Seton Education Scholars Application

    The Seton Education Scholars Program - named for Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, patron saint of Catholic schools - is a unique opportunity for incoming first year or transfer education students. It provides $40,000 in total scholarships over four years to students committed to working as educators at Catholic schools upon completion of their degree. The breakdown in aid awarded for first year students is: $4,000 first year, then $10,000 second year, $12,000 third year, and $14,000 fourth year. This scholarship is renewable so long as students continue to progress toward a degree in elementary or secondary education and meet scholarship requirements. Students must be admitted to the Education Program by the second semester of their second year.

    Scholarship Fulfillment Requirements:
    1. Sustained enrollment in Teacher Education at Mount Marty University
    2. Recipients are required to serve five hours per week in a Catholic school during the school year starting their sophomore year at Mount Marty University. For the first year, students will participate in Mission formation of one hour per week on campus.
    3. After graduation from Mount Marty, students commit to three years of teaching in a Catholic school within the Diocese of Sioux Falls or in a rural Catholic school within the Archdiocese of Omaha.

    1. The application below must be submitted by February 15, 2024.
    2. Must be a practicing Catholic
    3. Must be an incoming first year or transfer education student (if a transfer, must remain at Mount Marty for at least four full-time semesters or two years)
    4. Selection criteria include high school grades and involvement in parish activities and community service.
    5. A supporting letter, which can be emailed to or uploaded below, from a priest and/or high school teacher is optional but highly encouraged.
    6. Selected applicants will be invited to interview with the Seton Scholars Committee.
    Questions? Please reach out to the Admission Office!
    Phone: 605-668-1545

    Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.