Dean’s Scholars Program

The Dean’s Scholars Program at St. Mary’s University is a one-time funding opportunity for qualified incoming undergraduate freshmen. The Program focuses on leadership development and preparing students for professional and personal success. Dean’s Scholars have the opportunity to work closely with the Dean and the Advisory Council of Executives for the Greehey School of Business. In addition to professional development funding, Dean’s Scholars participate in numerous activities, including studying abroad, attending Business Week and the Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series, competing in national and international student competitions, and other leadership development opportunities.

Prospective Dean’s Scholars

The Dean’s Scholars Program is open to academically talented students interested in majoring in business at St. Mary’s University. Qualified in-state, out-of-state, and international freshmen are encouraged to apply online through the St. Mary’s University Office of Admission’s online application.


The Dean’s Scholars Program offers a one-time, $5,000 Dean’s Scholars Fund. The fund, managed by the Greehey School of Business, supports school-approved educational, professional development, and international activities* and experiences while enrolled as a business major at St. Mary’s University. Scholars will also attend required professional development seminars and complete service projects. *International travel for Dean’s Scholars is restricted due to COVID-19 and will be reassessed as new health information becomes available through CDC. 


Admission into the Dean’s Scholars Program is by invitation only. The following are the minimum application requirements:

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher (recommended)
  • Acceptance to St. Mary’s University as a declared business major in the St. Mary’s University Class of 2026
  • Qualified students will be invited to submit a Dean’s Scholars Program application, letter of recommendation and résumé by February 1, 2022
  • Applicants will be notified of a decision no later than April 1, 2022
  • Selected applicants must accept or decline the fund offer by May 1, 2022

To learn more about the Dean’s Scholars Program at St. Mary’s University, contact the Office of Admission at 210-436-3126 or

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