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Toledo Scholarships

The following is a list of the current scholarships available to our Toledo Campus students. Since this list is subject to change, you are encouraged to work with the Financial Aid Office for assistance with the application process. PLEASE NOTE:  only one application is necessary to be considered for all applicable institutional scholarships.  The deadline to apply for Fall 2017 scholarships is February 28, 2017.

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​Purpose:

This endowed scholarship fund was established in 1998 by Mr. and Mrs. Ashel Bryan to recognize academic excellence and help students in financial need.  Highest consideration is given to students who demonstrate a commitment to the College’s motto of compassion and caring and have the greatest financial need.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current Mercy College student in good standing
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Completed Mercy College scholarship application with essay
  • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28

Purpose:
This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Audrey McCue after her death in September 2010. A native of Fremont, Ohio, Audrey graduated from the Mercy School of Nursing in 1944. A devoted wife and mother, Audrey was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fremont.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a graduate of Fremont St. Joseph Central Catholic High School who is entering Mercy College as a freshman pursuing an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
  • 3.0 GPA 
  • Completed Mercy College Scholarship application with essay

Purpose:

The scholarship is given to a Bachelor of Science in Biology student in good standing, who is successfully completing the first year of courses or more at Mercy College. Selection criteria are academic standing in the program and financial need.  The scholarship is to be used for tuition and fees. Funding for the award is from annual gifts received in support of the scholarship.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Declared major in Biology,
  • Successfully completed the first year of courses in the Biology major or more,
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28th
  • Completed Mercy College Scholarship application with essay

​Purpose:

This scholarship was established in memory of Becky Kelley-Robarge, Dean of Academic Affairs at Mercy College of Ohio from 1992 to 2000. Becky was also a Nursing Instructor at the Mercy School of Nursing and was instrumental in the establishment of the College.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • New enrollee seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Submit an essay of not more than one double-spaced, type written page explaining your choice of nursing as a career, specifically the BSN program, and why you would like to attend Mercy College
  • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28

Number & Value of Scholarship:

  • One non-renewable scholarship awarded annually
  • $500 to be used for tuition and fees

​Purpose:

This endowed scholarship was established as a memorial to Beverly J. Kummer-Lower by her family and friends. She served as Program Coordinator of the Radiologic Technology Program at Mercy College starting in 1998. As Coordinator, Beverly oversaw the successful transition of the St. Vincent School two-year program to an Associate of Science Degree program at Mercy College.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student seeking an Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Submit an essay of not more than one double-spaced, type written page explaining your choice of radiologic technology as a career and why you would like to attend Mercy College
  • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28

Number & Value of Scholarship:

  • One non-renewable scholarship awarded annually
  • $500 to be used for tuition and fees

Purpose:
Debbie H. McCoy began her career at Mercy College of Ohio in 1993 and was named the Coordinator of the Associate Degree Nursing Program in 1999. Debbie graduated from Ohio State in 1978 and received her Masters Degree from the Medical College of Ohio (MCO). She was a staff nurse at MCO, the Lucas County Health Department, and Mercy Hospital, prior to becoming an assistant professor at Mercy College.

Eligibility Requirements:
 

  • Current ADN student who has successfully completed all first level nursing courses and is eligible to begin the second level of the nursing program
  • 3.0 GPA and good standing with the College
  • Demonstrated evidence of clinical competence as validated in two letters of recommendation from previous clinical instructors
  • Submit an essay of not more than one double-spaced, type written page explaining why you chose nursing as a career and why you chose to attend Mercy College
  • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28

Number & Value of Scholarship:
One non-renewable scholarship awarded annually
$500 to be used for tuition and fees

Purpose:
This scholarship is funded by the Fifth Third Bank. Fifth Third Bank is a United States regional bank corporation with headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio and locations throughout Ohio and other Midwestern states.  This scholarship will be awarded to new or current students with demonstrated financial need.

Eligibility requirements:

  • New or current student
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Submit an essay of not more than one double-spaced, type written page explaining the candidate’s choice of area of study and reasons for choosing Mercy College
  • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28th

Purpose:
This scholarship was established to help first time students who have never attended college before.  Up to thirty scholarships will be awarded each year.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Student must be accepted for admission to Mercy College of Ohio (Toledo Campus) in a for-credit Certificate program of at least two semesters in length, Associate or Bachelor’s degree program.  Student must have a high school grade point average (GPA) of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible for scholarship.  Students who are accepted into the general college are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Student must be a first time college student, newly enrolled at Mercy College.
  • Student must enroll for at least 6 credit hours.

Purpose:
This endowed scholarship was established in 1997 in memory of Frank and Clara Lenhart, parents of seven Mercy nurses, two physicians, a laboratory technician, an X-ray technician, and a farmer. The scholarship recognizes nursing excellence and helps students in financial need.

