The Lloyd and Lois Martin Multicultural Scholarship


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Part of Messiah College’s mission is to equip students to live lives of service, leadership, and reconciliation in church and society. One cannot begin to look at this part of Messiah’s mission without dealing with the need for racial and ethnic diversity and reconciliation in our communities, our country, and our world. It is in this spirit that Messiah College introduced the Lloyd and Lois Martin Multicultural Scholarship.

This scholarship is designed for students who not only exhibit a strong scholarship and service, ministry, or leadership in their school, church, or community, but also have demonstrated a commitment to promoting racial and ethnic diversity and reconciliation.

To be eligible, students must be able to file a FAFSA and achieve one or more of the following:
  • Rank in the top 10% of their graduating class
  • Have at least a 3.6 GPA
  • Score at least a 1200 on the SAT I (Critical Reading & Math Sections only), OR at least a 26 on the ACT

Students must also be able to demonstrate significant leadership, service, or ministry involvement in their school, church, or community as well as have a record of promoting racial and ethnic diversity and reconciliation.

Leadership involvements and activities should be noted on Messiah’s application for admission, as well as any additional documentation the student feels exhibit his/her promotion of racial and ethnic diversity and reconciliation.

Messiah College will award several full-tuition scholarships and partial tuition scholarships to incoming students who not only meet the above criteria, but are also selected by committee from a pool of students. Students who submit a complete application for admission to Messiah College prior to January 15 will be considered for the scholarship. Several students will be invited to be part of an interview process, on Messiah’s campus, on a day in February or March. An in-person interview is required.

The scholarships are awarded once a year and begin in the fall semester. They are renewable for up to three additional years (four years total) at Messiah College. Students who receive the Martin’s Scholarship must maintain a 2.8 GPA their first year and a 3.0 GPA for every subsequent year, as well as continued leadership, service, or ministry at Messiah and involvement in the Martin’s Scholars Program.

Students interviewing for the Lloyd and Lois Martin Multicultural Scholarships are also considered for several partial tuition scholarships. These scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years (four years total) at Messiah College as long as the recipient maintains a cumulative 2.8 GPA their first year and a 3.0 every subsequent year, and participates in the Amigo Mentoring Program.

Learn more about our multicultural programs and multicultural admissions

If you have any questions about the Lloyd and Lois Martin Multicultural Scholarship, please contact the Admissions Office at (800) 233-4220 or by email at admiss@messiah.edu.