Returning Student Scholarships
Spring 2014 scholarships are now closed. Please check back for Fall 2014 scholarships.
Frank Harkin Memorial Scholarship (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 renewable award 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 personal financial need and enrollment in fulltime course work. One letter of recommendation required.
Student Leadership/Service Learning Scholarship (closed)
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 Scholarship (closed)
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 (closed)
Funded solely by the Schildberg Foundation, these scholarships are awarded to four 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 achieve each semester they receive funds, or risk losing further funding. One letter of recommendation required.
Frank & Mary Quijano Scholarship (closed)
Funded by Mercy College President Barbara Decker, these scholarships are awarded in memory of Frank Quijano and in honor of 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 in the 2012-13 academic year. One letter of recommendation required.
Latinos Unidos Scholarships from Mercy College (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.
The Pathways Program Alumni Scholarship (closed)
Funded by the General Scholarship Fund, these 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 students enrolled in any degree program, who meet the entry GPA for the program. Recipients will also be evaluated on the basis of personal financial need. One letter of recommendation required.
Questions about scholarship eligibility should be directed to:
Submit forms (via email) to:
Submit forms (in-person) to:
- Missy Chapman
Sullivan Center Lobby, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.