Undergraduate Scholarships

Three out of four incoming undergraduate students at D'Youville College receive an institutional scholarship or grant.

These scholarship awards are based on merit or achievement in a specific area and do not need to be repaid. Our average award is $6,600 and is renewable every year based on your academic record.

Merit Scholarships

The Office of Admissions automatically awards institutional merit scholarships at the time you are admitted to D'Youville College.

Undergraduate students will be notified in their acceptance letter if they've been selected. Award letters are mailed to selected graduate students in late spring, if entering in the fall, or in the fall for spring semester enrollees. All scholarship awards are subject to the undergraduate merit scholarship policies.

Honors Scholarship

Awarded to freshmen with a high school GPA of 88 or better and a combined math/critical reading SAT score of 1100 (or a 24 on the ACT).

  • Award: 50% off undergraduate tuition and 25% off of the standard double room rate in Marguerite Hall or 25% of the standard quad room rate in the apartments for full-time residents.
  • Amount: Resident $13,870, Commuter $11,240 per year (based on 2013-2014 rates)
  • Duration: 4-5 years (depending on length of program), provided that the student maintains a minimum 2.75 GPA.

Academic Distinction Scholarship

Awarded to freshmen with high school GPA of an 80 or better and a combined math/critical reading SAT score of 1000 (or a 21 on the ACT).

  • Award: 25% off undergraduate tuition and 50% off of the standard double room rate in Marguerite Hall or 50% off of the standard quad room rate in the apartments for full-time residents.
  • Amount: Resident $10,880, Commuter $5,620 per year (based on 2013-2014 rates)
  • Duration: 4-5 years (depending on length of program), provided that the student maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA.

D'Youville Achievement Scholarship

Awarded to freshmen with a high school GPA of 80 or better and a combined math/critical reading SAT score of 900 (or a 19 on the ACT). Any student with a 90 or higher GPA can receive this award.

  • Amount: $3,000 annually based on qualifications.
  • Duration: 4-5 years (depending on length of program), provided that the student maintains a minimum 2.25 GPA.

Transfer Achievement Scholarship

Transfer students with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher are considered for this award.

  • Amount: $3,500 - $5,000 annually based on qualifications.
  • Duration: 4-5 years (depending on length of program), provided that the student maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Dillon Scholarship

Awarded to one student annually. Applications must be postmarked by February 15, 2014. Applicants must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Admitted to D'Youville College as a freshman for the fall entry term of the academic year.
  • High school G.P.A. of 93 (3.0/4.0) or better in a rigorous college preparatory high school curriculum consisting of at least three years of math and science, four years of English and history/social studies, and one year of a foreign language.
  • Minimum SAT 1 score of 1300 (combined Math and Critical Reading) or minimum composite ACT score of 29.
  • Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Award: Full tuition and 25% off room and board fees.

Duration: 4-5 years (depending on length of program), provided that the student maintains a minimum 2.75 GPA.

PDF file Download the Dillon Scholarship application (PDF).

Say Yes Scholarship

D’Youville College has partnered with Say Yes to Education to award a full tuition scholarship to two deserving students who are graduating from a Buffalo Public High School or a charter high school located in Buffalo, NY. To be eligible for consideration, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Reside in the city of Buffalo, NY.
  • Graduate from a Buffalo public school or charter school located in the city of Buffalo (no earlier than 2013).
  • Complete grades 9-12, in consecutive years, at a Buffalo public or charter school located in the city.
  • Successfully complete and submit a Say Yes Buffalo tuition scholarship application (PDF) during your senior year of high school (application available online after January 1 at buffalo.sayyestoeducation.org).Applications must be postmarked by February 15, 2014.
  • Apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than February 15th. Be sure to select D'Youville College as an institution to receive your financial information:
  1. Complete the D'Youville online application (PDF).
  2. Qualified applicants for this award will have at least a 90 high school average and a 1000 combined score on the math and reading comprehension sections of the SAT (21 on the ACT).
  3. To be eligible for the Say Yes to Education scholarship, you must complete the optional application essay (PDF).
  • Enroll at D'Youville College in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation.

Award: Full tuition.

Duration: 4-5 years (depending on length of program), provided that the student maintains a minimum 2.75 GPA.

Diocese of Buffalo Catholic High School Scholarship

Awarded to one student annually. Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2014. Applicants must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Admitted to D'Youville College as a freshman for the fall entry term of the academic year.
  • Be a graduate of a Catholic high school in the Diocese of Buffalo
  • High school GPA of 90 or better in a rigorous college preparatory high school curriculum consisting of at least three years of math and science, four years of English and history/social studies, and one year of a foreign language.
  • Minimum SAT 1 score of 1200 (combined Math and Critical Reading).
  • Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Award: Full tuition and 25% off room and board fees.

Duration: 4-5 years (depending on length of program), provided that the student maintains a minimum 2.75 GPA.

Adobe acrobat document Download the Diocese of Buffalo Catholic High School Scholarship Application

Sister Mary Charlotte Barton Kinship Scholarship

Recipients are selected by a committee composed of members of the Alumni Board of Directors. Applications are due March 1, 2014. Applicants must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Must be a relative (child, stepchild, grandchild, brother, sister, niece, nephew or spouse) of a D'Youville College graduate.
  • Applicant may be a prospective or current student.
  • Applicant must complete the Sister Mary Charlotte Barton Kinship Scholarship application (PDF) and submit all supporting documentation by the deadline.

Award: Past awards have ranged from $500-$2,000 and are contingent on Alumni Association funding.

Duration: Scholarship is available for one year. Applications must be resubmitted each year to be eligible for consideration.

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