The Marquis Scholarship

The Marquis Scholarship has been increased to an award of $20,000 ($80,000 over four years)! In addition, students will continue to receive a stipend of up to $4,000 to spend an interim session abroad. All applicants to the College are considered for this award; no special application is required. Students admitted under both Early Decision and Regular Decision are considered for this scholarship. We anticipate enrolling approximately 10 percent of the entering class as Marquis Scholars.

Lafayette also expanded the qualifications for the program.  In addition to superior academic achievement, students who are creatively engaged in the life of their communities and who, like the College's namesake, have "made a difference" through significant accomplishments in their schools and/or communities will be considered competitive for consideration.  The Marquis de Lafayette left behind the safety of his life in France to fight for the cause of freedom in the American colonies. He established new connections, discovered new talents through what he did here and helped to make a difference in the future of millions – these are the principles that guide the work of our students and faculty every day at Lafayette College!

For more detailed information about the program and to read about the personal experiences of some of our current Marquis Scholars, please go to: