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.


    Looking for additional scholarships not listed on this page? Check:
    Additional Valuable Scholarship Search Sites, Databases, etc
    There are a multitude of scholarship options to choose from.
    Scholarship Eligible Applicants Deadline Form


    WNY High School Counselors' Association Scholarship Search Page and Scholarship List


    The WNY High School Counselor Association search page has two sections: search tools to help you access the thousands of scholarships available nationally, followed by a table of dozens of local WNY scholarship opportunities sorted in order by annual due date.

    Click on the link to take you to the page.


    Deadlines Vary depending on Scholarship



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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.



    See weblink for timeline 



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    CAO Education Task Force 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 TBD

    Applications Accepted:  TBD

    Hand Delivered or Postmark Deadline: 


     The 2021 Application has not been released yet





    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

    Application Opens:

    November 1, 2020 




    February 1, 2021

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     The America's Farmers Grow AG Leaders Program Scholarship The America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship program (the “Program”) is sponsored by Bayer Fund and administered and managed by the National FFA Organization (“National FFA”). Winning scholarship applications will be judged and selected by National FFA from a pool of eligible applicants based on criteria set out at (the “FFA Website”), and based on eligibility requirements set out at the FFA Website and below. For full details regarding the number of awards, entry period, submission requirements and scoring criteria, please visit the FFA website. Additional details regarding eligibility and the endorsement process, and additional terms and conditions of the Program are below. Please review the FFA website frequently for up-to-date information.

    Application opens:

    November 1, 2020


    Deadline for Application:

    January 14, 2021 


    Click Here


    Click on Official Rules to see all requirements

    Native American Grants for College The Native American Grants and Scholarships Web Page.  Various Grants and Scholarships available to Native American students. 

    Various Grants and Scholarships available.

    Check each one for due date.

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    Character Excellence Scholarship 



    The Character Council of WNY is accepting applications for this non-renewable, $1,000.00 scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors in the class of 2020 who exemplify character in their daily lives and who will be enrolling full-time in a college or trade school in Fall 2020.  The scholarship will be made payable directly to the student's chosen post-secondary institution.


    All Applications must be postmarked by

    February 29, 2020


    Due to the current Stay Safe at Home Orders, our Scholarship Review has been postponed until such a time as our committee can meet and review the 200+ applications we received.  Please know we will be awarding scholarships before Fall Classes begin.
    Thank you for your patience as we wait it out. 




    Truman D. Picard Scholarship Announcement for Native American/Alskan Natural Resource Students

    These awards are for Native American/Alaskan Natural Resource Students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.

    $2,500 for college students (number of awards varies per year)

    $2,500 for Grad students and graduating college seniors that are applying/accepted for Grad school

    $2,500 for graduating senior high school students

    Click on link for Information


    Friday, March 12, 2021, 5:00 p.m. PST


    Click Here


     Buffalo Urban League 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 or a vocational school in the fall of 2021.  You must have an acceptance letter from the college you plan to attend and you must have applied for Federal Student Aid at

    Deadline:  Waiting for update

    All applicants will be scheduled for an interview


    2021 Application release date:  TBD









    Amherst Garden 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 by





    Li S. Liu, P.E. Memorial Scholarship & the Richard Wohler, P.E. Memorial/Hutch Tech HS Scholarship

    The Erie-Niagara Chapter of the NYS Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) offers Scholarships to deserving WNY high schools seniors who plan to attend and are accepted into an engineering program that is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET-EAC)

    The NYSSPE offers the Li S. Liu, P.E. Memorial Scholarship(last year 4 were awarded) and the Richard Wohler, P.E. Memorial/Hutch Tech High School Scholarship.

    The Richard Wohler, P.E. Memorial/Hutch Tech HS Scholarship is specifically for a senior from Hutch Tech HS in Buffalo, NY who is accepted into an accredited engineering Program.

    The application may be used for either scholarship.  Click on the link on the left for the scholarship application.

    Further information and forms can be found at: or



    March 20, 2020


    2021 Information has not been released yet






    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.  Gamma Phi Omega Chapter 2020 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 an African-American female 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 20, 2020.

    The selected finalists will be interviewed on the following days:

    April 20, 2020 and April 21, 2020 between 6-8 p.m.


