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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. 

"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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