Skip Navigation
 
 

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 2021 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
2.0-2.74
2.75-2.99
3.0-3.49
3.5 +

SAT (ACT)

    

1310 (28) & higher

$7,000

$24,000

$24,000

$24,000

1270 (26) & higher

$7,000

$22,000

$22,000

$24,000

1170 (24) & higher

$7,000

$22,000

$22,000

$22,000

1130 (22) & higher

$7,000

$20,000

$20,000

$20,000

980 (19) & higher

$7,000

$7,000

$20,000

$20,000

Below 980 (19)

$7,000

$7,000

$7,000

$7,000

 

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

Trustee Scholarship ($24,000 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 ($22,000 per year)
Accepted students receive this scholarship if they have an SAT score of 1170 or higher (24 ACT) with a GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Dean's Scholarship ($20,000 per year)
Accepted students receive this scholarship if they fall into one of two academic profiles: 1) An SAT score of 1130-1160 (22-23 ACT) with a GPA of 2.75 or higher, or 2) An SAT score of 980 or higher (19 ACT) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Leadership Grant ($7,000 per year)
Students who do not fall into the ranges above will receive this award. 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 1220 or higher (critical reading and math only), or an ACT score of 25 or higher. Invitations will be sent in November, December, and early January to those students who qualify.

Service and Justice Scholarship
Mount St. Mary's University's Service and Justice Scholarship is awarded to select incoming freshmen each year. This scholarship, offered through the Office of Social Justice, celebrates individuals who have distinctive records of service and academic excellence. Recipients will be part of a community of Service and Justice Scholars who complete an internship with the Office of Social Justice. This includes working in the office weekly, attending various social justice educational events, and continuing to serve the community throughout their undergraduate career. The Service and Justice Scholarship focuses on the ability and responsibility of each individual to create positive change in the world. The hope of this scholarship is that individuals are able to reflect on what it means to serve and live justly and to take these lessons with them post-graduation.
Application deadline: February 1, 2017
View the Service and Justice Scholarship application

MOSS Scholarship
The Mount Opportunities for Success in Science (MOSS) Program is designed to support students as they prepare for a future career as a scientist. The Program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, provides scholarship funds and a comprehensive support system that cultivates community-building, academic success, and career development to improve student retention and promote future success in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) workforce. To be eligible to apply, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and intend to declare a major in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or environmental science at The Mount.
Application deadline: February 1, 2017
View the MOSS Scholarship application

Entrepreneur Scholarship
Mount St. Mary's University values the entrepreneurial spirit, a thirst for knowledge, and great strength of character. MSMU will award these scholarships to incoming students who submit the best business models and application materials.
Application deadline: February 1, 2017
View the Entrepreneur Scholarship application

Third Century Scholarship
The Third Century Scholars Program assists low-income, underrepresented students from Baltimore, MD, and Washington, D.C. to obtain a college degree and return to the area to serve and lead in their communities. The program provides financial support, as well as mentoring and social support, to help students succeed in earning a bachelor's degree at MSMU.
Application deadline: February 1, 2017
View the Third Century Scholarship application

Men's Rugby Scholarship
Awarded to incoming freshmen who have distinctive records of rugby experience and academic merit, The Men's Rugby Scholarship is valued at $1,500 and is awarded for the freshman year. Recipients are expected to be fully participating members of the Mount Men's Rugby Team and regularly attend practices and matches. Applicants must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0, minimum SAT score of 1160 (ACT 24), and be accepted to Mount St. Mary's University in order to be considered.
Application deadline: February 1, 2017
View the Men's Rugby Scholarship application

Women's Rugby Scholarship
The Mount St. Mary's University Women's Rugby Scholarship will be awarded to incoming freshmen with distinctive records of rugby experience and academic merit. The scholarship is valued at $1,500 and is awarded for the freshman year. Recipients are expected to be fully participating members of the Mount Women's Rugby Team and regularly attend practices and matches. Applicants must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0, minimum SAT score of 1160 (ACT 24), and be accepted to Mount St. Mary's University in order to be considered.
Application deadline: February 1, 2017
View the Women's Rugby Scholarship application

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.

 
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Map & Directions | admissions@msmary.edu | 301-447-6122
Frederick Campus | 5350 Spectrum Drive | Frederick, MD 21703
Map & Directions | inquiry@msmary.edu | 301-682-8315