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Merit Scholarships in 2020

When you apply for admission to Mount Saint Mary’s University, you are automatically considered for merit awards. Most of these scholarships are based on your previous academic achievement and no additional applications are required. Only our full-tuition Le Puy Founders Award requires an extra essay.

Once you’re admitted to MSMU, you won’t have to wait long for news about your merit scholarship. You’ll hear within a month of receiving your admission decision. Best of all, merit awards are renewable over your four years at the Mount. All you need to do is maintain a competitive overall grade point average (GPA). Full-tuition awards are offered to those with exceptional academic merit. For all others, Mount Saint Mary’s University offers the following awards, detailed below.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us at 800.999.9893 with any questions you may have.


President's Award:

The Mount Saint Mary’s University President's Award is given to academically talented incoming first-year students. Scholarship awards range up to $17,000 per year.

To qualify for a President's Award, you will have a GPA between 3.45 and 4.0 and test scores between 1200 and 1400 combined SAT (Critical Reading and Math). ACT scores are converted to correspond to SAT scores. Your high school course load is also a consideration for this award.


Carondelet Award:

The Mount Saint Mary’s University Carondelet Award is given to academically talented incoming first-year students. Scholarship awards are $14,000 per year.

To qualify for a Carondelet Award, you will have a GPA between 3.2 and 3.7 and test scores between 1000 and 1100 combined SAT (Critical Reading and Math). ACT scores are converted to correspond to SAT scores.


Provost Award:

The Mount Saint Mary’s University Provost Award is given to selected incoming first-year students. Scholarship awards are $12,000 per year.

To qualify for a Provost Award, you will have a GPA between 2.8 and 3.5 and a combined SAT score of 900 to 1000 (Critical Reading and Math). ACT scores are converted to correspond with SAT scores.


Opportunity Award:

The Mount Saint Mary's University Opportunity Award is given to selected incoming first-year students. Scholarship awards are $11,000 per year.

To qualify for an Opportunity Award, you will have a GPA between 2.09 and 3.51 and a combined SAT score less than 1000 (Critical Reading and Math). ACT scores are converted to correspond with SAT scores.