Scholarship Opportunities


    Scholarships: Unlike student loans, scholarships do not have to be repaid. Generally, scholarships are reserved and/or available for students with special qualifications, such as academic, athletic or artistic talent, for students who are interested in particular fields of study, who are members of underrepresented groups, who live in certain areas of the country or who demonstrate financial need.

    Scholarships typically fall into two categories:
    • Merit-based aid: are scholarships that are awarded to a student by either a community or local organization or a college, without regard for financial need.
    • Need-based aid: financial aid is awarded to a student based on financial need.


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    College Board Opportunity Scholarship

    The Scholarship Program is open to students in high school, beginning in their junior year, who meet all eligibility requirements stated below, and encourages them to complete six key college planning steps during their junior and senior years of high school. 

     There is a total of seven scholarships to be awarded. By completing each step, students become eligible for the scholarship associated with that step. Students who complete all six steps are also eligible for the seventh Complete Your Journey scholarship. 

    The Scholarship Program is open to students (“Eligible Students” or “Students”) who meet the following eligibility requirements:

    1. Attend a public, private, or home school, located in one of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, or any other U.S. territories and possessions;
    2. Are, as of December 5, 2018, juniors in high school, i.e., students in their third year of secondary school; and
    3. Have a College Board online account.



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    The Rocxzie Writes Scholarship

    The Scholarship is open to African-American Buffalo Public School Seniors graduating in 2020.  In order to qualify:

    • Applying to attend a 2 or 4 year College or University
    • Have 3.0 minimum GPA
    • Submit Essay: Discussing how mental health has affected you, how you have overcome it, and how you plan to impact others dealing with mental health issues by furthering your education

    A $1500 scholarship towards your first semester of college.  The winner will be selected early November. The award will be handed out at the Changemakers 30 under 30 Awards in Buffalo NY on November 22, 2019! Get your applications in!!!!


    Application Deadline is

    September 30th, 2019



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     CAO Education Task Force 2020 College Scholarship

    All applicants must be a Senior in good standing at a public, parochial, charter or private school in Erie County with a G.P.A. of 80 or higher.  Students who have demonstrated leadership within their academic and/or community activities are encouraged to apply. A minimum of ten (10) students will be selected to receive scholarships this year. 

    Applicants who demonstrate financial need will be given priority.

    All Applicants must send a complete packet via hand delivery or by mail & postmarked by 5 p.m on May 4, 2020

    Applications Accepted:  September 20, 2019- May 4, 2020

    Hand Delivered or Postmark Deadline: 

    May 4, 2020 by 5 p.m




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    The New York Bar Foundation 2019 The Honorable Judith S. Kaye Children and the Law Committee Scholarship


    The Scholarship will be awarded to three to five students who will age out or have aged out of foster care with a permanency goal of Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (APPLA) and are enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or post high school certificate program during the 2018-2019 academic year.  Students must demonstrate a school-related financial need beyond tuition that is not being met by other sources.

    All materials must be submitted by email or mail with a postmark on or before

    Monday, December 10, 2018

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    Mensa Scholarship To check eligibility, click on link.  Applicants need not be Mensa members to apply. January 15, 2019 Click Here
    The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program

    The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services. Once chosen from a national, selective application process, Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars receive a generous four-year grant to attend the undergraduate school of their choice and enroll in JRF’s celebrated “42 Strategies for Success Curriculum”.  This four-year program guides JRF Scholars to effectively navigate their college environments, explore career options, develop leadership skills, and embrace a commitment to service. The program also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of the Foundation’s namesake, encouraging Scholars to positively impact the lives of others. 

    • Be a graduating high school senior;
    • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States;
    • Show leadership potential;
    • Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
    • Present evidence of financial need;
    • Be a United States citizen;
    • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
    • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship
    February 1, 2019 Click Here
    Character Excellence Scholarship Applicants must be graduating Seniors attending full time college or trade school the fall following graduation.  Click on link to apply. February 25, 2019 Click Here
    Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholarship

    One $8000 Scholarship ($2000 for 4 years) awarded in Erie or Niagara County.

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen
    • Must be a resident in one of the counties or communities mentioned above
    • Must be a graduating senior of a public or accredited private high school in Erie or Niagara County
    • Must plan to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student in an approved engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics program
    • Must have a minimum composite SAT score of 1150 or ACT score of 27 (initial application only)
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 (un-weighted)
    February 5, 2019  Click Here
     The America's Farmers Grow AG Leaders Program Scholarship $1,500 Scholarship for students entering specific areas of agriculture related fields of study or chemical/electrical/mechanical engineering. 

