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Undergraduate Iona College Awards

Undergraduate and transfer students may be eligible for scholarship under several award programs.

Merit 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.

Students admitted to Iona College are automatically considered for merit scholarships during the admission process and are not required to file an application for merit awards. Students may only receive 1 merit-based scholarship (Presidential, Deans', Heritage, Gael, Transfer, or Celtic.)

Presidential and Deans’ Scholarship

Eligible students can apply for our prestigious Presidential and Deans’ Scholarships through the Honor’s Program.

  • Amount
    • Presidential Scholarship: Full tuition
    • Deans' Scholarship: $30,000 per year

Heritage Scholarship & Gael Scholarship

  • Award Criteria
    • Available to entering freshman students who have earned outstanding academic records.
  • Amount
    • Range from $8,000 - $24,000
  • Renewal Criteria
    • Heritage: Maintenance of a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Gael: Maintenance of a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.0

Transfer Scholarship & Iona Celtic Scholarship

  • Requirements
    • 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

Family Awards

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

  • Requirements
    • Siblings must be concurrently enrolled as full-time undergraduate matriculants.
  • Amount
    • $1,500
  • Renewal Criteria
    • Maintenance of a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.0

Athletic Awards

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

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

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.
  • Amount
  • Renewal Criteria
    • Maintenance of a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0

It is important to note that for full consideration for all aid for which a student may be eligible, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be filed. To apply for State, Federal, and/or Iona College need-based Institutional aid, you must complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov  using our FAFSA school code of 002737. The FAFSA requirement does not apply to international students.

Your financial aid award package is based upon the residence/commuter status listed on your FAFSA and the assumption that you will enroll full-time, taking at least 12 course credits per term. Awards are subject to revision based on your actual enrollment, residence status and verification of income and asset information. Students receiving Tuition Exchange, Employee Tuition Remission, or other full-tuition awards may not qualify for the above awards.

Contact Student Financial Service for details on financial aid availability for Summer Sessions and Winter Session.