Medaille College Scholarships and Grants for New and Continuing Undergraduate and Graduate Students

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First-time freshmen and transfer students looking for the full on-campus college experience.

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and Graduate Programs

Working professionals and adults who've been out of school for a while, looking to advance their careers.

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Online Programs
Students looking to earn a degree entirely online.

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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

Merit and need-based scholarships, grants and awards to help ease the financial burden of a college education.

New Student Scholarships and Grants

Continuing Student Scholarships and Grants

Federal and State Grants

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New Student Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships and grants listed in this section are awarded at time of admission to Medaille College.

Undergraduate Scholarships & Grants for New Students

 

Trustee’s Merit Scholarships

Medaille believes in rewarding students for their academic performance in high school and challenges them to have the same commitment to academic excellence once they become part of the Medaille family. Medaille is pleased to offer, on a competitive basis, merit scholarships to both freshmen and transfers.

Medaille College Trustee’s Merit Scholarships are determined at time of acceptance to the College. No special application is required, so make sure your application materials are as comprehensive as possible.

All accepted students qualify for one of the following merit-based scholarships, awarded for up to four years of continuous, full-time undergraduate study:

First-Time Freshmen

$22,000

$21,000

$19,000

$18,000

$17,500

$14,000

Transfers

$17,000

$14,000

$12,000

$10,000

Transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will be awarded an additional $2,500 annually.

 

International Students

Medaille supports students from throughout the globe through merit scholarship awards.

International students who submit either one of the English language proficiency tests accepted by Medaille College or SAT/ACT scores will be considered for merit-based scholarships. The merit scholarships are awarded during the admissions process. These scholarships range from $14,000 - $22,000 USD per academic year and are renewable for a maximum of 8 academic semesters.

 

Interested to know what scholarship you may be eligible for? Text MAVS to 467467 to enter your info and find out!


 

BOCES Scholarship: $1500 towards tuition
This scholarship is available to NYS high school students that successfully complete a minimum of two years in a BOCES high school, credit-bearing program, with a 80% or better grade- point-average. Students must self-identify their participation in the program and are responsible for supplying supporting documentation and transcripts. The scholarship is good for up to four years of consecutive, full-time, undergraduate study. No additional application required.


 

Say Yes to Education Scholarships
Medaille College is a proud partner with the Say Yes to Education organization. Through this partnership, tuition scholarships and grants are available to eligible students from Buffalo, Syracuse and Philadelphia public schools. Visit sayyestoeducation.org or contact your admissions counselor to see if you qualify.


 

Alumni Referral Scholarship: $500 towards tuition
This scholarship is offered to exceptional students that are referred by and recommended through a Medaille College alumnus. The Alumni Referral Scholarship form is available through the Alumni webpage and must be submitted by the alumnus themselves. Referring alum must be graduated from Medaille College prior to date of submission. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years of consecutive, full-time, undergraduate study.


 

Visit Award: $250 visit grant
Any student who visits Medaille for an individual visit, group visit, or Shadow Day and subsequently enrolls for the fall 2019 semester will be eligible for a $250 visit grant.


 

Geographic Diversity Grant: $3000 towards residential living
This grant is available to new, incoming, domestic freshmen and transfer students that currently reside outside of NYS, or outside New York State’s Erie and Niagara counties. Award is renewable for up to four years of consecutive, full-time study and on-campus living.


 

SUNY Community College Grant: $2500
This award is offered to students transferring into Medaille College from a NYS SUNY Community College. SUNY Community College must be student’s most recently attended school. Eligibility for award is determined at time of acceptance. Award is renewable for up to four years of continuous full-time study or until associate or bachelor degree completion, whichever occurs first.


 

Phi Theta Kappa Honors Scholarship: $2500, towards tuition
Medaille College recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of Phi Theta Kappa transfer students with a $2500 scholarship in addition to their merit scholarship. Student must provide proof of membership in PTK Honors Society. Award is renewable for up to four years of continuous full-time study or until bachelor degree completion, whichever occurs first.


