Goal #2: Invest in Student Success
Your generosity will transform lives.
Scholarships fulfill Gwynedd Mercy University's commitment to providing a culture of inclusivity where every student, regardless of financial position, can thrive and develop into a leader with compassion and strong moral values.
- Establish a permanent source of annually renewable financial aid for students
- Recognize your philanthropic interests as we work together to establish preferred scholarship recipient characteristics, such as major and GPA
- Allow you to choose who the scholarship honors (it can be in someone's memory) and whether you wish to be recognized publicly or anonymously for your contribution
- Offer other family members or friends a way to contribute to the fund, creating a lasting legacy that honors your special relationship with Gwynedd Mercy University.
- Share an annual scholarship report so you can see the impact of your gift
- Honor your contribution with annual recognition in the President’s Report and in other leadership donor programs and communications
- Strengthen the university’s long-term financial stability by creating a reliable, renewable source of funding
Scholarship [funding] offers me not only the necessary financial support but the opportunity to focus on my coursework and develop the skills needed for my future career without worrying about how I will pay for it.
—Mary Cook ’23
- Offer immediate financial assistance to a student each year until your donation has been fully spent
- Similar to endowed scholarships, recognize your philanthropic interests as we establish preferred scholarship recipient characteristics together
- Play a critical role in supporting students through to graduation
Scholarship Fast Facts
Donors generously funded $790,000 in scholarships and helped GMercyU award $18 million in total financial aid to campus undergraduates (2022 academic year)
Scholarships helped GMercyU attract and retain exceptional students, and enhance accessibility, affordability and inclusivity
Three in five GMercyU undergraduates identify as the first in their family to attend college
All GMercyU first-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid
Nearly 1,500 students received a donor-funded scholarship in the past 10 years