Freshman Scholarships

St. John Fisher College offers a generous program of scholarships designed to recognize and reward you for the special talents you bring to campus.

First Generation Scholarship

The First Generation Scholarship provides financial and academic assistance to students with a high degree of motivation and academic potential whose parents did not graduate from college. Recipients receive yearly awards ranging from $5,000 to one-half of tuition and room and board, depending on financial need.

Fisher has helped students meet the financial challenges of affording a quality education for more than 60 years.

Fisher has helped students meet the financial challenges of affording a quality education for more than 60 years.

Flower City Award

All out-of-state students will automatically receive a Flower City Award of $5,000 per year. This award may be combined with any other scholarships for which a student qualifies.

Foreign Language Scholarship

Foreign Language Scholarships are available to high school seniors with proficiency in French, German, Italian, or Spanish. Recipients receive $3,000 per year.

Honors Program

The Honors Program provides students with the opportunity to expand their thinking and personal limits through the study and exchange of ideas with other scholars. Honors students receive a $12,000 scholarship over four years ($3,000/year).

Legacy Award

Students with a parent or sibling who is an alumnus/alumna of the College will automatically receive a Legacy Award of $1,000 per year. This award may be combined with any other scholarships for which a student qualifies.

Science Scholars Program

The Science Scholars Program is for students who intend to major in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics. Science Scholars receive a $12,000 scholarship over four years ($3,000/year) and a laptop computer.

Service Scholars Program

The Service Scholars Program recognizes high school seniors who demonstrate an ongoing interest in serving others through community service. Recipients receive yearly awards equaling one-half the total cost of tuition and room and board.

Merit Scholarships

All freshman applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships without regard to financial eligibility. Most merit scholarships range from $7,500 to $14,500 per year.

Scholarship eligibility is based on high school grade point average, strength of curriculum, and SAT or ACT scores. Eligible students are automatically notified by the Office of Admissions. Merit awards can not be combined with the Service Scholars and First Generation Scholarships.