ALANA Scholarship and Award Opportunities

There are a variety of scholarships that are open to students, including endowed and freshmen scholarships. Please click here for a list of some scholarship opportunities. Campus-wide scholarship information is available in the Office of Financial Aid. The following  scholarship may also be of interest.

ALANA Achievement Award

Canisius would like to acknowledge the accomplishments of an African American, Latino/a American, Asian American, or Native American (ALANA) graduating senior who exemplifies the Jesuit value of Magis through academic excellence, exceptional leadership, character, dedication and service to Canisius and the community-at-large. Toward this end, we are seeking nominations for the Canisius College ALANA Achievement Award, which will be presented annually at the Spring Honors Convocation. Please submit nomination(s) by Monday, February 29, 2016

The 2015-2016 ALANA Achievement Award Committee is chaired by Fr. Michael Tunney

The form can be filled out and submitted online here.

The nomination form can be downloaded here.

Bill Davis Scholarship

General Information and Instructions:
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities-Conference on Multicultural Affairs (AJCU-CMA) is proud to announce the annual "Bill Davis Scholarship" in honor of Bill Davis, the former director of the Project Upward Bound at Loyola University of Chicago (1969-1990) and one of the founding members of AJCU-CMA. This scholarship is to commemorate his commitment to education, public image and youth motivation. This scholarship is open to undergraduate students from all 28 Jesuit colleges and universities of the AJCU.

Award Available:

Two Scholarships: $500 each

Two winners will be selected from these four regions: Northeast Region, Southeast Region, Midwest Region and West Region.


  1. Must be a full-time student
  2. Must be an undergraduate student attending a Jesuit college or university
  3. Must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA or higher

Documents Needed to Apply:

  1. An application
  2. A short personal statement
  3. An official transcript
  4. An essay: "What Does a Jesuit Education Mean to Me?"

Contact the ALANA Student Center (Phone: 716-888-2787). Download the application here.

Submit all materials, including the application, to the ALANA Student Center by the deadline specified. ALANA Student Center will then forward all materials to the AJCU-CMA.