Selection for the Matelich Scholarship is highly competitive. Only two Matelich Scholarships will be awarded to first-year students entering the university each fall. Successful candidates demonstrate exceptional motivation, excellent academic potential, a commitment to service, outstanding integrity, and unmatched leadership potential. Matelich Scholars are recognized campus leaders and will continue on paths of leadership after they become alumni.
While many Matelich Scholarships are awarded to students with financial need, all qualified applicants, regardless of need, are considered.
Applicants must submit a completed admission application and the scholarship application by Dec. 1. 10 finalists will interview virtually in late February and be invited to campus for one of our admitted student events on March 29, April 5, April 13, or April 19. Two Matelich Scholarships will be awarded.
Scope of Award
The Matelich Scholarship covers 100 percent of Puget Sound’s tuition and fees (standard double room, standard medium meal plan, and student government fee) for up to four years of undergraduate education at the University of Puget Sound. First-year recipients may retain the award for up to three additional years of undergraduate study. Scholarship recipients:
- Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.50 or higher or rank in the top quarter of their class. Students who lose eligibility for the scholarship for any reason may not apply for reinstatement.
- Demonstrate, in measurable ways, academic, professional, service, and leadership development.
- Exhibit consistent good judgment, discipline, and integrity in their pursuits and activities.
- Participate with the growing and supportive cohort of Matelich Scholars and become involved with the selection process of future scholars.
- Write a report at the conclusion of each academic year detailing their work and pursuits of the prior year as they relate to their qualifications for the Matelich Scholarship and as they relate to their goals for growth for the year.
The university is committed to supporting Matelich Scholars during their enrollment at Puget Sound. The scholarship’s faculty advisor works with each scholar to ensure that she or he is pursuing and attaining the scholar’s ambitious academic, professional, and service/leadership goals. At the start of each semester, the advisor and scholar review goals for the period and set appropriate achievement benchmarks. The advisor reviews with each student his or her annual report before the beginning of the academic year.