Institutional Scholarships and Awards
Institutional Scholarships and Awards
Contact the Financial Aid office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (716) 880-2256 if you have any questions.
*Certain scholarships require additional information and paperwork, which is highlighted below in red. You will be asked to upload the additional documentation for those scholarships before you can submit the application.
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
Your parent or guardian can’t already have a college degree
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
Scholarship awardees will be required to apply for financial aid
Scholarship awardees are not allowed to take out any student loans
Scholarship recipients will be responsible for a one-time $100 fee, and their books
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
*Robert Nesslin Scholarship
Awarded to an adult student seeking a bachelor's or master's degree who is currently enrolled in the Accelerated Learning Program. You will be required to submit a copy of your resume and a 250-500-word essay outlining what earning your degree will mean to you and why you should be chosen to receive this scholarship.
Awarded to a relative of a Medaille graduate demonstrating financial need and academic excellence.
Roger F. Bonenfant Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Roger Bonenfant, a faculty member in the Human Services Program from 1971 to 1988. This Scholarship is awarded to a Junior or Senior based on need and academic standing.
Business Program Scholarship
Established to recognize a business major demonstrating financial need and academic excellence.
Jacqueline Downey Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to full-time undergraduate students, who are in their senior year, maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA.
*Allen Lee Downing Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Allen Lee Downing, a 26 year old ALP student who left an indelible impression on those with whom he came in contact, this scholarship is awarded to students aspiring to become leaders in the business world, with a strong passion for and commitment to the service of others. ALP and Buffalo campus students are eligible to apply. You will be required to submit a 250-500-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 pursuing degrees in Education, Child and Youth Services, and Health and Human Services. The scholarship is based on academic ability and financial need and is given to students whose career focus is to help others.
Darlene Harding Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Darleen Harding, a Medaille College faculty member for ten years. This award is given to students pursuing degrees that emphasize mathematics and science.
William Randolph Hearst Scholarship
Awarded to first generation college students. The Hearst Foundation donated money to provide opportunities to help students achieve a college education.
*Margaret Kafka '90 Women Aspire Scholarship
Awarded to a female non-traditional age student with financial need for whom a college degree will be a life altering achievement. Women enrolled in the ALP program are eligible to apply. You will be required to submit a copy of your resume and a 250-500-word essay outlining what earning your degree will mean to you and why you should be chosen to receive this scholarship
Anna M. Kramer Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an adult student (over 25) in a management related program with an interest in accounting, this scholarship is based on demonstrated financial need and academic merit.
Dr. Susan Bokman Leitzan Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to students pursuing degrees in Veterinary Technology who have outstanding academic records.
Medaille Endowment Scholarship
Established to ensure that high achieving students in need of financial aid received assistance as they worked toward their degree.
*Anna Illuzzi Palano Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of the founding President of the Medaille College Alumni Association Board of Directors and is awarded to continuing students based on financial need, scholastic ability, personal initiative, and participation in school and community activities. All Medaille College students are eligible to apply. You will be required to submit a 250-500-word essay outlining adversity that you overcame to get to where you are now.
Palisano Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to ensure that higher education was accessible to students driven to succeed who may not, on their own, have the financial capacity.
*Heidi A. Raphael '85 Communication Scholarship
Awarded annually to an outstanding student currently participating in the Communication Program at the Buffalo campus. You will be required to submit a letter of recommendation and a 250-500-word essay outlining what your career goals are and why you are interested in pursuing a career in communications.
Mike Roszman Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student who demonstrates talent in radio broadcasting or journalism who is actively involved in college and community events.
Joseph P. and Isabella Runfola Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student with a working-class background who is studying in a major that will help others. Financial need is considered.
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 (NYC) for special students in New York City. The scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Veterinary Technology who demonstrates academic excellence and financial need.
Sisters of St. Joseph Scholarship
Kevin I. and Virginia D. Sullivan Scholarship
Awarded annually to an entering transfer student whose previous academic record promises success at Medaille and who has demonstrated leadership potential through prior activities in college or in the community.
Stanley P. Szymanski Memorial Scholarship
Established to ensure that students of Polish descent in need of financial aid received assistance.
Student Aid Fund Scholarship
Awarded to students demonstrating financial need and academic excellence.
Student Government Association Scholarship
Awarded to a student who is active in clubs on campus. Must be a junior or senior.
Phyllis S. Ware Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to Education majors in their junior year. Students must demonstrate academic excellence.
Dr. Philip Weber Scholarship
Named in honor of Dr. Weber who was co-owner of the Brighton-Eggert Animal Clinic. This scholarship is awarded to second year Veterinary Technology students who are in good academic standing.
Joseph Petronella Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a junior or senior criminal justice major and is based on academic achievement.
Arther Allen Memorial Scholarship
George H. Hyde Excellence in Business
MBA or MAOL student with 3 or more courses completed, demonstrated financial need, GPA of 3.5 or higher, community service, experience in field, complete essay. Essay required.
Marge Kafka and Merchants Insurance Scholarship
Financial need, Undergrad Psychology student interesting in pursuing Mental Health Counseling, GPA 2.8 or higher. Essay required.
Medaille Employees Endowed Scholarship
Financial need and academic excellence
Eastman Machine Scholarship
Dr. Nicholas Trbovich Scholarship
Business Degree. Financial need. Essay required.
Veterinary Technology Program Memorial Scholarship
Demonstrated Financial Need
Marcia and George Hillock Scholarship
Scott and Carol McFarland Scholarship
Joyce & Stuart Angert Scholarship
The McShane LLC Scholarship
Azanian Freedom Grant
$1000 KF&B Law Academic Scholarship
For scholarships for undergraduates determined upon admission to Medaille College, see Merit and Transfer Scholarships.
First time freshmen, transfer students and students who wish to apply for associate or bachelor’s degree programs.
Students who wish to apply for master’s degree programs or advanced certifications.
Students who wish to apply for our online-only degree programs.
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First-time freshmen and transfer students looking for the full on-campus college experience.
Adult and Graduate Programs
Working professionals and adults who've been out of school for a while, looking to advance their careers.
Students looking to earn a degree entirely online.
High school students and transfer students who want to enroll in day classes at the Buffalo campus.
Adult learners applying to our undergraduate or graduate degree programs at either our Buffalo or Rochester campuses.
Adult learners applying to our online undergraduate or graduate degree programs.