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Scholarships & Grants

$14,060

average Nazareth College grant for 2013 incoming freshmen

View a list of scholarships and grants for undergraduate and graduate students.

Scholarships & Grants

Undergraduate Scholarships

Nazareth College Merit Scholarships

Nazareth College has a wide range of merit scholarships that are awarded by the Admissions Committee at the time of acceptance to freshmen and transfer students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and potential, regardless of financial circumstances.

  • Financial need is not a factor in consideration for these awards. No separate application is necessary.
  • All scholarships require full-time attendance.
  • Scholarship renewal eligibility is reviewed annually based on cumulative Nazareth GPA. If the minimum requirement is not met, one semester of probation is granted. After the probationary period, if the cumulative GPA remains below the requirement, the scholarship will be reduced by 20% of the value. If, after subsequent semesters, the GPA requirement is met, full reinstatement of the award may be requested.
  • Nazareth College Scholarships & Grants may be used toward tuition charges only. When combined with other grants, scholarships, or benefits restricted to tuition charges (i.e. NYS TAP, Veteran's/ROTC tuition benefits, Tuition Exchange, etc.), the combination may not exceed full tuition. In cases where the combined awards exceed tuition, the Nazareth College Scholarship/Grant will be reduced accordingly.

Nazareth College Additional Scholarships for Special Populations

These scholarships/grants are awarded IN ADDITION TO any Nazareth College merit-based scholarships listed above.

Music Scholarships: $1,500-$3,000 per year, renewable for eight consecutive, full time undergraduate semesters provided a 2.0 cumulative GPA is maintained. Student must continue in the major for which the scholarship was awarded. An audition is required for consideration and pending review of all applications including the Visual and Performing Arts. Award is determined by Music Department faculty.

Theatre Arts Scholarships: $1,500-$3,000 per year, renewable for eight consecutive, full time undergraduate semesters provided a 2.0 cumulative GPA is maintained. Student must continue in the major for which the scholarship was awarded. An audition (acting concentration) or an interview (technical theatre) is required for consideration and pending review of all applications including the Visual and Performing Arts. Award is determined by the Theatre Arts Department faculty.

Music Theatre Scholarships: $1,500-$3,000 per year, renewable for eight consecutive, full time undergraduate semesters provided that a 2.0 cumulative GPA is maintained. Student must continue in the major for which the scholarship was awarded. An audition is required for consideration and pending review of all applications including the Visual and Performing Arts. Award is determined by the Music/Theatre Department faculty.

Art Scholarships: $1,500-$3,000 per year, renewable for eight consecutive, full time undergraduate semesters provided that a 2.0 cumulative GPA is maintained. Student must continue in the major for which the scholarship was awarded. A portfolio review is required and pending review of all applications including the Visual and Performing Arts. Award is determined by the Art Department faculty.

Campus Room Grant: $2,000 per year awarded to full-time undergraduate students living in on-campus housing. Renewable for eight consecutive full-time undergraduate semesters provided student resides in on-campus housing. Residents assistants (RA's) and students receiving Tuition Exchange,Tuition Remission, and Veterans benefits are ineligible for the Campus Room Grant.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: $1,000 per semester awarded to students transferring directly from a 2 year college program who are members of Phi Theta Kappa at the time they apply for admission to Nazareth College. A 3.0 cumulative GPA must be maintained. The Phi Theta Kappa award is contingent upon official verification of PTK membership, which must be received before June 30 to enroll in the fall term, or before October 31 to enroll in spring term.

Nazareth Veteran's Scholarship: General award of up to $7,500 for full time undergraduate students that are not eligible for the Nazareth Yellow Ribbon award. Veteran Scholarship will be awarded to any post-Sept. 11 honorably discharged veteran who has served at least six months of active duty or Chapter 33 approved transferee with veteran tuition benefits eligibility.

Yellow Ribbon Program: This program is only available to veterans and Chapter 33 transferees at the 100% benefit level. Nazareth College has enrolled to participate in the program for 2013-14 with an amount of up to $7,500 for all full time undergraduate students. The VA will match each additional dollar by the college up to total tuition and fees.

Undergraduate Grants

  • You must apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need to be considered for these need-based grants.

