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Merit Scholarships

Students who apply to Daemen will be considered for one of five scholarship awards: Presidents, Founders, Deans, Distinguished Faculty or Alumni scholarship.

Presidents Scholarship

This prestigious scholarship is awarded annually to first-year students or transfers based on academic performance.

Amount of award (First Year): up to $12,500
Amount of award (Transfers): up to $9,000
Specification: Renewable upon maintaining a 3.0 QPA and full-time undergraduate status.

Founders Scholarship

The Founders Scholarship is awarded annually to first-year students or transfers based on academic performance.

Amount of award (First Year): up to $11,000
Amount of award (Transfers): up to $8,000
Specification: Renewable upon maintaining a 3.0 QPA and full-time undergraduate status.

Deans Scholarship

The Deans Scholarship is awarded annually to first-year students or transfers based on academic performance.

Amount of award (First Year): up to $10,000
Amount of award (Transfers): up to $7,000
Specification: Renewable upon maintaining a 2.5 QPA and full-time undergraduate status.

Distinguished Faculty Scholarship

The Distinguished Faculty Scholarship is awarded annually to first-year students or transfers based on academic performance.

Amount of award (First Year): up to $8,500
Amount of award (Transfers): up to $5,000
Specification: Renewable upon maintaining a 2.5 QPA and full-time undergraduate status.

Alumni Scholarship

The Alumni Scholarship is awarded annually to first-year students or transfers based on academic performance.

Amount of award (First Year): up to $7,000
Amount of award (Transfers): up to $4,000
Specification: Renewable upon maintaining a 2.0 QPA and full-time undergraduate status.

International Scholarship

Both undergraduate and graduate students who complete the entire application process will have an opportunity to receive a scholarship based on academic performance.  Scholarships range from $9,500 - $12,500 for academic year.

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, students must apply to the college.  Upon acceptance, students will be notified regarding the amount of their scholarship.

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Competitive Scholarships

Trustee Scholarship (by nomination)

This prestigious scholarship is awarded to select first-year students of the highest caliber. Students must be nominated for this award and submit a separate Trustee Scholar application in order to compete for this award. Students will interview at Scholars Day.

Amount of award: Full Tuition Scholarship
Number awarded: 2

Amount of award: $17,000
Number awarded: 4

Amount of award: $15,000
Number awarded: 4
Specification: Renewable upon maintaining 3.0 QPA and full-time undergraduate status.

Athletic Scholarship

Full-time first-year students and transfers accepted for admission with the recommendation of the appropriate coach.

Amount of award: Varies
Specification: Maintain player eligibility

Visual Arts Scholarship

This award is given to first-year art students whose portfolio reflects outstanding talent as determined by a portfolio review by the Art Faculty.

Amount of Award: $5,000
Scholarships Available: 2
Specification: Renewable upon maintaining departmental standards

Nursing RN-BS Tuition Grant

Generous 50% tuition grants for registered nurses are available. These grants are not based on financial need and are guaranteed through the completion of the BS degree requirements.

Nursing tuition grants (up to 50%) toward the cost of tuition are calculated utilizing the cost of tuition less any Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) or Aid for Part-time Study (APTS) proceeds.

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Graduate Scholarship Opportunities

30% Graduate Tuition Scholarship

Students enrolled in one of the following graduate programs; Applied Behavior Analysis, Athletic Training, Leadership and Innovation, Public Health, MBA, Social Work and Special Education are eligible for a thirty (30) percent tuition scholarship. The scholarship reduces the current per credit hour tuition by 30%. Students must have an undergraduate gpa of 2.7 to be eligible for this scholarship.

AmeriCorps Matching Grant

AmeriCorps volunteers accrue educational benefits (Segal Education Awards) that may be used for graduate study. Daemen College will match this award by providing AmeriCorps alumni an additional matching grant for all graduate programs excluding Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant. Proof of Segal Education Award eligibility can be provided through a copy of the award certificate or a letter from the applicant's AmeriCorps program manager.