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. Transfer scholarship amounts range from $2,000 to $7,500.

Merit Scholarships

Transfer students possessing a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA are automatically reviewed for a merit scholarship. No application is required. 

Specialized Scholarships

In addition to the general scholarships offered to prospective transfer students in the 2022-2023 academic year, Canisius College has continued its commitment to affordable education with scholarship awards for students with special interests:

Transfer Visit & Apply Grant

Students applying as a transfer applicant for Spring 2023 and Fall 2023 are eligible to qualify for a $2,000 per year grant*. Complete both of the steps below to be eligible.

Step 1: Visit Campus 
Complete one of the following qualifying visits:

  • Official admissions visit to campus – a campus tour, counselor interview and tour, or on-campus admissions event.
  • Official admissions virtual interview with an Admissions Counselor.

Step 2: Apply

Deadlines to visit and submit your application:

  • Spring 2023 Applicants - December 1, 2022
  • Fall 2023 Applicants - May 1, 2023

* Some scholarships may not be eligible to be combined with other scholarship offers. For more information, reach out to the Undergraduate Admissions Office at 716-888-2200.

 

Army ROTC
​Canisius participates in the Army ROTC program which offers scholarships to college-bound students interested in military service.

The Army ROTC Scholarship can be used for either full tuition & fees, or as room & board scholarship, it also provides a book stipend, and a subsistence (living allowance) while enrolled in college. There are several types of scholarships available.

High school students can begin the application process following their junior year in high school and have until January 10th of their senior year to initiate an application. If you have questions about the application process, contact 716-888-3239.

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Canisius College Science Scholars Program
The Science Scholars Program looks to increase the success of students interested in scientific careers in the field(s) of research, academia, government, and/or industry.

Students who are accepted into the program have the opportunity to join a learning community with regular extra-curricular activities. These students will also have access to specialty seminar courses that focus on preparing students for research placements as well as graduate school and/or employment. Finally, qualifying students also have the opportunity to access funding for research and travel to a research conference. 

Award

Qualifying students are awarded up to $9,000 per year in need-based scholarship support

Criteria

-Biology, Environmental Science and Animal Behavior Ecology and Conservation majors planning to attend graduate school, or seek employment in a science-related field.
-Incoming Transfer Students with a 2.7 GPA or better

How to Apply

Applications are available in the Biology Department Office or are printable here.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Stewart: HS 304A, @email

Scholarships still available for spring 2022 and fall 2022 transfer students! 

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.

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Music Scholarship
The Fine Arts Department at Canisius College offers scholarships for students entering Canisius in the Fall 2022 semester.

$1,500 scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students. The scholarships are in addition to merit awards and are renewable for four years. 

Criteria
- Admission to Canisius College as a full-time student for Fall 2022
- High school music performance experience (solo or ensemble)
- Scholarship application and reference letters
- Recorded solo audition (vocal or instrumental)

For additional information please reach out to the Fine Arts Office at (716) 888-2536 or reach out to @email.

 

Application

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

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, provided 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.

Studio Art Scholarship
The Fine Arts Department at Canisius College offers scholarships for students entering Canisius in the Fall 2022 semester and planning to minor in Studio Art.

$1,500 scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students. Scholarships are in addition to merit awards and are renewable for 4 years.
 
Criteria
- Admission to Canisius College as a full-time student for Fall 2022.
- Completed application.
- Link to an online portfolio (with password, if password protected) OR Flash drive of 15 labeled (your name, size, media, date created) works in any medium created within the last two years.
 
For additional information please reach out to the Communications Studies Office at (716) 888-2215 or reach out to dunkleb@canisius.edu.

Application

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

Alumni Grant
$1,000 per year up to four years of full-time undergraduate study.

Applicant must be the child of an alumnus and accepted for admission.  No separate application is required.