Nazareth Grants: In addition to merit scholarships and various federal and state grant programs, Nazareth commits significant funding to its own need-based grant program. Eligibility is determined at the time of acceptance and/or upon receipt of a valid FAFSA. Need-based grants are renewable based upon continued financial eligibility, as determined by filing a FAFSA each academic year, and maintaining minimum academic standards.

Federal Pell Grants: Up to a maximum of $5,645. Pell Grant eligibility is limited to twelve semesters(or its equivalent). Filing a FAFSA annually is required and the amount of the award is based upon the federal needs analysis. This is grant assistance for high need students.

FSEOG (Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant): Federal grants ranging from $100 - $1,000 awarded to students who are Pell Grant recipients. Amounts vary based on the limited availability of funds. FAFSA must be filed annually.

New York State Aid for Part-Time Studies (APTS): Awarded to matriculated Undergraduate students enrolled in 3-11 credits, meeting the income requirements of New York State Net Taxable Income limit of $50,550 (dependent students) or $34,250 (independent students). Annual award amounts vary depending upon the number of applicants and funding levels. Download the APTS Application (pdf) or pick up the form in the Financial Aid Office. Application deadline is determined by the Financial Aid Office each semester; please contact the office at (585)389-2310 for deadline dates.

New York State TAP: Awards vary, based on New York State net taxable income. Students whose families have NYS net taxable incomes of under $80,000 may be eligible for TAP awards. Students must be New York State residents for one year before beginning college and attend full time.(Repeated coursework typically does not count towards full-time attendance.) These awards are renewable for eight semesters only and students must have a 2.0 GPA by the time they have used four semesters of TAP. Students must file the FAFSA and make sure that TAP has current and complete information as well as the TAP code for Nazareth, which is 0525.

Federal TEACH Grant: The Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants up to $2,000 per semester to academically qualified students who intend to teach in a designated high-need subject area in a school or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families. In order to receive the grant, an eligible student must complete an application, Agreement To Serve, Counseling and FAFSA annually.

Please see the TEACH Grant fact sheet and the Nazareth College TEACH Grant eligible programs list for more detailed information. To apply for a TEACH Grant, please submit the TEACH Grant Application to the Nazareth College Financial Aid Office. Applicants should be aware that failure to complete the service obligation will result in the grant being converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan with interest accrued and capitalized from the date of the original disbursement.

NOTE: TEACH Grant funding and continuance is not guaranteed and is subject to federal budget approval.

Graduate Scholarships

The following scholarships are awarded to graduate students each year, some as a result of written competition. Announcements of the annual competitions and applications, if applicable, are available via the noted academic departments.

Magdalena Callahan Scholarship - awarded annually to a student in a Graduate Literacy Education program. Contact Dr. Naomi Erdmann, (585) 389-2614

Josephine F. Haire Family Scholarship - awarded annually to a student in a Graduate Inclusive Education program. Contact Dr. Jim Black, (585) 389-2619

Rochester Guild for Special Children Scholarship - awarded annually to a student in a Graduate Inclusive Education program. Contact Dr. Jim Black, (585) 389-2619

Dr. Catherine Quenin Scholarship - awarded to a student in Communications Sciences and Disorders with a specialty in deafness. Contact Dr. Catherine Quenin, (585) 389-2776

Deborah Ann Bartimo Silva Scholarship - awarded to a student in Communications Sciences and Disorders. Contact Lisa Durant-Jones, (585) 389-2775

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Graduate Grants

Federal TEACH Grant The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $2,000 per semester to academically qualified students who intend to teach in a designated high-need subject area in a school or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families. In order to receive the grant, an eligible student must complete an application, Agreement To Serve, Counseling and FAFSA annually.

Please see TEACH Grant fact sheet and the Nazareth College TEACH Grant eligible programs list for more detailed information. To apply for the TEACH Grant, please submit the TEACH Grant Application to the Nazareth College Financial Aid Office. Applicants should be aware that the failure to complete the service obligation will result in the grant being converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan with interest accrued and capitalized from the date of original disbursement.

NOTE: TEACH Grant funding and continuance is not guaranteed and is subject to federal budget approval.

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