Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships are generally awarded on the basis of a specific type of accomplishment, such as academic performance, leadership, or choice of academic program and do not have to be repaid.

If you are a Virginia resident who is a full-time student pursuing your first graduate degree in the field of health professions, you are eligible for the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG).

Students enrolled in the following programs are eligible: 

  • Health Care Management
  • Health Promotion Management
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Counseling

If you meet the criteria for state residency, you may receive assistance for a total of four semesters. Awards are for the fall and spring semesters only. Students receiving full tuition waivers from employers or graduate assistantships are not eligible.

ASID Foundation Legacy Scholarship

Open to students who are enrolled in or have applied for admission to a graduate-level interior design program at a degree-granting institution. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic/creative accomplishment as demonstrated by school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, and a 400 – 600 word essay explaining the student’s inspiration to pursue a professional career in interior design, professional goals, or special areas of interest.

Review the criteria and apply online.

Celebrate Cherie Scholarship Fund

Open to legal residents of Northern Virginia (Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties) who are starting their first year in a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.The award is a one-time distribution of $5,000, paid directly to the winner’s accredited university. The application deadline each year is June 1.

Review the criteria and apply online.

CyberCorps Scholarship for Service

Open to graduate students pursuing a MS Program with a focus in Cybersecurity, a MS in Information Technology with a focus on Cybersecurity or a MS in Cybersecurity (see eligibility criteria.) This scholarship provides a generous stipend, full tuition and academic fees, a book allowance, funding for conference attendance, and a paid summer internship.

On graduation, students must work for two-years in cybersecurity in the Federal government. Only citizens are eligible.Contact Dr. Diane Murphy for more information.

Diotima Scholarship

The Diotima Scholarship is named in honor of Diotima of Manitea, an ancient Greek female seer who features in Plato’s Symposium. This annual scholarship provides a $2,400 award to a graduate student in the Literature, Language, and the Humanities program who has completed at least 9 credits, maintains a 3.5 GPA, and exhibits financial need. Applicants must submit a one-page essay describing the role of the humanities in his/her life.

Contact Dr. David Brown for more information.

Refer-a-Saint Scholarship

The Refer-a-Saint Scholarship is a referral-based benefit for current students and applicants. If a current Marymount student has referred you, you may complete this referral form to be eligible for receiving a one-time $500 scholarship upon enrollment. Your referrer is also eligible to receive a one-time $500 credit on their student account.

Central Scholarship

Central Scholarship is a non-profit organization that awards scholarships and interest-free loans to Maryland residents pursuing higher education. More information can be found here.

Donald Lavanty Scholarship

The Health Care Management Program offers the Donald Lavanty Scholarship to two students annually. The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:
A.    Prospective Student Scholarship

        1.  Applicants shall be full-time student status seeking the MSc Health Care       Management Program, Dual-degree with Health Care Management;

        2.      Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA from a previous University. 
B.    Returning Student Scholarship
        1.    Applicants shall be full time student status seeking the MSc Health Care   Management or Dual-degree with Health Care Management;
        2.     Completed a minimum of two full semesters by the term of award;
        3.     Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.
To be considered for this scholarship, the candidate needs to write a one-two pages statement of why they are an ideal candidate to receive this scholarship. The scholarship award will be $500. Submit essay to Paige MacMorland.       
For additional information, contact Dr. Uma Kelekar


Internet sources, such as can increase your aid options. Other  financing options can include private foundations, organizations, professional groups. Some employers offer tuition assistance as well.


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