Mount Aloysius College and organizations around the area have provided dozens of generous scholarships to students. In fact, 99% of our students receive some sort of financial aid! Explore the different scholarship opportunities available and learn how you can apply.

Mount Aloysius offers many scholarships which can be found in three different categories.

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Institutional Grants/Scholarships & Fellowships

Mount Aloysius College is committed to making your education affordable and the College has developed generous grant and scholarship programs.  Each year Mount Aloysius awards over $7.5 million in merit and need based aid to assist students for outstanding accomplishments and in financing their education. The scholarships support students who have distinguished themselves academically, through leadership activities, in community service, in the arts, and in other ways and are renewable for up to four years.

These grants/scholarships include:

Mount Aloysius College offers scholarships to baccalaureate students seeking a degree in English or students who work on the college newspaper. Each scholarship is valued at $4,000 over a four-year period ($1,000/yr).

Preference given to:

  • Four-year, traditional freshman seeking English as a major or works on the college newspaper
  • 3.3 QPA
  • Required to enroll in EN201 during Freshman year

For more information on the English Fellowship Scholarship at Mount Aloysius College, please contact the Admissions Office at (814) 886-6383, toll-free at 888-823-2220.

Students who are full-time and compete as a part of the Clay Sports Team in the USA College Clay Target League will be awarded $1,000 a year.

Students who are full-time and compete as a part of the E-Sports Team will be awarded $1,000 a year.

The Family Legacy Award is awarded to incoming full-time Freshman who have an immediate family member that graduated from Mount Aloysius College and to siblings/immediate family members that are enrolled full-time simultaneously at Mount Aloysius College. This award is renewable each year as long as the immediate family member and student continue to be enrolled full-time.  The student and family member are eligible for a tuition discount of $2000 per year.

Student Eligibility Requirements:

  • Effective Fall 2020
  • Must be a youth in foster care after the age of 16
  • Student must be under the age of 26 and can be used up to 5 years.
  • All grants and scholarships must be applied before receiving tuition and fee waiver
  • Must be a high school graduate or hold a GED
  • Must be accepted to Mount Aloysius College
  • Student must maintain academic progress
  • Must be a current PA resident
  • Student must also be eligible for the PA CHAFEE Education and Training Grant

Point of Contact:    Information and help applying for financial aid or questions on the FITE waiver can be obtained at the Financial Aid Office.   Additional point of contact resources are as follows:

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This one time award for $1,000/yr  is for students who attended an academic summer camp at Mount Aloysius.

A special scholarship opportunity for graduates of Catholic High Schools. Each scholarship is valued at $8,000 over a four-year period ($2,000/yr).

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Four-year, traditional freshman
  • Graduate of any Catholic High School or Judeo-Christian school (will be reviewed  on a case by case basis)

For more information on the Heritage Scholarship at Mount Aloysius College, please contact the Admissions Office at (814) 886-6383, toll-free at 888-823-2220.

International students attending Mount Aloysius College full-time are eligible to receive a $10,000 International Grant and if attending as a residential student a $4,000 Residence Hall Grant.  Mount Aloysius College does use professional agents in the recruitment of some international students.

Mount Aloysius College offers special scholarships to qualified seniors from Catholic High Schools.

Preference given to students with:

  • Current high school senior attending a Catholic High School
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Apply and be accepted to Mount Aloysius College by March 1 (for the upcoming Fall semester)
  • Apply for federal and state grants (using Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Must provide evidence of service and leadership during high school
  • Preference given to students enrolling in a 4 year baccalaureate program

For more information on the Mary Cypher Madden Scholarships at Mount Aloysius College, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (814) 886-6357 or toll-free at 888-823-2220.

Scholarship will be awarded to a student of color having financial need as determined by Financial Aid Office guidelines. One student will be awarded $5000 each year ($2,500 per semester). For further information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (814) 886-6357 or toll-free at (888) 823-2220.

These awards for new, full-time students are determined by the Admissions Office and are based on GPA.