    February 6, 2019 

    (now closed for 2019)

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    Native American Grants In Aid Scholarship The Native American Grant(s)-in-Aid is awarded to a Native American woman, attending a two- or four-year college who is planning to work in the field of education or other service related field. She must have at least one Native American parent and be listed on a tribal role.  February 15, 2019 Click Here 
    DKG:  Pi State Awards, Scholarships & Grant(s)-in-aid Please click on link to seee various grants, scholarships and awards available.  Please check eligibility before applying. February 15, 2019 Click Here
    AFSA Scholarship

    $2,500 Scholarship:  Applicants must be a graduating High School Senior who is attending college for the first time in the award year.  Applicants parent or guardian must be an AFSA member in good standing.  Click on link to apply.

    February 28, 2019 Click Here
    Girl Friends, Inc. Buffalo Chapter

    The Fund provides awards of $1,000 to $1,500 annually for up to four academic years, depending on availability of funds, to qualified high school seniors who have been accepted to a four-year institution.  The scholarship is renewable for four years, provided applicants academic requirements are met each year. Our goal is to promote the academic achievement required to pursue careers including, but not limited to:  Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine, Law, Business, Education, and Creative Arts.

    To be considered for a scholarship, a student must be nominated by a chapter of The Girl Friends®, Inc. Each chapter may nominate only one potential scholar.  The Girl Friends Fund, Inc. (“The Fund”) assists potential scholars in connecting to their local chapter of The Girl Friends®, Inc. when needed.

    March 1, 2019

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    New York Water Environment Association - Western Chapter College Scholarship 

    The Western Chapter of NYWEA is offering three awards ($1500, $1250, and $1000) to be paid directly to the students.


    The students must be enrolled in an environmental related curriculum at the undergraduate level (such as, but not limited to: biology, forestry, chemistry, engineering, and water/ waste water treatment).


    Awards will be distributed based on academic, extracurricular and community activities, references, and personal goals.  Disbursement of funds will be in the fall following submission of proof of enrollment.  As an added benefit, the successful student will receive a one year student membership in NYWEA.  Applicants must be a high school senior and reside in the Western New York area.

    Application must be postmarked no later than March 18, 2019  Click Here for 2019 Application
    University at Buffalo School of Law "Lift As We Climb" Scholarship Application 2018 This Scholarship is sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Law Students of Color Committee.  Completed applications must be E-MAILED to by Monday, March 19, 2018 by 6pm.  Click on link for application.

    March 19, 2018 by 6pm 

    (2019 Due Date has not been released yet.)

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    The Erie County Chapter of Links, Inc. Scholarship Application

    For African American High School Students

    All information must be Typed or Printed clearly and returned with requested informaton & postmarked by:

    March 22, 2019

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    Smithfield Foods Deli Brand Scholarship Presented by Margherita and Healthy Ones $2,500 Scholarship will be awarded to a college-bound student in WNY who is pursuing a degree in Foodservice, Culinary Arts, or Hospitality. Click on link for application.  Application must be received on or before March 27, 2018.

    Tuesday March 27, 2018

    (2019 Due Date has not been released yet.)

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    The Zonta Club of Buffalo Gallivan Award The goal of the Zonta Club of Buffalo's Gallivan Award recognizes a student who has promoted the goals of Zonta International during their High School Career.  Zonta International is a global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy (  It was founded in Buffalo in 1919 by Marian de Forest and now has nearly 33,000 members in 67 countries and georgraphic areas.  The name Zonta is derived from the Lakota language of the Native-American Sioux peoples and means Honest & Trustworthy.  The award is $1,000.  Click the link for eligibility requirements.

    May 1, 2019


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    Buffalo Public Schools Scholar Incentive Award

    This award will be given to a college-bound graduating senior who has demonstrated academic excellence in high school.This award will be given to (5) students in the amount of $1,000.00 to be used towards books, etc.  Please click on the link for the criteria and application.

    Postmarked By:

    Friday March 29, 2019


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    2019 Dena Goldstein Memorial Scholarship

    Shawny will be offering the 17th annual Dena Goldstein Memorial Scholarship in May of 2019. 


    Any graduating WNY high school senior with a speech, language, and/or hearing impairment who plans to further his/her education and has benefited from speech and/or hearing services is eligible to apply. 

    Applications may be downloaded from the link or may be obtained by contacting Stephanie Verrico at  Completed applications must be postmarked by the due date.

