Sr. Mary Clodovia Lockett Scholarship

Sr. Mary Clodovia Lockett Scholarship

Sr. Mary Clodovia Lockett Scholarship in Pre-Med

Sister Clodovia Lockett, SSMN (Sister Clo) was a longtime UD Biology Professor and Chairwoman. This scholarship provides financial support to students in their senior year of the pre-med program at the University of Dallas.

Beloved for her clear-sighted advice and energetic support of her students, Sister Clo influenced generations of Texas doctors. In her two decades at UD, more than 90 percent of her 500 pre-med students were accepted into medical school.

After a brief stint in the corporate world, she joined the School Sisters of Notre Dame, but not before coming in second to Ginger Rogers in a Charleston contest. A Texas native, Sister Clo arrived at the University of Dallas in 1965 after earning a doctorate in biology from St. Louis University.

Beginning as a part-time professor, she rose to the position of Biology Department professor and chairwoman as well as health professions adviser.

Over the course of her career at UD, she was named a Piper Professor by the Minnie Piper Stevens Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and Research and received the King Fellow Award in 1984.


Deadline for submission is 11:59 pm CDT on Sunday, April 21, 2024.


  • Must be a Junior pre-med student (going into their Senior year).
  • Applicants must demonstrate fine academic achievement and financial need.


  • Completion of this application which includes three essay questions; see below for essay promts. The three essays must be uploaded within this form in either pdf or Word file format.
  • Submission of a résumé or C.V. which must be uploaded within this form in either pdf or Word file format.
  • Submission of your college transcript which must be uploaded within this form in pdf file format. You can submit either an official or unofficial transcript for this application. To get an unofficial copy of your transcript, log in to BannerWeb, click on the "View Unofficial Transcript" tile, select "Undergraduate" for the level and "Advising transcript" for the type. Once you are able to view your transcript, hit Ctrl+P and print to a pdf. You can then upload your saved pdf to your application.
  • Students must have a 2024-25 FAFSA on file with UD to be considered.

Applications are reviewed by a committee. Those selected will be invited for interviews. Scholarships will be awarded to the top ranking applicants.

Essay Prompts:

Please note the length requirements listed with each essay prompt. Include your UD student ID number and the essay prompt number at the top of each essay. Each essay should be in a separate file (Word or pdf). and attached below.

Essay Prompt #1: Describe your motivations to seek a career in medicine. Please include a discussion of the experiences and interactions that have proven to be the most influential or impactful on your career decisions.
5,000 characters (approx. 1 1/2 pages, single-space)

Essay Prompt #2: How have your educational experiences provided for personal growth and contributed to your sense of self? This discussion may include, but is not limited to, your unique contributions to the field, interactions with people of diverse backgrounds and different beliefs, or gaining the knowledge requisite for professional excellence.
2,500 characters (approx. 3/4 page, single-space)

Essay Prompt /academics/core-curriculum/index.php: Please describe any experiences, accomplishments, or mitigating factors that may be helpful while considering your application.
2,500 characters (approx. 3/4 page, single-space)

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