  • Mother McAuley Award 
    • Student must have a high school GPA of 3.75 or higher to receive up to $40,000 over a 4 year period.
  • Saint Aloysius Award
    • Student must have a high school GPA of 3.33 to 3.74 to receive up to $24,000 over a 4 year period.
  • 1853 Foundress Award
    • Student must have a high school GPA of 2.75 to 3.32 to receive up to $16,000 over a 4 year period.
  • Sister Blake Award
    • Student has a high school GPA of 2.74 to 2.0 to receive up to $12,000 over a 4 year period.


Students that live in the residence halls will receive an additional $4,000 a year Residence Hall Grant.

This full tuition fellowship opportunity is open to high school seniors enrolling as first time, full-time freshmen who have attained the honor of being class valedictorian or salutatorian.

Requirements: 3.5 QPA.  Students are invited to participate in the fellowship search upon acceptance and will be invited to complete an essay and competitive interview on campus.

Mother Frances Warde Foundress Fellowship History & Requirements  (PDF)

Mount Aloysius College offers a grant to full-time undergraduate students that is used to make College as affordable as possible by covering a percentage of unmet need.  For all need based aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required.

Students are invited to participate in this program as they apply to the college and meet the requirements. The Mercy Presidential and/or Honors Scholarship at Mount Aloysius College is designed to enhance and bring student leadership to the college. Candidates must demonstrate a solid academic record, commitment to home, school, and community. They must also possess leadership abilities, participation in extra-curricular activities, volunteer, and be involved in community service projects.

Preference given to:

  • 3.3 QPA
  • Students must be applying to a four-year program
  • Living on-campus is required for the Mercy Presidential Scholarship only

Once invited to participate, students must complete an application and essay. Students must also participate in an interview with the Mercy Presidential Scholarship committee. The deadline for participation is February 15.

This scholarship is valued at  $2,000 a year.   In order to maintain the scholarship, students must meet QPA requirements and increase the quality of student life on campus.

Please call (814) 886-6383 or email the Admissions Office for an admissions interview and campus tour.

A special scholarship awarded to out of state (not international) full-time freshman students. Each scholarship is valued at $1,500 a year.

Students enrolled full-time will receive up to $29,000 in forgivable loans and/or scholarships while attending the surgical technology program at Penn Highlands DuBois, as well as $15,000 in additional sign-on bonuses upon employment.

Students enrolled full-time will receive up to $29,000 in forgivable loans and/or scholarships while attending the radiography program at Penn Highlands DuBois, as well as $15,000 in additional sign-on bonuses upon employment.

Theatre is more than just an extracurricular activity at Mount Aloysius College. Our theatrical season has expanded to four shows, and ranges from tragicomedies to original staged readings to musicals. Our highly successful Theatre Program is preparing for another great season at Mount Aloysius College.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a full-time student at Mount Aloysius.
  • Complete the application and your personal essay.
  • Send three original letters of recommendation within two weeks of your application.
  • Schedule and complete the interview/audition process.
  • Be passionate about being an active part of Mount Aloysius College Theatre!


These scholarships of $1,000 are renewable each year, provided you maintain the following criteria:

  • Be registered as a full-time student.
  • Participate in two productions per semester (either in performance or production areas).*
  • Attend all strikes (removal of the set following each production).
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA.

*Please note: participation will normally require a minimum of 40 hours per semester (unless otherwise instructed). If you have an official position, you must complete all assigned tasks (even if it might go over the required hours).

As part of your interview, you will be asked to perform two contrasting monologues (e.g., one serious, one humorous). Each monologue can be no longer than two minutes in length.

For an application please contact the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions , (814)886-6383, Fax (814)886-6441.

Vox Nova is a select mixed vocal ensemble which performs music from the Renaissance to current day.

The ensemble performs its own series of concerts at the College. Vox Nova also performs at other events both on- and off-campus.

As a performer in this choral ensemble, you will receive a Vox Nova performing stipend, a merit scholarship based on your academic record as an incoming student, and College credits for participation while you are a full-time student at Mount Aloysius.

Vox Nova is not a music major, but rather is a performance based opportunity for students who wish to continue their vocal success while pursuing another field of study. Vox Nova singers choose their academic major from the College’s various programs.

