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Mercy College Grant and Scholarship Resources

If you are looking for financial assistance at Mercy College, scholarships and grants are the most desirable because they do not need to be repaid. 

Additionally, many individuals, friends, alumni of the College, academic, professional, fraternal and business organizations and foundations have created their own scholarships to recognize and help you. 

All incoming students are automatically reviewed for merit-based scholarships based on their incoming academic criteria.

Scholarships require full-time enrollment (at least 12 credits per term for undergraduates).

*Scholarship recipients must file a complete FAFSA application (including verification documents if selected) for disbursement of scholarship funds.

Currently enrolled students may apply for one of our endowed scholarships.  To apply online for a Mercy College Endowed Scholarship log on to Mercy Connect and click on “Student Dashboard." In the Financial Aid/Scholarships section click on “Apply for a Mercy College Endowed Scholarship." Please note, when applying online, you will need to upload your essay and signed letter of recommendation.

If you would like to apply by mail, please download the (Mercy College Endowed Scholarship Application here) and mail the application form with your essay and signed letter of recommendation to the address provided.

The Mercy Scholars Program is designed to help qualified students attain a private education without debt. Each award is intended to cover all of the student's educational expenses not covered by Federal Pell and NYS TAP grants including: tuition, books and required fees. 

Mercy Scholars are selected based on academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence and a desire to help others. Acceptance into the program consists of a rigorous application review that includes a personal interview, student essay, transcripts, letters of recommendation and FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and supporting documents. 

To be eligible for the Mercy Scholars Program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Eligible to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2017
  • Intend to enroll for a four-year degree at Mercy College beginning in fall 2017
  • Unmet financial need: As defined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Applicants must be eligible for Full Federal Pell and Full NYS TAP Grants for consideration
  • Show determination and perseverance in the face of challenges, ability to set and remain focused on goals and to put in the effort needed to meet those goals in the face of obstacles. 
  • Ability to organize and positively influence others (school, family, religious community, sports, arts, etc.).
  • Purposeful and meaningful commitment to others through participation in volunteer/community service activities.

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Federal Pell Grant

Eligibility is determined by the application submitted via the FAFSA website. The amount of the award depends on congressional action. In 2015 - 2016, the Pell Grant range is from $602 to $5,775 for the academic year.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

Awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional need, defined as minimally Pell Grant eligible. Grants range from $100 to $2,000 per year. Limited funds restrict the size of the grant and number recipients. 

Federal Work Study Program

Positions are available on campus. Some students may be able to work off campus for a private non-profit organization or a public agency. To be eligible, you must show financial need. Hours: usually 12-20 hours per week. Rate of pay is at least the federal minimum wage. Students eligible for work-study must contact the Office of Career Services for available positions.

New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

Application for TAP is made by completing the FAFSA and listing Mercy College's Federal Aid Number (002772) in the first slot. Applicants must complete an Electronic TAP Application when they sign the FAFSA using their Federal PIN number. HESC (Higher Education Services Corporation) will not process a TAP award without the signed Application. Awards range up to $5,165 and are based on the family's New York State net taxable income. A student must be registered for at least 12 credits for the 16-week semester or 12 credits at the beginning of Term B for both the two 8-week terms (B and C Terms). Any student withdrawing from course work may be ineligible to receive subsequent award(s).

Students who matriculate for a bachelor or an associate degree must meet state determined academic progress standards.

New York State Enhanced Tuition Award (ETA)

The Enhanced Tuition Awards program provides tuition awards to students who are New York State residents attending a private college located in New York State. Recipients will receive $6,000 through a combination of their TAP award, ETA award and a match from their private college.

A recipient of an Enhanced Tuition Award is eligible to receive award payments for not more than two years of full-time undergraduate study in a program leading to an Associate's degree or four years of full-time undergraduate study, or five years if the program of study normally requires five years in a program leading to a Bachelor's degree.

You must live in New York State for the length of time you received the award. Failure to meet these requirements will result in the conversion of your award to a no-interest loan.

There is a separate application for ETA, which can be found here: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/eta/, along with detailed information about the terms and conditions of the award.

New York State Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)

Admission into HEOP is determined by the College Opportunity Program office and is for incoming students only. Students in this program must be academically and economically disadvantaged. They may receive supplemental financial assistance from HEOP. Financial aid is calculated on an individual basis and is provided to help students cover the cost of books, supplies, travel, maintenance, tuition, etc. Financial aid packages of HEOP students will also include assistance from various other state and federal programs so that the student's need is met. Application for HEOP is made through the College Opportunity Program office.

