Freshmen Scholarships

Merit Scholarships

Academic scholarships are based on your three-year cumulative high school average (freshman through junior year) and your highest SAT combined score or ACT composite score of tests taken by December 31. Academic scholarships range from $11,000 to $23,000 per year and are renewable for four years. If you qualify for an academic scholarship, you will be notified with your admissions decision letter. The following values are for new, incoming freshmen in the 2016-2017 school year.

Ignatian Scholarship

$23,000 per year for four years of full-time study. 

Trustee's Scholarship

$21,000 per year for four years of full-time study. 

Dean's Scholarship I

$17,000 per year for four years of full-time study. 

Dean's Scholarship II

$15,000 per year for four years of full-time study. 

Benefactor's Scholarship I

$12,000 per year for four years of full-time study.

Benefactor's Scholarship II

$11,000 per year for four years of full-time study. 


Specialized Scholarships

In addition to the general scholarships offered to prospective freshman in the 2016-2017 academic year, Canisius College has continued its commitment to affordable education with scholarship awards for students with special interests:

  • Army ROTC
  • Art History Scholarship
  • MLK Scholarship
  • Music Scholarship
  • Say Yes Program
  • Studio Art Scholarship
  • Urban Leadership Learning Community Scholarship