Eligibility Requirements:
 

  • Current Mercy College nursing student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Commitment to the college's motto of compassion and caring
  • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28
  • Priority given to graduates of Michigan high schools and/or residents of Michigan

Purpose:
Helen Mae Dickman was associated with Mercy from the moment of her birth on October 12, 1918.  Ms. Dickman graduated from Mercy School of Nursing in 1939.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mary Manse College in1955 and a Master of Science in Nursing from Wayne State University in 1949.  In 1945, Ms. Dickman joined the faculty of Mercy School of Nursing, became Associate Director in 1959, and was director of the School from 1972 to 1981.
The award is made to an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) in good standing, who successfully completes the first levelof nursing courses, and is eligible to begin the second level of the nursing program at Mercy College of Ohio.   The scholarship is to be used for tuition and fees. The College’s Scholarship Committee selects the recipient(s). 

Eligibility requirements:
For ADN Students:
• Successfully complete all first level nursing courses and be eligible to begin the second level of the nursing program.
• Currently maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and good standing in the nursing program.
• Demonstrate evidence of clinical competence (two letters of recommendation from previous clinical instructors.)
• Complete an application for the scholarship.
• Complete a short essay which contains an explanation of the choice of nursing as a career.

Purpose:
This scholarship fund was established in December 2008 by Dr. Daniel and Mary Jo Hanson to honor Irma Rutkowski. A graduate of the University of Toledo, Irma began her career at Mercy Hospital in 1949 as a registered medical technologist. She assumed directorship of the School of Medical Technology in 1980 and retired in 1990.

As President of the Mercy Hospital Guild, Irma was instrumental in its transition to the Mercy College Auxiliary. In addition to leading the Auxiliary for ten years, Irma is coordinator of the Mercy Health Care Center Gift Shop volunteers.

Eligibility Requirements:
 

  • Student enrolled at Mercy College and in good academic standing
  • Submit an essay of not more than one double-spaced, type written page telling why you chose your major and chose to attend Mercy College
  • Highest consideration will be given to students with the greatest financial need who are working toward self sufficiency and independence through their education.
  • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28th

Purpose:
This scholarship was established in 1994 in the memory of John R. Opial. It is available for a high school student who has been accepted into Mercy College of Ohio.

Eligibility Requirements:
 

  • High school senior who is admitted to Mercy College
  • Priority will be given to the entering senior with the highest academic standing

Purpose:
The award is made to an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ASN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) student(s) in good standing, who has successfully completed the 100 level of courses for the ASN and 200 level for BSN at Mercy College of Ohio.   The scholarship is to be used for tuition and fees. The College’s Scholarship Committee selects the recipient(s).  

Eligibility requirements:
For ASN Students:
•    Preference for a veteran or someone currently serving in the U.S. military,
•    Financial need,
•    Successfully completed all 100 level nursing courses and be eligible to begin the 200 level of the nursing program,
•    Currently maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and good standing in the nursing program,
•    One letter of recommendation from a previous instructor,
•    Complete application for the scholarship,
•    Complete a short essay which contains the following:
- An explanation of the choice of nursing as a career.

For BSN students:
•    Preference for a veteran or someone currently serving in the U.S. military,
•    Financial need,
•    Successfully completed all 200 level nursing courses and be eligible to begin the 300 level of the nursing program,
•    Currently maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and good standing in the nursing program,
•    One letter of recommendation from previous instructor,
•    Complete application for the scholarship,
•    Complete a short essay which contains the following:
- An explanation of the choice of BSN education and nursing as a career. 

Purpose:
This scholarship is funded from the income earned on a gift from the Mary    Rosanne Creedon estate.  Ms. Creedon was a graduate of the St. Elizabeth School    of Nursing in Youngstown.  Mercy College is the successor to that school.

Eligibility requirements:
 

  • Acceptance into the Associate Degree program in Nursing at Mercy College, Youngstown
  • 3.0 GPA and in good standing with the College
  • Completed Scholarship Application Form
  • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28

Number and value of scholarship:
 

  • One non-renewable scholarship awarded annually
  • $500 to be used for tuition and fees
     

Purpose:
This scholarship was established in 2004 as a memorial to Mary Beth Hayward. Mrs. Hayward was a faculty member of Mercy School of Nursing from 1966 to 1974 and continued as a nursing educator until her death in 2004.

Eligibility Requirements:
 

  • New or current BSN Completion or Pre-licensure student
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Submit an essay of not more than one double-spaced, type written page demonstrating commitment to the Mercy values in the applicant's life
  • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28

Purpose:
The scholarship was established through a bequest to St. Vincent School of Nursing made by Mary Jo Urschalitz. Ms. Urschalitz, a 1942 graduate of the school, worked as a nurse for the Health Department in Findlay, Ohio for many years. She had particular concern for the migrant workers who came to the Findlay area each summer and gave numerous volunteer hours of service to the migrant community.

