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Scholarships
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

The College of Mount Saint Vincent offers competitive scholarships to qualified students on the basis of their high school or college records. Scholarships may be used for any educationally related expenses. Recipients of academic scholarships must be full-time students and must maintain the GPA as stipulated by their particular award. Students who fail to meet the academic requirement for scholarship renewal will have their eligibility for financial aid renewed on an individual basis. The College also awards grants based on need. Renewal of need-based aid is contingent on the timely filing of the FAFSA each year as well as demonstrated need and satisfactory academic progress.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

Erasmus Honors Scholarship: Awarded to prospective students at the time of acceptance , this 4 year scholarship is offered to our highest achieving applicants. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average for yearly renewal. Some students who receive our Erasmus Scholarship will be invited to participate in our enriching and challenging Honors Program.

Sr. Mary David Barry Scholarship: Recognized for outstanding high school academic achievement and outstanding extracurricular activities, the recipients for the Sister Mary David Barry Scholarship must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average for yearly renewal. This 4 year scholarship is also awarded at the time of acceptance into the College.

St. Vincent de Paul Award: Recipients are awarded for excellence in high school and are encouraged to contribute to the extracurricular life of the College. Recipients of the Saint Vincent de Paul Award must maintain a 2.75 cumulative grade point average for yearly renewal. This 4 year scholarship is also awarded at the time of acceptance into the College.

Transfer Merit Scholarship: To be eligible, students must submit an application for admission and have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 – 4.0 at previous institutions. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 grade point average for yearly renewal. Students will be notified about the amount of the merit scholarship at the time of acceptance.

Local Catholic High School Incentive Awards: The local Catholic high school incentive awards are for incoming, first year students who did not earn a merit scholarship (from above). To be eligible, a prospective first year student must attend a local Catholic high school, apply to the College by March 1 of their senior year, and submit the FAFSA form by April 1.The amount of the award will vary depending on the students housing choice (commuter versus resident).

Corazon C. Aquino Scholarship: This is a 4 year full tuition scholarship to the highest achieving incoming student of Filipino descent. Recipients must maintain a 3.2 cumulative grade point average for renewal each year. Interested students must apply to the College by February 1. Recipients will be chosen in early March.

Fonthill Writing Award: This is a 4 year full-tuition scholarship awarded to a prospective student with a serious interest
in developing as a writer. A panel of professional writers judge applicant portfolios. The recipient must choose the Writing Minor program or be an active participant in the school newspaper. Interested students must submit a complete application including
a portfolio by February 1 of their senior year.

Virginia Warder Jackle Scholarship: The Virginia Warder Jackle Scholarship, established in honor of Mount Saint Vincent alumna and benefactor, is awarded each year to the daughter or son of a Mount graduate. The recipient is required to apply for financial aid by filing the FAFSA  (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Mary Ambrose Dunphy, S. C. Scholarship: The Mary Ambrose Dunphy, S.C. Scholarship was established in honor of the first
dean (president) of the College of Mount Saint Vincent. To be eligible for the award, the applicant must be a niece or nephew of a Sister of Charity or the child of an employee of the Sisters of Charity. The recipient is required to apply for financial aid by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Constantino Brumidi Distinguished Scholarship in Art: Two of these scholarships will be offered in each year to students minoring in Art. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 academic index. In addition to a scholarship award, recipients will receive a $2,500 stipend and on-campus housing for one summer (either sophomore or junior year) to complete either an original, approved creative project or an approved art-related internship. Students must be in the minor at the time of the stipend. To be considered, a prospective student must submit a complete application and a portfolio of creative work to the College by February 15.

Sister Catherine Marie O’Brien Distinguished Scholarship in Secondary Education:  Two of these scholarships will be awarded each year to students pursuing both
certification in secondary education and a major in a science, mathematics, or foreign language. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 academic index. In addition to a scholarship award, recipients will receive a $2,500 stipend and on-campus housing for one summer (either sophomore or junior year), which is spent conducting research with a faculty member in the students major. Students must be in the chosen major at the time of the research project. To be considered, a prospective student must submit a complete application to the College by February 15.

Sister Marguerite Caso Distinguished Scholarship in Chemistry or Biochemistry: Two of these scholarships will be offered each year. Recipients must maintain a
3.0 academic index. In addition to a scholarship award, recipients will receive a $2,500 stipend and on-campus housing for one summer (either sophomore or junior year), which is spent conducting research with a faculty member in the student’s discipline. Students must be in the chosen major at the time of the research project. To be considered, a prospective student must submit a complete application to the College by February 15.

Sister Virginia Unsworth Distinguished Scholarship in Social Science: Two of these scholarships will be awarded each year to students majoring in economics, history, or sociology. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 academic index. In addition to a scholarship award, recipients will receive a $2,500 stipend and on campus housing for one summer (either sophomore or junior year), which is spent conducting research with a faculty member in the students major or in an approved internship in public or not-for-profit service. Students must be in the chosen major at the time of the stipend. To be considered, a prospective student must submit a complete application to the College by February 15.