 

Urban Assembly Housing Scholarship
This award is available to new, incoming freshmen who attend an Urban Assembly High School, have earned an overall GPA of 85 or greater, and have earned an SAT combined best score of 900. Award is renewable for up to four years of consecutive, full-time study and on-campus living. No additional application required. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (716) 880-2200 for additional information.

 

Total amount of additional scholarships and grants may not exceed the cost of tuition.

Post-Traditional, Graduate Online Scholarships & Grants for New Students

Medaille is pleased to offer, on a need based, competitive basis scholarships for students who are pursuing their degree through our Post-Traditional and Graduate Programs. Post- Traditional and Graduate Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the admissions committee and may not be combined with any other Medaille award. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, students must be fully admitted to their degree program and have fully completed the financial process by the established deadlines (listed below).

Fall Semester              August 1

Spring Semester       December 1

Summer Semester   April 1


* All scholarships and awards subject to change.


 

First Responder Scholarship
$1,000 over the life of the degree program; active professional or volunteer first responders are eligible.


 

$2k To Stay
$2,000 over the life of the degree program; graduating Medaille seniors immediately pursuing their next academic degree are eligible.


 

Veteran Scholarship
$1,000 over the life of the degree program; honorably discharged military veterans are eligible.


 

Medaille Merit Scholarship
$1,000 over the life of the degree program; U.S. citizens pursuing a post-traditional, graduate or online degree are eligible.


 

First-Gen Payback Scholarship
Your parents or guardians have worked hard to support you in your collegiate endeavors, and we want them to have the same chance at success that they made sure you had. Medaille College’s new First-Gen Payback Scholarship is available to parents and guardians of Medaille graduates who didn’t have the opportunity to earn their own college degree at no cost other than books, course materials and a one-time $100 fee.

Guidelines for Applicants

1. Your parent or guardian can’t already have a college degree

2. The First-Gen Payback Scholarship is available to undergraduate two- and four-year degree applicants who claimed the Medaille College graduate as a dependent for tax and financial aid purposes

3. Scholarship awardees will be required to apply for financial aid

4. Scholarship awardees are not allowed to take out any student loans

5. Scholarship recipients will be responsible for a one-time $100 fee, and their books

6. The scholarship is currently limited to parents and guardians of Medaille graduates who received their degrees on or after Jan. 1, 2014, and completed at least 60 credit hours at Medaille

Contact Don Lando, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management, at (716) 880-2542 or donald.p.lando@medaille.edu for information.

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Continuing Student Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships marked with an asterisk (*) require additional information and paperwork for submission. You will be asked to upload the additional documentation for those scholarships before you can submit the application.

Contact the Financial Aid office at finaid@medaille.edu or (716) 880-2256 if you have any questions.

Deadline to apply for scholarships is June 15, 2020.

 

Arthur Allen Memorial Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Financial need.
     

 

Alumni Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Relative of a Medaille graduate 
  • Academic excellence
  • Financial need.
     

 

*Joyce & Stuart Angert Scholarship 
Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Junior or Senior
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher 
  • Business or Psychology major
  • Financial need.

*You will be required to submit an essay of 500 words or more to include:

  • your educational and career objectives
  • community service experiences if applicable 
  • Medaille College or other awards, activities, or honors if applicable
  • any adversity or challenges you have experienced on your journey to Medaille and throughout your education.
     

 

*Azanian Freedom Grant
Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Taken at least one African-centric based course
  • African-centric community work
  • Member of ASU, or made contributions to ASU and African History Month.

*You will be required to submit a five-page essay detailing how the recipient will give back to his/her community after the education is completed, as well as three letters of recommendation (two from Medaille faculty, one from a community-based organization).


 

*Susan Beeler Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Education major
  • Junior or Senior
  • GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Financial need
  • Volunteer at Medaille.

*You will be required to submit a 250 to 500-word essay outlining why, based on the criteria, you should be chosen to receive this scholarship.


