Full Tuition Scholarship for Science Majors

Marist Receives Prestigious Grant from National Science Foundation

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The Marist School of Science has been awarded a $1,480,254.00 grant from the National Science Foundation to support high achieving transfer students in STEM majors. The Gateway to Success program will increase STEM degree completion among high-achieving undergraduates with significant financial need. It includes strong mentoring and career planning support, while fostering a sense of belonging to both the campus and community, and adding to the professional formation of students’ science identities.

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At Marist, the S-STEM scholars will learn in student-centered, state-of-the-art facilities housed in the Science and Allied Health and Donnelly buildings. Students will participate in a funded summer bridge program, take gateway classes as a cohort, reside in a living-learning community, have dedicated faculty advisors, and be provided with experiential and employment opportunities to reduce financial need and provide valuable discipline-based experience. Students can choose to major in:


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"This grant is a major milestone for the School of Science and a valuable tool in our efforts to help all students reach their full potential. It is our hope that the programs we begin for the S-STEM scholars will promote the academic success of all low-income students in the future."

Dr. Alicia Slater
Dean of the Marist School of Science

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NSF Grant Expands Educational Opportunity

“Expanding educational opportunity is one of our very highest priorities. This grant increases Marist’s ability to attract, enroll, and retain a diverse group of talented students regardless of their financial circumstances, and we are grateful to the NSF for recognizing the importance of this work.”


Kevin Weinman
President, Marist College

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99% of students in the School of Science are employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.

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Along with faculty research, collaborative research opportunities with students in a variety of academic disciplines are encouraged, expanding upon the benefits of a liberal arts education.

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According to Data USA, the average annual wage for biology degree recipients is over $108,000 and is growing by nearly 5%.

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At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.


Of current students are satisfied with their Marist Experience


Graduation rate, higher than the average for public and private colleges


Employed or attending grad school 6 months after graduation

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