Yeager scholarship applications open now

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The 2023 application cycle for the Society of Yeager Scholars at Marshall University has begun.

The Yeager program is a competitive full-ride undergraduate scholarship program that covers all tuition and fees, room and board, a summer study at Oxford University, an additional travel experience, a laptop, books and a stipend for supplies. The application period will close Dec. 15, 2022.

Students are selected as a class and experience four rigorous undergraduate seminars, leadership development and professional enrichment. The scholarship is open to all students who will be first-time, full-time freshmen in the fall of 2023. All majors are welcome into the program.

The mission of the Society of Yeager Scholars is to seek out and attract a diverse group of students with outstanding intellectual and leadership potential as demonstrated by their different interests, creativity, personal drive, civic involvement and commitment.

“The Yeager program is looking for the next group of highly achieving scholars to continue a great tradition at Marshall University,” said Cara Bailey, interim assistant dean and coordinator of the Society of Yeager Scholars. “Students who seek to excel in and out of the classroom are encouraged to apply.”

The program welcomed its first class of Yeager Scholars to Marshall University in 1987. Since then, there have been 36 classes, producing nearly 300 graduates. To apply to the Society of Yeager Scholars or learn more about the program, visit or contact Bailey by e-mail at