Undergraduate Admission

Marist Scholarships


Merit-Based Aid

Marist awards merit scholarships, ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 a year, to its most academically competitive applicants. When you apply for admission to Marist, you are automatically considered for merit scholarships; there is no additional application.  Awards are renewable, provided the student maintains a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.850 during their four years of full-time undergraduate studies.  (Note: Students can receive only one merit-based award from Marist) They include the following:


Alumni Scholarship Program

Marist has always treasured our alumni as people who are making an impact around the world in their careers, in their communities, and with their families. Now, you have the opportunity to impact the next generation of Red Foxes.

Effective Fall 2021, all children of alumni who enroll full-time at Marist will receive a $5,000 scholarship  for each year for up to four years of their undergraduate experience at Marist.


Fusco Music Scholarship

The Music Program cultivates music literacy, musicianship, individual creativity, and engaged citizenship through challenging learning experiences, diverse performance opportunities, and a commitment to providing music to both the campus community and many local organizations. In keeping with the Marist mission, the Music Program encourages students to share their love of music with those in need, creating a lifelong opportunity for creative expression and commitment to the community.

$2,500.00 awards are available based on talent and technical merit.

Incoming students may audition for instrumental or vocal scholarships prior to their admission to Marist College. For the 2021-2022 academic year, students should submit audio or visual recordings in lieu of a live audition. Please note, an offer of the scholarship award does not constitute an offer of admission to the college. 

Please contact the Music Office if travel distance is a prohibiting factor in scheduling an audition.


Theatre Scholarship

$2,000.00 renewable awards are available

Incoming freshmen accepted to Marist College may apply for a theatre scholarship. All students must complete the application requirements to be eligible for a scholarship award. Several renewable scholarships are available each year.



NCAA Athletic Scholarship

Marist College sponsors NCAA Scholarships for 21 of Marist's 23 men's and women's Division I programs. Awarding of these scholarships is in accordance with NCAA, Marist College, and Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regulations. As per NCAA Division I rules, these athletic awards are one-year renewable scholarships (NCAA Bylaw 15.3.3).

For complete details, please contact the respective head coach. 


Specialty Scholarships

Bro. James Kearney Scholarship for the Blind

The Brother James Kearney Scholarship for the Blind (formerly, the Lavelle Fund College Scholarship Program) aims to help make quality undergraduate and graduate education affordable for U.S. residents who are legally blind, financially needy, and attending any of 11 selected private colleges in New York State and Northeastern New Jersey. The program is currently authorized to admit new students through June 30, 2024. For additional information please contact the Office of Student Financial Services or visit Bro James Kearney Scholarship for the Blind.

Dollars for Scholars

Marist College participates in the Dollars for Scholars Program which is conducted by the Citizens Scholarship Foundation of America (CSFA) and will match up to $500 per recipient. The scholarship awards are raised by community volunteers through the Dollars for Scholars chapters. Marist College has committed a maximum of $10,000 to matching scholarships.  Once exhausted, we are unable to match any further requests. Scholarships will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. To locate a local Dollars For Scholars chapter near you visit: www.scholarshipamerica.org or ScholarshipAmerica 

GLI Scholarship for Incoming Freshman History Majors

The newly established Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) Scholarship at Marist College is awarded to students from GLI’s vast national network of affiliated schools who demonstrate exceptional achievement in the study of history. This unique and impactful collaboration between Marist College and GLI was cultivated and primarily funded by a family with long-standing commitments to both institutions. All incoming freshman history majors are eligible for one of three $10,000 scholarships, and we encourage all who fit these criteria to apply and make a difference with their history degree from Marist.

The Otto Sussman Trust Scholarship

The Otto Sussman Trust offers financial awards to eligible undergraduate students at Marist College who, due to unforeseen financial hardship, require financial assistance in order to complete their degrees in their final year of study.  Students must be residents of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Oklahoma, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.  Interested students should reach out to the Office of Student Financial Services (SFS), as any application must be completed in coordination with a financial aid Administrator.  The SFS Office may be reached at 845-575-3230 or by email to studentfinancialservices@marist.edu.


Marist has partnered with RaiseMe to offer U.S. high school students the opportunity to earn micro-scholarships that recognize their academic achievements and outstanding accomplishments. Students can earn up to $25,000 in micro-scholarships each year, which will be incorporated in their Marist College merit scholarship award.

Eligibility for micro-scholarships is determined at the time of admission to Marist College. You must complete and submit your RaiseMe portfolio by our earning deadline of December 1 of your senior year.

Micro-scholarships earned through RaiseMe represent a minimum of scholarship aid that students will receive from Marist, provided they apply, are admitted, and enroll. Students may be eligible for additional aid based on their formal application for admission and financial aid application materials. If you have been awarded a higher amount of merit scholarship funding from Marist College, this scholarship supersedes your earnings on RaiseMe and is not in addition to those earnings. Students who participate in the First-Year Abroad (FYA) program in Florence, Italy or Dublin, Ireland are eligible to receive their RaiseMe earnings while participating in the FYA program.

If a student has applied, been admitted, and enrolled at Marist College and is a recipient of RaiseMe micro-scholarships, the following criteria must be met to maintain eligibility after your first year:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.85, which is reviewed annually. If you lose your scholarship eligibility, you may regain it the following semester, by bringing the cumulative GPA to a 2.85 or greater.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward their degree.

The SAP Policy can be found via the student's myMarist account.

Please note, dependents of Marist employees who are eligible to receive the full tuition benefit are not eligible for RaiseMe micro-scholarships. Students who participate in a Tuition Exchange program, or who receive a tuition benefit from another college or university, are not eligible for RaiseMe micro-scholarships. 

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