitting a recommendation to use the online Marianist Leadership Scholars Recommendation Form.  




If you have questions regarding the application process, contact LeeAnn Meyer with the Office for Mission and Rector at 937-229-2899 or email


Office for Mission and Rector

St. Mary's Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1638
Office of the Rector