Iona College Awards

These are funds from the college applied to student accounts to reduce the balance due.

Iona Funded Awards

  • Iona College awards merit-based scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students on the basis of their high school or college (in the case of transfer students) test scores and academic ability. These scholarships are determined based on the available academic indicators by the admissions office at the time of acceptance to the college. They will remain the same for all four years provided the student maintains the agreed upon cumulative GPA and files a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually by April 15 in advance of each academic year. Undergraduate students may also be eligible for need-based grants from the College and should complete the FAFSA to be considered for grant assistance.
Graduate students may be eligible for scholarship under several award programs as follows:
  • Edmund Rice Scholarship: Available to entering matriculated graduate students who have earned outstanding academic records.  The Edmund Rice Scholarship is $500 per three credit course. Maintenance of a minimum GPA of 3.5 is required for scholarship renewal.
  • Iona College Alumni Scholarship: Awarded to students who completed an undergraduate degree at Iona College and are matriculated in a graduate program at Iona College. The scholarship is 10% of graduate tuition.
  • Archdiocesan Scholarship: Full-time teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors employed by Catholic elementary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese of New York may receive a tuition scholarship equal to one-third of graduate tuition for a maximum of six credits per semester.
  • First Responder Scholarship: Provides a 30% tuition discount to police officers, fire fighters, etc., who are newly admitted to degree programs offered at the Rockland Graduate Center and Criminal Justice graduate students at the New Rochelle campus.
  • Westchester County Government Scholarship: Available to entering matriculated graduate students who are employed by the Westchester County Government. The Westchester County Government Scholarship is $500 per three credit course. Effective starting in the Fall 2015 semester/trimester.
  • Graduate Assistantships: Assistantships provide tuition scholarships and require an average of 20 hours of work per week. They are available on a competitive basis. Applications may be obtained from your respective Dean’s Office, Hagan School of Business or the School of Arts and Science.
  • Residence Hall Campus Ministries: Part-time residential positions are available for graduate students who work for the Center for Campus Ministries. As residence hall campus ministers, students receive room and board.
  • Yellow Ribbon Education Enhancement Program: Iona College participates in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  GI program. By enrolling in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program and providing additional scholarships that are matched by the government, Iona is able to offer full tuition to 20 qualifying veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

Types of Iona Funded Awards:

Scholarships and Grants

Cumulative Grade point averages for retaining Iona College funding:




Academic Excellence 3.0 Gael Scholarship 2.0
Alpha Beta Gamma 3.0 Heritage Scholarship 3.0
Archdiocesan Award 3.0 Iona Grant 2.0
Athletic Award 2.0 Iona Scholarship 2.8
Brother Daly Alumni Award 2.0 Iona Incentive Award 2.5
Brother Offer Scholarship 2.0 Phi Theta Kappa 3.0
Celtic Scholarship 2.5 Presidential or Dean's Scholarship 3.5
Edmund Rice Scholarship - Graduate 3.5 Piper's Scholarship 2.0
Edmund Rice Grant 2.0 Sibling Award 2.0
Founders Grant 2.0 Transfer Scholarship 3.0

Athletic Awards
  • Iona College grants athletic awards on a competitive basis to outstanding athletes. Refer to your athletic contract and coaches for specific requirements.

Endowed Scholarships

Iona College is fortunate to have generous donors who contribute funds to provide endowed scholarships to assist students in meeting their educational goals. Donors establish the guidelines and eligibility for each specific scholarship, as well as the amount permitted. Endowed scholarships are scholarships for which the disbursements are based on earnings from the invested donations. The "corpus" is invested and a portion of the interest earned each year funds the scholarship award. Thus, the "corpus" remains part of the College's endowment in perpetuity.

Endowed scholarship award renewal is not guaranteed and is subject to both financial market fluctuation and continued student eligibility. Please note that the receipt of an endowed scholarship may result in a decrease in Iona College institutional aid.

Students must complete the Endowed Scholarship Application available online for each scholarship you are applying for. Additionally you must attach a copy of the scholarship criteria which can be found online at Undergraduate Catalog. Once you have completed the application, please fax it to Student Financial Services at (914) 633-2096. We begin awarding our endowed scholarships in October of each academic year.