Private Scholarships

In addition to federal, state and Mount Ida aid, you and your family also may want to consider private sources of funding to fill in your financial aid gap. The Office of Student Financial Services encourages you to search private scholarships online, at your high school or at your local library as scholarships do not need to be repaid.

You would be surprised how many private scholarships are available in your hometown, state or region—even nationally available. The key, of course, is to seek this funding out. We believe the effort is worth it as scholarships do not have to be repaid. You may begin your search by reaching out to your guidance counselor or local library for scholarship listings. The Office of Student Financial Services has provided a few nationally recognized search engines to help you begin.

Please note: Although the internet is a great research resource, we would like to caution you against web-based scholarship search companies that charge fees for searches. Never pay a fee for a scholarship search and if a company does proactively reach out to you, obtain their contact information and alert the Office of Student Financial Services .

When you receive funds from a private scholarship, you must report those funds to the Office of Student Financial Services by submitting a copy of the notification letter.

Please Note: Some scholarship agencies require additional documentation to be sent directly to them prior to sending funds to the College. Generally these requirements are outlined on your notification letter.