Catherine McAuley Scholarship

Free tuition, endless possibilities. Education shouldn’t be out of reach; that’s why we’re making it affordable for even more Iowans. It’s what Catherine McAuley believed was right in 1827, and it’s what Mount Mercy still believes today.

Scholarship Information

The Catherine McAuley Scholarship provides free tuition to Iowa students whose family income is $50,000 or less annually. These scholarships are renewable for up to four years, and students are automatically considered upon admittance to Mount Mercy.

To be eligible, students simply need to:

  • Be an Iowa resident and graduate from an Iowa high school.
  • Be admitted as a new first-year student to Mount Mercy.
  • Reside all four years on Mount Mercy’s campus during the academic year.
  • Participate in Mount Mercy’s College Success Program during their first year on campus.
  • File the FAFSA prior to July 1 (first year) and May 1 (subsequent years) that shows family income of $50,000 or less and Pell Grant eligibility.
    • FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You can fill out the FAFSA free of charge.

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MMU has given me the opportunity to not just further my education, but also to gain new experiences and meet many people from different backgrounds that have greatly impacted my life.

Receva Duos ‘17
Catherine McAuley Scholarship Recipient

Scholarship Requirements

  • To maintain the scholarship from year to year, students will need to successfully complete 24 semester hours per academic year and maintain a GPA of 2.0.

  • Catherine McAuley Scholarship recipients are responsible for paying the costs of room and board and their books. 

  • The Catherine McAuley Scholarship supersedes all other Mount Mercy grants and scholarships. Athletic scholarships will remain a part of the student’s financial aid award. However, the total amount of the Catherine McAuley Scholarship, Athletic Scholarship, Pell Grant and Iowa Tuition Grant will not exceed the cost of tuition.

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