Marquette University leaders have officially launched a new scholarship initiative called the “Ignatian Promise.” The Ignatian Promise scholarship initiative emphasizes the need for the Marquette community and friends of the university to bolster their strong tradition of providing student scholarships.
President Michael R. Lovell, Executive Vice President Dave Lawlor and Vice President for Advancement Tim McMahon shared the news in a kickoff Reunion event last Friday, emphasizing access.
“The Ignatian Promise Scholarship Initiative reflects our attention to student support and further confirms scholarship as one of our most important funding priorities at Marquette,” McMahon said.
Lawlor agreed. “An accessible education is in our foundation at Marquette,” he said. “The Marquette family has a remarkable legacy of going far to help students through scholarship giving. This initiative puts a common name to those efforts and keeps scholarship support top of mind for our donors.”
Through the generosity of our alumni, parents and friends, we will enhance both endowed and current use scholarships, while also putting special focus on the need for unrestricted scholarship. The Ignatian Promise initiative will be highlighted throughout the year across campus, including new street banners which line Wisconsin Avenue. More information can be found online.
Wintrust, Marquette’s exclusive commercial and retail banking partner, is an early supporter of the Ignatian Promise. When the university first announced its partnership with Wintrust, President Lovell said, “We are grateful for (Wintrust’s) significant investment in scholarship aid, which will have a profound impact on Marquette students as they become men and women for others and positive change agents in our communities.”