    Must be postmarked by March 29, 2019


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    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.  Gamma Phi Omega Chapter 2019 Scholarship

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by college-educated African American women. On January 15, 1908, this illustrious organization was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. To trace its history is to tell a remarkable story in America, spanning more than a century. 


    In the spirit of our rich history, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Gamma Phi Omega Chapter is pleased to announce the Gamma Phi Omega Chapter Educational Assistance Award. This award will be awarded based on academic achievement, financial needs, leadership and character.


    Applicants must be a high school senior. Permanent residence must be in Erie/Niagara County. Applicant must hold a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (85) or higher, on a 4.0 scale. Applicant must be accepted (or acceptance forthcoming) at an accredited four-year college or university.


    The selection process for semifinalists will include an in-person interview.

    Completed applications must be postmarked on or before:

    March 30, 2019.

    Interviews will take place the week of April 29th.

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    100 Club of Buffalo, Inc. Scholarship Students or recent graduates may qualify for this scholarship (up to $2000) if they are the son or daughter of, or they themselves are, active law enforcement, fire (including Volunteer Firefighters) and/or EMS personnel.  Click on link to apply online. March 31, 2019 Click Here
    Buffalo Chapter of the Links Scholarship

    Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • African American High School Senior, June 2019 graduate
    • Minimum GPA of 85
    • Accepted (or acceptance forthcoming) at an accredited college or university
    • The scholarship application, letter of recommendation and transcript must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2019.  No hand delivered applications will be accepted.  Click on the link for the application.


    March 31, 2019



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    2019 Cameron W. Hill Memorial (CWHM) Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded annually to two graduating high school seniors, entering into nursing, medical, healthcare, or health science fields of study. Scholarships are awarded based on character, academic achievement, and expressed plans to enter into qualifying medical or health sciences field of study.  Please click on the link for more information.

    March 31, 2019 Click Here
    The NYS Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America "Gift of Sight" Scholarship This scholarship is a $1,200 scholarship grant awarded yearly to a high school senior who is legally blind or visually impaired, of Italian descent, who will begin full time undergraduate study in the Fall.  Applicants must be a resident of New York State.  There is a $10 application fee. March 31, 2019 Click Here
    The Matthew R. Rowe Scholarship Foundation, Inc. The Matthew R. Rowe Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) Not Profit corporation with a mission to provide educational scholarships to students from Western New York who have lost a parent/guardian, as well as sponsor the remaining parent for a registration to one of the Camp Widow programs offered by Soaring Spirits International. April 1, 2019 Click Here
    Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Scholarship Opportunities For 2019 Scholarship Opportunities from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, students must apply online at (Use 'Click Here" link to the right).  Students must be a resident of one of the eight counties of Western New York, have at least a C (2.0) GPA, and have acceptance to a nonprofit college in the US for full time study. April 1, 2019 Click Here
    WNY Association of School Nurses Memorial Scholarship

    $500-$1,000 in Scholarship Funds Available. Eligibility:  Graduating high school seniors accepted into accredited BS school of Nursing in NY state(**ECC, NCCC and Trocaire Are Not BS Programs**), Resident of Erie or Niagara County

    Incomplete applications will not be considered

    Online submission due by April 1, 2019 Click Here




     2020 CGCS-Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarship Program

    The Council of the Great City Schools and Dr. Bernard Harris strongly believe that education is key to progress, development and economic growth in our country. Together, they have developed a partnership to increase awareness about the need for more math and science graduates, especially among underrepresented populations. This scholarship is part of their efforts to support students of color who plan to pursue math- and science- related degrees.

    Four scholarships for two boys and two girls, with a value of $5,000 each, will be awarded in May 2020 to two Black and two Hispanic students currently completing their senior year of high school in a member district of the Council of the Great City Schools (which includes Buffalo Public Schools). Applicants must be accepted for fulltime enrollment at a four-year college or university in the next academic year and pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). 



    Submit Application online by April 6, 2020  



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    Delta Sigma Sorority Scholarship

    This scholarship is for African-American students of the Buffalo/Niagara Region.  An essay, official transcript and two letters of recommendation must be submitted with the application in order to be considered.  Applications may be mailed or emailed to

    Postmarked by

     Monday, April 8, 2019

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    2018 Phi Omega Scholarship The Men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. are soliciting participation in our annual Clarence “Rock” Conner’s High School Scholarship Contest. This contest is for Graduating High School Male Seniors, heading to college and is sponsored by The Phi Omega Scholarship Foundation in conjunction with the Fraternity.  Click on the link for the application.

