Financial Aid

Transfer Honors Scholarship

Mount Saint Mary College is reaching out to help community college graduates attain bachelor's degrees.

Selected students from Dutchess County, Nassau County, Orange County, Rockland County, Ulster County, and Westchester County community colleges may be eligible for half-tuition transfer honors scholarship per year.

Transfer Honors Scholarships are awarded to matriculating, full-time transfer students who have demonstrated their academic and leadership skills through prior college and community experiences.

Successful candidates must plan to graduate from their community college in May 2018 or summer 2018 with an associate's degree, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Students with a 3.4 GPA or higher will be invited into the Honors Program.

In order to be considered for the MSMC Transfer Honors Scholarship, a candidate must submit a completed application by May 1, 2018. Qualified applicants must be an accepted student through the Office of Admissions by May 1, 2018. Applications submitted or students accepted after this date will not be considered.

Top candidates will be selected to come to campus and interview with the Transfer Honors Committee the week of April 6th. They will be asked to discuss leadership roles, future career plans, and why they feel that they will be an asset to the MSMC student community.

Award recipients will be notified by April 15, 2018 and must pay their admissions deposit through the Office of Admissions by May 1, 2018.

The Transfer Honors Scholarship is renewable for one year, provided that the student maintains a 3.3 or better cumulative GPA, demonstrates that his/her leadership talent is being successfully applied to campus life and the advancement of MSMC, and remains in good social standing with the College. Students must also maintain continuous, full-time enrollment; students who withdraw from the College due to a hardship will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. All recipients will be reviewed at the end of each semester to determine eligibility for the following semester.

For more information on the Mount's Transfer Honors Scholarship, please email

Mount Saint Mary College wishes all candidates the very best of luck, and congratulates them on their academic accomplishments.