New York State Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS)

The Aid for Part-Time Study program is a grant program financed by New York State through participating education institutions. The program provides up to $2,000 per year for qualified part-time undergraduate students. Contact the Student Services Office for more information about eligibility and APTS application forms.

Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans

Awards for children of deceased or disabled veterans are available to the children of veterans who die or who have a current disability, of 50% or more, resulting from U.S. Military service. The amount of the award is $450 per year. Applications may be made through the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation.

New York State Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarship

New York State Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarships are offered by the State Education Department for full-time study in approved programs leading to licensure in professions designated by the Commissioner of Education. Scholarship winners will receive from $1,000 to $5,000 per year, for up to four years, for educational expenses. A service obligation to practice in the State of New York will be expected of any scholarship recipient.

Scholarships are awarded for study leading to a master's degree in the following licensed professions: Communication Disorders, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. For application deadlines, or for more information, write to:

The State Education Department Office of Equity and Access Bureau of Higher Education Opportunity Programs VATEA, COPS, and Scholarships Room 1071 Education Building Annex Albany, NY 12234 (888) NYS-HESC

Regents Awards for Children of Deceased Police Officers, Firefighters and Corrections Officers

These awards provide up to $450 annually for children of police officers, firefighters and corrections officers of New York State who have died as a result of injuries sustained in the line of duty. Applications may be made through the New York State Higher Education Service Corporation.

Regents Awards for Children of Deceased State Corrections Officers and State Civilian Employees of a Correctional Facility

This award provides financial aid to children of New York State corrections officers or civilian employees of a correctional facility who died as a result of injuries sustained in the line of duty during the September 1971 Attica uprising. Individuals cannot be eligible for both this award and the regents award for children of deceased police officers, firefighters, and corrections offers. The awards are for full-time undergraduate students and are equal to the sum of annual tuition and average room and board charges specified by the State University of New York. Applications may be made through the New York State Higher Education Service Corporation.

New York State Aid to Native Americans

New York State Aid to Native Americans is an entitlement program with neither a qualifying examination nor a limited number of awards. Students may be eligible for an award of $1,000 per year for a maximum of four years of full-time study. Applications may be made through the New York State Higher Education Service Corporation.

Veterans Administration Educational Benefits 

Many programs of educational assistance benefits are available to those who have served in the active military, naval or air service and to their dependents. Mercy College is fully approved to conduct college level education programs for veterans. Detailed information is available form the offices of Veteran Affairs.

The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program & the Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program

The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program and the Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program are federal programs administered by the state. For additional information and application forms, write to: New York State Education Department State and Federal Scholarship and Fellowship Unit, Cultural Education Center, Albany, New York 12230.

Westchester County Fund

The Fund provides emergency financial assistance to low-income women who are close to completing their undergraduate degrees. This includes money for books or lab costs, emergency childcare or carfare or other discrete expenses unmet because of family emergency.  

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 Honors 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 Honors 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.

Mercy College Trustees Scholarship - Transfers

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding entering transfer students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to 3.39 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.

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 Honors 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.

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.

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.

Mercy is a Division II NCAA member.  

Form men, teams include: baseball, basketballsoccer and lacrosse.  

 For women, teams include: basketballsoccer, softball, lacrosse, field hockey and volleyball.

Athletic scholarships are available to students who meet the eligibility guidelines. Visit our website for more information.

Niederauer Family Scholarship Award
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 College. See Athletics Director for more information.

Graduate Assistantships

Available for students who have demonstrated academic potential and a willingness to earn some of their college tuition. Tuition remission is granted based on the number of hours worked in a specific academic or college department. Please see your program director for more information.

Levitt MBA Fellowship

 

An annual award to a student 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.

Luzette Ceneus Scholarship Fund

This fund is awarded to a female or male Haitian majoring or minoring in business.

Michael & Karen Hayes Accounting Scholarship

A scholarship to provide assistance to graduate accounting students. The Chair of the Accounting Program will determine the recipients.

Matero Scholarship

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.

My Brother's Keeper Scholarship

Annual award for an African-American or Hispanic-American male enrolled in any major within the School of Business at Mercy College.  The student must demonstrate outstanding work in his high school and college years, financial need, and a commitment to complete his degree at Mercy College.

