The College of New Rochelle recognizes superior academic achievement through merit scholarships based on grades and SAT or ACT scores.
When students complete the application they are automatically considered for CNR's merit scholarships. Recipients are notified shortly after their acceptance. It's that simple! To determine your merit award, please use the Merit Scholarship Calculator at the top right of this page.
To remain eligible for the scholarship, students must maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA.
The Presidential Scholarship awards $17,000 per year.
To remain eligible for the scholarship, students must maintain a 2.7 cumulative GPA.
The Academic Scholarship awards $16,000 per year.
To remain eligible for the scholarship, students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
The Dean's Scholarship awards $14,000 per year.
The St. Angela
To remain eligible for the scholarship, students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
The St. Angela Award provides students with $7,000 per year.
Merit Scholarships are awarded through the freshmen Admissions Office.
Trustee Scholarship – is a full four-year scholarship (tuition, room and board) awarded to one School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) freshman and one School of Nursing (SON) freshman each fall semester. To remain eligible for the scholarship, students must maintain a 3.4 cumulative GPA.
Honors Scholarship – $17,000 plus a $4,000 room grant for a total of $21,000.
Transfer Merit Scholarships
School of Arts and Sciences (SAS):
Transfer Scholarship I $11,500 – maintain a GPA of 3.2 or higher
Transfer Scholarship II $9,500 – maintain a GPA of 2.7 or higher
Transfer Scholarship III $7,500 – maintain a GPA of 2.0
Transfer Merit Scholarships
School of Nursing (SON):
Transfer Scholarship I $10,000 – maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
Transfer scholarship II $8,000 – maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
Art Scholarships range from $ 1,500 to $ 4,000 and are awarded after the student is accepted into the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and their art portfolio has been reviewed by the Art Department.
Ursuline Leadership Grant – Students from Ursuline high schools that have been accepted to The College of New Rochelle are eligible to apply for the Ursuline Leadership Grant. These grant recipients will serve as peer educators and leaders, working with the Office of Campus Ministry to enhance the Catholic and Ursuline character of the College. This program requires on-campus residency and the award of $8,000 is applied toward housing costs. To apply for this opportunity, contact Helen Wolf (email@example.com) by April 15.
Choir and Musician Grant – Participate in one or more opportunities, including the Holy Family Chapel Choir, Gospel Choir and musical ensembles. Students accepted to The College of New Rochelle can request an audition for these special awards by contacting Helen Wolf (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 15. Awards range from $1,000 to $4,000.
Journalism Grant - Students that have been accepted to The College of New Rochelle who have experience and interest in journalism are encouraged to apply for the Journalism Grant. Recipients will participate in the development of student publications, including the student newspaper, literary magazine, and yearbook. Please contact Tiffany Blake (email@example.com) by April 15.
Student-Faculty Research Scholarship is a $3,000 per year scholarship awarded to five freshmen students each year. Accepted students are invited to complete a separate application that will be reviewed by the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and a Faculty Committee. There are opportunities to renew the award in future years.
Russell Taylor Scholarship is awarded to students that wish to study abroad. The scholarship funds one-half of the cost of the program. There is an application and interview process.
Honors Students also receive a reduction in tuition cost for credit hours taken above 16.
Room Grant is generally awarded as an add-on and on top of to enrich a student’s package. Historically they range from $1,500 to $4,000 annually.
College Grant is need based institutional funds awarded to students that demonstrate need based on their expected family contribution.