Mount Mercy University Scholarship Day - February 20, 2016Mount Mercy University Scholarship Day

Saturday, February 18, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Scholarship Day is a great way to earn additional scholarship dollars to attend Mount Mercy University.  Scholarships of $500 up to full-tuition are available (renewable for 4 years).  Students who are interested in a music or other talent scholarship (art & design, theatre, writing) may also audition/submit materials on this day.

 RSVP/ Sign Up Here! 

What do I need to do?

  • Please RSVP/Sign Up by Tuesday, February 7th if you plan to attend Scholarship Day.
  • Can't come on February 18th?  You can schedule your interview anytime between now and February 18th.  Just click " I plan to participate but need to discuss a calendar conflict" on the RSVP/Sign Up form and we will be in touch.
  • All students participating must fill out the Activity and Service Chart online  or print and mail/email a copy to us prior to the scholarship day you are attending OR you may also bring it with you to Scholarship Day.
  • If competing for the Holland Full Tuition Scholarship, be sure to submit your essay/creative project by Saturday, February 18th.  You may also bring it with you to Scholarship Day. (see more information below)
  • Our address is 1330 Elmhurst Drive NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402 or email .


  • Scholarship Day is focused on high school students who have been admitted to Mount Mercy University as incoming freshmen for fall, 2017.
  • You must be admitted to the University before January 31, 2017 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 happens on Scholarship Day?

  • 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!
  • 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).
  • Following the luncheon, students may also audition a Music or Theatre scholarship.  Student interested in Art & Design and Writing can drop of their portfolios/works.  For audition/portfolio requirements, please see Music or Talent scholarships are in addition to scholarship dollars earned at Scholarship Day (except the full tuition).
  • Campus tours will also be available after the luncheon. 

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:  Music and Theatre Auditions
Various locations on campus
1:00-2:00 p.m. Optional:  Campus Tours Sisters of Mercy University Center

How do I get considered for the Holland Full Tuition Scholarship?

  • 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 26.
  • You must participate in Scholarship Day.
  • You also need to submit an essay (no more than 750 words), PowerPoint, or other creative project that addresses the question below.  Essays and creative projects should be sent to the admission office, postmarked no later than Saturday, February 18th

Question:  "What does a college degree mean for you and your future?  How would a college degree from Mount Mercy assist you with your future goals?"

Information for students attending Scholarship Day.

Directions to Campus

Campus Map

  • Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. in the Busse Center and includes a continental breakfast for you and your guests.  Parking is available in the Prairie Drive Lot (see campus map) and guides will direct you to the Busse Center. The day’s program will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 1:00 p.m.  Optional campus tours and special talent auditions/interviews will be offered following the program.
  • Students please dress comfortably, but appropriately.  “Business casual” is fine, but it’s Iowa and we’ll be moving between buildings on campus – so you’ll still want a coat!

Questions and Other Scholarship Opportunities

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