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Graduate Iona College 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

  • Requirements
    • 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

Iona College Alumni Scholarship

  • Requirements
    • Awarded to 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 - $7,213 over the course of degree pursuit depending on program length.
  • Renewal Criteria
    • Maintenance of a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0

First Responder Scholarship

  • Requirements
    • Available for all active first responder personnel who 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 each academic term. Maintenance of a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0

Rockland County Government Scholarship

  • Requirements
    • 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 each academic term.
    • Maintenance of a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0

Westchester County Government Scholarship

  • Requirements
    • Available to entering matriculated graduate students who are employed by the Westchester County Government.
  • 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 each academic term.
    • Maintenance of a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0

Archdiocesan Scholarship

  • Requirements
    • 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. To apply for this scholarship, please send an email to sfs@iona.edu  requesting the Archdiocesan Scholarship for Graduate Studies application form which must be returned no later than the second week of each term.
  • 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

Yellow Ribbon Education Enhancement Program

  • Requirements
    • 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
  • Renewal Criteria
    • Maintenance of a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0

Graduate Assistantships

  • Requirements
    • 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

Awards are determined upon acceptance into a graduate program based on the applicant's cumulative GPA from their undergraduate degree-granting institution or most recently earned graduate/professional degree. General eligibility requirements for a scholarship do not guarantee admission. The total scholarship amount awarded covers the duration of the program and is applied each term in the amount of $500 per course or percent tuition covered as listed above. Amounts are listed based on 2018-2019 tuition rate levels.

No more than one merit scholarship will be awarded to each student and students are responsible for all fees. Financial need is not required to be eligible for merit scholarships.