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Undergraduate Iona College 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 Grade Point Average (GPA.) Students admitted to Iona College are automatically considered for merit scholarships during the admission process and are not required to file an application for the following awards:

Award Renewal Criteria
Heritage Scholarship Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
Gael Scholarship Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater
Transfer Scholarship Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
Celtic Scholarship Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater
Brother Daly Alumni Award Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater. A parent must be a graduate of Iona College.
Sibling Award Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater. Siblings must be concurrently enrolled as full-time undergraduate matriculants.

Presidential and Deans’ Scholarship

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

Athletic Awards

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

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 or their eligible dependents.

Need-based Founders’ Grant

Undergraduate students may also be eligible for need-based Founders’ 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, and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 or greater to be considered for grant assistance. Financial aid and scholarships do not apply toward any Summer Session or Winter Session enrollment.

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  using our FAFSA school code of 002737. The FAFSA requirement does not apply to International Students.