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2021-2022 Catalog

Academic Scholarships

Lafayette recognizes its most outstanding applicants with merit-based awards named for the Marquis. Recipients of Marquis Awards display the Marquis de Lafayette’s ideals of global citizenship, scholarly pursuits, leadership, and concern for others.

Applicants interested in the Marquis Awards Program are highly encouraged to interview as a part of their application process. In addition to the monetary award, students have additional access to faculty mentors and are eligible to participate in special events and activities, including cultural opportunities. Those seeking financial aid and whose demonstrated need exceeds the amount of their Marquis Award will receive a financial aid award, inclusive of the Marquis Award, up to demonstrated need. Applicants seeking need-based aid must submit the required documents by the deadlines.

Marquis Fellowship And Marquis Scholarship

The College increased the size of merit-based awards beginning with the class of 2024, transforming the Marquis Fellowship into an award valued at full-tuition ($55,874) and the Marquis Scholarship into an award valued at half-tuition ($27,937). The College expects to enroll 10 students as Fellows and another 50 as Scholars among the first-year students arriving in the fall.

Some applicants who are eligible for a Marquis Award will be invited to campus in late winter to participate in a dynamic selection process. The majority of Marquis winners, however, will be selected solely on the merits presented in their application.

Students admitted under both Early Decision and Regular Decision are considered for the Marquis Awards. Early decision applicants designated as Scholars will be notified at the time of admission. All Fellowship recipients (Early Decision and Regular Decision), as well as all Regular Decision candidates who are designated as Scholars, will be notified in mid-March upon receipt of their acceptance to the College.

Please note that only first year applicants to the College are considered for this scholarship and that process occurs at the time of their application for admission. Selection is based on the student's academic record prior to enrolling at Lafayette.