- Scholarships Nominations 2020
- Scholarships Nominations Award
- Scholarship Nomination Letter
- Scholarships Nominations Snubs
|Master's Students (2020-2021)|
|Tuition (per unit)||$1,036|
|University Services Fee (per semester)||$180|
|Graduate Extension (per unit)||$50|
Apply on time; depending on the Posse city, nominations are accepted in the spring and summer before senior year begins (contact your local Posse office for specific deadlines) The Posse Scholarship is neither a minority nor a need-based scholarship. It is open to students of all backgrounds. Posse seeks students who are. ASCLD awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students in forensic science on an annual basis as approved by the Board of Directors. Scholarships are generally awarded in the amount of $1,000; however, the number and dollar amount of scholarships will be determined annually after the availability of funds is determined.
**All tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. See the full list of Tuition & Fees for additional university fees that apply to graduate students.
Education Scholarship Opportunities
Mount Saint Mary's University is pleased to announce the availability of the following scholarship and financial aid opportunities:
Ahmanson Veteran Scholarship Initiative
The Ahmanson Veteran Scholarship Initiative (AVSI) supports the young men and women returning in record numbers from Iraq and Afghanistan, whose abilities and experience make them ideal college student candidates. Recognizing that public colleges and universities are not the perfect fit for all students and that the transition from military life to student life can have its challenges, the AVSI is designed to provide returning veterans the support needed to attend and ultimately graduate from private institutions of higher learning. Contact: William Martinez at [email protected]
Graduate Merit Scholarships
The Education program at Mount Saint Mary's University offers departmental scholarships. These Scholarships are merit-based and competitive, and are awarded to new students at time of admissions. The faculty admission committee automatically considers all applicants for a scholarship opportunity. The amount of a scholarship varies depending on the promise and merit of a student’s application.
Shane G. Alexson Memorial Scholarship (Pending Availability)
Contact the Chair of the Education Department at (213) 477-2620 to request an application. Nominations may either be made by faculty members or interested students. Interested students must email the application to the Department Chair by September 1. Awards are announced in the Education Department newsletter.
Larry and Eileen Crain Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Enrolled in MSMU's Teacher Credential Program
- An employee of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
- Eligible students apply each year and are selected by the faculty of the Teacher Credential Program
Applicants should contact the Chair of the Education Department at (213) 477-2620 to request an application. Nominations may either be made by faculty members or interested students. Interested students must email the application to the Department Chair by September 1. Awards are announced in the Education Department newsletter.
The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship Fund for Future Teachers
Available to undergraduate or graduate students in education. Students are jointly selected by the Chair of the Education Department and the Director of Financing. To be awarded for one to three students annually.
- Good academic standing
- Demonstrated financial need
- Commitment to working in public schools upon graduation.
- Must be U.S. Citizen
Applicants for this education scholarship should contact the Chair of the Education Department at (213) 477-2620 to request an application. Nominations may either be made by faculty members or interested students. Interested students must email the application to the Department Chair by September 1. Awards are announced in the Education Department newsletter.
The Dr. and Mrs. F. Roman Young Endowed Scholarship
Enrolled in the Master of Science Program in Instructional Leadership
- Three years experience as a public school teacher or administrator
- Demonstrated financial need
- Commitment to teacher leadership in urban Los Angeles schools
Scholarships Nominations 2020
Applicants should contact the Chair of the Education Department for more information at 213.477.2620 to request an application. Nominations may either be made by faculty members or interested students. Interested students must email the application to the Department Chair by September 1. Awards are announced in the Education Department newsletter.
Helen Reiman Wood Endowed Scholarship Fund
Requirements: Must be a graduate student in special education, preferably one who is interested in helping the developmentally disabled.
Applicants should contact the Chair of the Education Department at 213.477.2620 to request an application. Nominations may either be made by faculty members or interested students. Interested students must email the application to the Department Chair by September 1. Awards are announced in the Education Department newsletter.
MSMU Tuition Reduction Program
A tuition discount of an amount specified by the University each year (35%) may be awarded to those graduate students who fulfill one of the following requirements:
- Members of Catholic religious communities, Catholic diocesan priests and Catholic deacons in good standing, upon verification from appropriate religious authority.
- Laypersons enrolled in graduate programs or in one of the MSMU Weekend, Evening, and Online College programs who are full-time (40 hours per week) employees of a Los Angeles Roman Catholic diocese or parish as listed in the current diocesan directory or in 'The Official Catholic Directory'; (P.J. Kennedy & Sons, pub.), upon written verification of employment. This employment must be the major source of income for the student.
