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Merit Scholarships

Non-need based scholarships are awarded to applicants who have demonstrated extraordinary accomplishments.

Eligibility for these scholarships is based on a variety of accomplishments such as exceptional SAT or ACT scores, grade point average, volunteer and community involvement, extra-curricular accomplishments and class rank. All students who are accepted into Manhattan College are automatically considered for these scholarships. No additional application is required.

If you receive one of these scholarships, you will be eligible to receive the scholarship for four years of undergraduate study (eight semesters), as long as you are enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits at Manhattan College and maintain at least a cumulative 3.0 grade point average. Awards are subject to change if your residency status changes while attending Manhattan College. 

  • ACE Mentor Program Award

    The ACE (Architecture, Construction, Engineering) Mentor Program started thirty years ago at Manhattan College. As the birthplace of this incredible initiative, we have mentored and encouraged hundreds of ACE participants to become the next generation of STEM leaders in New York City and beyond.

    Are you a future college student currently in the ACE Mentor Program? We have fantastic news for you! At Manhattan College, we value your dedication to academic excellence and innovative thinking.

    Don't miss this opportunity to further your education and pursue your dreams. Apply to Manhattan College and take advantage of the following exclusive benefits tailored for ACE participants. Join us in shaping a brighter future together!

    For more information contact us.

    • $20,000 Guaranteed Scholarship

      ACE participants are eligible to receive at least $20,000 in merit-based scholarship over the four years enrolled at Manhattan College. This scholarship is offered in conjunction with our merit-based awards, recognizing your outstanding achievements and commitment to your STEM education.

    • Application Fee Waiver

      We understand that the cost of applying to college can add up. As an ACE participant, your application fee will be waived, alleviating the financial burden associated with the application process. Focus on showcasing your talents and achievements without worrying about application fees.

    • Preferential Application Review

      Applications from ACE participants will receive special attention from our admissions team. We ensure a comprehensive review of your unique qualifications, recognizing the skills and experiences you gained through the ACE Mentor Program. Your dedication to mentorship and innovation will be valued and appreciated.

    • Quick Decision Process

      Time is of the essence, especially when it comes to planning your future. If you apply after December 1, you can expect a decision within two weeks of completing your application checklist. We understand the importance of a swift response, allowing you to make informed decisions about your education journey.

  • Trustee Scholarship
    The Trustee Scholarship is awarded to highly qualified students in the top 5% of the Manhattan College applicant pool.
  • Presidential Scholarships
    Presidential Scholarships are awarded to highly qualified students in the top 15% of the Manhattan College applicant pool. As a Presidential Scholar, you are invited to join the Honors Enrichment Program.
  • Dean’s Awards
    Dean's Awards are granted to those in the top 25% of the Manhattan College applicant pool who have demonstrated outstanding extracurricular accomplishments throughout high school.
  • Chancellor’s Awards
    Chancellor’s Awards will be awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. These are awarded to students with high academic performance, leadership ability and extracurricular involvement.
  • Provost Award
    The Provost Award will be awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. These are awarded to students with high academic performance, leadership ability and extracurricular involvement. If you receive one of this scholarship, you will be eligible to receive the scholarship for four years of undergraduate study (eight semesters), as long as you are enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits at Manhattan College and maintain at least a cumulative 2.0 grade point average.
  • Liberal Arts Award
    This award is based on academic achievement and demonstrable financial need for students who intend to enroll in the School of Liberal Arts only. The award is granted at the discretion of the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee upon admission to the College. This award cannot be renewed/granted if a student chooses a major outside of the School of Liberal Arts after initial acceptance. If you receive one of this scholarship, you will be eligible to receive the scholarship for four years of undergraduate study (eight semesters), as long as you are enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits at Manhattan College and maintain at least a cumulative 2.0 grade point average.
  • Business Scholar’s Award
    This award is based on academic achievement and demonstrable financial need for students who intend to enroll in the School of Business only. The award is granted at the discretion of the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee upon admission to the College. This award cannot be renewed/granted if a student chooses a major outside of the School of Business after initial acceptance. If you receive one of this scholarship, you will be eligible to receive the scholarship for four years of undergraduate study (eight semesters), as long as you are enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits at Manhattan College and maintain at least a cumulative 2.0 grade point average.
  • Engineering Award
    This award is based on academic achievement and demonstrable financial need for students who intend to enroll in the School of Engineering only. The award is granted at the discretion of the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee upon admission to the College. This award cannot be renewed/granted if a student chooses a major outside of the School of Engineering after initial acceptance. If you receive one of this scholarship, you will be eligible to receive the scholarship for four years of undergraduate study (eight semesters), as long as you are enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits at Manhattan College and maintain at least a cumulative 2.0 grade point average.
  • Education Award
    This scholarship is based on academic achievement and demonstrable financial need for students who intend to enroll in the School of Education and Health only. The award is granted at the discretion of the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee upon admission to the College. This award cannot be renewed/granted if a student chooses a major outside of the School of Education and Health after initial acceptance. If you receive one of this scholarship, you will be eligible to receive the scholarship for four years of undergraduate study (eight semesters), as long as you are enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits at Manhattan College and maintain at least a cumulative 2.0 grade point average.
  • Science Scholar’s Award
    This award is based on academic achievement and demonstrable financial need for students who intend to enroll in the School of Science only. The award is granted at the discretion of the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee upon admission to the College. This award cannot be renewed/granted if a student chooses a major outside of the School of Science after initial acceptance. If you receive one of this scholarship, you will be eligible to receive the scholarship for four years of undergraduate study (eight semesters), as long as you are enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits at Manhattan College and maintain at least a cumulative 2.0 grade point average.