Current Student Programs
Mercy University Programs
Assists Mercy University seniors who are within prospect of graduation but through some economic or personal crisis, face the possibility of having to drop out of college. The Daddy Short Legs Fund makes it possible for Mercy University students to advance toward graduation despite financial concerns. This scholarship is a one-time award and does not cover tuition but the funds can be used to cover transportation, childcare and other expenses. Daddy Short Legs Application
This endowed scholarship supports a student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who is in need of financial aid.
Scholarship for a Mercy University student who is a Bronx resident, graduated from a Bronx High School or attends the Mercy University Bronx Campus. Eligible students must have a minimum High School GPA of 90 (or equivalent on a 4-point GPA scale). Preference will be given to students who demonstrate civic engagement and community service in the Bronx. In addition, students must display financial need and a determination to obtain a degree from Mercy University.
A monetary award, based on financial need, to any student pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree at Mercy University. The University acknowledges that the donor requests that the aid be used to meet financial need and has expressed a particular interest in the needs of transfer and part-time students.
Annual scholarship award for a Mercy University student enrolled in any undergraduate degree program. Eligible students must have a solid academic record and be in their sophomore or junior year when receiving the award. In addition, student awardees must display both financial need and the determination to complete their degree at Mercy University. The donor has paired the financial award to a requirement that each student will participate in mentoring with her personally. This special pairing will enable the student to learn from the Donor first-hand what it takes to work in a professional environment and get ahead.
This scholarship is awarded annually to a member of the student body to help defray travel expenses anywhere in the world, preferably to a major university or educational institution, while undertaking an approved study project. The scholarship(s) will be awarded on a basis of a competition involving the submission of project essays. The scholarship was founded by Mortimer Levitt, founder and president of The Custom Shop.
These partial scholarships are awarded to a freshman, a sophomore, and a junior based on academic merit. Each student must be on the Summa Cum Laude track and be nominated by a Mercy faculty. The award is renewable with continued academic excellence. Scholarship funding was made available by Mortimer Levitt.
Annual scholarship open to Mercy University students who reside in the five boroughs of New York City and meet certain academic excellence and financial need requirements.
A scholarship for a student who encounters extraordinary expenses not covered by their original scholarship/financial aid awards. The selected student would be provided a monthly stipend, during the academic year, for assistance in meeting living expenses.
The Buther Scholarship is designed to benefit exceptional students, from either Westchester or Bronx County of New York State, who are pursuing a degree from Mercy University.
A scholarship to be awarded annually to the student who most exemplifies Mary Pat Wagner's most endearing qualities: commitment to serving others and joy in living life.
An annual scholarship for a nursing student in need of financial assistance and the commitment to complete a degree at Mercy.
A scholarship for a graduate of a catholic High School in Westchester or the Bronx. Preference will be given to female students, especially those graduating from St. Barnabas High School in the Bronx, NY. The scholarship was created in memory of Matt O'Connor, alumni of St. Barnabas.
Annual scholarship for a Mercy University student who is a single mother and is enrolled in any undergraduate degree program. The student must have shown outstanding work in their high school or college years, and must display financial need and the determination to complete her degree at Mercy University.
Business and Accounting
An annual award to a Mercy undergraduate alumni majoring in Business who intends to pursue an MBA. The Fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis, involving the submission of a project essay, a transcript and an application. The successful student will be provided with funds to supplement tuition assistance during the year the student is enrolled in the MBA program. To be eligible students must be new, not re-admits or continuing students.
This fund is awarded to a female or male Haitian majoring or minoring in business.
Two partial scholarships are awarded to one full-time and one part-time student who are members of a union or have an immediate family member who is a member of a union. Eligible students must pursue a degree in industrial relations or business and have a record of academic achievement.
Annual award for an African-American or Hispanic-American male enrolled in any major within the School of Business at Mercy University. The student must demonstrate outstanding work in his high school and college years, financial need, and a commitment to complete his degree at Mercy University.
For five-year B.S./M.S. undergraduates. A $2,500 scholarship each school year to one student committed to pursue a career as a special education teacher. The School of Education will make a call for applications each year. Please contact Mary Ellen Hoffman at 914-674-7334 for more information.
Scholarships, fellowships and other forms of financial assistance are available for study in speech-language pathology. Interested students should contact ASHA at (800) 638-8255 or (301) 897-5700.
Two partial scholarships are awarded annually to one undergraduate and one graduate student majoring in nursing. Scholarship selection is based on academic excellence. Established in memory of the former chairperson of the Nursing Department, Dr. Jessie Mae Pepper. Please see the program director for more information.
Annual scholarship award for a Mercy University student enrolled in the Veterinary Technology undergraduate degree program, who has shown outstanding work in high school years, or maintains a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship will be awarded to students of Corsican/Italian or German/Prussian heritage. International students are ineligible. The student awardee must be the first or second generation in their family to attend college and must be a commuter student. Preference for eligible student awardees should be given to students who serve or served honorably in the U.S. military; students who serve or served as a volunteer in a local fire department or ambulance corps; students whose parents or grandparents serve or served honorably in the U.S. military, law enforcement—police, fire, paramedic, or EMT. Student awardee must send acknowledgement of the award to the donor. Student awardees are encouraged to re-apply each year for a maximum of four years.
Scholarships, fellowships and other forms of financial assistance are available for study in Occupational Therapy. Interested students should contact AOTA at (301) 652-2682 or go to www.aota.org.
Scholarships, fellowships and other forms of financial assistance are available for study in Physical Therapy. Interested students should contact (800) 999-APTA.
Scholarships, fellowships and other forms of financial assistance are available for advanced study in nursing from various nursing, health and other philanthropic organizations. Interested students should contact the Director of the Graduate Program in Nursing for further information.
This is an annual scholarship for a student entering his senior year and majoring in history. Recipients must be a Yonkers resident and shall be chosen on the basis of academic excellence, community service and financial need.
Math and Computer Science
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, this scholarship provides tuition support as well as support for other expenses such as books, supplies, fees and equipment. To be eligible students must be a declared Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or Mathematics major and have completed at least CISC 231; must be a US citizen or national; must be PELL eligible and have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a full-time student. Selection is made by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and is competitive. Please see the program director for more information.
Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences
Sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, the main purpose of this comprehensive Career Opportunities in Research (COR) Program is to improve the chances of Mercy University undergraduates with gaining entry and successfully completing graduate school programs for Ph.D. and / or M.D. Degrees to pursue research careers in mental health. A few Mercy University scholars will be selected each year as COR Trainees to receive 1 to 2 years of full-time enhanced education at Mercy University in conjunction with research training and research experience at the NYS Psychiatric Institute in Manhattan during their junior and / or senior years. Program participants receive tuition assistance as well as stipend support in addition to other support services including tutoring, financial aid counseling, study skills workshops, preparation for graduate school admission exams and assistance with the graduate school application process.
This program is open to all Mercy University students who meet the eligibility criteria and who apply prior to the junior and / or senior year. Participants must have a minimum 3.2 GPA, have completed the college general education curriculum, be a US citizen or permanent resident. To be considered the COR application must be submitted and an interview by COR staff is required.
A partial scholarship awarded annually to a student in the natural sciences who has maintained academic excellence.
The Biology Scholarship will provide support for students in their junior and senior years who are Biology majors.
This partial award is given to a financially disadvantaged student who has attained academic merit and is majoring in Clinical Lab Science (formerly Medical Technology). The recipient must be enrolled in his/her hospital internship. This scholarship was established in memory of the former chairperson of the Natural Sciences Department, Dr. Jeanne Marie Neillis. Please see the program director for more information.