Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships and grants are also known as gift aid. This is money that does not need to be repaid. While scholarships can be merit-based or from an outside organization, grants are generally need-based and are calculated based on the information that you submitted on the FAFSA.

Learn more about MCPHS scholarships and grants. 

MCPHS aspires to enroll students who have outstanding ability, academic promise, and a passion for healthcare. We recognize that a college education is one of the most important investments a student will make in his/her lifetime. To this end, our merit award program helps put an MCPHS education within reach to qualified freshman applicants.

All awards, with the exception of the MCPHS Special Recognition Scholarship are based on academics and standardized test scores, and decisions are made without regard to financial need. There is no separate application for these awards, as merit scholarships are awarded at the time of admission. Additionally, these scholarships are renewable every year as long as the student maintains full-time enrollment and a specific grade point average that varies based on the award.

Completed admission applications must be received by February 1 in order to be considered for merit scholarships. Please note: Only first-year applicants who apply directly from high school and first-year transfer applicants are eligible for merit scholarships.

Presidential Scholar Award†

Amount per Annum:$16,000

Qualifications:

  • High school GPA of 3.6

  • SAT score of 2000 (old exam), 1410 or higher (new exam) or ACT composite of 30

Academic Achievement Award†

Amount per Annum:$13,000

Qualifications:

  • High school GPA of 3.4-3.59

  • SAT score of 1800-1990 (old exam), 1290-1400 (new exam) or ACT composite of 27-30

University Merit Award†

Amount per Annum:$10,000

Qualifications:

  • High school GPA of 3.2-3.39

  • SAT score of 1600-1790 (old exam), 1160-1280 (new exam) or ACT composite of 24-26

MCPHS Special Recognition Scholarship†

Amount per Annum:$2,000–$10,000

Qualifications:

  • Select candidates that show academic promise, extracurricular involvement, and experience in the healthcare field, either through volunteer work or employment.

  • Applicants who do not hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency in the U.S. are only eligible for this scholarship.

Healthcare Professions Scholarship†

Amount per Annum:$8,000

Qualifications:

  • High school GPA of 2.8-3.19

  • SAT score of 1450-1590 (old exam), 1060-1150 (new exam) or ACT composite of 20-23

HOSA Scholarship†

A One Time Award of: $2,500

Qualifications:

  • Membership in HOSA (confirmed by your chapter's faculty advisor

  • U.S. citizenship, U.S. permanent residency, or Canadian citizenship

  • Application to MCPHS by February 1 for US Citizens, Permanent Residents and by May 1 for HOSA Canada members

  • Interview with Admission staff before February 1 or before May 1 for HOSA Canada members

Transfer Scholarship*

 

 

Amount per Annum: $5,000

Qualifications:

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • GPA required for renewal

*Cannot be combined with other scholarships. **This scholarship will supersede other awards. †Students or applicants who do not hold U.S. citizenship, permanent residency in the U.S., or Canadian citizenship are only eligible for the MCPHS Special Recognition Scholarship. Canadian citizens are eligible for the MCPHS Special Recognition Scholarship and the HOSA Scholarship.

MCPHS aspires to enroll students who have outstanding ability, academic promise, and a passion for healthcare. We recognize that a college education is one of the most important investments a student will make in his/her lifetime. To this end,our merit award program helps put a healthcare education within reach of qualified applicants.

All awards are based on academic qualifications and date of application submission.  Merit awards are made without regard to financial need. There is no separate application for these awards, as merit scholarships are awarded at the time of admission. Additionally, these scholarships are renewable every year as long as the student maintains full-time enrollment and a specific grade point average that varies based on the award.

All applicants are automatically considered for scholarship with their application.  We have a rolling admission process, and the sooner you submit your application, the more favorably you will be considered both for admission and scholarship.

Please note: We have priority scholarship application deadlines for the following programs:
Nov. 1st: Spring Admission for Fast Track Nursing
March 1st: Fall Admission for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Dental Hygiene, Postbaccalaureate Nursing, and Acupuncture

Outside scholarships
Obtaining an outside scholarship can help to support your out-of-pocket expense. If you receive a scholarship or award from an organization or outside source, simply send a copy of your scholarship directly to your Student Financial Services counselor. For more information regarding outside scholarships that may be available, speak with your high school guidance counselor. In recent academic years, MCPHS students received approximately one million dollars in outside scholarships.

Endowed scholarships
Numerous endowed scholarships have been established through the generous contributions of friends, supporters, and alumni of the university. Financial need and academic performance are the most common criteria in awarding these scholarships. Students must apply for financial aid each year in order to be considered for these awards. These scholarships are awarded annually and are not automatically renewed for subsequent years.

MCPHS scholarship
This institutional program provides grants to students demonstrating financial need.

Federal Pell Grant
This federal program provides grants to undergraduate students demonstrating exceptional financial need. Award amounts are determined by the federal government.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The FSEOG program provides grants to undergraduate students demonstrating exceptional financial need.

Mass. Grant
The Mass. Grant program provides grants to undergraduate students who meet the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance and who demonstrate financial need. Award amounts are determined by the state government and are estimated until final state appropriations.

Gilbert Grant
The Gilbert Grant program provides grants to undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. To be eligible, a student must meet the Massachusetts residency requirements as detailed by the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Massachusetts Part-Time Grant
The Massachusetts Part-Time Grant program provides grants to undergraduate students demonstrating exceptional financial need and is designed to assist students who are not eligible for Massachusetts grants solely due to being enrolled less than full-time. Students must be enrolled in six to 11 credit hours and must be a resident of Massachusetts to qualify.