Outside Scholarships

Contact any civic, business, fraternal or religious organizations that you or your family belong to and ask if they offer scholarships.  

Sample of some Private National Scholarship websites that might be helpful:

Health Professions

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.

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.