Caroline Scholars Program
The Caroline Scholars Program is a four-year scholarship program for first-year, full-time undergraduate students with a passion for social justice. This highly selective program provides challenging academic work, leadership development, service learning opportunities and financial assistance that covers full tuition, room and board.
Benefits of Being a Caroline Scholar
Each year, Caroline Scholars:
- receive a scholarship that covers full-tuition, room and board at Mount Mary College
- live in a learning community in the residence hall with other Caroline Scholars to foster friendships and allow easy access to
campus services that support academic and personal success
- develop an awareness of social issues, learn ways to make a difference, and discover abilities and sensitivities around social
issues that will define your attitudes and behaviors for the rest
of your life
- enroll in a special 2 credit course with fellow Caroline Scholars every semester
- complete 300 hours of academic service learning each year so you can experience the real life social justice issues
discussed in the classroom
To be eligible for the Caroline Scholars Program, you must:
- be entering Mount Mary College directly from high school
- have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher
- be accepted to Mount Mary College as a full-time student, without provisional conditions
- be involved in extracurricular and service-related activities in high school and in the community
How to Apply for the Caroline Scholars Program
Scholarship recipients are selected based on the combined evaluation of academic achievement, extracurricular activities and an understanding, passion for and activity in social justice.
To apply for this scholarship program, you must:
1. Apply to Mount Mary and be accepted for the fall 2013 semester.
2. Submit the following information and documentation to the Admission Office by December 15, 2012**:
- Resume of high school and community activities, identifying up to ten (10) extracurricular and/or service activities that best represents you. Please include:
- Organization name
- Dates of involvement
- Positions held
- Description of activity and how it relates to social justice
- Letter of recommendation from a current teacher;
- Letter of recommendation from a supervisor of one of your listed activities;
- Two short essays (each 500 words or fewer), addressing the following:
- Essay 1: Mount Mary College provides for the development of the whole person. The College encourages leadership, integrity and a deep sense of social justice arising from sensitivity to moral values and Christian principles. Mount Mary commits itself to excellence in teaching and learning with an emphasis on thinking critically. Our vision is to educate women to transform the world through developing competence, community, compassion and commitment. How do you see yourself as embodying the purpose and values of Mount Mary College?
- Essay 2: The Caroline Scholars Program is dedicated to building leaders who are committed citizens and will work to improve the social quality of community life. Students engage in discussions on causes and resolutions to social justice issues. Identify one social justice issue about which you feel passionate and tell us how becoming a Caroline Scholar could help you work to combat that issue.
3. Complete an on-campus interview. Finalists for the scholarship will participate in an on-campus interview. Interviews will take place on Saturday, January 12, 2013.
Contact the Mount Mary College Admission Office at 1-800-321-6265 for questions regarding the Caroline Scholars Program.