The University of Mount Mercy offers undergraduate scholarships each year to outstanding international students based on athletics, and special talents-music, drama, art, and writing. These scholarships are available for pursuing the undergraduate degree at Mount Mercy University in the USA.

The aim of the undergraduate Scholarship is to enable and encourage academically able international students.

Mount Mercy University, located in beautiful Cedar Rapids, Iowa, offers students a fulfilling education, promising people of all backgrounds solid preparation for a changing world. Our nearly 1,900 students come from around the globe, creating a vibrant, diverse and open-minded campus community.


Academic Level

Scholarships are available for pursuing the undergraduate programme.


Available Courses

These Scholarships are awarded in athletics, and special talents-music, drama, art, and writing.


Country of Study



Value of Award

These Scholarships will cover  50% of the costs of study, including scholarships for academics, athletics, and special talents-music, drama, art, and writing.


Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following area for these scholarships:

  • Cumulative freshman grade point average of 2.75 or equivalent
  • Cumulative transfer grade point average of 2.50 or equivalent
  • Students who do not meet the minimum grade point or test scores may still apply. The Admission Committee will review any files of those students who do not meet the minimum standards or who warrant concern. Any admission conditions and/or course recommendations will be determined on an individual basis by the Committee. If the student is an athlete, they must meet the guidelines to be eligible to play (per NAIA Article V, sections C and C.2).

Nationality: International students can apply for these scholarships.


College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have cumulative freshman grade point average of 2.75 or equivalent.

English language Requirements: Applicants must have test scores from any of the following:*

  • TOEFL: 550 PBT, 213 CBT, 79 IBT
  • IELTS: 6
  • STEP: Eiken (Grade 1)
  • PTE-Academic: Minimum score of 53 (no sub score below 51 for reading, listening, and speaking)
  • ACT: Composite of 20 with subscores of 17 or higher
  • SAT: 1020 or higher (New SAT’s beginning March 1, 2016)


How to Apply

Applicants can apply via online mode.

  • A complete application file includes the following:
  • A completed paper or online application and personal statement
  • Official high school transcripts translated into English by a court-certified English Language Translator
  • Official college and/or foreign university transcripts (for transfer students) translated into English and evaluated by a foreign credit evaluation agency
  • Official scores from a Test of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, STEP Eiken, ACT or SAT)
  • Certification of funding sources (certificate of finance or letter with affidavit from bank)
  • A scanned copy of your passport to ensure we have the correct spelling of your name for SEVIS processing.


Application Deadline: The application deadline is August 1, 2017.

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