Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Transfer Scholarships

Students who are accepted for transfer admission to Canisius are automatically evaluated for an academic merit scholarship. Transfer scholarships are based on college GPA. The following values are for new, incoming transfers in the 2015-16 school year.

Merit Scholarships

Qualifications

Transfer students possessing a 2.5 or higher cumulative Grade Point Average.

Awards

Ranging from $6,000 to $12,000 based on academic merit (rigor of coursework and grades). Scholarships are renewable for a total of six undergraduate semesters, so long as the student maintains a Q.P.A. of 2.0 and full-time status.

How to Apply

Students are automatically considered for this scholarship upon acceptance for admission. No separate application is required. All students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship / Alpha Beta Gamma Scholarship

Qualifications

Transfer students with a 3.0 Q.P.A. and proof of induction. Students may receive only one of either the Alpha Beta Gamma or the Phi Theta Kappa scholarships. Either of these awards can be received in addition to the Canisius Transfer Scholarships.

Awards

$2,000 per year based upon merit. Awards are renewable for a total of six undergraduate semesters, so long as the student maintains good academic standing and full-time status.

How to apply

Students are automatically considered for this scholarship upon acceptance for admission. No separate application is required. All students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA to be considered for need-based aid.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

This scholarship for top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor's degrees is the largest private scholarship for community college transfer students in the country. The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to each of approximately 85 deserving students selected annually. Click here for more information.