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Scholars-on-Track Scholarship


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The Scholars-on-Track Scholarship, funded under an NSF S-STEM grant, provides up to $9000 per year to defray tuition costs. The scholarship is awarded to incoming Mount Saint Vincent students with a high academic profile and a promise of success in a scientific field.

The Scholars-on-Track Scholarship requires an annual commitment to remain in the program.  Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 while majoring in biochemistry, biology, or chemistry at the Mount. They must participate actively in all components of the program.


  • High School Seniors admitted to the College of Mount Saint Vincent for the Fall semester SAT-M score of at least 500 and SAT-V score of at least 450
  • High school average of at least 87
  • Grade of at least 87 in each of three years of high school laboratory science courses
  • Interview at Dolphin Scholarship Day

Application Process

  • Apply for Admission to the College
  • Submit the separate scholarship application by February 1
  • Send a letter of recommendation from one of your high school science teachers evaluating your abilities, achievements and potential for success in the sciences.
  • Write an essay titled Why Science? Your essay (no more than two pages in length) must demonstrate a commitment to science and familiarity with three science careers (only one of which can be a medical field).
  • Schedule an interview at Dolphin Scholarship Day
  • Successful candidates will be notified by mail in late March. For more information, please contact Admissions at or (718) 405-3304

Financial Aid
Students selected for this program will have  special access to the following during their time at the college:

  • Freshman Science Resource Seminar
  • Peer and Faculty Workshops
  • Scholars Enhancement Activities—both cultural and educational
  • Science Lounge
  • Professional Experiences and Internships
  • Summer Research Experience
  • Career Development Workshops