    Deadline Extended to May 2, 2020 


    2021 Application has not been released yet.




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    The Erie County Chapter of the Links 2020 Scholarship

    The Erie County Chapter of The Links awards scholarship money to deserving students. The mission of the scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to individuals who are enrolled in a college/universities undergraduate studies/program. The Erie County Links awards scholarships to two and four-year programs. It is only available to first year undergraduate students.

    Click on the link for the Criteria and Application.


    March 23, 2020


    2021 Application has not been released yet



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    FEEA Scholarships

    FEEA Scholarships- $5,000.00 - 400 Awards

    • Applicants must be a legal dependent of a federal civilian or postal worker employed with the federal government for more than 3 years
    • Be attending post-secondary institution in the Fall of 2020

    Click on the link for applications.



    March 25,2020


    All 2020 finalists have been notified and all remaining applicants have received notice of their final status via email. You can view the finalist list on the website -

    Check back in Oct/Nov for the 2021 application. 



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    USPAACC Scholarships


    USPAACC Scholarships - $5,000.00 - 10 Awards

    • Applicant must be a senior who plans on attending post-secondary studies in the Fall of 2020
    • Must be of Asian Pacific Island heritage

    Click on link for applications.



    March 27, 2020


    2021 Aplications have not been released yet.



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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.

    Applicants must be enrolled in a Buffalo Public School to be eligible.



    Postmarked By:

    Friday March 27, 2020


    2021 Application and information has not been released yet.



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    AFSA Scholarship (BCSA)


    Each Year AFSA provides 5 outstanding students a one time $2,500 award toward college tuition.

    Applicant's Parent or Legal Guardian MUST be an AFSA member in good standing.

    Click the link for the application.



    Deadline for submission 

    March 27, 2020


    MAY 29,2020

    an unofficial transcript will be accepted if unable to obtain an official transcript.

    2021 Information has not been released yet







    Zonta Club of Buffalo Young Women In Public Affairs Award 


    Young Women in Public Affairs seeks to encourage more young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a committment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements, and a dedication to the advancement of the status of women.  

    The Zonta Club of Buffalo awards $200.00 to the recipient.  The winner then becomes eligible to be considered for a District Award of $1,500.00.  District Award winners go on to be eligible for 10 International Awards of $4,000.00.

    Click on link for Application.  Documents may be emailed to placing "YWPA and the student's name" in the subject line.  Applications can be alternatively mailed to Zota Club of Buffalo Awards Committee, P.O. Box 1252, Buffalo, NY, 14240-1252

    Deadline for receipt of the application form, confidential recommendation form, and verification of current enrollment is


    March 27, 2020 


    2021 Application and information have not been released yet






    Alpha Kappa Alpha

    Nellie B. King




     Gwinnett Peals of Service is offering a scholarship to African American high school seniors to further their educational opportunities.  Applicants must be an Erie County Public School HS Senior of African -American descent (Male or Female).  Click on the link for Qualifications and application.

    Postmarked by


    March 30, 2020 

    Selected students will be interviewed the week of April 20 and April 21, 2020.





    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, 2020


    2021 Applications have not been released yet.




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    Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship


    Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship - $3,500 - 40 Awards

    • Applicants must be a childhood cancer survivor who has domonstrated the ability to overcome the difficult challenges of cancer with determination and motivation
    • Attend a post-secondary institution in the Fall of 2020

    Click on the link for applications.


    March 31, 2020 


    The 2021-2022 application will be available in January 2021.



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    SP High School Scholarship


    SP High School Scholarship - $10,000 - 10 Awards

    • Applicant must be a high school senior planning to attend college in September 2020
    • Must answer the Essay Question on the sponsors website

    Click on the link for the Applications.



    March 31, 2020 



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    University of the Aftermarket Foundation Scholarship


    University of the Aftermarket Foundation Scholarship - $10,000 - 80 Awards


    • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior planning on attending an accredited U.S College or University or an ASE/NATEF certified post-secondary automotive, heavy duty, or collision repair school.                   

    Click on link for applications.


