Institutional Programs

All Niagara University scholarships and grants are first applied toward payment of tuition and fees. Scholarship levels are determined at time of initial enrollment and are not upgradable. 

A student may be awarded only one academic/merit-based scholarship from Niagara University. 

Students in the RN Completion Program, Accelerated Nursing Program and the Ontario Teacher Education Bachelor Degree Program are not eligible for NU academic/merit-based scholarships. 

Students receiving full tuition remission from any program are not eligible for Niagara University academic/merit-based scholarships. 

NU academic/merit-based scholarships cannot be combined with NU employee tuition remission benefits. 

Niagara University academic/merit-based scholarship amounts are prorated should you enroll less than full-time, but at least half-time (six credits per semester). No institutional grant/scholarship is available for less than half-time attendance. 

Students who enroll in study-abroad or off-campus programs will have the amount of their Niagara University scholarship, grant or tuition remission limited to the difference between Niagara University charges and the direct cash payment by Niagara University to the study-abroad or off-campus program. 

Terms and conditions of academic/merit-based scholarships may vary from one entering class to the next. Students should consult scholarship information provided by the financial aid office with initial scholarship award. 

Students with room waivers may apply 50 percent of the applicable room waiver (double room rate) toward NU apartment housing. There is no board allowance. Students are responsible to pay the difference. 

Niagara Trustees Scholarship 

 Application Procedures 

 Application for admission to Niagara University must be on file. The admissions office is responsible for determining these awards. 

 Selection of Recipients and Allocation of Awards

 Applicants must be full-time, incoming freshmen. Eligibility is based on a sliding scale combining high school average and/or standardized test results (SAT or ACT). 

 Award Schedule 

 Awards are $24,,000 per year based on full-time attendance. Awards are renewable up to three years of undergraduate study. 

 Rights and Responsibilities of Recipients 

 For renewal, students must maintain continuous enrollment and satisfactory academic progress. 

Niagara University Presidential Scholarship 

 Application Procedures 

Application for admission to Niagara University must be on file. The admissions office is responsible for determining these awards. 

Selection of Recipients and Allocation of Awards

Applicants must be incoming freshmen. Eligibility is based on a sliding scale combining high school average and/or standardized test results (SAT or ACT). 

 Award Schedule 

 Awards are $21,000 per year based on full-time attendance. Awards are renewable up to three years of undergraduate study. 

 Rights and Responsibilities of Recipients 

 For renewal, students must maintain continuous enrollment and satisfactory academic progress. 

Niagara University Dean’s Scholarship

 Application Procedures 

 Application for admission to Niagara University must be on file. The admissions office is responsible for determining these awards. 

 Selection of Recipients and Allocation of Awards

 Applicants must be entering freshmen. Eligibility is determined by a scholastic review which is based on the entirety of the student’s academic history and submitted admissions materials. 

 Award Schedule 

 Awards are $18,,000 per year based on full-time attendance. Awards are renewable up to three years of undergraduate study. 

 Rights and Responsibilities of Recipients 

 For renewal, students must maintain continuous enrollment and satisfactory academic progress

Niagara University Achievement Award

 Application Procedures 

 Application for admission to Niagara University must be on file. The admissions office is responsible for determining these awards. 

 Selection of Recipients and Allocation of Awards

 Applicants must be entering freshmen. Eligibility is determined by a scholastic review which is based on the entirety of the student’s academic history and submitted admissions materials. 

 Award Schedule 

 Awards are $16,000 per year based on full-time attendance. Awards are renewable up to three years of undergraduate study. 

 Rights and Responsibilities of Recipients 

 For renewal, students must maintain continuous enrollment and satisfactory academic progress. 

Niagara University Grant

 Application Procedures

 Application for admission to Niagara University must be on file. The admissions office is responsible for determining these awards. 

 Selection of Recipients and Allocation of Awards

 Applicants must be entering freshmen. Eligibility is determined by a scholastic review which is based on the entirety of the student’s academic history and submitted admissions materials. 

 Award Schedule 

 Awards are $10,000 per year based on full-time attendance. Awards are renewable up to three years of undergraduate study. 

