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Merit Based Scholarships and Grants at Gwynedd Mercy University

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Scholarships and grants are regarded as "gift" assistance which need not be repaid; however, some of these may carry certain provisions to which one must adhere. Several types of scholarships and grants, consisting of remission in whole or in part of the yearly tuition, are available.

PLEASE NOTE: Students who have earned a bachelor's degree are not eligible for federal, state or college scholarships and grants.

Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship is a competitive scholarship and available for first time freshmen only. Students must have SAT scores of at least 1300 (Math and Critical Reading combined) and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better. The scholarship is valued at full tuition and is renewable for three years as long as recipient continues to meet eligibility requirements and maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5.

DEADLINE: February 1. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office, at admissions@gmercyu.edu

Dean's Scholarship

The Dean's Scholarship is a competitive scholarship and is available for first-time freshmen only. Students must have SAT scores of at least 1200 (Math and Critical Reading combined) and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. The Dean's Scholarship is valued at $17,000 and is renewable for three years as long as the recipient continues to meet all eligibility requirements and maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office, at admissions@gmercyu.edu

McAuley Scholarship

The McAuley Scholarship is named to recognize the tradition of Mercy values of Service, Compassion and Competence. It is available to first-time freshmen only. Student must have SAT scores of at least 1200 (Math and Critical Reading combined). The McAuley Scholarship is valued at $12,500 and is renewable for three years as long as the recipient continues to meet all eligibility requirements and maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Mother Mary Bernard Scholarship

The Mother Mary Bernard Scholarship is available for first time freshmen only. Students must have SAT scores between 900 and 1190 (Math and Critical Reading combined). The scholarship’s value varies from $8,000 to $11,000 and is renewable for three years as long as recipient continues to meet eligibility requirements and maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.

Gold and Crimson Transfer Scholarships

The Transfer Scholarship is available for students transferring into Gwynedd-Mercy from another postsecondary institution with at least twenty-four credits. The Gold Scholarship is equivalent to half-tuition. The student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) must be at least 3.5 and the student must maintain a 3.5 GPA while enrolled at Gwynedd Mercy University. The Crimson Scholarship is valued at $9,000 and the student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) must fall between 3.0 and 3.49. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA while enrolled at Gwynedd Mercy University. Both scholarships are awarded to students enrolling on a full-time basis and are renewable for a maximum of three years as the recipient continues to meet eligibility requirements.

Further, Gwynedd Mercy University recognizes membership in Phi Theta Kappa and awards an additional $2,000 Phi Theta Kappa scholarship to its members who meet eligibility requirements. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa must be documented and verified to qualify for the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship.

Transfer Student Grant

The Transfer Student Grant, valued at $7,500 is available for students transferring from another post-secondary institution into Gwynedd Mercy University. Student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50-2.99, completion of at least twenty-four credits and enroll at Gwynedd-Mercy on a full-time basis. The Transfer Grant is renewable for a maximum of three years so long as the student meets eligibility requirements and maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5.

Achievement Grant

The Achievement Grant is available for first-time freshmen students who demonstrate leadership in school activities and/or community service. This award may not be combined with any other merit award. The grant is valued at $5,000 and is renewable for three years as long as the recipient continues to meet eligibility requirements and maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

Catholic High School Tuition Grant (TIP)

The Catholic High School Tuition Grant (TIP) is for first time incoming freshmen who are graduates of Catholic high schools. They are eligible for a $3,000 grant per year. Eligible students may renew the grant up to three years as long as they are enrolled full time and are in good academic standing.