 

Roger F. Bonenfant Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Roger Bonenfant, a faculty member in the Human Services Program from 1971 to 1988. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Junior or Senior 
  • Attend Buffalo campus
  • Academic standing
  • Financial need.
     

 

Business Program Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate 
  • Business major or MBA candidate 
  • Academic excellence
  • Financial need.
     

 

Jacquelyn Downey Memorial Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Senior (fewer than 24 credits to bachelor's degree)
  • Full-time
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
     

 

*Allen Lee Downing Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Allen Lee Downing, a 26-year-old Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) student who left an indelible impression on those with whom he came in contact. Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Full-time undergraduate 
  • Business, Accounting or Management majors
  • 3.0 GPA or higher (or 85% if high school senior) 
  • Demonstrated passion for, and commitment to, service of others.

*You will be required to submit a 250 to 500-word essay explaining your short-term and long-term educational goals, as well as your involvement in community activities. 


 

Garman Family Scholarship
Awarded to students whose career focus is to help others. Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • First-time Freshman
  • Attend Buffalo campus
  • Pursuing degree in Education, Child and Youth Services, or Health and Human Services
  • Academic ability
  • Financial need.
     

 

Clement “CJ” Girard Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Clement “CJ” Girard, a graduate and adjunct professor in Medaille College’s Department of Business, Management & Leadership. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Veteran student
  • Financial need.
     

 

*Darlene Harding Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Darlene Harding, a Medaille College faculty member for ten years. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
  • Pursuing degree in mathematics and science-related field
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Financial need.

*You will be required to submit a 250 to 500-word essay outlining why, based on the criteria, you should be chosen to receive this scholarship. 


 

*William Randolph Hearst Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • First generation college student
  • Overcame obstacles to pursue education.

*You will be required to submit an essay regarding the obstacle(s) overcome to pursue an education.


 

Marcia and George Hillock Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Junior 
  • Education major
  • Attend Buffalo campus 
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Financial need
  • Award can follow student if student remains in good standing.
     

 

*George H. Hyde Excellence in Business Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • MBA or MAOL student, with 3 or more courses completed
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Community service
  • Experience in field 
  • Financial need.

*You will be required to submit a 250 to 500-word essay outlining why, based on the criteria, you should be chosen to receive this scholarship.


 

*Margaret Kafka '90 Women Aspire Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Female 
  • Post-traditional age student 
  • Individual for whom a college degree will be a life-altering achievement
  • Financial need.

*You will be required to submit a 250 to 500-word essay outlining what earning your degree will mean to you and why you should be chosen to receive this scholarship, as well as a copy of your resume.


 

Marge Kafka and Merchants Insurance Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate
  • Psychology major interested in pursuing Mental Health Counseling 
  • GPA 2.8 or higher
  • Financial need
  • Award can follow student if student remains in good standing.
     

  

*Sharon A. Kogutek Education Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Veteran (or immediate family member of a veteran)
  • Full-time Education major
  • Junior or Senior
  • Community involvement/volunteerism
  • Financial need
  • Award can follow student if student remains in good standing.

*You will be required to submit a 250 to 500-word essay outlining why, based on the criteria, you should be chosen to receive this scholarship.


 

Anna M. Kramer Memorial Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Post-traditional student over 25
  • Pursing management-related degree, with an interest in accounting
  • Academic ability
  • Financial need.
     

 

Dr. Susan Bokman Leitzan Memorial Scholarship
Established in honor of Dr. Sue to ensure that her passion for animals and her commitment to the veterinary profession live on. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Junior or Senior
  • Veterinary Technology major
  • Completed an internship and have work experience
  • Academic excellence. 
     

 

Livingston International
Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Homeland Security major
  • Undergraduate student
  • Community and/or co-curricular activities
  • Possess leadership skills
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.
     

