Are you a Benedictine Scholar?
Each year, ten first-year students are selected to serve as
Benedictine Scholars. These students are among the most academically
proficient, selfless, motivated leaders at Saint Martin’s University. As
Benedictine Scholars they serve the Saint Martin’s community, articulate and
support values established by the centuries-old Rule of Saint Benedict, and
receive an additional $40,000 in scholarships during their four years as an
undergraduate student. All candidates who interview but are not selected
will receive an additional $4,000 Saint Martin of Tours scholarship over four years.
Candidates will interview for the scholarship either during
Benedictine Scholars Day on March 14, 2015, or by way of a phone
interview. Please register via the registration tab below.
If you have been invited to apply for this prestigious scholarship, please
register via the registration tab below. Of note, students attending Benedictine
Scholars Day are welcome to bring one to two family members.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
||Optional mass service at Abbey
||Check-in and breakfast
||Scholar candidate group interviews
Parent and guest session
||Noon prayer at Abbey Church
||Buffet lunch accompanied by an overview of the Benedictine Institute and Scholars experience
||Special interest residential learning communities presentation
||Next steps and essay prompt
||Optional campus tour for students, parents and guests
In addition to your interview, each candidate for the Benedictine Scholarship is asked to submit a brief essay (around half a page) on the following questions.
1. Describe an incident where you have let someone down in an important way.
2. Describe an important influence on you outside your family. Explain.
Essays should be submitted as Word documents, double-spaced, and use 12
point font. Essays should include the name of the candidate on the top of
the first page of the essay document. Essays must be emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 21. If you
have any questions, please email
Registration is now closed. If you have any questions about the event, have extenuating circumstances, or need more information please contact the Office of Admissions at 360-438-4596 or email us at email@example.com.
For more information on the current Benedictine Scholars program or our
Benedictine heritage please read