Eligibility Requirements:
 

  • New enrollee seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Submit an essay of not more than one double-spaced, type written page explaining your choice of nursing as a career, specifically the BSN program, and why you would like to attend Mercy College
  • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28

Purpose:
This scholarship was established by the Mercy Alumni Association to assist a Mercy College student in the completion of his/her studies.

Eligibility Requirements:
 

  • New or returning student
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Submit an essay of not more than one double-spaced, typewritten page demonstrating commitment to Mercy College's motto of compassion and caring

Purpose:
The Mercy College Auxiliary established this endowed fund to recognize academic excellence, help students in financial need, and perpetuate the Mercy values of compassion, excellence, human dignity, justice, sacredness of life, and service.

Eligibility Requirements:
 

  • Current Mercy College student
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28

Purpose:
This scholarship was established to assist high school seniors who have been admitted to Mercy College.

Eligibility Requirements:
 

  • High school senior who is admitted to Mercy College
  • 3.3 high school GPA and 21 or higher ACT or comparable SAT score


 

Purpose:
This scholarship was established to assist high school seniors who have been admitted to Mercy College

Eligibility Requirements:
 

  • High school senior who is admitted to Mercy College
  • 3.5 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale and 25 or higher ACT or comparable SAT score


 

Purpose:
This scholarship is funded by the annual Scramble for Scholarships golf outing. The first scramble was held in October 2008. The goal is to use the proceeds from this event to provide scholarship assistance to new or current students with demonstrated financial need.

Eligibility Requirements:
 

  • New or current student
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Submit an essay of not more than one double-spaced, type written page explaining the candidate's choice of area of study and reasons for choosing Mercy College
  • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28

Purpose:
This scholarship was established in 2008 by the Mercy Northern Region Diversity Council to assist students of diverse cultural backgrounds at Mercy College of Ohio.

Eligibility Requirements:
 

  • Entering multicultural students who are admitted to Mercy College; multicultural student must be a member of one of the four federally recognized minority groups Asian-American/Pacific Islander, Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American or a student with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and multiculturalism
  • 3.0 GPA


 

Purpose:
Auxiliary scholarships are awarded annually to help students entering the College who are in financial need and to perpetuate the Mercy values of compassion, excellence, human dignity, justice, sacredness of life and service.

Eligibility Requirements:
 

  • New or current student in good standing
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28

Purpose:
In 1935, seven women, all graduates of the St. Vincent School of Nursing founded "The Guild" for the hospital. The name has been changed to the St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary, but the purpose of this volunteer organization remains the same: to promote the mission and philosophy of the Grey Nuns and the Sisters of Mercy.

The scholarships provided by the Auxiliary are awarded to help students entering Mercy College who are in financial need and to perpetuate the Mercy core values of compassion, excellence, human dignity, justice, sacredness of life, and service. Particularly emphasis is placed on "service" in support of the mission of the Auxiliary.

Eligibility Requirements:
 

  • New or current student in good standing
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrated service within one's faith community or civic community as documented in an essay citing examples of service rendered within the past two (2) years
  • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28

Purpose:
This scholarship was established in the 1980’s to provide scholarships for students attending the former St. Vincent School of Nursing.  The scholarship is supported by an endowed fund in the Mercy St. Vincent Foundation.

Eligibility requirements:

  • New or current student in the ADN or BSN degree program in good standing

Purpose: Patricia O'Connell Sullivan graduated from Mercy School of Nursing in 1967. Upon graduation, Pat was notified that the tuition debt that she had incurred during her schooling had been paid in full by an anonymous and generous donor.  Over the course of a 48 year nursing career, Pat inspired the trust, respect, and gratitude of her patients and colleagues with her unwavering compassion, her breadth of expertise, and her uncompromising devotion to the principles of her profession.  Pat began her nursing career at Mercy Hospital in the ICU and ended in the Post Liver transplant department at the University of Michigan where she worked just shy of 25 years.

Eligibility Requirements:   
 

  • Current ADN student who has successfully completed all first level nursing courses and is eligible to begin the second level of the nursing program
  • Currently maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and in good standing in the nursing program.
  • Demonstrate evidence of clinical competency (two letters of recommendation from previous clinical instructors.)
  • Complete an application for the scholarship.
  • Complete a short essay which contains the following:  An explanation of the choice of nursing as a career, and perceived need for funds (must be included to be considered.)

Purpose:
This scholarship was originally established in 1996 in memory of Alberto Regueyra, the brother of Dr. F.I. Regueyra, to recognize nursing excellence and to help students in financial need. In 2006 the fund name was changed to remember all deceased members of the Regueyra family.

