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If the downloaded forms below are used for more than one scholarship's application, it is only necessary to submit the form once. You will automatically be considered for all scholarships available under that form.

Frank Harkin Memorial Scholarship

Application closed.

Funded by the General Scholarship Fund, this scholarship is awarded in memory of Frank Harkin (1922-2000), a long-time friend of Mercy Medical Center, who throughout his life taught the health care workers who served him what it meant to live life to its fullest while overcoming physical disabilities. Candidates for this second year of professional study will need to demonstrate a personal history of involvement with disabled persons and have a desire to provide further service to this community. Recipients will also be evaluated on the basis of demonstrated financial need and enrollment in fulltime course work. One letter of recommendation required.

Mercy College Leadership Scholarships

Use the Mercy College Leadership Scholarships (form 3) to apply for the following scholarships:

Student Leadership/Service Learning Scholarship
Funded by the General Scholarship Fund, these awards are available to second year full-time students who have demonstrated a historical pattern of significant volunteer service to their community, the College, professional organizations or other not-for-profit organizations both prior to and while enrolled, and which promotes health and wellness in line with the Spirit of Mercy values of the College. Three letters of recommendation required.

Student Senate Leadership Scholarship
Funded by the General Scholarship Fund, this scholarship annually recognizes a returning full-time student who has provided leadership in the prior year to the College through membership in the Mercy College Student Senate.

Schildberg Foundation Student Scholarship

Use the Schildberg Foundation Student Scholarship (form 12) to apply.

Funded solely by the Schildberg Foundation, these scholarships are awarded to full-time students entering the second year of their professional program.  Eligible candidates must list a home address within one of the following Iowa counties: Adair, Adams, Cass, Clarke, Dallas, Decatur, Fremont, Guthrie, Harrison, Madison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Shelby, Taylor, Union.  In addition, candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale at the time of the scholarship deadline and demonstrate a financial need. Of special note: recipients will be required to submit a progress report to the foundation on their academic achievement each year they receive funds, or risk losing further funding. One letter of recommendation required.

Frank & Mary Quijano Scholarship

Application closed.

Funded by Mercy College President Barbara Decker, these scholarships are awarded in memory of Frank and Mary Quijano, parents of the College’s president, who wishes to recognize their belief in the importance of education. The scholarship has been created to assist Mercy College students who are entering the second year of their full-time chosen professional field of study and who are facing financial hardship during difficult economic times to remain enrolled. One letter of recommendation required.

Latinos Unidos Scholarship from Mercy College

Application closed.

Funded by the General Scholarship Fund, these scholarships are available to full and part-time, first year or returning Hispanic students who meet the GPA requirement of their intended professional program of study and have a demonstrated financial need. This award is named in honor of Latinos Unidos, a local Hispanic social service and referral agency serving Central Iowa. Mercy College is supportive of the organization's goals is to enhance health care services and related educational opportunities for Hispanics. One letter of recommendation required.

In addition to this scholarship, Hispanic students should also visit the Latinos Unidos website for information on other scholarships that they may be eligible for directly from the organization. Please visit the External Scholarship Section for more information.

Pathways Program Alumni Scholarships

Use the Pathways Program Alumni Scholarships (form 21) to apply for the following scholarships:

The Pathways Program Alumni Scholarship
Funded by the General Scholarship Fund, these $3,500 scholarships will be awarded to refugee and immigrant students who successfully completed an educational program through a federal grant known as Pathways to Health Care Careers - Iowa. These scholarships will be awarded to full- and part-time (at least one three credit course) students admitted to Mercy College and who maintain satisfactory academic progress. Recipients will also be evaluated on the basis of personal financial need. One letter of recommendation required.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows Scholarship
Funded by a gift from the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Grand Lodge of Iowa, these $5,000 scholarships will be primarily awarded to refugee and immigrant students who successfully completed an educational program through a federal grant known as Pathways to Health Care Careers - Iowa. Of secondary consideration will be students who are first in their family to enroll in College (parents have not completed a bachelor’s degree), regardless of their lack of involvement with the federal grant. These scholarships will be awarded to students admitted to Mercy College and enrolled in at least one three-credit course each semester and who maintain satisfactory academic progress. Funding can be used to cover no more than 75% of the anticipated semester tuition and textbook expenses. Recipients will also be evaluated on the basis of personal financial need. One letter of recommendation required.

Mercy Auxiliary General Scholarship

Use the Mercy Auxiliary of Central Iowa General Scholarship (form 8) for this scholarship.

Funded solely by the Mercy Auxiliary of Central Iowa, these scholarships are awarded to any student admitted to Mercy College studying full or part-time (six hours minimum) with a demonstrated financial need. One letter of recommendation required.