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Third Century Scholarship

The Third Century Scholars Program assists low-income, underrepresented students from the Washington, D.C. metro area to obtain a college degree. The program provides strong financial assistance, as well as mentoring and social support, to help students succeed in earning a bachelor’s degree at MSMU.

Through generous support of alumni and friends,
MSMU is offering financial support to three freshman joining the Mount family in the fall of 2015.

Get started on the Third Century Scholarship Application!

Scholarship Benefits

Third Century Scholars are guaranteed to have their tuition, room, board, and fees paid in full, plus they will receive a $1,000 stipend towards the cost of books. After their federal entitlements are credited to their account, students will receive a Third Century Scholarship and a Mount St. Mary's Presidential Scholarship to cover the remaining of their institutional costs. In addition, students will have the opportunity for on-campus employment to earn additional funds to be used at their discretion.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to the Third Century Scholar Program must meet the following minimum requirements:

Apply for the Third Century Scholarship

All applications must be complete and submitted by February 1, 2015. Applicants who elect to have their letter of recommendation mailed will be notified by email when all materials been received. Please be sure to provide your preferred email address on your application.

Third Century Scholarship Application
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Third Century Scholarship Essay
Please answer the following essay question in 500-700 words. (Essays may be typed in Microsoft Word, copied and pasted in the box provided. Please use Times New Roman, font size 12)

Letter of Recommendation
One letter of recommendation is required, be it from a guidance counselor, teacher, or other community member. The following questions pertain to the person submitting a recommendation on your behalf.
Delivery method for letter of recommendation:
If electing to have recommendation letter mailed, please send letter to:

Mark Wagoner, Admissions Office
Third Century Scholarship
Mount St. Mary's University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Terms and Agreements
Third Century Scholarship applicants are required to complete and submit the FAFSA at no later than Feb. 1. Please check the box below to indicate that you agree to file your FAFSA by the deadline.
All Application materials must be postmarked by February 1 for consideration. The applicant must be an accepted student of Mount St. Mary's University at the time of application.


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