Grant | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 2

Niagara University Presidential Scholarship

All of Niagara University’s merit based scholarships, achievement awards, and grants for incoming first year students are based on your cumulative high school average and standardized test scores.  Best of all, these awards are for each of your four years at NU, providing you are either a citizen of the United States or are an eligible non-citizen, federal definition, maintain full-time status, and possess the required quality point average.   And, because our merit based scholarships, awards, and grants are based on a sliding scale, there are many variations to the examples below.   In addition you may be eligible for other assistance based on your financial need.  The following are the scholarships and eligibility requirements that are valid for the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 semesters.

Competitive Full-Tuition NU Honors Scholarships: (four years)

Selected number of incoming freshmen who possess a 97 percent average and a cumulative score (critical reading & math) of 1340 on the SAT or a score of 30 on the ACT are considered for this competitive award.

Niagara Trustees Scholarships: $15,000 per year for four years

Awarded to students who have high school records similar to these:  95 percent average with an 1150 SAT score (critical reading & math) (26 ACT); or 91 percent average, 1210 SAT score (critical reading & math) (27 ACT).

NU Presidential Scholarships: $13,500 per year for four years

Recipients of these scholarships usually have high school records of either 90 percent average with a 1050 SAT score (critical reading & math) (23 ACT); or an 85 percent average, 1120 SAT score (24 ACT).

NU Achievement Awards: $12,000 per year for four years

Typically, students receiving these awards have high school records in the mid – to upper 80s with SAT score (critical reading & math) ranging between 950 and 1050 or ACT composites between 20 and 22.

NU Grants: $7,500 per year for four years

Recipients of these grants usually have high school averages in the mid 80s and SAT score (critical reading & math) of 950 or ACT composites above 20.

Transfer Scholarships: (renewable)

Entering transfer students whose full-time (or equivalent) cumulative grade point averages are:
Transfer Scholarships:

3.4 – 4.0 = $11,000
3.0 – 3.3 = $10,000

Transfer Awards:

2.5 – 2.9 = $7,500

In addition to these merit based awards and scholarships, NU also offers athletic, community-service, and ROTC scholarships.  NU students who qualify may receive additional funds in the form of state and federal grant programs, student employment, and loans.  For a complete listing of these programs, contact the Admissions Office.

Vincentian Scholarship

The Vincentian Scholars Program offers scholarships to three new freshmen each year.  The scholarships include an annual, renewable scholarship of $5,000.

AFR PhD and Postdoc Grants for International Researchers, Luxembourg

The AFR programme has no thematic limitations and is open to all researchers, regardless of their nationality, desirous to engage into research training in Luxembourg or abroad. In the selection process, the interest of the project in the context of Luxembourg R&D will nevertheless be evaluated. Eligibility: Applicants must be holders of a University degree allowing them to enter into doctoral training. Selection Criteria The project proposals will be assessed according to the following key criteria : • Scientific quality of the research project • Profile of the applicant • Quality of the host institution • Interest of the research project in the Luxembourg R&D setting AFR Contributions For AFR beneficiaries with work contracts, the FNR pays a contribution to the annual salary costs of the Host Institution as follows max. AFR contribution (including employers’ charges) :PhD- 36,379 EUR / year , Postdoc- 51,618 EUR / year supplements paid in case of public-private partnership: PhD 3,511 EUR/year, Postdoc- 4,706 EUR/year For AFR beneficiaries without work contracts, the FNR pays a fellowship (bourse) to the recipients max. AFR contribution (fellowship): PhD- 18,000 EUR / year, Postdoc- 25,200 EUR / year supplements paid in case of a public-private partnership: PhD-1,200 EUR/year, Postdoc-1,800 EUR/year max. AFR contribution (including employers’ charges): PhD- 36,379 EUR / year, Postdoc-51,618 EUR / year supplements paid in case of a public-private partnership : PhD- 3,511 EUR/year, Postdoc- 4,706 EUR/year AFR contracts and AFR fellowships cannot be cumulated. Closing Date: 22 October 2010 Read more:

West European Specialist Study Grant 2010, USA

This grant supports research pertaining to Western European studies, librarianship, or the book trade. This annual grant was established by WESS in 1985 under the sponsorship of Martinus Nijhoff International, a subscription agent and bookdealer headquartered in The Hague. The grant is now sponsored by Coutts Information Services, the international academic library vendor, from its regional offices in The Netherlands (Coutts Nijhoff International).


A maximum of $3,000 donated by Coutts Information Services to cover travel to and from Europe, transportation in Europe, and lodging and board for no more than fourteen (14) consecutive days. Funds may not be used for salaries, research-related supplies, publication costs, conference fees, or equipment purchases.


The nominee must be a librarian employed in a university, college, community college, or research library in the year prior to application for the award.


The primary criterion for awarding the grant is the significance and utility of the proposed project as a contribution to the study of the acquisition, organization, or use of library materials from or relating to Western Europe. Current or historical subjects may be treated. The award jury will review proposals with the following in mind:

* What is the work to be accomplished? The proposal should be as explicit as possible about the current state of knowledge in the area and what will be achieved by the successful completion of the study.
* What is the need for and value of the proposed research? The proposal should provide persuasive evidence that the study is of practical use or scholarly value to the wider community served by the grant.
* What is the methodology for carrying out the proposed work? The research design should be as specific as possible and demonstrate why the European component is essential.
* Is the work accomplishable within the timeframe proposed? If the study extends beyond the 14-day limit of the grant, the proposal should specify how the additional work would be completed and funded.
* Are the applicant’s qualifications sufficient to carry out the study?

The applicant should be able to document their ability to complete the proposed research in a timely manner.


The application must include the following:

* A proposal, five (5) pages or less, double-spaced
* A tentative travel itinerary not to exceed fourteen (14) days, including the proposed countries and institutions to be visited and the preferred period of study/travel
* A travel budget, including estimated round-trip coach airfare, transportation in Europe, lodging expenses, and meal costs
* A current curriculum vita

Electronic submissions are required. E-mail the application to Megan Griffin at If sending multiple files, each file name must contain the applicant’s name. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail.

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 3, 2010.


If you have questions or need help in compiling a nomination, please contact Sarah E. How, Cornell University, Phone: (607) 255-9478, E-mail: or Megan Griffin at (800) 545-2433, ext. 2514, (312) 280-2514 or via e-mail at


The grantee is required to submit a report to ACRL within six months of no less than 4,000 words on the research resulting from the study trip. It is assumed that in most cases this report will be suitable for publication. If so, ACRL is given the first right of refusal. The grantee should submit an abstract of the report for publication in C&RL News and the WESS newsletter. In addition, the grantee may be asked to participate in a WESS general discussion group, advise the award jury, or counsel new grantees. Recipients are encouraged, but not required, to join WESS and become involved in its activities.