 

The Rich & Madelynn Macur Scholarship
Established in support of the noble effort of Medaille College to provide quality education for those who choose to attend Medaille and in honor the College’s 7th President, Dr. Kenneth Macur. Criteria for this annual award includes:

  • Promising first-generation, incoming freshman
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Active participation on the summer support program and/or willingly and actively using the supports & resources available through the Academic Success Center
  • Scholarship is renewable for up to four years if student continually demonstrates hard work and determination to complete their degree

 

*Scott and Carol McFarland Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Junior or Senior
  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Community service
  • Financial need
  • Award can follow student if student remains in good academic standing.

*You will be required to submit a 250 to 500-word essay outlining why, based on the criteria, you should be chosen to receive this scholarship.  


 

*The McShane LLC Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Honorably discharged U.S. Veteran
  • Undergraduate student
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Financial need.

*You will be required to submit a 250 to 500-word essay outlining why, based on the criteria, you should be chosen to receive this scholarship.


 

Medaille Endowment Scholarship
Established to ensure that high-achieving students in need of financial aid receive assistance as they work toward their degree. Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Financial need
  • Academic excellence. 
     

 

Medaille Employees Endowed Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Financial need
  • Academic excellence.
     

 

*Robert Nesslin Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Adult student (23 or older)
  • Pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree 
  • Currently enrolled in the Accelerated Learning Program. 

*You will be required to submit a 250 to 500-word essay outlining what earning your degree will mean to you, why you feel you will be successful, and why you should be chosen to receive this scholarship, as well as a copy of your resume.


 

*Anna Illuzzi Palano Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of the founding President of the Medaille College Alumni Association Board of Directors. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Personal initiative
  • Participation in school and community activities 
  • Community service 
  • Academic ability 
  • Financial need.

*You will be required to submit an essay describing activities in which you participate that you feel make a contribution to Medaille, and activities that you feel make a contribution to your community (including, but not limited to, membership in church, social, civic or volunteer organizations).


 

Palisano Foundation Scholarship
Established to ensure that higher education is accessible to students driven to succeed who may not, on their own, have the financial capacity. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Financial need.
     

 

Joseph Petronella Scholarship Fund
Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Junior or Senior 
  • Criminal Justice major
  • Academic excellence.
     

 

*Phillips Lytle 3+3 Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Incoming or currently enrolled Freshman in 3+3 program
  • 3.5 GPA or higher.

*You will be required to submit an essay of 500 words or more that demonstrate the following:

  • Exceptional academic performance
  • A commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within the student’s community and more broadly, a commitment to community service
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Other personal achievements and honors.
     

 

*Heidi A. Raphael '85 Communications Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior
  • Communication major
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Financial need.

*You will be required to submit a 250 to 500-word essay outlining what your career goals are and why you are interested in pursuing a career in communications, as well as two letters of recommendation.


 

Mike Roszman Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student who demonstrates talent in radio broadcasting or journalism and is actively involved in college and community events. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Junior or Senior
  • Media Communications major
  • Participation in school and community media communication activities
  • Financial need.
     

 

Joseph P. and Isabella Runfola Scholarship
Established in honor of Joseph and Isabelle Runfola to a student with a working-class background who is studying in a major that will help others. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Working-class background
  • Majoring in area focused on helping others
  • Financial need.
     

 

Joseph E. Savarese Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Dr. Joe Savarese's father, Mr. Savarese Sr., who was a career law enforcement professional with the NYPD and later a public elementary school teacher for special needs students in New York City. 

  • Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Veterinary Technology major
  • Academic excellence
  • Financial need.
     

 

Sisters of St. Joseph Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Financial need.
     

 

Robert Stevenson/Eastman Machine Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Financial need.
     

 

Student Aid Fund Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Academic excellence
  • Financial need.
     

 

*Student Government Association Student Involvement Scholarship
Awarded to a student who is active in clubs on campus. Applicants must fit the following criteria:

  • Junior or Senior
  • Active on Campus
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher

*You will be required to submit a 250 to 500-word essay describing the impact of this scholarship and in what activities you are involved. 


 

Kevin I. and Virginia D. Sullivan Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Entering transfer student 
  • Previous academic excellence
  • Demonstrated leadership potential. 
     