Osemwegie D. Osayande Endowed Scholarship Award

Annual award for a Mercy College undergraduate student enrolled in the Accounting program who has shown outstanding work in their high school and/or college years. Eligible students must be of African ancestry, but preference will be given to those of Nigerian ancestry. Student awardees must display both financial need and the determination to complete their degree at Mercy College. Student awardees are encouraged to re-apply each year for a maximum of four (4) years.

Shah Room and Board Scholarship Award

This partial scholarship provides assistance to cover the cost of room and board.  The student awardee must be enrolled in the School of Business in any undergraduate degree program, and have shown outstanding work in their high school or college years. In addition, the student awardee must display both financial need and the determination to complete their degree at Mercy College. Please contact the School of Business for more information.

Ilza Williams Scholarship

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.

The Linda Christoff Guglielmo Scholarship Fund

Established to honor Mercy College alumna, Linda Christof Guglielmo, the scholarship is designated to a female student having completed her freshman year (if full-time) or the equivalent number of credits (if part-time). Award is made based on a combination of financial need and academic achievement. To qualify, the recipient must have a minimum of a B average with no grade less than a C. Recipient must maintain those academic standards for each academic year in order to qualify for grant continuance. The general intent of the award is to support those who will pursue a career in education.

College Health Service

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.

Communication Disorders

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.

Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)

College students who are interested in pursuing careers in healthcare can find the extra help they need through HCOP. Funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, HCOP is geared toward providing economically and educationally disadvantaged students with the support they need to enter the health professions. The program provides a summer enrichment program, tutoring, specialized workshops, field trip experiences, assistance with preparing for entrance examinations, guidance through the graduate school application process and information on securing fellowships and other funding for graduate school. 

The J. Mae Pepper Memorial Fund

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.

Occupational Therapy

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.

Physical Therapy

Scholarships, fellowships and other forms of financial assistance are available for study in Physical Therapy. Interested students should contact (800) 999-APTA.

Nursing, Health and other Philanthropic Organizations

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.

US Department of Health and Human Services Scholarship for Health Professions (Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy and Communication Disorders)

Scholarships are available for disadvantaged students through a grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

New York City Board of Education Scholarships for Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

New York City Board of Education Scholarships Students accepted in to the graduate Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs are eligible for scholarships with the New York City Board of Education. These scholarships are renewable for a second year as funding permits. Additionally, the Communication Disorders Program participates in the Expanded Capacity Initiative provided by the New York State Education Department and the New York City Board of Education. Students interested in receiving information and an application should call the New York City Board of Education Office of Related and Contractual Services at (718) 935-5816.

Dennis and Fay T. Greenwald Fund for Graduate Study

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.

Michael I. Muro Scholarship

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 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.

Gioietta and Alberto Vitale Scholarship

Established by Mercy College Trustee Alberto Vitale and his wife, Gioietta, partial scholarships are available to incoming Honors students who demonstrate extraordinary academic ability and who have an interest in business or health science. The scholarship includes a mentorship opportunity and is designed to reduce the student's dependence on outside work to complete his/her college study. Please see the program director(s) for more information.

The Eva Ellis Travel Scholarship Fund

Established for a student in the Mercy College Honors Program to travel to Honors Semesters sponsored by the National Collegiate Honors Council. 

Benson & Krasne Honors Scholarship

Scholarship award for a new or continuing honors program student showing financial need. The award was created in honor of former program directors Dr. Nancy Benson and Dr. Betty Krasne by the Honors Program Alumni on the occasion of their retirement.

College Department Scholarships

Each department has its own scholarship and awards based on its own requirements. For more information, visit the departments' pages.

Campus Employment

You can work for Mercy College while you attend Mercy College. Employment opportunities are awarded to full-time students in good academic standing. Assignments are made based on financial need and the skills required. 

Students work 12-20 hours per week at the prevailing rate of pay. Contact the Career Development Office for more information. 

National and Community Service Program

A new program provides full-time educational awards of $4,725 a year. A student can work before, during or after college and the funds can be used either to pay current educational expenses or to repay federal student loans. Only high school graduates or those students with a GED may participate. For more information call (800) 942-2677 or write to: The Corporation for National and Community Service, 1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Washington DC 20525.

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:

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement plans. Contact yours regarding available assistance. 

