Scholarships and Grants
See what scholarships and grants are available below.
Please Note: These awards reflect the institutional merit aid awarding policies of the academic year 2021-2022.
Institutional Scholarships and Grants
The Sister Mary Glennon '62 Full-Tuition Scholarship - Eligible students (1250 SAT [or ACT equivalent] and 3.7 GPA, or 1250 SAT [or ACT equivalent] and top 5% of class) will take part in an essay writing competition (held on several days in late January/early February), and the top scoring students will return to campus in late February for an interview with committee members. Click here to learn more about the Sister Mary Glennon '62 Full-Tuition Scholarship
Merit Scholarship - To demonstrate its commitment to academic excellence, the University awards financial assistance to incoming freshmen who have attained outstanding academic records. The annual scholarships are renewable until graduation, provided minimum grade point averages and satisfactory academic progress are maintained. The minimum averages required for retention of the award are outlined in the scholarship notification letter. Annual award amounts range from $5,000 to $20,000 (these amounts include the University’s Residential Grant for students living on campus). Students are automatically given scholarship consideration at time of admission.
Residential Grant- (students entering in 2021-2022) This award of $2,500 is granted to a student who will reside in on-campus housing. Students who receive this award must maintain satisfactory academic progress and maintain on-campus residency.
Legacy Award - Incoming full-time freshmen who are the children or grandchildren of Misericordia University alumni will receive a $1,000 annual award.
Sibling Grant - A sibling discount of $1,000 per year is available when two or more eligible siblings are concurrently enrolled full time (charged flat rate tuition) at the institution. Award is given to the eldest sibling. If more than two siblings are enrolled, the eldest sibling(s) will receive the Sibling Discount.
Non Pennsylvania Resident Grant - Out of state students who demonstrate significant financial need and reside on campus will be reviewed for the non-Pennsylvania resident grant. This annual award is renewable provided on-campus residency. Students who receive the Non-PA Grant must maintain satisfactory academic progress and file the FAFSA form each year.
Mission Award- Through its own fund raising effort, Misericordia University provides substantial financial assistance to students who demonstrate significant financial need through Mission Awards. These awards help over 65 percent of Misericordia students meet their University costs. These awards are available to undergraduate full-time students with demonstrated financial need. Awards range yearly depending on need, total cost of attendance, available funds, and other aid received by the student. Students who receive the Mission Award must maintain satisfactory academic progress and file the FAFSA form each year. Changes in Housing status will impact a student's eligibility, which is determined each year.
Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation - Newcombe Scholarships for mature women are awarded on the basis of financial need to women 25 years of age or older who are enrolled as an undergraduate on a full or part time basis in a baccalaureate degree, second bachelors of post-baccalaureate certificate program. To be eligible, a student must have completed half of the credits required for her degree. Click Here to View Application.
Transfer Agreements - Misericordia University has a formal transfer agreement with Luzerne County Community College, Lackawanna College and Keystone College and offers a special grant to full-time students transferring from these institutions. The grant is $1,000 per academic year.
*Please note that the maximum award for any combination of scholarships and grants is the annual full-time undergraduate tuition. Gift aid cannot be applied towards room and board charges.*
Federal and State Grants
Federal Pell Grant - This federal program provides grants depending on financial need and educational costs. Students who have not yet completed their first undergraduate degree may be eligible. Eligibility is determined by filing the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid."(FAFSA) All students who seek financial aid from Misericordia University are considered for this grant by filing the FAFSA at studentaid.gov.
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant - This federal program is available to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need. Awards range from $250 to $500 yearly depending on need, available funds and other aid received by the student. Eligibility for these funds is automatically evaluated for all students who complete the FAFSA.
Pennsylvania State Grant (PA State Grant) - The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) determines eligibility and awards grants to Pennsylvania residents. All PA residents must respond to the email sent by PHEAA which will include directions to complete their State Grant status notice at www.pheaa.org. Grant status must be verified at www.pheaa.org or call 1-800-692-7392. Amounts appearing on your financial aid offer letter are only estimates of eligibility. Official notification of state grant eligibility will be emailed from PHEAA to students in May.
Other State Grants - Some states provide grants to their residents which can be used at colleges in other states including PA. These include Ohio, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, West Virginia, Delaware, Washington D.C., and Vermont. Prospective students should contact their high school guidance office or their state higher education office to learn more about their state programs and to obtain applications.
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant - The TEACH Grant is a program designed for Education majors enrolled in the high need fields of Special Education, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and English as a second language. Incoming first year applicants must have achieved a 3.25 high school grade point average (GPA). Current students must maintain a 3.25 GPA. A TEACH Grant recipient must serve as a full-time teacher in a low-income school for at least four academic years within eight years after completing the course of study. Otherwise, the grant will convert to a Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan that must be repaid. The annual award is $4,000, with aggregates not to exceed $16,000 for undergraduates or $8,000 for graduate students.
Federal Work Study - This federal financial aid program is for eligible undergraduate students with high financial need. Work-study allows student to earn money to cover a portion of educational expenses by working on campus, earning minimum wage. EARNINGS ARE PAID DIRECTLY TO STUDENTS, NOT CREDITED TOWARD PAYING THE SEMESTER BILL.
Part-time Jobs - Some part-time employment is available in the community for students. Students who are interested in part-time employment opportunities in the community should inquire at the Insalaco Center for Career Development.
Munley Law Scholarship - Click here for more information: Munley Law Scholarship
Eagle Scout Scholarships - Click here for more information: Eagle Scouts Scholarships
Central Infusion Alliance (CIA) Scholarship - Click here for more information: Central Infusion Alliance (CIA) Scholarship 2018
Scholarship Websites - Students can use web-based scholarship search services to apply for outside scholarships. These searches are free. Please use caution and never pay for a scholarship search. Two free scholarship search engines are:
Additional Scholarship Information - High school seniors should also contact their school guidance counselors for local scholarship information, and be aware of opportunities from local businesses, churches, groups, and organizations.
Please contact the Misericordia University Admissions Office at 1-866-262-6363 for additional information and criteria. *Please note that the maximum award for any combination of scholarships and grants is the annual full-time undergraduate tuition. Gift aid cannot be applied towards room and board charges.*