MMU announces scholarship for Iowa Department of Corrections employees

Mount Mercy University is partnering with the Iowa Department of Corrections to offer a 10 percent tuition scholarship for employees who enroll in any of the university’s undergraduate accelerated, online or graduate programs.

“With nearly 4,000 employees, the Iowa Department of Corrections has been an important part of our success and growth, and Mount Mercy wants to reinforce this relationship as we continue to grow and prepare responsible community leaders,” said Amanda Humphrey, professor and director of the university’s criminal justice graduate program.

Humphrey also said the scholarship is a continuation of an already strong partnership between the university and local employers, which provides mutually beneficial internships, relevant academic programs, employment opportunities for students, and a variety of other shared benefits.

Mount Mercy offers 12 undergraduate accelerated majors and six graduate programs, with face-to-face and online formats—notably, accelerated and online programs in business, and graduate programs in criminal justice and strategic leadership.

Other local employers offering the Mount Mercy scholarship include University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Mercy Hospital (Iowa City), St. Luke’s Hospital, Mercy Medical Center (Cedar Rapids), TaxAct, ACT, Van Meter Inc., Clickstop, Horizons, Transamerica, Frontier Co-op, and Kirkwood Community College.

Visit our academics page for more information on Mount Mercy’s graduate, accelerated or online programs.

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