SBU Unveils New Scholarships for Pennsylvania Students

Suzanne Wilcox English Features

Allegany, N.Y. – St. Bonaventure University has announced two new scholarships designed especially for Chautauqua and Warren County (Pa.) County students.

The scholarships, available for the first time for students entering in fall 2006, will aid all qualifying graduates of high schools throughout Chautauqua and Warren County, offering $12,000 per year to help finance a top-quality education at St. Bonaventure.

“We welcome high-achieving students from surrounding counties and invite them to achieve their educational goals at St. Bonaventure,” said St. Bonaventure University president Sr. Margaret Carney, OSF, “These scholarships will help to ensure that all deserving students can attain a high-quality education at a private institution, launching them to successful careers and a life of service to the communities in which they live.”

Students must be graduates of a Warren or Chautauqua County high school and have maintained a high school average of 84 percent or higher, based on their official transcript. They also must receive a score of 1050 or better combined on the SAT (math and verbal) or a 23 on the ACT. Students must register full-time at St. Bonaventure to receive the scholarship, which is renewable annually, at the same amount, if the student maintains a minimum grade point average of 2.5 or better.

“We consider it a privilege to serve the surrounding community by helping all students who deserve a university education to receive one,” said Mary Piccioli, dean of enrollment and director of institutional research at St. Bonaventure. “These scholarships join our Enchanted Mountain Scholarship, which aids students in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties in New York and McKean and Potter counties in Pennsylvania, to expand the region in which we offer this very special and valuable scholarship opportunity.”

There is no special application for these scholarships –all eligible students will be considered. Details may be obtained by contacting St. Bonaventure’s financial aid office at (716) 375-2528, or apply for admission online through the St. Bonaventure Web site at