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Foreign Language Scholarship

Each year, St. John Fisher College offers two Foreign Language Scholarships to high school seniors to recognize achievement in foreign language as sound preparation for college work.

Scholarship recipients will receive $3,000 annually, over four years, if they maintain a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA and complete a minor in either Spanish or French.

Application Process

Note: We are no longer accepting Foreign Language Scholarship applications for fall 2020. The application will open for the 2021-2022 academic year this coming fall.

Scholarship Criteria

These scholarships are available to all high school seniors with proficiency in French or Spanish.

Students of all majors are eligible for this scholarship, with priority given to those majoring in a foreign language. (Fisher offers majors in French and Spanish.)

Candidates must be nominated by a teacher or counselor and demonstrate:

  • Excellence in scholarship, character, leadership, and service
  • Communicative ability in the language with complete speech utterances beyond the present tense

Regular admission standards typically include a high school GPA of B/B+ and a total SAT score (math and evidence-based reading and writing) of 1000 or higher.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact the Office of Freshman Admissions by email at or by phone at (585) 385-8064.