- Laypersons who are chaplains in hospitals or prisons and who are full-time employees of a Los Angeles Roman Catholic diocese or a Los Angeles Roman Catholic institution (according to 'The Official Catholic Directory'); written verification of employment required.
The student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in order to qualify for the wavier. Workshops and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are not included in this waiver. It is the student's responsibility to complete and file a Tuition Discount Application form with the Business Office prior to registration. At each subsequent registration period, the student may verify employment by submitting a copy of their most current paycheck stub to the Business Office.
Corporate Tuition Discount Program - Southern California Gas Company
Southern California Gas Company - Employees of Southern California Gas Company who are admitted to a Mount Saint Mary's University graduate program may be eligible for a 15% tuition discount. Contact Graduate Admissions for details at 213.477.2800.
Financial Aid Information
Federal Direct Stafford Loans
Federal Direct loans are the most common loans for undergraduate and graduate students. Federal Direct loans must be repaid with interest. Presently graduate students can only take unsubsidized loans.
Unsubsidized Loan: The student is responsible for paying all the interest on the loan, during and after college.
Graduate Unsubsidized Loan Amount: $20,500 per year
Alternative Loans are private loans to supplement educational financing.
Postgraduate Scholarship Nomination and Selection Information
Who is Eligible?
Student-athletes at an active NCAA member institution who:
- Are at least in their final season of NCAA athletics eligibility or will not be using any remaining athletics eligibility.
- Have an overall undergraduate minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.200 (based on a 4.000 scale) or its equivalent, including all undergraduate hours earned at all undergraduate institutions attended. The grade-point average may not include any graduate-level hours.
- Have performed with distinction as a member of the varsity team in the sport in which the student-athlete is being nominated.The degree of the student-athlete's athletics achievement will be weighed in conjunction with academic performance, institutional involvement and volunteer community service. Institutions should note participation in activities in which the student-athlete serves as an example to other students and demonstrates leadership qualities.
- Intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree and enroll in a graduate degree program on a part- or full-time basis at an academically accredited graduate or degree-granting professional school. An academic professor of the institution in which the student-athlete is currently enrolled must address the capability of the student-athlete for graduate study.;
- Are outstanding citizens and excellent role models for the institution and intercollegiate athletics as a whole.
Please note: Student-athletes attending a provisional member institution are not permitted to be nominated.
Additionally, an award recipient may not use more than one NCAA award for postgraduate studies. Foreign student-athletes are eligible to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
Scholarships Nominations Award
How can I be nominated?
Student-athletes must be nominated by the institution's Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) or a FAR designee (preferably an individual in academics).
The FAR or FAR designee is responsible for determining the student-athlete's eligibility to be nominated and for coordinating the completion and submission of the nomination.Each NCAA member institution may nominate no more than five student-athletes per gender, per season.The nomination and supporting information will be accepted only when it is submitted before the sport season's submission deadline.
Online Submission System - The FAR or FAR designee must use the NCAA ID and password to gain access to the online nomination submission system. Please see 'FAR Instructions' for more details.
- The FAR or FAR designee may save the nomination and complete it at a later time or submit via the online nomination system.
- Once the FAR or FAR designee selects to submit the nomination, the following takes place:
- The system generates a no-reply confirmation e-mail message to the FAR including a link so progress of completion of the other sections of the nomination may be monitored and viewed. FARs and student-athletes can also log in to determine if the student-athlete is an award finalist and recipient.
- The system generates no-reply e-mail messages to the student-athlete, the head coach, the athletics administrator and the academic professor. Each of these individuals must complete and submit their portion of the online nomination in order for the nomination to be considered complete. It is the responsibility of the FAR to monitor the nomination process to ensure all individuals have submitted their sections.
- The FAR or FAR designee requests the student-athlete's official transcript(s) be sent preferably by electronic mail to [email protected] or by mail to the NCAA national office. Faxed copies of transcripts will not be accepted.
- Updates of awards and honors earned by the student-athlete after the deadline and before final selections, as well as final statistics, should be e-mailed immediately to the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship liaison at the NCAA national office. Please include the student-athlete's name, sport and institution in the message.
- When submitting a nomination for cross country, indoor track and field, or outdoor track and field, please remember that these are three separate sports. Separate nomination packets must be submitted for each sport. Awards for any of these sports may not be included on nominations for other sport(s).
The NCAA national office mailing address is:NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 6222
Indianapolis, Indiana 46206-6222
Scholarship Nomination Letter
The NCAA national office overnight delivery address is:NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program
1802 Alonzo Watford Sr. Drive
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-6222
When should I be nominated?