    April 9, 2018

    (2019 Due Date has not been released yet.)

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    Taste of Buffalo Scholarship Program

    The Taste of Buffalo, Inc. in its continuing commitment to Western New York, is proud to offer a scholarship program for college-bound students in the eight counties of Western New York who will pursue a degree in Foodservice or Hospitality industries.

    Up to five $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded. Each recipient will receive a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 that may be applied to room and board, books or fees. NOTE: The TOB Scholarship is designated to be used for non-tuition college expenses. In order to receive the scholarship award, recipients will be required to provide proof of enrollment to the Scholarship Committee in the form of a tuition bill or a letter from the college of enrollment indicating that a tuition deposit has been paid.

    Friday, April 12, 2019 Click Here

     The Women Teachers Association of Buffalo Annual Scholarship

    Scholarships of $750.00 will be awarded.  BPS High School Seniors who have been accepted at an accredited two or four year college are eligible to apply.  One of the scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior whose mother or grandmother has been a member of Women Teachers Association of Buffalo for two or more years.  Click on link for application.


    April 13, 2020


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    2019 Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Scholarship

    The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County Master Gardener Program will offer one scholarship for the academic year of 2019-2020 to an Erie County high school/home school college-bound senior. The recipient will receive a one-time award of $1,000.

    The scholarship is non-renewable and the student must meet the following requirements:
    • Resident of Erie County and attending a high school in Erie County
    • Planning to attend a recognized, accredited college or university
    • Planning a course of study in horticulture, botany or a related field. Examples include agriculture, entomology, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, forestry, genetics, landscape design, forestry, urban geography, pest management and urban planning.
    • Cumulative GPA equivalent to 85 or above
    • Participate in service, extracurricular and/or school activities

    Must be submitted by 4:00 PM on

    April 15, 2019 

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    The Jacqueline L. Morana Scholarship (JMS), offered by the Buffalo Retired Administrators Association,  is available for qualified selected applicants in the amount of $1,000.00 for Buffalo Public High School Seniors who will be matriculating at a four (4) year college or university to pursue a degree in teaching or related field. 

    Applicants who represent the ideals and characteristics of Jacqueline L. Morana, who was a retired principal and educator from the BPS, are encouraged to apply.  Qualifications:  Dedicated, involved in, and volunteers in  school and community; participates in school activities, integrity and foresight regarding the future of their community, responsible, academic average of 80 or above.


    by April 15, 2020



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    2018 Minority Youth Law Pipeline Essay Contest

    The Minority Bar Foundation, Inc. announces their annual 2018 Essay Contest for High School Juniors and Seniors interested in a Career in Law.  Please click on link for guidelines and application.

    April 27, 2018

    (2019 Due Date has not been released yet.)

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    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

    Xi Epsilon Omega Chapter

    Scholarship to a student accepted to an HBCU College enrolling in the 2020-2021 School Year

    The Xi Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Sorority, Incorporated, is sponsoring a $1,500 scholarship to one WNY High School Senior student who is accepted into an HBCU College (Historically Black College or University) and will be enrolling into the 2020-2021 school year.  Please click on all three links on the right for the letter, guidelines and application.

    Applications Accepted from February 1, 2020 through April 30, 2020

    Scholarship Letter

    Scholarship Guidelines

    Scholarship Application

    JD Cappuccio Memorial Scholarship

    SENECA RIDGE DENTAL is pleased to announce the 2019 JD Cappuccio Memorial Scholarship.

    All High School students are welcome to apply. 

    Recipient will be awarded a $1000.00 scholarship. 

    This scholarship award acknowledges a high school student who demonstrates an ability to overcome difficult circumstances and grow from adversity.

    Applications are due by April 30, 2019. 


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    Society of American Military Engineers Buffalo Post 2018 Scholarship

    Applicant must be a high school senior/high school graduate or student enrolled in an accredited college or university.  Please complete the attached form, prepare two (2) essay question responses, obtain a copy of school transcripts, and submit the combined package , via email to 

    April 30, 2018

    (2019 Due Date has not been released yet.)

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    Kiwanis Club of Buffalo Foundation / Ruth A. Jantz Memorial Scholarship


    This annual scholarship is presented to a high school senior from the City of Buffalo for attendance at a college or institute of higher learning of their choice.  The scholarship, with a minimum award of $1,000, will be granted to a student based on merit, academic achievement, financial need, and a demonstrated commitment to service to the community.  Special additional consideration will be given to a student who is physically challenged with any loss or permanent restriction of any limb, or severe impairment to vision, hearing or speech.

