Financial Aid

Mount Scholarships

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. Scholarship award totals range from $3,000 to $17,000. 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.

Other scholarships and grants for incoming freshmen 

As part of your academic scholarship package, you may also qualify for one or more of the following:

*Resident Grant Students that plan to live on campus  $2,000
Catholic High School or
Collegiate Grant
Catholic High School or
Out-of-state or Long Island students

* Resident Grants are available to all students living on campus.

Scholarships for Greater Hudson Valley Catholic High Schools

The Mount offers additional scholarships to high achieving first year freshman students from Catholic high schools within the greater Hudson Valley (Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Ulster, and Westchester counties). Students who have an 85 GPA and a 1000 SAT score (critical reading and math) or a 21 ACT score (composite) may be eligible for the following awards:

Catholic HS Academic Grant: $3,000
Catholic HS Resident Grant: $2,000

Students who live on campus qualify for both awards. Students commuting from home qualify for the Catholic HS Academic Grant only. Interested students should email for more information.

Leadership Scholarships

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 academic excellence, as well as demonstrated financial need. The level of grant assistance depends upon the quality of the student’s academic record, 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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