Scholarships & Awards

Mount Marty College offers the following scholarship and award opportunities to new students enrolling during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Prestigious Academic Scholarships

Scholastica Scholarship: Compete for up to $1500 on top of Guaranteed Academic Scholarships
Presidential Scholarship: Compete for up to FULL-TUITION!

Minimum of a 3.5 high school GPA AND a 24 ACT/1090 SAT (Reading & Math)
Must be admitted to MMC and registered to attend Prestigious Academic Scholarship Day by January 23, 2015
Must participate in Prestigious Academic Scholarship Day on January 29, 2015

Guaranteed Academic Scholarships & Awards
Traditional Freshmen: Starts at 2.5 GPA or 21 ACT/980 SAT (Reading and Math)
Transfer/GED Students: Starts at 2.5 college GPA or 525 GED

Scholarships Traditional Freshmen
Base Scholarship
Traditional Freshmen
Admitted before 3/1/15
Transfer &
GED Students
Incentive $6,000 $6,500 $6,000
Achievement $6,500 $7,500 $6,500
Honors $7,000 $8,500 $7,000
Merit $7,500 $9,500 $7,500
Excellence $8,000 $10,500 $8,000
Benedictine $8,500 $11,500 $8,500


Renewing Academic Scholarships and Awards
Mount Marty College Academic Scholarships/Awards may be renewed provided the student remains full-time
(at least 12 credit hours per semester), and maintains the following minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA):

Presidential & Scholastica Scholarships 3.5
Deans & Trustee Scholarship 3.0
MMC Excellence Scholarship 3.0
Benedictine Scholarship 3.0
MMC Merit Scholarship 3.0
Academic Honors Scholarship 2.5
MMC Achievement Award 2.0
MMC Incentive Award 2.0

Students who fulfill the above renewal criteria will have their scholarship dollar amount renewed at the same level through resources from the Mount Marty College general scholarship fund, endowed name scholarships, or a combination of both.


Talent Scholarships
Amount: Variable (see chart below)
Eligibility: Full-time, Yankton campus students participating and/or minoring/majoring in art, band, choir, piano, creative writing and/or theatre.
Application: Apply for admission. An audition/interview is required for consideration. Please see Talent Scholarships for more information.

Scholarship Area Non-Major/Minor Declared Minor Declared Major
Art $500 -$1000 $1250 NA
Band $500 -$1000 $1250* $2500
Choir $500 -$1000 $1250* $2500
Creative Writing NA $1250 $2500
Piano $500-$1000 N/A N/A
Theatre $500 -$1000 $1250 $2500

* Students planning to major and/or minor in multiple talent award areas are eligible for only one full major and/or minor award; however, adjusted scholarship dollars for other areas may be considered based on talent and participation.

Athletic Grants
Amount: Variable
Eligibility: Full-time, Yankton campus students who participate in intercollegiate athletics.
Application: Apply for admission, Mount Marty College Coach recommendation.

Catholic Leadership Award
Amount: Variable
Eligibility: Full-time, Yankton campus students who are Catholic, meet admission criteria, with prior participation or experience in church activities and/or volunteer activities. This award requires participation in MMC Campus Ministry programs for renewal.
Application: Apply for admission, submit Catholic Award Application by January 17, 2015 and complete an interview by January 31, 2015.

Heritage Award
Amount: $500
Eligibility: Full-time, undergraduate, Yankton campus students who have a parent or grandparent who earned a Bachelor's or Master's Degree from MMC.
Application: Gain admission to MMC and submit Heritage Award Application by March 1st, 2015.

Mount Marty Grant
Amount: Variable up to $4,000
Eligibility: Full-time, Yankton campus students who demonstrate financial need. Awarded to Dependent students living on campus or with parents and to Independent students.
Application: Apply for admission, complete the FAFSA, priority date is March 1

External Scholarships at MMC

F.W. Hatterscheidt Educational Scholarship
Amount: $1,500
Eligibility: Freshman, SD residents, 3.0 GPA, financial need
Application: Special application due by April 4th.

Contact: 1-800-658-4552

Bishop Hoch Deanery Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Eligibility: High school senior, Sioux Falls Diocese member, financial need
Application: Special application by March 15th.
Contact: 1-800-658-4552

South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship
To qualify for a SDOS, a student must be a resident of South Dakota at the time of high school graduation, have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher and complete high school course requirements commonly known as the Regents Scholar curriculum with no final grade below a C and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The scholarship is up to $5,000.00 for four years if students meet renewal criteria. For more information and application deadline date, please visit the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship website.

Dakota Corps Scholarship
The Dakota Corps Scholarship is a full-tuition and generally applicable fees scholarship made possible through funding from the state of South Dakota, private businesses, nonprofit corporations and matching funds from Mount Marty College. Recipients must compete through an application process and are selected by the Dakota Corps Scholarship Board. Students must be enrolled in a critical need field and agree to work in an area of critical need in South Dakota equal to the sum of the number of years of scholarship received plus one year to fulfill the scholarship obligation. For more information and application deadline date, please visit the Dakota Corps Scholarship website.

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