Graduate STEM Scholarship

The Graduate STEM Scholarship at Canisius University is designed to support outstanding international graduate students pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs. This scholarship covers up to 25% of annual tuition and is awarded to incoming new graduate students entering the university in fall 2024. The current STEM-designated graduate programs at Canisius University include master’s of science degrees in Business Analytics, Cybersecurity, Data  Analytics, and Finance.


Eligibility Criteria

  1. Applicants must be incoming new graduate students entering Canisius University for the fall of 2024.
  2. Applicants must be pursuing a STEM program at the graduate level.
  3. International applicants must submit the Certification of Finance form and supporting documentation in their online portal after submitting their application.

Scholarship Conditions

  1. The Graduate STEM Scholarship recipients must reside on campus for the award period.
  2. Recipients must enroll full-time (minimum of nine (9) graduate credits) in their respective programs each semester.
  3. Students awarded this scholarship and are taking less than full-time courses in their final semester will still be eligible for the award.
  4. To renew the scholarship each year for the duration of the award, recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.25 or higher.
  5. Recipients will lose the scholarship if their GPA falls below 3.0. Reinstatement of the scholarship is not possible if the GPA is brought back above 3.0.
  6. Students receiving this scholarship cannot enroll as commuters.
  7. The scholarship is valid for the graduate degree for up to 2 years.
  8. If a student receives a second Canisius scholarship offer of greater or equal value (upgraded offer), the subsequent offer replaces the initial offer. If a recipient receives multiple scholarship offers, the greatest value scholarship will be assigned.
  9. The combination of all scholarships (internal and external) may not exceed the student's Cost of Attendance (COA) at Canisius University

Application Process

  1. Applicants must submit their application for admission to Canisius University's graduate program.
  2. After applying, international applicants must complete the Certification of Finance form and provide supporting documentation in their online portal.
  3. Selection for the scholarship is based on merit.

Renewal Process

  1. Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.25 or higher to renew the scholarship yearly.
  2.  Renewal is contingent upon continued full-time enrollment and residency on campus. 
  3. Please meet the renewal criteria to keep the scholarship.

The Graduate STEM Scholarship at Canisius University aims to support exceptional graduate students in pursuing their academic and career goals in STEM fields. By adhering to the outlined eligibility criteria, conditions, and application process, recipients can avail themselves of this valuable opportunity for financial assistance throughout their graduate studies at Canisius University.