St. John Fisher College offers a generous program of scholarships designed to recognize and reward you for the special talents you bring to campus.
First Generation Scholarship
The First Generation Scholarship provides financial and academic assistance to students with a high degree of motivation and academic potential whose parents did not graduate from college. Recipients receive yearly awards of one-half the total cost of tuition and room and board.
Fisher has helped students meet the financial challenges of affording a quality education for more than 70 years.
Fisher Urban Scholar Award
The Fisher Urban Scholar Award, which pledges $40,000 per student over the course of four years, is available to any high school student who resides in the City of Rochester and enrolls at Fisher as a first-year student. The award may be combined with any other scholarships for which a student qualifies.
Flower City Award
All out-of-state students, as well as students from Nassau and Suffolk counties, will automatically receive a Flower City Award of $5,000 per year. This award may be combined with any other scholarships for which a student qualifies.
The Honors Program provides students with the opportunity to expand their thinking and personal limits through the study and exchange of ideas with other scholars. Honors students receive a $8,000 scholarship over four years ($2,000/year).
Students with a parent or sibling who is currently enrolled full-time, or who is a graduate of the College, will automatically receive a Legacy Award of $1,000 per year. This award may be combined with any other scholarships for which a student qualifies.
Modern Languages and Cultures Scholarship
Modern Languages and Cultures Scholarships are available to high school seniors with proficiency in Spanish. Recipients receive $3,000 per year.
Service Scholars Program
The Service Scholars Program recognizes high school seniors who demonstrate an ongoing interest in serving others through community service. Recipients receive yearly awards equaling one-half the total cost of tuition and room and board.
All freshman applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships without regard to financial eligibility. Most merit scholarships range from $7,500 to $17,000 per year.
Scholarship eligibility is based on high school grade point average, strength of curriculum, and SAT or ACT scores (if submitted). Eligible students are automatically notified by the Office of Admissions. Merit awards can not be combined with the Service Scholars and First Generation Scholarships.
Note: Fisher is test-optional for fall 2021 and fall 2022. You do not need to submit SAT or ACT scores to be considered for merit scholarships.