Stony Wold-Herbert Fund

A privately endowed, non-profit organization dedicated to fighting pulmonary diseases throughout the New York City region. The Direct Service Grant Program, a part of the Fund, provides financial assistance to students with respiratory ailments and is intended to help recipients complete their education and become self-sustaining, independent members of the community.  

Grants are available to:

  • Any student with a pulmonary problem who lives in the New York City area
  • Undergraduate students within the New York metropolitan area who demonstrate financial need and otherwise meet Stony Wold's qualifications

Grants average $250 per month. Maximum of four years. The Fund dispenses approximately $80,000 per year.  

Apply to:

Stony Wold-Herbert Fund, Inc.
136 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022

Further questions can be directed to Cheri Friedman at (212) 753-6565.

Alumni/Faculty Accounting Scholarship

One annual award will be presented to a graduating senior who will be entering the MS in Public Accounting Program at Mercy College. The candidates must have demonstrate academic excellence, exhibit leadership within the community, and be an active accounting program student participant. 

Advertising Club of Westchester Scholarship Award

Annual scholarship award for a Mercy College student who is pursuing a career in Advertising, Marketing, Digital Media or Graphic Arts and who has shown outstanding work in their College years. If no Advertising, Marketing, Digital Media or Graphic Arts student is available in a given year, then any undergraduate within Department of Communication and The Arts will be eligible.

Barbara Ross Sullivan Memorial Fund

One annual award of $500 will be given to a graduating senior who will pursue a graduate degree in English Literature at Mercy College. Preference will be given to applicants who will focus their studies on medieval literature and/or who are graduating from the Bronx campus.

Bernard Castro Scholarship Award

Annual award for a Mercy College student who has completed an undergraduate degree in Marketing and who has shown outstanding work in their college years. If no Marketing Major is available in a given year then any undergraduate within the School of Business will be eligible. The student awardee must display a determination to continue their studies at a graduate level at Mercy College within the School of Business.

Dot Adams Memorial Fund

Annual award for a journalism student at Mercy College who has demonstrated integrity and scholarly inquiry during their training for a career in journalism.

James Elting Memorial Award in Accounting

The purpose of the Elting Memorial Award in Accounting is to honor the memory of Professor James M. Elting by recognizing, at the College's annual Baccalaureate Ceremony, a graduating student who has majored in Accounting and who exemplifies the characteristics valued by Professor Elting: academic achievement, proficiency in taxation, personal growth and service to the College community.

Theresa Kane Agent of Change Award

An award up to $500 annually will be bestowed on a student who has completed any undergraduate degree within the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and has shown outstanding work. The recipient must continue his/her graduate studies at Mercy.

Journalism Scholarship Fund

Scholarship award for a graduating student in the Journalism Program who has demonstrated academic excellence. The award is given out at the Quill Awards.

Kellogg Memorial Fund

The Howard Kellogg award for excellence in computer studies is given to an outstanding student in computers who demonstrates intellectual curiosity and creativity, as well as service to others.

Kammerman Fund

The Oscar Kammerman memorial business award is given to an outstanding evening student in the business program.

Kuchinsky Memorial Award

Recognizes a graduating student who has majored in Accounting and who exemplifies the characteristics valued by Prof. Kuchinsky: academic achievement, conscientiousness, diligence, effort, hard work, professionalism and school spirit.

Mahoney Baccalaureate Award

The Frances T.M. Mahoney Scholarship for graduate studies, endowed by Catherine Mahoney Follis, class of 1974, in honor of her sister and a beloved professor, is presented to a Mercy College graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in his or her undergraduate studies and has been accepted in one of four Mercy College graduate programs in the field of psychology.

McMahon Award

Honoring the spirit and dedication to the arts for which this award is named, the recipient is granted a monetary award and medal to recognize his/her dedication to and active participation in drama, oral interpretation of literature or the arts in general at Mercy College or in the wider community.

Mercy College Memorial Fund

The Mercy College Memorial fund scholarship for graduate study is given each year to an outstanding student worker.

Sr. Mary Cunningham Scholarship

The Sister Mary Cunningham Award in History is established in memory of Sister Cunningham. Sister was a founding member of the History major who taught at the College for over two decades.

Valerie Lewis Memorial Fund for Excellence in Creative Writing

Annual non-cash award for a Mercy College student who has shown outstanding work in the field of creative writing. The award is usually given out at the English Department Honors Ceremony.