There are three nomination periods each academic year based on sport seasons. The seasonal sports breakdown is listed below. Emerging sports are in italics. Remember: cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field are separate sports.
- Men's: Cross Country, Football, Soccer and Water Polo
- Women's: Cross Country, Equestrian, Field Hockey,Rugby, Soccer and Volleyball
Fall sports nomination deadline: JANUARY 15, 2014
- Men's: Basketball, Fencing, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Rifle, Skiing, Swimming and Diving, Indoor Track and Field and Wrestling
- Women's: Basketball, Bowling, Fencing, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Rifle, Skiing, Swimming and Diving and Indoor Track and Field
Winter sports nomination deadline: MARCH 31, 2014
- Men's: Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Tennis, Outdoor Track and Field and Volleyball
- Women's: Golf, Lacrosse, Rowing, Sand Volleyball, Softball, Tennis, Outdoor Track and Field and Water Polo.
Spring sports nomination deadline: JUNE 16, 2014
Scholarships Nominations Snubs
Two Ways for Award Recipients to Use Their NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
It is understood that the recipient has completed intercollegiate eligibility and/or competition in the sport for which the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship was received. The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship liaison at the NCAA national office must be notified immediately if the award recipient's athletics eligibility status changes. If compliance with these requirements is not followed, the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship may be forfeited. The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship may not be used until all athletics competition has ceased.
Award recipients must be accepted into a graduate degree-granting program at an academically accredited graduate or professional school. For more information on accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, please visithttp://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html for more information.
The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship funds are intended to be used only toward expenses associated with graduate courses that apply toward completion of the graduate degree program.
- Full-time enrollment. If the award recipient chooses to enroll as a full-time graduate student (as determined by the graduate institution), he or she must be accepted for matriculation into a graduate degree program of an academically accredited graduate or professional school within three years from the fall semester after selection. For example, an award recipient from the 2013-14 academic year has until August 31, 2017, to use the award. The full $7,500 will be distributed to the institution once the completed original certification of graduate school enrollment form has been received at the NCAA national office.
- Part-time enrollment. If an award recipient chooses to enroll as a part-time graduate student (as determined by the graduate institution), he or she must be accepted for matriculation into a graduate degree program of an academically accredited graduate or professional school within three years from the fall semester after selection. Half ($3,750) of the scholarship funds will be distributed to the institution at the onset of enrollment once the completed original certification of graduate school enrollment form has been received at the NCAA national office. The remaining half ($3,750) will be distributed when the second certification of graduate school enrollment form that indicates the award recipient has six (6) hours or fewer remaining to complete his or her graduate degree has been completed and received by the NCAA National Office. If the award recipient's enrollment status changes from part-time to full-time during the three years after the date of selection, the remaining $3,750 will be distributed immediately upon the NCAA National Office's receipt of a completed second certification of enrollment form indicating that the award recipient status has changed.
The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship must be used to pay expenses of the student's postgraduate education to include such related activities as research and teaching; other expenses include, but are not limited to, tuition, fees, room and board (including off-campus housing), required course-related supplies, and books. NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships may be used at foreign universities.
If the student withdraws from the graduate degree program before the entire award has been used, the unused portion of the scholarship is to be refunded to the NCAA national office for return to the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship fund.
If the student transfers to another academically accredited institution, he or she is entitled to use any funds remaining of the NCAA award at the institution or program to which the individual transfers, as long as the student enrolls in a graduate degree program of an academically accredited graduate or professional school. Upon certification of enrollment at the subsequent institution, the NCAA will issue the remaining funds received from the original institution from which the student transferred.
It is the award recipient's responsibility to keep the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship liaison updated with current address and contact information.
Nominations are initially reviewed by seven regional selection committees. See below for the regional breakdown. The regional selection committees forward finalists to the Postgraduate Scholarship Committee for its review. The Postgraduate Scholarship Committee selects 29 male awardees and five alternates and 29 female awardees and five alternates each sports season.
Region 1: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Region 2: Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Region 3: District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
Region 4: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Region 5: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.
Region 6: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.
Region 7: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Alternate award recipients are notified at the same time notification letters are sent to award recipients. When the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship liaison is notified that an award recipient will not use his or her award, an alternate (in order) is notified an award is available for use.An NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship may not be used to pay student loans, it may be used toward postgraduate study at an academically accredited graduate or professional institution.
FARs and nominees may log into the online system to determine if the nominee is an award recipient after the final selection committee meeting. Please see the scholarship process calendar for selection meeting dates. FARs and nominees should use the link contained in the e-mails sent by the online system.