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Merit Awards

Mount St. Mary's College seeks to create an all-inclusive academic environment where students from all backgrounds can study, learn and grow to become involved and caring members of our global community.

As a small private college, the Mount works with private donors to ensure that all who seek to attend - irrespective of their financial ability to pay - are considered for admission.

Mount Merit Awards help defer the cost of tuition for many of our students, and are given to qualified individuals based on financial need. Because these awards are funded by private donors who care about the Mount and its mission of educating the next generation of leaders, it is incumbent upon every Merit Award recipient to personally acknowledge in writing her thanks to the donor for the gift that helps make her education possible.

Shortly after the beginning of the term, you will receive a notice from the Institutional Advancement Office. They will provide you with the contact information of your Merit Award donor, along with instructions on composing your note of thanks. Once composed and sent, your Merit Awards will be applied to your account.

For questions or comments about Merit Awards or their disbursement, please contact Student Financing at 310-954-4190.