    March 31, 2021


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    Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship

    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Buffalo Alumnae Chapter is seeking African American female and male high school seniors interested in applying for Delta Scholarships.  Applicants must demonstrate strong academic achievement, leadership, community service, and financial need.  Additionally, they must reside in the Buffalo/Niagara Region.


    Unofficial transcripts will be accepted due to Covid-19 Closures


    April 1, 2020

    Extended to April 30, 2020


    Applications that are emailed to must be received by 11:59pm on April 30, 2020 and contain all supporting documents in one attachment. Applications that are mailed to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

    P.O. Box 625 Buffalo, NY 14215 MUST be postmarked by April 30, 2020.


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    Women in Technology Scholarship

    Women in Technology Scholarship - $2,500 - 10 Awards

    • Applicant must be enrolled at, or accepted into, either a two or four- year college or university within the United States
    • Applicant must be planning a career in computer science, information technology, management information systems, or another closely related field

    Click on link for applications



    April 1, 2020


    2021 Application and information have not been released yet


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    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.



    By Midnight

    April 1, 2020

    Apply online


    2021 Application and information have not been released yet




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    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.

    The Official Application Opens

    February 2021

    Applications due 

    March 31, 2021


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    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.

    Applications must be Postmarked No Later than

    March 31, 2020

    Extended deadline due to health crisis:  April 30, 2020

    2021 Applications have not been released yet

    Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Scholarship Opportunities For 2020 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.

    Due Date

    April 1, 2020

    Our scholarship process is now closed. Please check back in January 2021 for more information.

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    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.  Applications can be obtained from your School Counselor or School Nurse.

     Due Date

    April 1, 2021

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    2021 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 03 2020


    Information on the 2021 Scholarship will be available in early 2021.





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     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  


    2021 Application and information have not been released yet



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    National Dairy Shrine Scholarships 

    National Dairy Shrine Scholarships - $3,000 - 42 Awards

    • All National Dairy Shrine Scholarships and student awards are only for U.S. students attending schools, colleges or Universities in the United States and majoring in dairy industry or other agricultural related fields. 

    Click on link for applications

    Applications accepted March 1, 2021 through April 15, 2021



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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.


    Wednesday, April 21, 2020


    Check back in early 2021 to apply for next year's scholarship.


     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


    2021 Application and information have not been released yet


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    Jacqueline L. Morana Scholarship 

    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


    2021 Application and information have not been released yet





    2021 Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars Program

    This year, the Northrop Grumman Scholars program will award an $8,000 scholarship over the course of four years ($2,000 per year with ongoing eligibility requirements) to one (1) graduating high school student in Erie and/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 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)

    Click on the link to apply.


    Opening February 2021



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    You Deserve it Scholarship

     You Deserve It Scholarship - $1,000.00 - 1 Award

    • Applicant must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories
    • Applicant must be 16 years of age on the day of the deadline

    Click on the link for the application


    April 29, 2020 

    Extended deadline to

    October 20, 2020

    2021 Application has not been released yet


    Click Here 

    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



    The Ida Dora FAirbush Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship is named for the first African American hired to teach in a Buffalo Public School and is supported by a grant from the Buffalo Teachers Federation.  The scholarship amount is $1,000.00.  The applicant must be a Senior in a BPS High School, garduating in the 2019-2020 academic year.  Click on link for additional eligibility Requirements and application.

    Application Deadline:

    April 30, 2020


    Click Here 



    The Mary Crosby Chappelle Memorial Scholarship

     This scholarship is named for a venerable educator, journalist, sought after public speaker and civil rights activist.  Mrs. Chappelle was a Buffalo Teacher, member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,  the Phyllis Wheatley Club, Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church and so much more.

    The Applicant must be an African American, Latino, American Indian or Alska Native,  or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.  Applicant must be a senior graduating in the 2019-2020 academic school year.  Click on link to see other eligibility criteria and application.


    Application Deadline

    April 30, 2020 

    2021 Application and information have not been released yet



    Click Here 



    SAME:  Society of American Military Engineers Buffalo Post Scholarship

    A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to each scholarship category shown on the form.

