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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 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. Undergraduate students may also be eligible for need-based grants from the College and should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually by April 15 in advance of each academic year, to be considered for grant assistance. Financial aid and scholarships do not apply toward any Summer Session I enrollment.

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 listed below. Please note that students may receive assistance from only one program. In addition, if any or all of your charges are covered by an external source, you are not entitled to receive Iona funds toward the covered expenses.
  • 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 percent 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: The First Responders Scholarship reflects a 30 percent tuition discount and is available for all active first responder personnel who enroll either full-time 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. In order to qualify for the First Responders Scholarship, all admission requirements must be completed, and applicants must provide proof of current employment from their agency each academic year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 50 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 Transfer 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.