Eligibility Requirements:
 

  • Current nursing student
  • Letter of recommendation from a clinical instructor addressing the student's nursing abilities and commitment to caring for patients with compassion
  • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28
  • Submit an essay of not more than one double-spaced, type written page demonstrating commitment to the College's motto of compassion and caring

Purpose:
Ruth Lundt Kelly was the founding dean of the Medical College of Ohio School of Nursing (MCO) in 1970. The school offered the first bachelor's degree nursing program in northwest Ohio. The Ruth L. Kelly Foundation was established to carry on charitable or educational activities with an emphasis on scholarship support for students enrolled in degree-granting nursing programs in northwest Ohio.
Eligibility Requirements for ADN Students:
 

  • Successfully completed all first level nursing courses and be eligible to begin the second level of the nursing program
  • 3.0 GPA and good standing in the nursing program
  • Two letters of recommendation from clinical instructors citing evidence of clinical competence
  • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28
  • Submit an essay of not more than one double-spaced, type written page which describes the candidate's reason for choosing nursing as a career

Eligibility Requirements for BSN Students:
 

  • Pre-licensure students who have successfully completed all 300 level nursing courses
  • 3.0 GPA and good standing in the nursing program
  • Two letters of recommendation from clinical instructors citing evidence of clinical competence or a letter of recommendation from a current employer for BSN completion students
  • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28
  • Submit an essay of not more than one double-spaced, type written page which describes the candidate's reason for choosing BSN education and nursing as a career

Purpose:
This scholarship was established in 2008 by Mrs. Kolwitz, her family and friends. Ruth Kolwitz graduated from Mercy School of Nursing in 1948 and worked for many years at Mercy Hospital.

Eligibility Requirements:
 

  • Pre-licensure BSN students who have successfully completed all 200 level nursing courses
  • 3.0 GPA and good standing with the College
  • Two letters of recommendation from clinical instructors or faculty members citing evidence of clinical competence
  • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28
  • Submit an essay of not more than one double-spaced, type written page which describes the candidate's reason for choosing BSN education and nursing as a career


 

Purpose:
This scholarship honors Sister Mary Ann Brady who held a variety of positions at Mercy College from 1994 until her retirement in August 2007. Sister Mary Ann continues to be an active supporter of the mission of Mercy College through her involvement as a member of the Board of Directors for the Mercy College Foundation and as an active member of the Mercy College Auxiliary.

Eligibility Requirements:
 

  • New student enrolled in a Short Term Education Program (STEP) credit-bearing certificate program
  • High academic standing
  • Financial need
  • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28
  • Applicant may not have received any other scholarship from Mercy College

Purpose:
This scholarship honors the memory of Sister Patricia Ann who was the first and founding President of Mercy College of Ohio. Her leadership and vision led to the establishment of the College in December 1992.

Eligibility Requirements:
 

  • New or current student enrolled in bachelor degree program
  • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28
  • Submit an essay of not more than one double-spaced, type written page demonstrating commitment to the Mercy Core Values

Purpose:
In 1993 the Board of Trustees of Mercy and St. Charles Hospitals established this fund in recognition and honor of the dedicated leadership and outstanding accomplishments of Sister Phyllis Ann. This endowed scholarship continues her legacy of excellence.

Eligibility Requirements:
 

  • For ADN - successful completion of all first level courses
  • For BSN - successful completion of all 100 level courses
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation from clinical instructors citing evidence of clinical competence
  • Submit an essay of not more than one double-spaced, type written page which describes the candidate's reasons for nursing as a career

Purpose:
A gift from the estate of Willis Smith established this endowed fund in memory of his wife, Susan M. Prusakiewicz Smith, and his son, Michael C. Smith. The purpose of the fund is to further medical laboratory excellence.

Eligibility Requirements:
 

  • New or current student with demonstrated academic excellence
  • Completed FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office by February 28
  • Preference is given to students majoring in Allied Health

Purpose:
This scholarship was established in the 1980’s to provide scholarships for students attending the former St. Vincent School of Nursing.  The scholarship is supported by an endowed fund in the Mercy St. Vincent Foundation.

Eligibility requirements:

  • New or current student in the ADN or BSN degree program in good standing
  • Graduate of Central Catholic High School

Purpose:
This scholarship was established to help students who have attended college before and are transferring to Mercy College for the first time.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Student must be accepted for admission to Mercy College of Ohio (Toledo Campus) in a for-credit Certificate program of at least two semesters in length, Associate or Bachelor’s degree program.  Student must be program ready, not General College.
  • Transfer GPA must be 3.0 or higher
  • Student must enroll for at least 6 credits hours or more