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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 2018 and spring 2019 semesters.  

Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarship/GrantPrerequisitesAmount
Niagara Trustees' Scholarships97% average with an 1280 SAT score (EBRW)* (27 ACT); or 92% average, 1350 SAT score (EBRW) (29 ACT)$19,000 per year
NU Presidential Scholarships97% average with a 1220 SAT score (EBRW) (25 ACT); or an 94% average, 1200 SAT score (EBRW) (24 ACT)$17,000 per year
Deans' Scholarships/ NU Achievement AwardsAwarded to students who demonstrate strong academic ability as indicated by cumulative three year high school average, strength of academic course work, writing sample (essay), letters of recommendation, and standardized test results (SAT or ACT), if submitted.$15,000 per year
NU GrantsAwarded to students who demonstrate academic ability as indicated by cumulative three year high school average, strength of academic course work, writing sample (essay), letters of recommendation, and standardized test results (SAT or ACT), if submitted.$8,000 -  $10,000 per year

*EBRW is the abbreviation for the English-Based Reading and Writing sections of the SAT.

Tourism Cares offers up to 29 merit-based academic scholarships, with awards ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 each and totaling up to $62,000. Eligibility requirements include undergraduate students pursuing degrees in travel, tourism or hospitality in two or four year programs, as well as graduate students with a concentration in travel or tourism. Eligible students must be pursuing degrees at colleges and universities located in the United States or Canada. Some awards also have residency or citizenship requirements.

Students receiving Tourism Cares scholarships will be invited to participate in the Tourism Cares Mentoring Program at the NTA Travel Exchange, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in November, 2018, where students will be paired with industry professionals to learn hands-on sales and marketing tactics, build their professional networks, and learn about career opportunities.

The application deadline is Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Tourism Cares has been investing in the future of the travel industry workforce since 1982, offering scholarships and mentoring programs to ensure that the best talent enters the travel industry, stays and excels to better serve the traveling public and our communities. Over $1 million in endowed scholarship funds were established by individual and corporate donors as well as the travel and tourism industry associations NTA, the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and the International Association of Travel Agents Network (IATAN).

About Tourism Cares

Tourism Cares, Inc., a US 501(c)(3) public charity, maximizes travel’s potential to be a global force for good by leveraging the care that travelers and the industry feel for the places we love.  We unite the travel industry to make a greater impact on shared priorities, and to help each company fulfill its giving goals. Together, with leading travel and tourism companies and associations, we make a greater difference on three shared issues: helping destinations in need, supporting our workforce, and improving our corporate social responsibility. Learn more at www.TourismCares.org and @TourismCares.

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