 

Stanley P. Szymanski Memorial Scholarship
Established for worthy students of Polish descent. Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Polish descent
  • Financial need.
     

 

Travers Collins Communication Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Communication major
  • Financial need.
     

 

Dr. Nicholas Trbovich Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Business major
  • Financial need.  
     

 

Veterinary Technology Program Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of the veterinary professionals who have made significant contributions to Medaille’s Vet Tech program and its students. Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Veterinary Technology major
  • Second-year Veterinary Technology student OR Junior or Senior status
  • Attend Buffalo Campus
  • Full-time
  • Good academic standing
  • Financial need.
     

 

Phyllis S. Ware Memorial Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Senior
  • Full-time
  • Education major, with interest in elementary education
  • Academic excellence.
     

 

Dr. Philip Weber Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Dr. Weber, co-owner of the Brighton-Eggert Animal Clinic. Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Second-year Veterinary Technology student 
  • Good academic standing.
     

 

Russell J. Salvatore First Responder Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Active professional or volunteer first responder.
     

 

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Outside scholarships
Many scholarships and grants are offered by private sources, such as fraternal and religious organizations, labor unions, professional associations, social groups, and ethnic associations. Because they are private and therefore not administered by Medaille, it is up to you to research and apply for them on your own. The best place to start your research is your local church or synagogue, or a local club such as the Lions or Kiwanis. In addition, various publications contain private resource information; they can be found in your local library or bookstore. You can also search online at collegeboard.org, finaid.org, or fastweb.com.

 

Federal & State Grants

Federal Pell Grant
Federal Pell Grant is a need-based award available to students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree. Eligibility is based upon your EFC and enrollment status. You’re automatically reviewed for the Pell Grant once Medaille College receives your FAFSA. The annual maximum amount of the Pell Grant available is subject to change year-to-year by the Department of Education. The maximum Pell Grant available for the 2014-2015 academic year is $5,730 which requires a student to have a $0 EFC and be enrolled full-time for all terms within their academic year.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
The Federal SEOG Grant is a need-based award provided by the Department of Education. Students selected for SEOG will demonstrate significant financial need. You are automatically reviewed for the SEOG award when your financial aid package is being created. To be eligible for the SEOG Grant, you must have significant financial need as determined by your EFC, be an undergraduate student who is receiving a Pell Grant. The amount of SEOG funding Medaille receives from the Department of Education is subject to change year-to-year.

New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
The New York State Tuition Assistance Program helps eligible New York residents pay tuition at approved schools in New York State. Depending on the academic year in which you begin study, an annual TAP award can be up to $5,000. Because TAP is a grant, it does not have to be paid back. The award amount is determined by:

Academic year in which first payment of TAP or any state award is received.

Type of postsecondary institution and the tuition charge.

Combined family NYS taxable income, Federal, State or local pension income and private pension and annuity income, if applicable.

Financial status (dependent or independent).

Other family members enrolled in college.

New York State residents should apply for the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Application and the FAFSA. Additional information about this award can be found at the hesc.ny.gov.

New York State Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS)
The New York State Aid for Part-Time Study is a grant program for undergraduate students funded by New York State. Awards range up to $2,000 for students enrolled between 3 and 11 credits per semester. Eligibility is based on New York State net taxable income and the availability of funds. Apply by submitting the APTS application, available from the Financial Aid Office.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH)
The new Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides up to $3,712- $3,760 per year in grants for graduate and undergraduate students who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools that serve students from low-income families. Graduate students are eligible for $3,712-$3,760 per year ($7,424-$7,520 total). Undergraduate students may receive up to $14,848-$14,880 for undergraduate study. Part-time students are eligible, but the maximum grant will be reduced. Please note the annual TEACH amount has been reduced due to Government reductions by the sequester, which depending on when the TEACH grant is disbursed, is currently ranging from a 6-7.2% reduction. Master’s programs at Medaille are TEACH-Grant eligible.

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