Mount Ida Scholarships
Scholarships are awards from the College and are often based on meritorious academic or extracurricular performance. They result in automatic reductions to your tuition bill and do not require repayment of any kind. No additional application or FAFSA is necessary. All students accepted to Mount Ida College are evaluated for Mount Ida Merit Based Scholarships -- or college merit-based aid -- regardless of financial need. Scholarships are awarded based on academic and extracurricular performance as demonstrated in the student’s application for admission.
Mount Ida scholarships are available to qualified students who apply for admission prior to May 1st of the academic year preceding enrollment at Mount Ida and are renewable based on degree seeking, full-time enrollment, maintaining a required cumulative grade point average (GPA) and meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress as outlined in the College Catalog. Current merit-based awards range from approximately $1,000 to $10,500 per academic year. These awards are subject to change when a student changes their status from resident to commuter. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid if you are considering changing your residency status. Funds are credited to tuition accounts after the add/drop period and stabilization has occurred each semester.
Mount Ida President’s Merit Scholarship
Recognize outstanding academic accomplishments that are complemented by a full range of co-curricular activities.
Mount Ida President’s Achievement Scholarship
Recognize achievements surrounding extracurricular activities outside of the classroom, in areas such as community service, leadership, music and other talents.
School of Design Art Awards
Are offered to a limited number of students who plan to pursue a design major at Mount Ida and present an outstanding portfolio that is evaluated by the faculty. To be considered, students must submit portfolios for review prior to the established deadline. Awards are renewable through four years of study if the scholarship recipient remains in a design program on a full-time basis and maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Funds are credited to tuition accounts after the add/drop period and stabilization has occurred each semester. Once lost, this award cannot be reinstated.
New England Institute (NEI) Scholarship
New England Institute (NEI) Scholarships are awarded to a limited number of students who major in funeral service or related areas within NEI. Awards are renewable through four years of study if the scholarship recipient remains in a New England Institute major on a full-time basis and maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00) scale and has demonstrated need.
Diversity Peer Leader Scholarship
The Diversity Peer Leader Scholarship is awarded to a limited number of students who participate in the Diversity Peer Leader Program. Students must submit a FAFSA annually for consideration, be enrolled full-time and maintain satisfactory academic progress (as outlined in the Academic Catalog). Students selected for this scholarship are notified via Award Letter from the Office of Financial Aid. Funds are credited to tuition accounts after the add/drop period and stabilization has occurred each semester.
Learning Circle Scholarship
The Learning Circle Scholarship (LCS) is awarded to a limited number of students who participate in the Learning Circle program, meet certain eligibility requirements and have exceptional need. Award amounts vary according to student need and funding received by the College. Students selected for this scholarship are notified via Award Letter from the Office of Financial Aid. Funds are credited to tuition accounts after the add/drop period and stabilization has occurred each semester.
Resident Assistant Award
Resident Assistant (RA) Awards once you have applied, been selected and accept the role of a Resident Assistant, the Residence Life Office will notify Financial Aid of your hired status. You will be awarded a RA award per the terms of your hire date and employment period. Funds are credited to tuition accounts after the add/drop period and stabilization has occurred each semester.
Students are also encouraged to explore and apply for private scholarships that may be awarded locally or nationally. Privately obtained scholarship application information may be found by contacting your high school guidance or college counseling office or researching at your local library or online. These scholarships fall outside of the regular Mount Ida financial aid package and can be an important contribution to your college investment. Our page on Private Scholarships has several links to reputable scholarships and search engines. If you recieve funds from a source outside of Mount Ida College, you must report those funds to the Office of Financial Aid. Copies of notification letters can be submitted directly to the Office of Financial Aid.
GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program
This institutional and federal match program is open to eligible U.S. Veterans and does not require that you file a FAFSA for consideration. Recipients must be in a degree seeking, undergraduate program. You must contact the Veteran's Certifying Official located in Mount Ida's Registrar's Office to have your eligibility for this program certified. The Yellow Ribbon Program is comprised of a Mount Ida Yellow Ribbon Grant and a federal Yellow Ribbon Match Award. Funding levels are very limited and available on a first-come basis. Funds will be credited to your tuition account once the federal match component is received for the semester. Students must maintain eligibility and renewal criteria as outlined by the Veterans Administration. Students that receive the Mount Ida College Yellow Ribbon Match are not eligible to receive Mount Ida College Merit Scholarships.
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Mount Ida's federal school code is 002193.