Marymount Manhattan

MMC Scholarships

Many of our students receive awards for academic merit, talent, and extracurricular activities. 

Presidential Scholarship

Candidates must enter as a new freshman. Consideration is based on an equal weighting of the SAT (critical reading and math) or ACT Composite score and the academic GPA at time of application. Students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, degree-seeking and full-time. Eligible students receive $12,000 per year. Renewal is based on full-time status with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and awards are applied to Fall and Spring semesters only.

Dean’s Scholarship

Candidates must enter a new freshman. Consideration is based on an equal weighting of the SAT (critical reading and math) or ACT Composite score and the academic GPA at time of application. Students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, degree-seeking and full-time. Eligible students receive $10,000 per year. Renewal is based on full-time status with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and awards are applied to Fall and Spring semesters only.

Trustees’ Scholarship

Candidates must enter as a new freshman. Consideration is based on an equal weighting of the SAT (critical reading and math) or ACT Composite score and the academic GPA at time of application. Students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, degree-seeking and full-time. Eligible students receive $8,000 per year. Renewal is based on full-time status with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher and awards are applied to Fall and Spring semesters only.

Recognition Award

Candidates must enter as a new freshman. The consideration is given based on an equal weighting of the SAT (critical reading and math) or ACT Composite score and the academic GPA at time of application. Students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, degree-seeking and full-time. Eligible students receive $6,000 per year. Renewal is based on full-time status with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and awards are applied to Fall and Spring semesters only.

Transfer Presidential Scholarship                    

Candidates must enter as a transfer student with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, degree-seeking and full-time. Eligible students receive $9,000 per year. Renewal is based on full-time status with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and awards are applied to Fall and Spring semesters only.

Transfer Dean’s Scholarship                   

Candidates must enter as a transfer student with a GPA of 3.0-3.49. Students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, degree-seeking and full-time. Eligible students receive $8,000 per year. Renewal is based on full-time status with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher and awards are applied to Fall and Spring semesters only.

Transfer Recognition Award                   

Candidates must enter as a transfer student with a GPA of 2.5-2.99. Students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, degree-seeking and full-time. Eligible students receive $7,000 per year. Renewal is based on full-time status with satisfactory academic progress. These awards are applied to Fall and Spring semesters only.

Community College Honor Society Scholarship                    

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, full-time, degree-seeking student entering from a community college. Must be a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Alpha Beta Gamma, or other recognized community college honor society. Must provide a copy of the membership card or other proof of membership. Eligible students receive $1,000 per year. Renewal requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0. 

Transfer Articulation Grant

MMC has Guaranteed Admission Agreements with Borough of Manhattan Community College, Brookdale Community College and Westchester Community College. Transfer students from these community colleges are offered admission and a grant based on specified requirements. Students who complete their Associate Degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater will receive a $2000 per year Transfer Articulation Grant. This grant would be for fall and spring semesters only, and for a maximum of three years with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA required for renewal. We welcome agreements with other community colleges and are working on establishing additional ones. 

Diplomatic Scholarship

Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking, full-time freshman or transfer student. Citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. are not eligible. Must present evidence of membership of a foreign mission or consulate, or the United Nations, or is the child or spouse of a member of one of the before listed organizations. Must have an academic average of at least a “B” and a TOEFL score of 550. Renewal requires a 2.5 cumulative GPA and a letter confirming membership in the above mentioned organizations is still current. Eligible students receive $5,000 per year. 

21st Century Scholarship                    

Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking, full-time freshman or transfer student. Citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. are not eligible. Must demonstrate superior academic achievement. A limited number of these awards are available. The Director of International Admission & Student Services will recommend qualified candidates. Renewal requires a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Eligible students receive $5,000 per year. 

AmeriCorps Scholarship                    

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, full-time, degree-seeking student who is an alum of AmeriCorps. Proof of membership in AmeriCorps. MMC will match up to $2,000 of the AmeriCorps scholarship that a student is awarded. Renewal requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Dollars for Scholars Collegiate Award                    

Marymount Manhattan College is a Collegiate Partner of Scholarship America® and the Dollars for Scholars® family of community scholarship foundations. MMC has agreed that Dollars for Scholars awards of (up to $2,500) per student will not adversely affect scholarship funding provided by MMC. In addition, MMC has committed to matching Dollars for Scholars awards of up to $1000 per student (provided that the student has financial need). The total MMC budget for this program is set at $15,000 per year. All qualifying students should consider early processing as students who apply late may not be awarded the matching funds.

Competitive Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to full-time, degree-seeking entering freshmen and transfer students. Awards range from $1,000 to $6,000 per academic year based on audition or portfolio review.

Acting (BFA)

Candidates will participate in an acting class that includes movement, vocal exercises, improvisation and theater games. Candidates must also perform one short contemporary monologue (2-3 minutes). Auditions and Interviews will be conducted by theatre faculty. Plan to spend at least three hours at this audition. 

Art (BA)

Students wishing to apply for scholarships in the disciplines of Studio Art, Graphic Design, or Photography should submit a CD with 20 images along with a separate image identification sheet with information on size and medium. Art History majors should submit a 5-7 page research paper on either a specific artist or artistic movement. All submissions should be sent directly to the Office of Admission with Art Portfolio Review Submission Review Form and will be given careful consideration by the Art faculty. The priority deadline to apply for a scholarship is February 15 for Fall entrants, or November 15 for Spring entrants. Recipients of these awards will be notified by the Financial Aid Office in March for Fall entrants, or late November for Spring entrants. If you have any questions, please contact Professor Millie Falcaro.                                       

Dance (BA and BFA)

Candidates must audition by performing a solo dance two to three minutes in length in any style of their choice: ballet, jazz or modern technique. The performance need not be choreographed by the applicant. A CD player is available. Interviews with the dance faculty will follow the audition.

Theatre (BA)

Candidates may concentrate in acting, directing or design (set/costume/lighting). BA acting candidates will audition with the BFA candidates and design candidates will submit a portfolio and have an interview with the Resident Designer/Technical Director.

Endowed Scholarships                  

The following awards are determined by the Financial Aid Office and granted to those who meet the specific criteria. Students must be enrolled full-time, degree-seeking, and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Note: These awards are not available every academic year as a limited number of students are awarded and receive the endowed scholarship over four years.                  

Mahony Prowse Scholarship

New entering freshman that graduate from a New York City Catholic High School and demonstrate academic merit and financial need. 

Margaret Mary Connolly Memorial Scholarship

Consideration given to new entering freshmen that demonstrate financial need and excel academically. Student must be a female graduate from a Catholic high school and plan to study education. 

Sister Dymphna Leonard Scholarship                    

Must be a new entering traditional age freshmen and demonstrate financial need. Awarded to students who require MMC’s small, supportive community to thrive academically. Requires two teacher recommendations.

Sister Edmund Harvey Scholarship                    

Consideration for this award is given to children of alumni. New entering freshmen must have a 3.0 GPA average or new entering transfer students must have a 2.5 GPA. Recipients maintaining a 2.0 GPA will be reconsidered.

Sister Regina Shelly Scholarship                    

Consideration for this award is given to new entering freshmen or transfer students that demonstrate financial need. Must be a female graduate from a Catholic high school in Brooklyn, New York.

Zeuschner Family Endowed Scholarship  New entering transfer students who transfer to Marymount Manhattan College from a metropolitan New York City area community college and demonstrate financial need and academic merit.