Graduate Awards & Scholarships
Now is the time to plan for your future, with the support of an institution you know and trust.
We know that you may be facing new career challenges in these uncertain times. We want to help you and your family grow into an even more qualified job candidate, for when the economy shifts into recovery mode.
The program offers Mercy University and The College of New Rochelle (CNR) undergraduate alumni and dependents of alumni a one-time, $1,000 scholarship when enrolling for the first time in one of our graduate programs. The scholarship cannot be combined with any other Mercy University scholarship.
Mercy will continue to offer the Mercy/CNR Alumni Assistance Scholarships to those who qualify, for future terms.
- Mercy and CNR undergraduate alumni that have not previously started or completed a Mercy University graduate program
- The dependent (spouse, partner, child, legal guardian) of Mercy and CNR alumni that have not previously started or completed a Mercy University graduate program
- There is no restriction on program of study
- Scholarships will only be awarded while scholarship funds are made available
Business and Accounting
The Mercy University School of Business wishes to attract new graduate students who will start their studies in the 2023-2024 academic year. Accordingly, the School is providing a program to encourage new incoming Business Graduate students, who have performed well academically in their undergraduate programs, with scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year.
These scholarships will be one-time and will be applied to their tuition bill equally over four consecutive quarters beginning with the first quarter in which the student is enrolled in the 2023-2024 academic year if the student registers for at least six credits each quarter. The scholarship will not extend beyond the four quarters beginning when the student initially enrolls.
Applicants to each of the Graduate Business Programs will be automatically considered for one of two scholarship awards when they apply for admission to start in the 2023-2024 academic year and then begin their studies in that year. These applicants will not be required to complete a separate application. The applicants must apply and be accepted to one of the five Graduate Business Programs: MBA, MSOL, MS HRMG, MS in Business Analytics or MS Accounting to be considered for a scholarship.
Awards will be granted based on the student’s undergraduate GPA as follows:
- A one-time annual scholarship of $6,000
Requirements for an award of $6,000 include:
- Undergraduate Degree GPA of 3.5 or above from a U.S. college or university that is regionally accredited or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution.
- The GPA used for this purpose will be the GPA the student earned from the institution that conferred their undergraduate degree. In addition, the GPA will not be rounded up, i.e., to receive this scholarship the GPA must be 3.50 or higher.
- A one-time annual scholarship of $3,000
Requirements for an award of $3,000 include:
- Undergraduate Degree GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 and less than 3.5 from a U.S. college or university that is regionally accredited or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution.
- The GPA used for this purpose will be the GPA the student earned from the institution that conferred their undergraduate degree. In addition, the GPA will not be rounded up, i.e., to receive this scholarship the GPA must be 3.0 or higher.
There is no separate application required. Each student who applies to begin their program in the 2023-2024 Academic year will be considered for one of the two scholarship awards listed above upon acceptance or admission to the program. There is a limited amount of scholarship money available for the 2023-2024 academic year and scholarships will only be awarded while scholarship monies are still available.
Please note that this scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarship, grant, or discount program from Mercy University. Other scholarships or grants include, but are not limited to, the Mercy Cares Grant Program for Mercy Alumni, any named-scholarships, employee tuition assistance from the University and veteran benefits. Also, students who are in the 4+1 BS/MBA Program are not eligible for a scholarship from this program.
When a scholarship is awarded, it must begin in the quarter for which the student requested admission during the 2023-2024 academic year. If the student defers admission, they may forfeit their scholarship. Also, please note that if a student does not register for at least six credits in a quarter for the first four quarters they are eligible to attend, the total amount of their scholarship will be reduced. This includes the situation where a student does not register for a quarter.
Scholarships will be awarded to accepted students on a first-come first-served basis as determined by the time stamp receipt of a completed application from students who are starting their program during the 2023-2024 academic year and are registered for at least six credits in each quarter in which the scholarship is applied. The scholarship will be applied on a pro-rata basis for each of the first four quarters in which they are eligible to register beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year.
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.
A scholarship to provide assistance to graduate accounting students. The Chair of the Accounting Program will determine the recipients.
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.
This scholarship is for students in the Educational Supervision MS program and the Educational Administration MS program.
Scholarship: $1,500 per term
Initial Eligibility for the Scholarship:
- For applicants to the Educational Administration program or the Educational Supervision program
- 3.00 GPA from Undergraduate or Graduate Coursework
To continue receiving the scholarship each term:
- Must register for at least 6 credits per term
- Must maintain a 3.50 GPA in the graduate program
- Must file a FAFSA each year
*Students will be automatically considered for this scholarship based on their GPA and do not need to apply separately for it.
Positions are available in the Health Service Office for students in the Graduate Nursing Program. For full tuition reimbursement, students work an equivalent number of weekly hours to the number of weekly hours of instruction. Please see the program director for more information.
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.
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.
An endowed fund that provides a monetary award for an outstanding graduating senior of the English Literature Program who has been accepted into a graduate program. Please see the program director for more information.
Annual award for a male or female varsity lacrosse player who is enrolled in the School of Business Honors Program pursuing any undergraduate or graduate degree within the School of Business. The awardee must have shown outstanding work in their high school or college years and maintain a 3.2 GPA on a 4 point scale. In addition, the student awardee must display both financial need, but not necessarily qualify for financial aid, and the determination to complete their degree at Mercy University. See Athletics Director for more information.