Academic Excellence Scholarship

Any eighth grade girl who scores a 690 or higher on the Catholic School Entrance exam will be eligible for this full four-year scholarship to Mount Mercy Academy. Students are not required to list Mount Mercy Academy as their top choice, nor must they attend a Catholic grammar school. If a student takes the exam at Mercy and scores below the 690 she will be eligible for other scholarship funding available only to those taking the exam at Mount Mercy Academy.


MMA Academic

Traditionally, a four-year academic scholarship is guaranteed to the member of the incoming class scoring the highest on the Catholic High School Admissions Exam and indicating Mount Mercy Academy as her first-choice school on the admissions application.

  • Mount Mercy Academy Alumnae Academic Scholarship: Full tuition scholarship to the student who scores highest on the Catholic High School Entrance Exam.
  • Mount Mercy Academy President's Academic Scholarship: 1/2 tuition scholarship to the student who scores the second highest on the Catholic High School Entrance Exam
    Mount Mercy Academy Principal's Academic Scholarship: $2,000 scholarship given to the students who score 3rd and 4th on the Catholic High School Entrance Exam. 
  • Mount Mercy Academy Catherine McAuley Academic Scholarships: $1,000 scholarship given to the student who scores 5th highest on the Catholic High School Entrance Exam. 


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. 


The Cullen Scholarship

Students seeking a unique and rewarding academic experience provided by Erie County's private schools have an exciting opportunity. Cullen Foundation seeks to assist families of high-achieving students to mitigate the financial challenges of attaining a private middle school and high school education through our Cullen Scholars program.

Cullen Foundation believes that access to high quality education is critical for an individual and a community's success. To this end, we are providing an opportunity to a select group of high-performing students entering grades 5 and 9 to attend a private school in the BISON Scholarship Fund or Education Collaborative of WNY networks. Cullen Scholars also participate in Buffalo Prep, which offers students arts-integrated, academic enrichment experiences throughout the year.

This program provides access to private schools with preference given to students of color. It offers this opportunity to high-achieving students while increasing the diversity of experience for all private school students. Cullen Scholars will be selected based on academic achievement, financial need and character.


Funded Scholarships

Due to the generosity of our loyal Alumnae and their families, we are able to offer over several funded scholarships. Availability is announced in the Spring, prior to the next school year, along with the application process. Students are strongly encouraged to apply. 

"Attending Mount Mercy Academy is one of the best decisions I could have made. Since day one they have challenged me academically, to strive and succeed. For the past two years at Mount Mercy, I received so much help from all the teachers. They are always open to help me with any questions I have. My teachers have even taken time whenever they can to help me to do well with upcoming tests and quizzes. With their help I have been on both honor rolls, and have been a scholar athlete."

Bella Longo

Class of 2019

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