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Scholarships

The College of Mount Saint Vincent offers competitive scholarships to qualified students based on their high school or college records. Scholarships may be used for educational expenses.

Recipients of academic scholarships must be full-time students and must maintain the GPA 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

First-Year Merit Scholarship        Fonthill Writing Award
International Student Merit Scholarship NSF S-STEM Scholarship for Science
 Transfer Merit Scholarships Seton Service and Leadership Scholarship
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Virginia Warder Jackle Scholarship
 Catholic High School Incentive Awards Mary Ambrose Dunphy, S. C. Scholarship
 Corazon C. Aquino Scholarship    

Named Scholarships



First-Year Merit Scholarship: $12,000 – 22,000
Awarded to prospective students at the time of acceptance, this 4 year scholarship is offered to first year students based on their grade point average and standardized test scores (SAT or ACT). Depending on the amount, recipients must maintain either a 2.7 or 3.0 cumulative grade point average for yearly renewal. Some students will be invited to interview with our Scholarship Committee to compete for an additional supplementary award. Interviews will be scheduled between January 15 and March 1. 

International Student Merit Scholarship: $5,000 – 7,500
Awarded to prospective international students at the time of acceptance, this  scholarship( 4 years for incoming and 2-3 years for transfers) is offered to first year and transfer international students based on their grade point average , rank in class and standardized test scores. Recipients must maintain a 3.2 cumulative grade point average for yearly renewal.

Transfer Merit Scholarship: $7,500 – 12,000 
To be eligible, students must submit an application for admission and have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 – 4.00 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.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: $1,500
The scholarship is awarded to students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa with a cumulative GPA of 3.50. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of past academic standing only. Applicants must submit proof of membership; PTK Membership card or copy of PTK Certificate.

Catholic High School Incentive Awards: $8,000 
The 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 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 comprised of College of Mount Saint Vincent English faculty, including the Director of Writing, 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. See instructions, tips and FAQs

Interested students must submit a complete application including a portfolio by February 1.

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NSF S-STEM Scholars on Track Scholarship for Science (Additional) $3,000-$9,000
The College of Mount Saint Vincent received a highly competitive grant from the National Science Foundation, in recognition of the Mount's strength in the sciences, to fund scholars pursuing academic studies in a field of science. To be considered, candidates must hold a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 87 with particular strength in science and mathematics courses, as well as an SAT-Math score of at least 500 and SAT-Critical Reading score of at least 450. Learn more about the Scholars on Track Scholarship

Interested students must submit a complete application by February 1. Interviews for candidates will be scheduled between February 1 and March 1.

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Seton Service and Leadership Scholarship 
Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of New York, this is a 4 year full room and board scholarship offered to students who have an outstanding academic profile and have demonstrated community service and leadership skills. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and continue to be a resident student for annual renewal. Interviews for candidates will be scheduled between February 1 and March 1. 

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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).

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