SBU Graduate Scholarships Offered

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ALLEGANY, N.Y. – St. Bonaventure University will be offering Dean’s Graduate Scholarships for the summer and fall of 2006. Among those who can apply for these scholarships are students beginning work on graduate degrees in Franciscan Studies.

“Career advancement has never been more challenging,” said Michael Fischer, dean of graduate studies. “And it has never been more important to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding that are essential for professional success. We hope by offering Dean’s Graduate Scholarships for a second year that we can continue to help students benefit from our nationally recognized programs and our outstanding faculty. The scholarship program was a tremendous success last year, and we are happy to announce the continuation of this initiative.

The scholarships provide up to 50 percent of the cost of tuition and will be available to students applying for the first time for admission in a master’s degree or advanced certificate program offered in the schools of Business, Education, Journalism and Mass Communication, and Franciscan Studies. Several 20-percent tuition scholarships are available, as well as a limited number of 50-percent scholarships.

To be eligible for scholarship consideration, students must be first-time applicants in the graduate program and complete the admissions application, letters of recommendation and transcripts by May 15.

Applicants must apply online at by May 1. Scholarship applicants must submit via the online application a 300- to 500-word essay on “How a Dean’s Graduate Scholarship will help me realize my goals.”

Recipients enrolled in the summer program will be notified before July, while students applying for the fall semester will be notified by July 15.

The Dean’s Graduate Scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other St. Bonaventure assistantship, grant, concession, scholarship or waiver.

St. Bonaventure offers master’s degrees and advanced certification programs at two locations: its main campus just outside of Olean, N.Y., and in a convenient weekend format at its Buffalo Center, located in Hamburg, N.Y.