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The Referral Process

  • Student is nominated by a Marietta alumna/us.
  • Nominated student will receive a $1,000 award each year, for four years, if they enroll at Marietta.
  • The student can be nominated by multiple alumni but they are limited to one $1,000 award.
  • Nominations are accepted for middle school and high school students at all grade levels. Each year, seniors in high school have to be nominated by December 15.
  • Students cannot be nominated by their parents.

How to Submit a Referral

Nomination is done online at

  • What Happens After a Referral is Received

  • If nominated student is not in Slate (Marietta’s CRM system), they are loaded into the system as an inquiry.
  • If nominated student is already in Slate, a contact code is added to their record.
  • Each nominated student receives a mailing to let them know they have been nominated, who nominated them and a certificate to acknowledge the award they will receive if they enroll at Marietta.
  • If a student is nominated again by another alumna/us, a new mailing is sent out acknowledging the additional nomination, clarifying the details of the scholarship and with a new certificate.


  • Alumni Nominator
    • Nominator sent confirmation email.
    • When nominated student applies, nominator will be notified by email.
    • When nominated student is accepted, nominator will be notified by email.
    • If nominated student is denied admission, nominator will be called by Vice President for Enrollment Management.
    • When nominated student deposits, nominator will be notified by email.
  • Admission Counselor
    • Nominated student becomes a hot inquire and is contacted via email, text or phone within 48 hours of being nominated.