Foreign Language Scholarship

About the Foreign Language Scholarship

Each year, St. John Fisher College offers two Foreign Language Scholarships to high school seniors to recognize achievement in foreign language as a sound preparation for college work.

Scholarship recipients will receive $3,000 annually, over four years, if they complete two foreign language courses during their first year at Fisher and maintain a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.

Scholarship Criteria

These scholarships are available to all high school seniors with proficiency in French, German, Italian, or Spanish, and a minimum 1000 SAT (Math and Critical Reading) or 22 ACT composite score.

Students of all majors are eligible for this scholarship, with priority given to those majoring in a Foreign Language. (Fisher offers majors in French and Spanish).

Candidates must be nominated by a teacher or counselor and demonstrate:

  • Excellence in scholarship, character, leadership, and service
  • Minimum composite score of 1000 (Math and Critical Reading) on the SAT or 22 on the ACT
  • No less than 85% cumulative GPA (schools using a different grading scale must convert their notation to a 100-point scale)
  • Communicative ability in the language with complete speech utterances beyond the present tense

» Download Nomination Package [pdf]

Application Process

Application Information for the Foreign Language Scholarship

Deadline: January 22, 2016

To qualify, students must apply for admission to the College and be nominated by a teacher or counselor; the nomination package must be postmarked by January 22, 2016.

» Download Nomination Package [pdf]

Contact Information

For more information, please contact the Office of Freshman Admissions by email at or by phone at (585) 385-8064 or (800) 444-4640.

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