Scholarships

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APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP


Thanks to the generosity of numerous donors, Mercy College of Health Sciences is able to award nearly $300,000 in scholarships each year to incoming and current students. These scholarships assist with college financing and related expenses. In 2018–2019, the average scholarship awarded was $1,645.

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APPLYING MADE EASY

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS


Scholarship applications are available in the fall and spring for students who satisfy a wide range of criteria, from single parenthood to outstanding academic achievement.

CRITERIA

Scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Criteria established by donor and/or scholarship fund (e.g. minority student, GPA, semester in academic program)

  • Financial need, in order from greatest to least
  • Responses to short answer questions completed during the application process

EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS

There are many great external scholarship opportunities out there, and we've compiled a list of some of our top choices for you.

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TYPES OF AID

There are a number of different types of aid that make financing your education easy based on your personal scenario. Let us help!

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REQUIREMENTS

You must meet the following requirements to receive scholarships:

  • A 2.00 cumulative GPA for incoming or current MercyPLUS students
  • Admitted to Mercy College
WHEN TO APPLY

Scholarship applications are open twice each academic year. Please use the chart below to determine when to apply.

APPLY DURING THIS ROUND RECEIVE FUNDING IN FOLLOWING QUARTERS  
March 1 - 31 Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer  
October 1 - 31 Winter, Spring, and Summer  

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Next step before transforming into a life-saving hero: complete the form below. Our admissions team will get you all the info you need to know.

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EMAIL
Admissions: admissions@mercydesmoines.org

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Admissions: (515) 643-6715
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Academic Programs

  • BACHELOR DEGREES
    • Healthcare Administration (Online)
    • Health Sciences - Pre-Health Professions
    • Nursing - Accelerated BSN (1-year)
    • Nursing - BSN
    • Nursing - Paramedic to BSN
    • Nursing - RN to BSN (Online)
    • Public Health
  • ASSOCIATE DEGREES
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Ultrasound
    • Medical Assisting
    • Nursing - ASN (Nights & Weekends)
    • Paramedic - EMS
    • Physical Therapist Assistant
    • Radiological Technology
    • Surgical Technology
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  • CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
    • Medical Assisting
    • Medical Laboratory Science
    • Paramedic - EMS
    • Surgical Technology
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION
    • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
    • Advanced EKG
    • Advanced Medical Life Support
    • Advanced Stroke Life Support
    • AHA Instructor Classes
    • Basic EKG
    • CPR and First Aid
    • EMS Safety
    • PALS and PEARS
    • Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Professionals
    • Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support

About Us

Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programatic accreditors.

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