    • Applicant must be a high school senior/high school graduate or student enrolled at an accredited college or university. 
    • Applicant must submit an official Society of American Military Engineers Application for Scholarship. 
    • Applicant must submit: a. An official transcript; or b. An unofficial transcript and confirmation of transcript by guidance counselor or other school official. 
    • Applicant must be enrolled in or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university in Fall 2020. 
    • Applicant must meet one of the criteria below: a. Relative of a Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Buffalo Post Member or SAME Sustaining Member b. Applicant must be a current senior at or graduate from the Buffalo Public or Buffalo Charter Schools or Niagara Falls Public Schools or Lackawanna Schools that will be enrolled in or is currently enrolled in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) program at an accredited college or university.

    Click on link for Further Instructions and Application.



    April 30, 2020


    2021 Application and information have not been released yet




    John Starks 3 Point Scholarship Program


    John Starks 3 Point Scholarship Program - $2,000 - 10 Awards

    • Applicant must be a high school senior in the state of New York
    • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale

    Click on the link for the application


    May 1, 2020


    Click Here


    Milton Fisher Scholarship


    Milton Fisher Scholarship - $20,000 - 6 Awards

    • Applicants must be a resident of New York or Connecticut
    • Applicant must be a high school junior or a high school senior or any person entering an undergraduate degree program in the fall

    Click on link for application


    May 3, 2021


    Click Here


    Erie County Police and Judges Scholarship for 2020

    The Erie County Police and Judges Executive Committee is offering a $1,000.00 scholarship which is supported by the Saffrin Foundation.

    • Applicants must be a resident of Erie County
    • Must be accepted/entering into a Criminal Justice or Qualified 2 or 4 year degree legal program within Erie County, NY. 
    • Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher at the time of Graduation
    • Must  have 90% or higher attendance rate at the time of graduation.

    Click on the link for the application.


    May 1, 2020


    2021 Application has not been released yet


    New York State Horse Council Scholarship 

     New York State Horse Council Scholarship - $1,000.00 - 2 Awards 

    • Applicants must be a resident of New York
    • Applicant must be a New York State Horse Council Member whose age is between 16 to 24 years old

    Click on Link for application


    May 15, 2021 


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    Pucho, Inc


     3 scholarships will be awarded and are targeted for Hispanic students who have excelled in their field of study.  We are looking for well-rounded students who participate in their community, have excellent grades, and would be an example to other students.

    1. Academic grade average B+ and above
    2. High school senior with the intention of attending college
    3. Freshman or Sophomore college student
    4. Alternative Education Programs with Youth Students ranging in age of 17-21.
    5. School attendance and participation on a percentile basis
    6. One written recommendation from a counselor, teacher, or professor.
    7. A one page essay on “What does being Hispanic mean to me?”
    8. Community involvement

    Click on the links to the right for the application materials




    2021 Application has not been released yet



    Nicholas Patterson Scholarship

    The academic scholarships provided by the Nicholas Patterson Perpetual Fund were established under the Last Will and Testament of the late Nicholas D. Patterson.  Mr. Patterson, who lived to the age of 103, was a self-educated man, who during the course of his lifetime developed an admiration as well as an appreciation for those who studied hard and worked to try and achieve their goals through education and citizenship. The Patterson Fund scholarships are not intended to pay a student's entire tuition but to help lessen their financial burden. The scholarships are for Erie county residents. Recipients do not have to matriculate in schools in Erie County.

    The Patterson Fund has $2000 scholarships that can be used for any education related expenses!  We look at more than just grades when evaluating applications!


    June 3, 2020


    The 2021 Application has not been released yet.



    Click Here to go to Website for detailed information on how to apply


     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 and will graduate 2020.  This student must have demonstrated leadership abilities, CTE program success, and community involvement.  Application and documents due no later than JUNE 5, 2020


    June 5, 2020


    2021 Application has not been released yet




    Global Lift Equipment New York Scholarship


    Global Lift Equipment New York Scholarship - $500- 1 Award

    • Applicant must plan on attending a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2020 in the United States or Canada
    • Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater


    June 15, 2021


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    BigSun Scholarship

    The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.
    Amount of award:  $500.00


    June 19,2021


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    Lift Parts Express New York Scholarship 


    Lift Parts Express New York Scholarship - $500 - 1 Award

    • Applicant must be between the ages of 16-21 and plan on attending school in the fall of 2020
    • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or above


    June 30, 2021


    Click Here

    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.



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