Mount Aloysius College and organizations around the area have provided dozens of generous scholarships to students. In fact, over 98% 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.

The Family Tuition Grant is a special grant awarded to siblings (brothers and sisters) and/or parents who are attending Mount Aloysius College simultaneously. To be eligible, two or more immediate family members must be enrolled full-time during a given semester. The grant is renewable each year as long as two or more immediate family members continue to be enrolled full-time. Each enrolled family member is eligible for a tuition discount of $2,000 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

https://www.pheaa.org/funding-opportunities/other-educational-aid/chafee-program.shtml

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:

Support Services

  • Marisa Schuster, M.A.,LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, Director of Counseling and Disability Services

St. Joe’s 101 Hall

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm

Telephone:814-886-6336

Email:    MSchuster@mtaloy.edu

  • Jenna Weyandt, Academic Advisor, Student Success & Advising

Admin 101C

Telephone:814-886-6398

Email:    jweyandt@mtaloy.edu

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.

*Available pending grant funding

For more information: HRSA Grant

Beginning with Fall 2019, an international student attending Mount Aloysius College full-time is eligible to receive a $7,000 International Grant if attending as a commuter student or $12,000 International Grant if attending as a residential student.  These awards are per year and these grants are subject to change should the International student change his or her housing status at anytime. 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
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Minimum SAT score of 1500 old scale/1090 new SAT
  • 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)
  • Download and complete the Mount Aloysius College Mary Cypher Madden Scholarship Application and submit it to the Financial Aid Office by May 1.
  • 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.

All information on this application is optional, however, many scholarships are only available to individuals who meet specific criteria.  Applicants must be a high school student who attended a Catholic High School. Should you leave a question(s) blank which would determine your eligibility for this scholarship, you automatically become ineligible.  You must apply for federal and state grants before consideration for scholarship eligibility will be given.

The deadline for this scholarship is May 1, 2020.

MARY CYPHER MADDEN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (PDF)

Mount Aloysius College is proud of its commitment in assisting all students in affording a private, liberal arts education. MAC offers a comprehensive program of academic- and need-based scholarships and grants, part-time employment, loans, and state/federal assistance.

Mount Aloysius College Academic Awards for Adult Learners

These awards are granted to full-time students who 1. transfer to the College; 2. are readmitted to the College; 3. change enrollment at the College from part-time to full-time; or 4. are an adult freshman with no prior college credits.   These grants and scholarships are based on the student’s college or high school GPA.

  • McAuley Academic Excellence Scholarship 
    • Student must have a college or high school GPA of 3.9 or higher to receive $20,000 over a 4-year period.
  • Aloysius Academic Excellence Scholarship
    • Student must have a college or high school GPA of 3.65 to 3.89 to receive $16,000 over a 4-year period.
  • Foundress Academic Excellence Award
    • Student must have a college or high school GPA of 3.15 to 3.64 to receive $12,000 over a 4-year period.
  • Deans’ Academic Achievement Award
    • Student must have a college or high school GPA of 2.5 to 3.14 to receive $8,000 over a 4-year period.
  • Sister Gertrude Blake Grant
    • Student has a college or high school GPA below 2.5 to receive $6,000 over a 4-year period.

These awards for new, full-time students are determined by the Admissions Office and are based on GPA and whether the student is a resident or commuter.  The Academic Award is subject to change based on the students housing status each semester.

  • McAuley Academic Excellence Scholarship 
    • Student must have a high school GPA of 3.9 or higher to receive up to $40,000 over a 4 year period.
  • Aloysius Academic Excellence Scholarship
    • Student must have a high school GPA of 3.65 to 3.89 to receive up to $36,000 over a 4 year period.
  • Foundress Academic Excellence Award
    • Student must have a high school GPA of 3.15 to 3.64 to receive up to $32,000 over a 4 year period.
  • Deans’ Academic Achievement Award
    • Student must have a high school GPA of 2.5 to 3.14 to receive up to $28,000 over a 4 year period.
  • Sister Gertrude Blake Grant
    • Student has a high school GPA below 2.5 to receive up to $24,000 over a 4 year period.

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: 1280 SAT or 26 ACT, 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 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:

  • Minimum of a 1530 old scale/1110 new SAT or 23 ACT
  • 3.3 QPA
  • Students must be applying to a four-year program
  • Live on-campus

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 award is offered to approximately 30 new first year students each fall.  Our Mercy Presidential Scholarship is valued at  $14,000 a year, for a total of 4 years worth of $56,000 and is competitive.  Students who get the scholarship do not receive a Mount Aloysius Scholarship on top of the $14,000 due to the institutional cap.  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.

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!

Criteria:

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 the “new voice” at Mount Aloysius College.

Vox Nova is a select mixed vocal ensemble with keyboard accompanist which performs music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras. Vox Nova also offers opportunities for more individualized performance in duets, trios, madrigals, and the like from these two time periods.

The ensemble performs its own series of concerts at the College. Vox Nova also performs at special events on campus, and makes guest appearances both regionally and statewide. In addition, Vox Nova performers showcase and share their talents with high school choral singers in workshops that expose young students to noteworthy music performed by students of outstanding quality.

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.

Auditions
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.

Taped Audition: If you are unable to complete an on-campus audition, you may submit either an audio (cassette) or video tape of quality sound and clarity containing your two vocal selections. An information sheet, sent with your application materials, concerning your taped audition must accompany the tape when submitted. Final acceptance into Vox Nova will be contingent upon a final on-campus re-audition.

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 eight 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 currently the musical director of the Blair Concert Chorale in Altoona and is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda and the American Choral Director’s Association.

*Institutional aid is capped at 18,000 per year.

Outside Scholarships

Mount Aloysius offers many scholarships which can be found on this page. Here are other local and national scholarships.

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.

Criteria:

  • 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 is May 1, 2020.

Online Alumni Book Scholarship Application

Endowed Scholarship Criteria and Application

Mount Aloysius College is pleased to be able to offer numerous scholarship opportunities to our students. To apply for any of the scholarships you must:

  • 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

  • Complete and return the Endowed (General) Scholarship Application to the Financial Aid Office, unless otherwise noted.The Endowed (General) Scholarship Application is used to apply for Endowed Scholarships only. You may only list six scholarships as indicated on the application.Remember, a completed application includes:

    • Application form signed.
    • Employment history.
    • Career aspirations.
    • How a scholarship will help you meet your educational goals and how you meet the criteria.

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 can complete the Endowed 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.  Please be sure to complete the application carefully making 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 is May 1, 2020.

Online Endowed Scholarship Application

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