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Scholarships

The College of New Rochelle School of Nursing and Health Professions recognizes outstanding students by offering numerous merit scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional accomplishment, leadership, commitment to service, and intellectual promise. Scholarship awards range from $8,500 to full tuition and are based on a student’s GPA and test scores where applicable. All scholarships are awarded at the time of admission. Please note that not all scholarships and awards listed are available to all students in all programs. For more information, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at admission@cnr.edu.

TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

This is the College's premier award offered annually to two entering students who are anticipated to have a transformational effect on The College of New Rochelle: one in the School of Arts & Sciences and one in the School of Nursing.

Eligibility: Demonstrated high academic achievement and effective leadership skills; SAT combined score of 1500 or higher; GPA of 96 or above

Award is renewed for four years of undergraduate study contingent on maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or above.

HONORS SCHOLARSHIP

This prestigious award is offered to students enrolling in the School of Arts & Sciences or the School of Nursing who have been admitted to the Honors Program.

Eligibility: Admission to the Honors Program which depends on exceptional academic high school performance and expectation for contribution to the academic life ofthe College Community. Additional application to the Honors Program is required. Award is renewed for four undergraduate years contingent upon maintaining a GPA of 3.3 or above through the Sophomore year, 3.5 or above for Junior and Senior years and remaining in the Honors Program.

Amount: $25,000 ($17,000 applied to tuition; $8,000 applied to Room and Board) is awarded to Resident Honors Students who live in the Honors Living-Learning Community. $17,000 (applied to tuition) is awarded to Commuting Honors Students

Specialized Scholarships & Awards

The College of New Rochelle also offers several specialized scholarships and awards based on specified criteria. Additional information, including an application, may be required to be considered for one of the following scholarships (e.g. resume, portfolio, audition, essay).

STUDENT-FACULTY RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP

Highly motivated students can enhance their undergraduate experience through one-on-one research with a faculty member. Five Student-Faculty Research Scholarships are awarded annually with an opportunity for renewal each academic year. The area of research varies. Students admitted to the School of Arts & Sciences are selected for invitation to this program.

Amount: $3,000

ART SCHOLARSHIPS

Students majoring in art may choose to submit a portfolio of 14 to 20 pieces. Recipients are chosen based on artistic ability and academic promise. Scholarships are renewable.

Amount: Variable $2,000-$4,000

For more information, view the Art Scholarship Application Guidelines >>

JOURNALISM GRANT

Students with experience and interest in journalism can enhance their years at The College of New Rochelle and gain excellent experience by participating in the development of student publications, including the student newspaper, literary magazine, and yearbook.

Amount: Variable $1,000-$4,000

URSULINE LEADERSHIP GRANT

Eligibility: Graduates of Ursuline high schools have the opportunity to enhance the Catholic and Ursuline character of the College working with Campus Ministry as peer educators and leaders. On-campus residency is required.

Amount: $8,000 applied to room and board

CHOIR AND MUSICIAN GRANT

Students with an interest in music can participate in one or more opportunities,including the Holy Family Chapel Choir, Gospel Choir, and musical ensembles.

Amount: Variable $1,000 to $4,000

RUSSEL AND DEBORAH TAYLOR FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Students enrolled at The College of New Rochelle in the School of Arts & Sciences or School of Nursing who wish to participate in study abroad have the exciting opportunity to have half their costs funded through this scholarship. Students must be upper division and have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or above in order to apply. An application,selection criteria, and deadlines apply.

Amount: Variable supporting half the cost of study abroad

MARTINELLI NURSING SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Awarded to students admitted and enrolled in the Accelerated Second-Degree Program. Awardees are identified by the Dean of the School of Nursing.

Amount: Variable amount depending on number of enrollees, awarded equally to students enrolled in the Accelerated Second-Degree Program

RUDIN SCHOLARSHIP FOR NURSING

Awarded to students admitted and enrolled in the Accelerated Second-Degree Program, presenting a 3.3 cumulative GPA for previous degree earned. Awarded in priority to students from the five boroughs of New York City, then to students from the United States and then to international students. Awardees are identified by the Dean of the School of Nursing.

Amount: Variable

Endowed Scholarships

The following endowed scholarships are made available through the generosity of alumni and friends. Amounts vary from $1,000 to $2,000, and awards are renewable contingent on recipient maintaining good academic standing and meeting any other specified eligibility criteria

LIST OF ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Ahern Family Scholarship: Awarded to incoming freshmen who either reside in Broome County, New York or graduated from a high school in Broome County or otherwise resident of other upstate counties. 
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarship: Awarded to a student committed to Campus Ministry activities.
  • Margaret Bedard Memorial Scholarship (for Honors): Awarded to an incoming freshman who is admitted to the Honors Program in the School of Arts & Sciences.
  • Margaret Bedard Memorial Scholarship (for International Studies): Awarded to an incoming freshman committed to pursuing a degree in international studies. 
  • Ralph & Mary Fischer Bell '34 Scholarship: Awarded to students in the School of Arts & Sciences or School of Nursing who demonstrate academic excellence.
  • Class of 1950 Scholarship: Merit scholarship for students in the School of Arts & Sciences.
  • Cook Scholarship: Awarded to two graduates of Cathedral High School who have demonstrated academic excellence during their high school years.
  • Joan Cook Scholarship: Awarded to a student who has graduated from a private or parochial high school,is a member of the National Honor Society, and resides outside New York State.
  • Suzanne C. Danahar Scholarship: Awarded to a highly qualified sophomore who has demonstrated academic achievement in nursing, scientific research, or social justice.
  • George & Margaret Svack Dyroff Scholarship: Awarded to an incoming freshman who has demonstrated academic excellence during high school, who is majoring in Chemistry at The College of New Rochelle, and has financial need.
  • Ann & Patrick Foley Scholarship: Awarded to a student who is a sophomore or beyond, has demonstrated academic success and demonstrated financial need in order to complete the college degree.
  • Ann Tubman & Grace Tubman Mullaney: Awarded to a student based on academic merit and financial need.
  • Sr. Dorothy Ann Kelly Scholarship: Rotated among the four Schools of the College, this scholarship is awarded upon initial enrollment and is renewable until graduation contingent upon maintaining good academic standing; recipient will have prior significant academic achievement, demonstrated potential for leadership by prior achievement, recommendation or essay, and demonstrated financial need.
  • Eugene Lang Foundation Scholarship: Awarded to an incoming freshman who has demonstrated academic merit during high school and has demonstrated financial need.
  • McEntegart Sisters Family Fund Scholarship: Awarded to an incoming freshman raised in a single parent household who has demonstrated academic merit in high school and has demonstrated financial need.
  • Carole McCarthy Nicholson Scholarship: Awarded to an incoming freshman who has demonstrated academic merit during high school.
  • James J. Nicholson, Esq. Scholarship: Awarded to an incoming freshman in the School of Arts & Sciences whose parent is a uniformed worker (firefighter, police officer, sanitation worker, bus driver, etc.), and who has demonstrated academic merit during high school and has demonstrated financial need.
  • Katherine Hanson O'Malley Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to an incoming freshman who has demonstrated academic merit during high school  and has demonstrated financial need.
  • Helen Hanson Walsh Scholarship: Awarded to an incoming freshman in the School of Arts & Sciences who is majoring in English.
  • Mary Lou Maiolo Zuanelli Fund Scholarship: Awarded to an incoming freshman in the School of Arts & Sciences, is either a first- or second-generation college student, who is majoring or minoring in Spanish and has demonstrated financial need.