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At Mount Mercy Academy, we believe education should be possible for everyone. We are willing to work with families who require financial aid, and are proud to offer a variety of scholarships for students with different skills and talents, who believe they would be a wonderful addition to the Mount Mercy Community.

Academic Excellence Scholarships

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


Student who received the top score.

Head of School Scholarship


Student who recievec the second highest score

Catherine McAuley Scholarship


Student who recieved the third highest score

Legacy Scholarships - $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.

Mission of Mercy Scholarships

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. 

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