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Mercy College Programs*

Mercy College Assistance Grant

Mercy College offers need-based tuition grants to supplement federal and state aid. Applications are made by completing the FAFSA. Based on the Estimated Family Contribution, full time students will be allocated funds to assist them in meeting their financial obligations to the College. Students who receive non-need based grants from additional sources may not be eligible for Mercy College Assistance Grants.


Mercy College Provost Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding entering freshmen students who have demonstrated academic merit by achieving a high school average of 80 to 84.9. Scholarship awards are renewable for a maximum of 8 full-time terms as long as the recipient meets the conditions of the award


Mercy College Presidential Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding entering freshmen students who have demonstrated academic merit by achieving a high school average of 85 to 86.9. Scholarship awards are renewable for a maximum of 8 full-time terms as long as the recipient meets the conditions of the award.


Mercy College Trustees Scholarship - Freshmen

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding entering freshmen students who have demonstrated academic merit by achieving a high school average of 87 to 89.9. Scholarship awards are renewable for a maximum of 8 full-time terms as long as the recipient meets the conditions of the award.


Mercy College Excellence Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding entering freshmen students who have demonstrated academic merit by achieving a high school average of 90 to 94.9. Scholarship awards are renewable for a maximum of 8 full-time terms as long as the recipient meets the conditions of the award.


Mercy College Presidential Excellence Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding entering freshmen students who have demonstrated academic merit by achieving a high school average of 95 or higher. Scholarship awards are renewable for a maximum of 8 full-time terms as long as the recipient meets the conditions of the award.


Provost Transfer Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding entering transfer students who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 - 2.9 and a minimum of 12 credits or a cumulative GPA of 3.0+ and 12-23 credits. Scholarship awards are renewable for a maximum of 6 full-time terms as long as the recipient meets the conditions for retaining the award.


Mercy College Trustees Scholarship - Transfers

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding entering transfer students who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to 3.39 and a minimum of 12 credits. Scholarship awards are renewable for a maximum of 6 full-time terms as long as the recipient meets the conditions for retaining the award.


Mercy College Transfer Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding entering transfer students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 to 3.69 and a minimum of 24 credits. Scholarship awards are renewable for a maximum of 6 full-time terms as long as the recipient meets the conditions for retaining the award.


Presidential Transfer Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding entering transfer students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 and above and a minimum of 24 credits. Scholarship awards are renewable for a maximum of 6 full-time terms as long as the recipient meets the conditions for retaining the award.


Presidential Excellence Transfer Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding entering transfer students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 and above and an associate’s degree. Scholarship awards are renewable for a maximum of 6 full-time terms as long as the recipient meets the conditions for retaining the award.


Mercy NY Aspire Scholarship

Open to all incoming freshmen who are residents of New York State, ASPIRE provides $6,000 in tuition benefits, spread out over four years ($1500 per year), to eligible students with an annual family income of $125,000 or less. Awardees must be enrolled full-time with a minimum of 12 credits per term.


Daddy Short Legs Scholarship

Assists Mercy College 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 College students to advance toward graduation despite financial concerns. The scholarship does not cover tuition but the funds can be used to  cover transportation, childcare and other expenses.
Daddy Short Legs Application


E.L. Franz County Scholarship Program

Scholarships awarded annually to needy adult students from Westchester County and the Bronx, who have not recently been in a "normal schooling pattern" and are not normally eligible for scholarship funding.


Frances T. Mahoney Scholarship Fund for Students

This endowed scholarship supports a student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who is in need of financial aid.


Founders' Legacy Endowed Scholarship Fund

Award for a female student, preferably a freshman. Preference will be given to students from a Catholic HS and/or students who display civic engagement and community service. Awardee must maintain a minimum HS GPA of 90 (or equivalent on a 4-point GPA scale). Past awardees with a minimum GPA of 3.0 may apply for continued funding for up to 4 years. The candidate must have financial need and the determination to obtain a degree from Mercy College. The scholarship is made possible by the contributions of our founding alumni (classes 65,66, 67, and 68).


Hutchinson Metro Center Bronx Leadership Scholarship

Scholarship for a Mercy College student who is a Bronx resident, graduated from a Bronx High School or attends the Mercy College 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 College.


Joel Halpern Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created with the purpose of perpetuating the spirit of Mr. Halpern and recognizing his contributions to the enrichment of the cultural and educational environment of the County of Westchester. The scholarship is awarded annually to a freshman student and it will be renewed each year provided the recipient continues to qualify for financial aid. Preference will be given to students from Westchester County.


LINKS-LeMelle Scholarship

A partial scholarship awarded annually to defray travel expenses anywhere in the world to undertake a study project preferably at a major university or educational institution, in preparation for a professional or graduate career. The competitive scholarship is awarded to a female African-American student who has completed a minimum of 50 credits. The scholarship is offered through a fund generously contributed by the Westchester Chapter of LINKS to honor and perpetuate the ideas of former Mercy College President Wilbert J. LeMelle.


Lucie Lapovsky Award

A monetary award, based on financial need, to any student pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree at Mercy College. The College 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.


Lynne Greene Scholarship

Annual scholarship award for a Mercy College 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 College. 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.


Mortimer Levitt Scholarship Fund for Study Abroad

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.


Mortimer Levitt Scholarship for Gifted Students

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.


NYC Marathon Scholarship 

Annual scholarship open to Mercy College students who reside in the five boroughs of New York City and meet certain academic excellence and financial need requirements.


Sal Argento Memorial Fund

A monetary award, based on financial need, to any student pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree at Mercy College. The College acknowledges that the donor requests that the aid be used to meet the financial need of a student who is a first generation higher education degree-seeking student.


Rockland Community College Transfer Scholarship

Awarded annually to an outstanding transfer student majoring in business. The student is selected by Rockland Community College faculty.


Westchester Community College Transfer Scholarship

Awarded annually to two outstanding Westchester Community College graduates majoring in Business and in Liberal Arts. The students are selected by Westchester Community College faculty. 


E.L. Franz Scholarship

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.


Dunn Family Scholarship Fund

A scholarship awarded annually to needy adult student who have not recently been in a "normal schooling pattern" and are not normally eligible for scholarship funding.


Marc E. Buther Endowed Scholarship

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 College.


Mary Patricia Wagner Memorial Scholarship

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.


Frances A. Sweeney Endowed Scholarship

An annual scholarship for a nursing student in need of financial assistance and the commitment to complete a degree at Mercy.


Matt O'Connor Memorial Scholarship

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.


Newcombe Scholarships for Mature Women and Men

Scholarships for the benefit of mature women and men pursuing a degree at Mercy College. The target group is women and men age 25  or older enrolled at the Bronx and Manhattan Campus who have completed at least sixty credits, are maintaining a GPA of 2.50 or higher and have unmet financial need.

These scholarships are intended to reduce dependence on loans and recognize the challenges faced by adult students who seek higher education while juggling family and work commitments.


Susan Y. Schoetz Scholarship Award

Annual scholarship for a Mercy College 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 College.