Scholarships & Grants

A Niagara University education may not be as expensive as you think. We are one of the least expensive private institutions in the region.

All of Niagara University's merit-based scholarships, achievement awards and grants for incoming, first-year students are based on your cumulative high school average and standardized test scores. Best of all, these awards are for each of your four years at NU, providing that you are either a citizen of the United States or are an eligible non-citizen (federal definition), maintain full-time status and possess the required quality point average.

And, because our merit-based scholarships, awards and grants are based on a sliding scale, there are many variations to the examples below. In addition, you may be eligible for other assistance based on your financial need.

The following are the scholarships and eligibility requirements that are valid for the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters.  

Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarship/GrantPrerequisitesAmount
Niagara Trustees' Scholarships* Eligibility for these scholarships is determined by a thorough evaluation of the student’s high school transcript and submitted standardized test scores. $23,000 per year
NU Presidential Scholarships Eligibility for these scholarships is determined by a thorough evaluation of the student’s high school transcript and/or submitted standardized test scores. $20,000 per year
Deans' Scholarships Eligibility for these scholarships is determined by a thorough evaluation of the student’s high school transcript and/or submitted standardized test scores. $16,000 per year
NU Achievement Awards Eligibility for these scholarships is determined by a thorough evaluation of the student’s high school transcript and/or submitted standardized test scores. $13,000 per year
NU Grants Eligibility for these scholarships is determined by a thorough evaluation of the student’s high school transcript and/or submitted standardized test scores. $10,000 per year

*Students applying for this scholarship must submit standardized test scores for consideration.