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Mercy College Scholarships for Specific Academic Programs

Math and Computer Science Scholarships

Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics Scholarship Program

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.

Steven Gans Memorial Award

A partial scholarship awarded annually to a continuing undergraduate who has demonstrated creativity and academic achievement in his/her pursuit of an undergraduate degree. Students should be nominated by the faculty in the field of computer science, mathematics and related sciences based on academic excellence, creativity, community service and financial needs.

Mental Health Scholarships

Career Opportunities in Research (COR) Program

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 College 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 College scholars will be selected each year as COR Trainees to receive 1 to 2 years of full-time enhanced education at Mercy College 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 College 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.

Natural Science Scholarships

Anne Rice Endowed Scholarship

A partial scholarship awarded annually to a student in the natural sciences who has maintained academic excellence.

Biology Alumni Scholarship

The Biology Scholarship will provide support for students in their junior and senior years who are Biology majors.

Sister Jeanne Marie Neillis Memorial Scholarship

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.