Maguire Scholars Program at GMercyU

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Since 2000, the Maguire Foundation has been providing grant and scholarship aid to motivated students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford the quality of education needed to attain their career goals.

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A Foundation for Your Success

Being a Maguire Scholar is about so much more than just scholarship money. You’ll join a growing national network of scholars, at 28 different colleges and universities, who are dedicated to achieving personal and professional success. Rooted in the belief that we are men and women for others, Maguire Scholars are focused on making a difference – in their lives and in the lives of others.

Join the Maguire Scholars Network

Incoming freshmen who are named Maguire Scholars are eligible to receive a $5,000 to $10,000 annual scholarship for each of your four years as an undergraduate student at GMercyU, provided you maintain an acceptable GPA and participate in extracurricular or community volunteer activities. Students in the Maguire Scholars Program who transfer to GMercyU from a participating community college are eligible to maintain their scholarship for up to three years.


Eligibility

Maguire Scholar applicants must have:

  • Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Been an active participant in his or her school through extra-curricular activities or community service


Apply to Be Named a Maguire Scholar

 

Gwynedd Mercy University   Maguire Scholars Program

The Maguire Scholars College Program at Gwynedd Mercy University

About the Program 
The Maguire Scholars Program at Gwynedd Mercy University will select students graduating from a Maguire Foundation approved high school. The Maguire Foundation provides last dollar scholarship support for up to five students in their incoming freshman class for four years of matriculation. Maguire Scholars who are selected must remain in good academic standing and be an active participant in his/her school through extra-curricular activites and/or community service.

Eligibility
To be eligible for the Maguire Scholars College Program at Gwynedd Mercy University, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Graduate from one of the high schools listed on this page: High School Scholars – Maguire Foundation
  2. Earn at least a 3.0 grade point average or equivalent in high school.
  3. Complete the University's online Maguire Scholars Program Application that includes a letter of recommendation from a supervisor of a community service or extracurricular activity.
  4. Engage in community service and/or extracurricular activities.
  5. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.edu.gov, before February 15, 2022 and include the desired institutions.
  6. Qualify for admission to selected institution.
  7. Demonstrate financial need by having an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0-$25,000.
  8. Contribute at least $5,000 per year to tuition, room & board. 
  9. Agree to attend an Annual Maguire Scholars Program event each spring.
  10. Agree to participate in regular Maguire Scholar activities in accordance with Gwynedd Mercy University's requirements.
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Application Submitted for Gwynedd Mercy University

*This information will be verified for Gwynedd Mercy University by the Maguire Foundation

Student Signature
By signing below, I acknowledge that all information I have provided in this application is true, complete, and accurate.


Essay Question

Directions: Please answer the following question. The response should be no less than two paragraphs and must include your name, your high school, and the Gwynedd Mercy University Maguire Scholars Program. 

Question: The mission of The Maguire Foundation is grounded in St. Ignatius Loyola's teachings that we are men and women for others. What do you do to serve others?
Incomplete applications will be deemed ineligible and will NOT be returned to the applicant. Gwynedd Mercy University will select and notify recipients directly.
DO NOT SEND ANY MATERIALS TO THE MAGUIRE FOUNDATION

Recommendation

When submitting your application materials, please include a letter of recommendation from a community or activity leader who can accurately assess your potential to maximize this scholarship opportunity. Letters should be sent in a sealed envelope directly to Gwynedd Mercy University 1325 Sumneytown Pike, PO Box 901, Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0901 and addressed ATTN: Maguire Scholars Program and marked with your name on the front of the envelope.
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