The Marie Curie Scholarship is offered thanks to generous support of the National Science Foundation and the College of Saint Mary.
The Marie Curie Scholarship provides support to young women who want to major in Biology, Chemistry or Mathematics and they will be able to receive up to $20,000 toward their education.
The Marie Curie Scholarship committee has decided that not everyone can apply for this award and set some eligibility requirements that each applicant has to meet so as to be accepted as a possible winner.
The applicant has to have a high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and an ACT composite score of 23 or higher, or a SAT (ERW+M) score of 1140 or higher if he/she has less than 12 credit hours of college coursework, while those who have 12 credit hours or more of college coursework must have a college cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher with a cumulative GPA in science and math of 3.0 or higher.
Then, they need to apply and be accepted to the College of Saint Mary by the Marie Curie application deadline and major in biology, chemistry or mathematics.
If you meet these criteria, you are highly encouraged to apply for the award.
How to Apply
The most important thing for those interested in applying is the application timeline.
The applications will be available on the scholarship provider’s official website on July 1 and from that moment on you are supposed to submit completed application forms. This should be done prior to December 13th, when the application process finishes.
The committee will take a look at all applications submitted on time and select finalists who are supposed to attend an interview sometime in January – February.
The final selection will be made in March.
The application package should consist of the following documents:
- A completed Marie Curie Scholarship application form with honest and accurate answers
- A letter of recommendation
- A completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The interview will be done with the College of Saint Mary Marie Curie Scholarship Selection Committee.