    All letters must be received by April 30, 2019



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    Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship XI Chapter, Buffalo, NY

    Alpha Delta Kappa is an International Teacher Sorority of which XI is the Buffalo Chapter.  Each year ADK-XI awardsa a monetary scholarship to a female senior student graduating in Buffalo.  This year, we are happy to announce that the scholarship we will be awarding is for $1000.  We encourage any young lady who is planning to attend a four year accredited college to apply.  

    All applications must be received by May 3, 2019


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    2017-2018 COEA Scholarship

    Please click on link for application.   Eligible students must be a graduating BPS Senior and must be entering a four year college or university

    May 11, 2018

    (2019 Due Date has not been released yet.)

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    2018 Buffalo Council of Supervisors and Administrators Scholarship

    Please click on link for application.  Eligible students must be a graduating BPS Senior and must be entering a four year college or university.

    May 11, 2018

    (2019 Due Date has not been released yet.)

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    2019 B. Davis Scholarship

    Please click on link to apply to this $1,000.00 Scholarship.  Juniors and Seniors currently in High School and all students currently registered in a post-secondary institution may apply.

    May 24, 2019


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    Career & Technical Educators Guild:  Outstanding CTE Student Award

    This $250 award is to be awarded to a CTE student that has successfully completed their CTE Program.  This student must have demonstrated leadership abilities, CTE program success, and community involvement. Click on link for application and submission directions.

    May 25, 2018

    (2019 Due Date has not been released yet.)

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    2018 Russell Salvatore Scholarship Award Competition

    Please click on link for application.  Eligible students must reside in Erie County, have graduated in 2018, and at least one of your parents must be of Italian descent.

    June 1, 2018

    (2019 Due Date has not been released yet.)

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    Animation Career Review "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship

    $1000.00 Scholarship awarded annually to a student interested in pursuing an animation related degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Click on link for eligibility information and online application.

    June 1, 2018

    (2019 Due Date has not been released yet.)

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    Fashion Schools "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship

    $1000.00 Scholarship awarded annually to a student interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Click on link for eligibility information and online application.

    June 1, 2018

    (2019 Due Date has not been released yet.)

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    Online MBA Report "Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship

    $1000.00 Scholarship awarded annually to a student interested in pursuing a business degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Click on link for eligibility information and online application.

    June 1, 2018

    (2019 Due Date has not been released yet.)

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    Nicholas Patterson Perpetual Scholarship Fund

    Looking for hard working motivated students who work to achieve their educational goals.  The Patterson Fund has $2,000.00 scholarships that can be used for any education related expenses.  Click on link for more information.

    June 11, 2018

    (2019 Due Date has not been released yet.)

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    The Coalition for the Advancement of Moslem Women Scholarship Fund

    This scholarship is intended for the educational and cultural advancement of Moslem Women.  Applicant must be a Moslem Female HS Senior to apply.  Please click on link for application.

    June 15, 2018

    (2019 Due Date has not been released yet.)

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    "Curlie" Jackson Scholarship

    This Scholarship is sponsored by Calvary Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.  Membership at Calvary C.M.E. Church is NOT a requirement to apply for the CJ Scholarship.  You must be an African American Male to apply.  Please click on the link for more information and to apply.

    June 30, 2018

    (2019 Due Date has not been released yet.)

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    The Caring.Com Scholarship

    The Student-Caregiver scholarship is open to full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four year college or university in the United States. Other eligibility requirements include:

    • Applicants must be citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States.
    • Applicants cannot be on academic disciplinary status.
    • Must not be related to or living with any employees of Bankrate, Inc. or Caring, LLC.


    2019 Due Date has not been released yet.


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    Bespoke Surgical: Advocacy for LGTBQ+ Scholarship Students currently enrolled in college or headed there in 2018 and want to win a $2,000 scholarship to help cover expenses, consider entering the Bespoke Surgical scholarship contest. Bespoke Surgical will award a $2,000 college scholarship to a highly motivated student who is socially conscious and can thoughtfully respond to the prompt in the web page attached in 800 words or less.  Click on the Click Here link to access web page.

    By Midnight August 31, 2018

    (2019 Due Date has not been released yet.)

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    The 2019 Weiss & Paarz Annual rising Star Scholarship Each year, Weiss & Paarz will offer a rising star scholarship and award $1,000 to a student starting or continuing his/her undergraduate education anywhere in the United States of America. 

