Niagara Shares Scholarship

In Announcements, by , on February 26th, 2019

It is time once again to request student nominations for the Niagara Shares Scholarship which will be awarded for the 2018-2019 school year. All employees are encouraged to nominate a student who meets the criteria described below.  Last year, $18,000 was awarded to deserving students thanks to your support and nominations.

The Niagara Shares Scholarship Committee will review the recommendations and select a number of students to be awarded the scholarships. The Niagara Shares Scholarship Committee is composed of Martha Cino, Claire Crean, Beverly Junevic, Elaine Morreale, Tim Osberg, Kyle Schwindler, Sharon Watkinson, Derek Zeller and Katie Kocsis (Chair).

If you would like to nominate a student for the scholarship, please use the attached nomination form. The guidelines for the scholarship state that a student must:

  1. Be a resident of Niagara or Erie County.
  2. Have a cumulative QPA of at least 2.50.
  3. Be a sophomore, junior, or senior in 2018-2019.
  4. Exhibit financial need (this criterion will be assessed by the Financial Aid Office).
  5. Maintain a lifestyle which is in keeping with the Vincentian tradition. This quote is taken from the University mission statement:

As a Vincentian university, Niagara draws inspiration from St. Vincent de Paul, who organized his contemporaries to respond compassionately to people’s basic needs.  Continuing this tradition, Niagara seeks to inspire its students to serve all members of society, especially the poor and oppressed, in local communities and in the larger world.

The Niagara Shares Committee has requested that an employee nominate no more than one student.

Please return the nomination form to Katie Kocsis, Financial Aid Office, Butler Building by Friday, March 15, 2019. You may place it in interoffice mail or email it to:

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