Application Procedures

To be considered for Vox Nova, you must return:

  • The College Application for Admission with a non-refundable $30 fee.
  • The Vox Nova application. Please contact the director at (814) 886-6495 or email Nancy Way for an application.
  • Official high school transcript demonstrating a grade point average of 3.0 or better. (All Vox Nova applicants must meet this academic standard.)
  • Three letters of recommendation. Two-letters should be from professional musicians (e.g. choir director, private voice/instrument instructor, musical theatre director, etc.) who can testify to your musical abilities, strengths and achievements. The third letter should be from a non-musical, non-family member who has observed you in a setting requiring responsibility and individual strengths. (E.g. employer, volunteer supervisor, clergy, etc.)
  • Upon completion of the four requirements, send the above items to the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions. These items will cover your application for entrance to both Vox Nova and the College.
  • You must be accepted into the College and your program of study in order to participate in the ensemble.
  • Mount Aloysius College is a professional college offering bachelor, associate, and graduate programs. Vox Nova students select various programs and degrees as their choice of study.

All students applying to the Vox Nova program must successfully complete an audition. You will be tested for aural and general music skills and asked to sing two solo works of contrasting styles and time period.

On-campus Audition: You must schedule with the music director for an on-site audition. Please contact the director at (814) 886-6495.

The Choral Performance Minor
Vox Nova student performers in a Bachelor degree program may choose to complete a choral performance minor. A student enrolled in the minor must be a member of Vox Nova for six semesters at two credits each semester. The remaining credits may be made up through any of the music courses offered at Mount Aloysius. This course of study is available to Vox Nova participants only. Please contact the music director with any questions regarding this program.

The Director
Nancy Rosensteel Way has been a faculty member of Mount Aloysius College since 1991. She received her Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the Hartt School of Music and Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She studied privately with conductors Robert Page, Gerald Mack and James Meena. Ms. Way has been music director for the Johnstown Symphony Chorus and Allegheny Highlands Regional Theatre as well as music instructor at Saint Francis College. She was guest director for Blair and Indiana Choral Festivals and a panel member for the Choral/Opera division of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She is a member of Chorus America, the American Choral Director’s Association, and Pi Kappa Lambda.


Alumni Book Scholarship Criteria and Application

This Scholarship was established in an effort to offset the costs of textbooks for students. The Alumni Association now provides book grants to students with financial need.


  • Special consideration given to alumni or relatives of alumni

  • Scholastic ability

  • Financial need

  • Involvement in school/community activities

  • The Alumni Book Scholarship Application must be completed with all attachments to be considered for this scholarship

You can complete the Alumni Book Scholarship application by downloading the PDF application and mailing it to the Financial Aid Office or by completing the online application which will automatically be emailed to the Financial Aid Office. Read and complete this application carefully, making sure to attach/complete all requested information. You must complete the FAFSA before consideration for scholarship eligibility will be given. Any scholarship that you receive is considered a financial aid resource, and, when combined with other financial aid resources, may affect the amounts of other financial aid resources (for example: OVR, Southern Alleghenies, etc.) All decisions from the scholarship committee are final.

All information on this application is optional; however, many scholarships are only available to individuals who meet specific criteria (i.e. disability, single parent). Should you leave a question(s) blank which would determine your eligibility for a specific scholarship, you automatically become ineligible for that particular scholarship.

The deadline for this application was May 1, 2024.

Alumni Book Application

Endowed Scholarship Criteria

Mount Aloysius College is pleased to be able to offer numerous scholarship opportunities to our students.

  • Apply for federal and state grants (using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

  • Have financial need according to Financial Aid Office guidelines

  • Meet criteria specified within the individual scholarship descriptions

Endowed scholarships at Mount Aloysius College are provided by generous and caring people, who unselfishly give to support the educational endeavors of Mount Aloysius students. Some scholarship recipients may be contacted by the Institutional Advancement Office and asked to:

  1. Write a letter of thanks to your benefactor/donor.
  2. Complete a personal profile form.
  3. Attend the Scholarship Donor Recognition Dinner.

All steps must be completed to be considered for future scholarships.

You must complete the FAFSA before consideration for scholarship eligibility will be given. Any scholarship that you receive is considered a financial aid resource, and, when combined with other financial aid resources, may affect the amounts of other financial aid resources (for example: OVR, Southern Alleghenies, etc.) All decisions from the scholarship committee are final.

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