    This award will go to a student who plans to realize their full potential on a career path that helps others. This student will demonstrate their exceptional work ethic and academic achievement, commitment to their local community and charitable giving, and overall moral character through a personal statement.

    For specific details, visit the site:

    Students must submit their application by e-mail to: Sarah Weiss Rozalis at by 09/30/19. The subject line must read “2019 W&P Rising Star Scholarship”.

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    NYS Excelsior Scholarship Information

    In order to apply, students must 

    • Be a resident of NYS and have resided in NYS for 12 continuous months prior to the beginning of the term applying for;
    • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
    • Plan to attend a SUNY or CUNY two or four year degree program.
    • Take 30 credits per year and make progress towards graduation.
    • Maintain good academic standing.
    • Be on track to graduate on time with an Associate's Degree in two years or a Bachelor's degree in four years.
    • execute a Contract agreeing to reside in NYS for the length of time the award was received, and, if employed during such time, be employed in NYS.
    • For details and application, visit the site: Excelsior Scholarship Program

    Limited Application Window, for new applicants only, before each semester.

      Fall 2019 Application window is now open through August 15, 2019


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    Buffalo Urban League 2019 Scholarship Program

    Thank you for your interest in submitting an application for the Buffalo Urban League Scholarship.  To be eligible, you must be an enrolled College Student,  High School Senior or recent HSE/GED recipient (within the current academic year) who plans to attend college in the fall of 2019.  You must have an acceptance letter from the college you plan to attend and you must have applied for Federal Student Aid at


    Deadline is March 15, 2019

    All applicants will be scheduled for an interview


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    Buffalo Council of Supervisor and Administrators Scholarship

    The BCSA intends to provide financial assistance to help students defray the high cost of higher education.  ($500.00 one time award)

    Applications must be postmarked no later than May 10, 2019

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    2019 Amherst Garden Club Scholarship

    The Amherst Garden Club will offer a scholarship award of $1500 to a student pursuing a two or four year degree at an accredited college, trade or technical school majoring in:  Conservation, Forestry, Horticulture, Environmental Studeis, Floriculture, Land Management, Landscape Design, Urban Planning...and other related fields.

    Complete applications must be mailed b May 1, 2019.

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    The Mary Crosby Chappelle Memorial Scholarship

    The Mary Crosby-Chappelle Memorial Scholarship is named for a venerable educator, journalist, sought-after public speaker and civil rights activist.  

    Eligibllity Requirements:  African American female/male high school Senior graduating this academic year; Must have scholastic three-year aveage of 80-85; Accepted or acceptance forthcoming at an accredited four year college or university OR two year community college

    Application deadline is May 15, 2019

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    Judges & Police Executives Conference of Erie County - Lt. Craig Lehner Memorial Scholarship

    The Judges and Police Executives Conference of Erie County sponsor this award.  Our goal is to assist a deserving student in the furtherance of his or her education in the Criminal Justice field and students at the SUNY Buffalo Law School.  


    Applications must be received no later than April 15, 2019

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    2019 CHW Scholarship Fund

    The 2019 Cannon Heyman & Weiss Scholarship Fund will make scholarship awards for full and part-time study at approved colleges, junior colleges, technical schools and other post-secondary institutions leading to a degree, diploma or certificate.  The Scholarship Fund is an extension of the CHW mission and reflective of the firm's commitment to the afforadale housing industry and community development.  Graduate studes are not included.


    Application deadline is June 1, 2019


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    CheckVideo 2019 Scholarship

    CheckVideo is offering $1,000 to a student who can thoughtfully respond to their provided prompt in an 800-word essay. 

    • You must be a graduating senior in high school or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college or trade school and at least 16 years of age in one of the 50 states of the USA.


    Applicaton Deadline is October 28, 2019 


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    2019 Cannon Heyman & Weiss (CHW) Scholarship Fund

    $25,000 in Scholarshiops

    Financial aide for students living in affordable housing

    The 2019 Cannon Heyman & Weiss Scholarship Fund will make scholarship awards for full and part-time study at approved colleges, junior colleges, technical scholls and other post-secondary institutions leading to a degree, diploma or certificate.  

    For application visit:


    Application deadline:

    June 1, 2019


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    2019 Romeo Doyle Muhammad Scholarship

    This scholarship is open to students of color who will graduate from high school in June 2019 and who will attend collee in the fall.  

    This scholarship is being sponsored this year by the African American Cultural Center, The County of Erie and Erice County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams.

    Application and accompanying materials must be received no later than June 10, 2019. 


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      Application Form

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