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Marie Curie Scholars Program

Thank you for your interest in the Marie Curie Scholars Program at College of Saint Mary. This program is for academically talented applicants with financial need who are committed to graduating with a degree in Biology, Chemistry, or Mathematics. If you have less than 12 credit hours of college coursework, you must have a GPA of 3.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale) and an ACT composite score of 23 or a critical reading + math SAT score of 1140. If you have more than 12 credit hours of coursework, you must have a college cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in all science and math courses. If awarded the scholarship, you will be required to live on campus so that you might take part in the special opportunities provided to Marie Curie Scholars.


    August 1


    January - February




    Final Steps (Application Below)

    After submitting the form below, there are three final steps necessary to complete your application. These steps do not need to be completed before submitting the form, but must be taken care of before your application will be considered complete.

    1. Submit Letter Of Recommendation

    You will need to submit one letter of recommendation from teachers, counselors, coaches or managers who know you and can comment on your abilities in math and science. Please ask the person providing the recommendation to go to the following link in order to complete the recommendation: Marie Curie Recommendation

    2. Estimate Financial Need

    File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at  Submit the FAFSA after October 1. College of Saint Mary's federal school code is 002540.

    3. Personal Interview

    Once we have received all of this information, you may be asked to participate in an in-person or phone interview by CSM's Director of the Marie Curie Scholars Program. When your application is complete, your admissions counselor will schedule this interview if required.

    Again, thank you for your interest in the Marie Curie Scholarship and in CSM's science, or math programs.

    Marie Curie Application

    Please Provide Composite ACT or Combined Critical Reading+Math SAT Score
    To determine amount above, complete the Education Quest Foundation free College Funding Estimator
    Please list any honors/awards you have received and the year in which they were given.


    Times New Roman Font, Size 12, Double Spaced and minimum of 500 words. Describe your interest in science, technology, engineering or math, how you see that interest becoming a career, and any experiences you have had which have prepared you for such a career. You may compose the essay in another program (like Word) and paste the completed essay above. Be sure to check the formatting after you make the paste!