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Mount Scholarships and Grants


MSMU offers scholarships and aid to students in three categories. Select a topic below to learn more:

Academic Scholarships
Additional University Scholarships
Need Based Financial Aid


Academic Scholarships for Class of 2022 Freshmen

Freshman academic scholarships are based on several criteria, including course achievement, SAT (evidence-based reading/writing and math sections) and/or ACT tests, and achievement in extracurricular activities. Financial need is not a factor in merit-based award decisions.

 
GPA (weighted)
4.0-3.5
3.49-3.0
2.99-2.75
Under 2.75

SAT (ACT)

    

1310 (28) & higher

$25,000

$25,000

$25,000

$15,000

1270 (26) - 1300 (27)

$25,000

$24,000

$24,000

$7,000

1170 (24) - 1260 (25)

$24,000

$24,000

$24,000

$7,000

1130 (23)- 1160 (23)

$24,000

$22,000

$15,000

$7,000

980 (19) - 1120 (22)

$22,000

$22,000

$15,000

$7,000

970 (18) & lower

$15,000

$15,000

$15,000

$7,000

 

The following are descriptions of the attributes of freshman academic scholarship recipients:

Trustee Scholarship ($25,000 per year)

Accepted students receive this scholarship if they fall in one of two academic profiles: 1) An SAT score of 1310 or higher (28 ACT) with a GPA of 2.75 or higher, or 2) An SAT score of 1270 or higher (26 ACT) with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Presidential Scholarship ($24,000 per year)

Accepted students receive this scholarship if they fall in one of two academic profiles: 1) An SAT score of 1170-1300 (24 – 27 ACT) with a GPA to 2.75 – 3.49, or 2) An SAT score of 1130 - 1260 (22 – 25 ACT) with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Dean's Scholarship ($22,000 per year)

Accepted students receive this scholarship if they fall in one of two academic profiles: 1) An SAT score of 1130-1160 (23 ACT) with a GPA of 3.0 – 3.49, or 2) An SAT score of 980 - 1120 (19 – 22 ACT) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Leadership Scholarship ($15,000 per year)

Accepted students receive this scholarship if they fall in one of three academic profiles: 1) An SAT score of 1310 or higher (28 ACT) with a GPA of 2.0 – 2.74, or 2) An SAT score of 980 - 1160 (19 – 23 ACT) with a GPA of 2.75 – 2.99, or 3) An SAT score below 980 (19 ACT) and GPA of 2.75 or higher.

University Grant ($7,000 per year)

Students who do not meet the criteria for the Leadership Scholarship are still eligible for the University Grant. This is awarded to students who demonstrate a capability for success at Mount St. Mary’s University. For full consideration, all students should file the FAFSA.

Now that you've taken a look at our merit scholarships, start your application!


Additional University Scholarships

Founder's Scholarships

Two (2) full tuition Founder's Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshman who perform superbly during an on-campus written exam in late January or early February and a personal interview for finalists in early March. Students must be invited into our Honors Program and meet certain academic criteria to participate. The requirement for participation is a 3.5 GPA combined with either a SAT score of 1150 or higher (critical reading and math only), or an ACT score of 23 or higher. Invitations will be sent in November, December, and early January to those students who qualify.

Legacy Grant

This award is given through the Admissions Office of the University. Incoming freshmen or transfer students who had a relative graduate from the Mount will be awarded $1,000 per year, which can be renewed for up to four years. Legacy Grants are not awarded on the basis of financial need; the grant is awarded based upon information provided by the student on the admission application.

Athletic Scholarships

Mount St. Mary's University competes at the NCAA Division I level in 17 men's and women's sports. All varsity teams offer athletic scholarships. Contact the Athletic Director or head coaches at (301) 447-5296 for additional information on these scholarships. See the athletic department directory.

ROTC Scholarships

Mount students receive full tuition scholarships plus a monthly stipend from the Army ROTC program. Recipients are able to combine their ROTC scholarship with other Mount scholarships. Scholarships may be for two to four years. Contact the Mount ROTC department at (301) 447-5350 or visit the ROTC Webpage for additional information on these scholarships.

Transfer Scholarships

Academic scholarships for full-time MSMU main campus transfer students are based on the cumulative GPA from the last institution they attended. Financial need is a not a factor in merit-based award decisions. The following are descriptions of the attributes of academic scholarship recipients. Once a students is accepted and offered an academic scholarship, no changes will be made to increase the scholarship amount.
See Transfer Scholarships


Need Based Financial Aid

Mount Grants

Last year 98% of the Mount St. Mary's freshman class was offered financial assistance from the university. Students and their families with demonstrated need (as calculated by the federal government) are considered for additional aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Commuter Grants

Up to 50% of tuition is awarded based on financial need to students who live at home and commute to the Mount. When combined with an academic scholarships, total money from the Mount cannot exceed 50% of tuition. The grant is not available for summer school.

Family Discount Grant

Each incoming students with a brother or sister enrolled at the Mount will receive a $2,000 Family Discount Grant. This grant is renewable as long as the siblings are concurrently enrolled.

 
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