Scholarship Day Invitational

Mortar Board resting atop a stack of booksMount Mercy University Scholarship Day Invitational
Saturday, February 21, 2015

High school students who have been admitted to Mount Mercy University are eligible to compete for scholarships recognizing innovation and achievement — both inside and outside the classroom. Awards generally range from $500 up through full tuition (annually renewable).  Students may also audition/interview for additional $3,000 Special Talent Scholarships in art and design, music, writing, and theatre.

Register for Mount Mercy Scholarship Day Invitational!
Register for Special Talent Scholarship auditions/interviews!


  • Scholarship Day is focused on high school students who have been admitted to Mount Mercy University as incoming freshmen for fall, 2015.
  • You must be admitted to the University before January 30, 2015 to participate.
  • If you have not yet applied, or if you have not completed all the steps of the application process (such as submitting official transcripts and standardized test scores), please do so as soon as possible.

What to Expect

  • Students attending will participate in a 10 minute casual interview with a Mount Mercy faculty member.  The interview helps us get to know you better and helps you learn more about us!
  • We will also have you fill out an Activity and Service Chart during the event.
  • In addition to interviews, there will be an academic information fair, financial aid panel, alumni panel, and other sessions where you can learn more about us and meet members of the Mount Mercy community (students, faculty, staff, and alumni).
  • To be considered for the Holland Full Tuition Scholarship, you must have achieved a 3.7 cumulative high school GPA and a composite ACT of 27.  In addition to the interview on Scholarship Day, students will also need to complete an essay or creative project. For more information, click here.
  • You may also audition/interview for $3,000 Special Talent Scholarships following the Scholar Day luncheon.
  • While it is best if you can participate this day, please contact us if you have a conflict or need to arrange an alternative date or time prior to February 21, 2015.


Scholarship Day Schedule

8:30 a.m. Registration and Academic Information Fair Busse Library
9:30 a.m. Welcome by President Laurie Hamen Chapel of Mercy
10:00 a.m.-noon        
Scholarship Interviews, Panel Discussions, and Campus Open House            
Various locations on campus
12:00-1:00 p.m. Scholarship Day Luncheon Sisters of Mercy University Center
1:00-3:00 p.m. Optional:  Special Talent Auditions/Interviews Various locations on campus
1:00-2:00 p.m. Optional:  Campus Tours Sisters of Mercy University Center


Directions to Campus


    Be sure to contact your Admissions Counselor if you have questions! Take a moment to review our other scholarship and grant opportunities as well!