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Academic Excellence Scholarship

Each academic scholarship will follow the recipient for four years at Mount Mercy Academy. The awards go to the top scorers on the Catholic High School Admissions Exam. Students who put Mount Mercy Academy as their first choice will be eligible.

Alumnae Scholarship FULL TUITION

Student who received the top score

Head of School Scholarship HALF TUITION

Student who received the second-highest score

Catherine McAuley Scholarship $5,000

Student who received the third-highest score

Legacy Scholarship $1,000

All four years: goes to a student selected by Mount Mercy Academy’s Scholarship Committee. Students must complete the application and submit an essay to apply. Students with a family member who attended Mount Mercy Academy are eligible.

Approximately 80 named benefactor Awards

The criteria for these scholarships is determined by the respective benefactors. Many are need-based. These students are selected by Mount Mercy Academy’s Scholarship Committee. Families must complete the financial aid application process (FACTS Grants & Aid) to be considered.


These awards will be given out to students for service, character and/or academic achievement.

To apply, students must submit an essay and one or more of recommendation.

Foundation Scholarships 


John R. Oishei Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded each year to an economically disadvantaged minority student who has chosen Mount Mercy Academy as their first choice high school and is registered at MMA by the registration deadline. The recipient receives full tuition (except for the tuition deposit) for four years. A separate application and interview process is required. 

Click here to apply for the Oishei Scholarship


Funded Scholarships

Due to the generosity of our loyal Alumnae and their families, we are able to offer over several funded scholarships. Availability dependent on the student meeting the criteria of the established scholarship. All interested students are strongly encouraged to apply. 

"Mount Mercy has positively changed my life forever. Through the inviting community, I was able to grow as a woman, as a daughter, as a friend, and as a member of society. Throughout my time here I have gained an education in both academic areas and life in general through the school's ongoing efforts to educate students on gender inequality, racial injustice, and environmental crisis'. Furthermore, Mercy has given me the space to gain confidence that 4 years ago I never would have guessed I would have. Mount Mercy has helped me take that initial step toward becoming the strong woman of color I am today. At Mercy you are more than just a student, you are whoever you wish to be."

Melina Courtney

Class of 2022

"My future, success, and the ability to be an empowered woman in society come from Mount Mercy. My school is a strong foundation for my role in life. From attending Mount Mercy, I can say with confidence, that I will graduate with the mindset that I can accomplish anything. Mercy is my home and my sanctuary to be whoever I want. Mount Mercy has been bringing forth generations of strong intellectual women into the world, and I am more than honored to be one of them. Mercy teaches girls more than academics, but also about the world around us. As a mercy community, we give back to the world because it is our home. From my four years at Mercy, I have been educated on pushing for equality and peace and the understanding that there is no limit to what I can do. I have the confidence to go out in the world and make a difference because being a Mercy girl has given me that opportunity. "

Cassidy Reid

Class of 2022

"Mercy is more than just a school. Mercy is my second home and a shoulder to lean on. Mount Mercy has given me the confidence and resources to pursue my passions and make the world a more inclusive place, propelling me to take strides into male-dominated fields. Mercy blessed me with an environment to grow intellectually and in the community, giving me the foundation to make a tangible impact while making lifelong friendships."

Adrianna Awald

Class of 2022

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