Specialized Scholarships

The Vincent and Harriet Palisano Foundation Catholic Educator Scholarship 

The Vincent and Harriet Palisano Foundation Catholic Educator Scholarship is available for employees of all New York Roman Catholic Dioceses and can cover up to 1/3 of tuition costs. Here's how to take advantage of this unique opportunity: 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Employees of any Roman Catholic diocese in New York State
  • Applicants must have a completed bachelor’s degree
  • Applicants must apply and be admitted into a graduate program at Canisius University
  • Award: 1/3 tuition scholarship
  • (from the Harriet and Vincent Palisano Foundation and Canisius University)
Eligible Programs

All graduate programs in the School of Education and Human Services, Richard J. Wehle School of Business, and the College of Arts & Sciences, are eligible for this scholarship. Learn more about our graduate program here.

How to Apply 

Your scholarship will then be applied to your bill.

*A form and proof of employment need to be completed every semester in order to maintain eligibility*

Additional Opportunities

Application for an additional 1/3 tuition scholarship for Diocese of Buffalo teachers pursuing certification in School Building Leader/School District Leader or an MS in Educational Leadership is also available. This award is given from the Diocese of Buffalo; interested students should contact the Superintendent using the information below:

Department of Catholic Schools
Office of the Superintendent of Schools
Diocese of Buffalo
795 Main Street
Buffalo, NY14202
Phone: 716-847-5512
Fax: 716-847-5593


Canisius Jesuit Mission Grant

At Canisius, we value your commitment to serving others.  We want to help you achieve the education you need to further your career and continue to make a difference.  To help you achieve your goals, we offer every accepted graduate student who completed one year of service*, a 20% tuition discount.

A master's degree in business, education, leadership or counseling, combined with one year of service, will give you the experience and education you need to be the change you want to see in the world.

Service organizations include, but are not limited to, Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC), AmeriCorps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, MercyCorps, Peace Corps, Catholic Volunteer Network, Teach for America, and City Year.

Print/View the Canisius University Jesuit Mission Grant Flyer

Print/View the Canisius University Jesuit Mission Grant Application

For more information, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at:
716-888-2545, toll free at 800-950-2505

*The Jesuit Mission Grant cannot be used in combination with any other Canisius scholarships, tuition discounts or waivers. Applicants to the Physician Assistant program are not eligible.