 Rights and Responsibilities of Recipients 

 For renewal, students must maintain continuous enrollment and satisfactory academic progress.

Niagara University Transfer Scholarship

 Application Procedures 

 Application is made through the admissions office at Niagara University, which is responsible for determining these awards. 

 Selection of Recipients and Allocation of Awards

 Applicants must be entering transfer students with a minimum quality point average of 3.10 based on full-time study or equivalent (12 credits) from the transfer institution. 

 Award Schedule 

 Awards are: 

  • $19,000 per year (3.70 and above); 
  • $17,000 per year (3.4-3.69); 
  • $16,000 per year (3.10--3.39); 
  • based on full-time attendance. 

 Awards are renewable up to three years of undergraduate study or completion of bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first. 

 Rights and Responsibilities of Recipients 

 For renewal, students must maintain continuous enrollment and satisfactory academic progress. 

Niagara University Transfer Award

 Application Procedures 

 Application is made through the admissions office at Niagara University, which is responsible for determining these awards. 

 Selection of Recipients and Allocation of Awards

 Applicants must be entering transfer students with a minimum quality point average of 2.50-3.09 based on full-time study or equivalent (12 credits) from the transfer institution. 

 Award Schedule 

 Awards are:

  • $14,000 per year (2.8-3.09);
  • $12,000 per year (2.5-2.79)
  • based on full-time attendance.

 Awards are renewable up to three years of undergraduate study or completion of bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first. 

 Rights and Responsibilities of Recipients 

 For renewal, students must maintain continuous enrollment and satisfactory academic progress. 

Niagara University Athletic Scholarship

 Application Procedure 

 Application is made through the athletic office at Niagara University, which is responsible for determining eligibility for these awards. 

 Selection of Recipients and Allocation of Awards

 Scholarships are available in the following sports: basketball, soccer, swimming, tennis, cross country, ice hockey, golf — men and women; baseball — men; volleyball, lacrosse, softball — women. Students must demonstrate strong athletic ability and meet qualifications of the athletic department and the NCAA. 

  Award Schedule 

Partial and full scholarships are available, renewable for each year of academic study. 

 Rights and Responsibilities of Recipients 

 Students must maintain compliance with NCAA regulations. Students must obtain approval from athletic director before studying abroad or in an off-campus program. The athletic scholarship cannot be used to pay direct expenses for these programs. 

Niagara University Monteagle Grants

 Application Procedure 

 Application is made through the financial aid office at Niagara University, which is responsible for determining eligibility for these awards. 

 Selection of Recipients and Allocation of Awards 

 The applicant must: 

  1. be in financial need; and 
  2. be enrolled at least half time. 

Award Schedule 

Awards are made for one year and are based on student’s financial need and available funding. 

Community Advisor Positions 

 Application Procedures 

 During specified times, applications are available from the dean of student affairs office, which is responsible for determining recipients. 

Selection of Recipients 

Minimum eligibility requirements include: 

  1. registered, full-time NU student; 
  2. at least a 2.5 QPA; 
  3. presently residing or having lived at least one semester in an NU residence hall; 
  4. at least a second-semester freshman; 
  5. able to commit to a full academic year; and 
  6. have no other job while serving in their first semester in the position. 

Award Schedule 

Students are awarded a grant  the value of Room and one-half of the Board amount.

Rights and Responsibilities of Recipients 

Students must be available to meet the demands of the position.

Say Yes To Education 

Niagara University is a proud partner with the New York State Say Yes To Education Program. Up to three tuition guarantee awards will be offered annually to students from the Buffalo and Syracuse city school districts who meet the residency, high school attendance and income eligibility requirements. Funding will be provided up to the value of tuition and fees through a combination of, if eligible, the New York State Tuition Assistance Program, Federal PELL Grant, Institutional merit award and Say Yes  funding.

Other Institutional Aid Programs 

A number of special purpose institutional programs exist. Most of these programs would be of interest to relatively small numbers of students and prospective students by virtue of need, special interest, or both. Detailed information on these programs may be obtained by directly contacting the Financial Aid Office. For a more detailed list go to https://apps.niagara.edu/endowment-scholarships .