Scholarships

How To Apply

  • Apply for admission and be accepted by the committee on admissions as a matriculated student. An application for admission may be obtained from your guidance counselor or from the dean of enrollment management, Niagara University, NY, 14109.
  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Feb 15. This form is available in the financial aid office or on the Internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible U.S. noncitizen and be enrolled at least half time. Many scholarships require that you be a full-time student.

Application Procedures: Application is made through the Niagara University Financial Aid Office, which is responsible for determining eligibility and award amounts.

Selection of Recipients and Allocation of Awards: The applicant must (1) be enrolled at least half time; 2) demonstrate financial need; and 3) meet specific conditions of the scholarships, if any. Awards vary.

The Mark J. and Deborah A. Bonner Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in January 2006 by Mark J. Bonner, '75, to further the educational training of accountants. The income earned by this endowed scholarship fund will be used for the education of undergraduate students attending Niagara University who are pursuing an accounting degree in the College of Business Administration.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Annual award shall be made to a Niagara University student (sophomore, junior or senior status) undergraduate accounting student in the College of Business Administration.
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.
  • Show financial need.

Armand & Eleanor Castellani Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time transfer student in the College of Business Administration from Western New York with a minimum transfer QPA of 3.00.

David A. DiChiara Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a senior business major in the College of Business Administration. Award amount varies.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be a resident of Niagara County.
  • Have leadership qualities.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to community service in Niagara County.
  • Show financial need.  

Louis S. Genovese Accounting Scholarship Award

Awarded to an accounting major in the fall semester of their senior year. Award amount varies.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be from the local area.
  • Have a good average.

Helen K. & Everett W. Ockerman Scholarship

Full-tuition awarded to an incoming freshman who will be a full-time student enrolled in the College of Business Administration, as a management department major.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must have graduated in the top 15 percent of their high school class.
  • Maintain a "B" average in their area of major concentration. 

Alfonso Oddo Accounting Scholarship

Awarded to an accounting major.

Peter J. and Mary Pinzotti Award

Awarded to an upper class management department major. Award amount varies.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be a Niagara or Erie County resident.
  • Have a QPA of 3.0 or better.

David T. Potter Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to an incoming freshman or transfer business major for a maximum of four years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must show unmet financial need.

Sanderson/Glasser Scholarship

Awarded to a student who plans to enter the field of medicine or business. Award amount varies.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be a resident of Western New York.
  • Rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class.
  • Have SAT scores over 1200.

Oscar F. Steinwachs '39 Scholarship

Awarded to students in the College of Business with preference to students who demonstrate financial need.

Steven A. Wandtke Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to incoming freshman or transfer student based on financial need and record of voluntary community service, with preference to students in the College of Business Administration.

Joseph C. and Kathryn Q. Weber Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to an undergraduate business major. Award amount varies.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be a commuter student and a resident of the Niagara Falls area.