Financial Aid

Mount Scholarships

Mount Saint Mary College offers a variety of scholarship and grant opportunities to promising students. From merit-based scholarships and grants to awards based on residency at the college, extracurricular activities, community leadership, and more, applicants can earn thousands towards their Mount education. At the Mount, 97 percent of incoming freshmen receive scholarships and grants.

Academic scholarships for incoming freshmen

Mount Saint Mary College offers scholarships based on the merit of a student's academic achievements and full-time (12+ credits/semester) traditional attendance. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s cumulative average, high school rank, and highest SAT/ACT score.

We award scholarships upon acceptance and they are renewable for three years, or eight academic semesters in total. Students enrolled in 5-year programs on campus may carry over their academic scholarship for their 5th year. Students must maintain good academic standing and full-time status to receive the scholarship each year.

Academic ScholarshipAnnual Award
Dominican Heritage Scholarship$3,000
Achievement Scholarship$7,000
Dean's Scholarship$10,000
Founder's Scholarship$11,000
Distinguished Scholarship$12,000
Presidential Scholarship$14,000

 

Resident Grant

Students who plan to live on campus qualify for an additional $2,000 Resident Grant.

Collegiate Grant

Out-of-state or Long Island students may qualify for a $2,000 Collegiate Grant.*

* Please note that the Collegiate Grant cannot be combined with the $2,000 Catholic High School Grant. Students can receive either the Catholic High School Grant or the Collegiate Grant.

Catholic High School Grant and Scholarship

The Mount offers additional scholarships to first year freshmen students from Catholic high schools.

CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL GRANT
The $2,000 Catholic High School Grant is awarded to high school seniors graduating from any Catholic high school. The grant is awarded annually for up to four years of study at the Mount for students in good academic standing. Students enrolled in 5-year programs on campus may carry over their grant for their 5th year. Seniors graduating from Catholic high schools automatically qualify for the grant upon acceptance to the Mount.*

* Please note that the Collegiate Grant cannot be combined with the $2,000 Catholic High School Grant. Students can receive either the Catholic High School Grant or the Collegiate Grant.

HUDSON VALLEY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
High-achieving students from select Hudson Valley Catholic high schools may also qualify for an additional $3,000-$5,000 annually in addition to the $2,000 Catholic High School Grant.

Up to five qualifying students from each Hudson Valley Catholic high school will be selected to receive the scholarship annually for up to four years of study at Mount Saint Mary College. Students enrolled in 5-year programs on campus may carry over their scholarship for their 5th year.

To qualify, students must have a cumulative average high school grade of 85 or higher; a combined SAT score (critical reading + math) of 1,000+ or a composite ACT score of 21+; and must be applying to the Mount as a first-year freshman.

The Hudson Valley Catholic High School Scholarship is $5,000 for residents and $3,000 for commuters. Eligible high schools include: Albertus Magnus High School; Archbishop Stepinac High School; Iona Preparatory School; John A. Coleman Catholic High School; John S. Burke High School; John F. Kennedy Catholic High School; Maria Regina High School; Our Lady of Lourdes High School; and Sacred Heart High School.

For more information or to apply, email admissions@msmc.edu.

Newburgh Free Academy Scholarship

High-achieving high school seniors from the Newburgh Free Academy high school in Newburgh, NY may qualify for an additional $3,000-$5,000 to help fund their education at the Mount. Up to ten qualifying students may be selected to receive the NFA Scholarship annually for up to four years of study at Mount Saint Mary College. Students enrolled in 5-year programs on campus may carry over their scholarship for their 5th year.

To qualify, students must have a cumulative average high school grade of 85 or higher; a combined SAT score (critical reading + math) of 1,000+ or a composite ACT score of 21+; and must be applying to the Mount as a first-year freshman. The Newburgh Free Academy high school scholarship is $5,000 for residents and $3,000 for commuters.

For more information or to apply, email admissions@msmc.edu.

Leadership Scholarship

Leadership Scholarships are awarded to matriculating, full-time freshmen who have demonstrated leadership abilities through high school and community experiences. Award recipients will be required to engage in a co-curricular, campus experience in exchange for the leadership scholarship, which can be up to $2,500 per academic year. These campus experiences may include student newspaper, yearbook, radio station, pep band, event marketing, student government, etc. All leadership experiences, with the exception of athletic participation and/or paid positions, will be considered.

Click here to download the 2016-2017 Leadership Scholarship Application.

Donor Scholarships

Mount Saint Mary College offers a number of private scholarships each year. The Admissions application and FAFSA are used to determine eligible recipients based upon criterion established by the donor. Read more about Donor Scholarships.

Need-Based Grants

These institutional grants are awarded on a competitive basis and may reflect demonstrated financial need. The level of grant assistance depends upon the amount of financial need, the availability of funds, and full-time traditional enrollment. Renewal requires students to continue to demonstrate financial need, as defined by the FAFSA each year, and maintain good academic standing.

ROTC Scholarships

Please visit our page on ROTC scholarships.

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