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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.

Transfer Start to Finish Program

Transfer Achievement Scholarship
  • Available to Transfer applicants who have earned 50 college credits with a cumulative Grade Point Average between 3.5 and 3.69.
  • Provides for a 50% tuition discount for each term of full-time enrollment.
  • Renewable on the basis of achieving an Iona cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 or greater.
 Transfer Excellence Scholarship
  • Available to Transfer applicants who have earned 50 college credits with a cumulative Grade Point Average between 3.7 and 4.0.
  • Provides for a 50% tuition discount for the first two terms of enrollment and 75% tuition discount for the remaining terms.
  • Renewable on the basis of achieving an Iona cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 or greater.

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.

Graduate Awards

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, as well as members of the clergy,  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.
  • Rockland County Government Scholarship: Available to entering matriculated graduate students who are employed by the Rockland County Government. The Rockland County Government Scholarship is $500 per three credit course. Effective starting in the Summer 2015 term.
  • 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 Summer 2015 term.
  • Graduate Assistantships: Assistantships provide tuition scholarships and require an average of 20 hours of work per week. Please access the Student Employment site here for available positions.
  • 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:
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Renewal Criteria

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Renewal Criteria

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