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Iona College Awards

Undergraduate Scholarships

As an undergraduate or transfer student, you may be eligible for a scholarship under several award programs.

You are automatically considered for merit scholarships during the admission process! For full consideration, please ensure that your FAFSA has been filed.

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 by the admissions office at the time of acceptance to the College. You are eligible to receive the offered merit scholarship for four years, or eight semesters of full-time study, as long as you maintain the renewal criteria.

You may only receive one merit-based scholarship.

Heritage Scholarship & Gael Scholarship

  • Award Criteria
    • Available to entering freshman students who have earned outstanding academic records.
  • Amount
    • Range from $10,000 - $25,000
  • Renewal Criteria
    • Heritage: Maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
    • Gael: Maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Transfer Scholarship & Iona Celtic Scholarship

  • Award Criteria
    • Available to entering transfer students who have earned outstanding academic records.
  • Amount
    • Range from $10,000 - $18,000
  • Renewal Criteria
    • Transfer: Maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Iona Celtic: Maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Brother Daly Alumni Award

  • Award Criteria
    • Student must have a parent that is a graduate of Iona College.
  • Amount
    • $1,000
  • Renewal Criteria
    • Maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Sibling Award

  • Award Criteria
    • Siblings must be concurrently enrolled as full-time Iona undergraduate students,
  • Amount
    • $1,500
  • Renewal Criteria
    • Maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

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

Receipt of an Athletics award could affect your eligibility for merit- or need-based grants.

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 50 qualifying veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

  • Amount
    • Up to full-tuition based on student’s GI Bill eligibility.
  • Renewal Criteria
    • Maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

More on Yellow Ribbon Program

Graduate Awards

As a graduate student, you may be eligible for a scholarship under several award programs.

Awards are determined upon acceptance into a graduate program based on your cumulative GPA from your undergraduate degree-granting institution or most recently earned graduate/professional degree.

You may only receive one merit-based scholarship.

  • Award Criteria
    • Available to entering matriculated graduate students who have earned outstanding academic records.
  • Amount
    • $500 per 3 credit course, ranging from $5,000 to $10,500 over the course of degree pursuit depending on program length.
  • Renewal Criteria
    • Maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Award Criteria
    • Awarded to entering students who completed an undergraduate degree at Iona College and are matriculated in a graduate program at Iona College.
  • Amount
    • 10% tuition discount, ranging from $3,447 - $9,376 over the course of degree pursuit depending on program length.
  • Renewal Criteria
    • Maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Award Criteria
    • Available for all entering students who are active first responder personnel and enroll either in a master’s degree or certificate program in criminal justice or a certificate program in forensic criminology at Iona College. The scholarship is available for all active first responders in the fields of law enforcement, fire safety, military and positions of emergency services personnel, civil air patrol senior members, corrections, probation, parole officers, and mid-administrators.
  • Amount
    • 30% tuition discount, Certificate only, up to $4,060. Degree program: $11,160 over the course of degree pursuit depending on program length.
  • Renewal Criteria
    • Recipients must provide proof of current employment from their agency no later than September 2 for the fall semester and January 2 for the spring semester. The deadline for the summer is the second day of classes.
  • Award Criteria
    • Available to entering matriculated graduate students who are employed by the Rockland County Government. This Scholarship is $500 per three-credit course.
  • Amount
    • $500 per 3 credit course, ranging from $5,000 to $10,500 over the course of degree pursuit depending on program length.
  • Renewal Criteria
    • Recipients must provide proof of current employment from their agency no later than September 2 for the fall semester and January 2 for the spring semester. The deadline for the summer is the second day of classes.
    • Maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Award Criteria
    • Available to entering matriculated graduate students who are employed by the Westchester County Government.
  • Amount
    • $500 per three-credit course, ranging from $5,000 to $10,500 over the course of degree pursuit depending on program length.
  • Renewal Criteria
    • Recipients must provide proof of current employment from their agency no later than September 2 for the fall semester and January 2 for the spring semester. The deadline for the summer is the second day of classes.
    • Maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Award Criteria
    • Full-time teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors employed by Catholic elementary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese of New York and neighboring dioceses, as well as members of the clergy, may receive a tuition scholarship equal to one-third of School of Arts & Science graduate tuition for a maximum of six credits per semester.
  • Amount
    • 33% tuition discount, ranging from $10,830 to $23,430 over the course of degree pursuit depending on program length.
  • Renewal Criteria
    • Maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • To apply for this scholarship, email sfs@iona.edu requesting the Archdiocesan Scholarship for Graduate Studies application form which must be returned no later than September 2 for the fall semester and January 2 for the spring semester. The deadline for the summer is the second day of classes.

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 50 qualifying veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

  • Amount
    • Up to full-tuition based on student’s GI Bill eligibility.
  • Renewal Criteria
    • Maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

More on Yellow Ribbon Program

  • Award Criteria
    • Assistantships provide tuition scholarships and/or wages and require an average of 20 hours of work per week. Please contact your Dean's office for details.
  • Amount
    • Tuition awards vary by Department resources.
  • Renewal Criteria
    • Maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

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