General Scholarships

  • SCHOLARSHIPS, GENERAL*** Students should be sure to verify all deadline dates and requirements with the scholarship grantors, we cannot be responsible for typographical errors and changes in information.

    Abercrombie & Fitch Scholarship Program - Sponsored by the United Negro College Fund:  Must be a US citizen.  Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, proof of eligibility, FAFSA, and photograph, minimum 3.0 GPA.  Maximum award is $3000.  Award is renewable.  Visit to apply.

    ABBOTT AND FENNER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.  Please pick up information in Guidance.  Up to $1000.

    AES Engineers Scholarship - Students must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words in answer to one of the two questions that are posted at Amount of award is $500.00 and the deadline for entry is October 8, 2010.  The applicants are not required to be taking engineering courses to be eligible.  Further information including past winners can be found at their website.

    AIA/AAf Minority/Disadvantaged student scholarship:  20 scholarships for $500-$2500 each, renewable for 2 additional years.  For high school seniors or college freshman who intend to major in architecture in a program accredited by the NAAB(National Architectural Accrediting Board); Based on nomination by an individual who can confirm your interest in architecture, and your qualifications to meet the demands of a rigorous curriculum. Application and nomination forms are available at for more info email

    Carl Allen Memorial Scholarship:  Sponsored by the Buffalo Association of Black Journalists. Open to African American high school seniors who will be pursuing studies leading to a career in journalism.  Applicants must be permanent residents of Erie County and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.  The Buffalo News and Buffalo Newsppaer Guild also contribute to the competitive $1,000 scholarship. In addition to the application form, students must submit 3 letters of recommendation, samples of their work, a brief autobiography, resume and proof of enrollment in an accredited 4 year college or university.

    Allentown Village Society Art Scholarship:  High school seniors in Erie County who have been accepted in to a post secondary art study program.  Each applicant must submit a portfolio containing 5 of the student's original art work, a completed copy of both parent's Federal Income Tax return from the previous year and a copy of the completed Financial Aid Form, 2 letters of recommendation, student statement regarding achievement, goals, etc. in the art field, completion of the post secondary expense form, copy of acceptance letter from the school he/she plans to attend.  Award $2000. College Scholarship Program: US citizen, student must demonstrate academic achievement, minimum 2.5 GPA, applications must be completed and submitted online at Maximum award amount is $1000. Application deadline is December 31st.

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority:  African American high school senior females who are planning to enter a 4 year college in the fall.  Must have a 3 year average of at least an 85%. Application available in guidance in April.

    Alzheimer's Foundation of America:  AFA teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Schoalrship- An essay competition for college bound students. Annual essay deadline is february 15th.  Visit to download an application and for more information.

    American Chemical Society's Scholars Program:  Approximately 100 new awards for freshman at $1000. Must be African American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian, must be a US citizen, be a full time college student or high school senior intending to enroll at an accredited university, collge or community college, must have financial need according to the FAFSA, and a GPA of at least 3.0, and majoring in some form of chemistry.Application online at

    American Dental Hygienists Association:  Institute for Oral Health Minority Scholarship. Full time underrepresented minorities in dental undergraduate hygiene program.  Minimum 3.0 GPA, showing financial need and accepted at an accredited program.   Apply at Award is $1500 - $2000. Deadline is in June.

    American Library Association:  Students interested in pursuing a career in library and information science.  Academic excellence, leadership, qualities, and evidence of a commitment to a career in librarianship.  Applicant must be a US citizen. Apply at

    American Patriot Scholarship:  $2,500 Children of active-duty, reserve, National Guard, or enlisted personnel whose military parent has died in active service are eligible to apply. Visit http://www/

    Amherst Garden Club:  Will offer scholarship(s) up to $1500 for a student pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree in conservation, environmental concerns, floriculture, forestry, horticulture, land management, landscape design, urban planning and/or allied fields.  Students must be legal residents of Erie or Niagara county.  Two references will be required in addition to a high school/college transcript.  All monies awarded will be issued to the college bookstore for a purchase of educational materials as required by course design.  Scholarships are available in guidance or you can contact

    AMVETS National Headquarters: High school graduates who are grandchildren, sons or daughters of American living or deceased veterans and are US citizens.  Award $1000 renewable for 4 tears.  April 15th deadline,

    Apple Scholars:  10 scholarships for $2,000 each, plus a Mac Book Pro and iPod Nano.  For high school seniors who will attend a 2 or 4 year college or university; based on student's innovative use of technology in academics as well as academic achievement and extracurricular activities.  Must apply online at

    AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP.  For students who have been active in the community, led a project that benefited others, or overcame a personal challenge.  Scholarships in the amount of $10,000 and $25,000.  Download application at

    Baptist Convention Scholarship: Applicant can be a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student that is a member of the Baptist Convention church.  The student must also demonstrate financial need. Award $1000. Apply at

    Barbara Wieder and Dorothy Vandercook Memorial Scholarship:  Amount $200 - $500. Must be a senior or college freshman who has participated in activities or work (volunteer or paid) relating to peace and social justice, nuclear disarmament and conflict resolution. No GPA requirement.


    Best Buy @ 15 Scholarship Program:  Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement and service to others.  Must be a US citizen and must be attending college full time.  Apply on line at Maximum award amount is $1500. Application deadline is February 15th.

    Boy Scouts of America:  Members present or past, of the Boy Scouts, explorer scouts, or interested in a career in law enforcement.  Award $1000.

    Buffalo Building Trades Council Pre-Apprentice Education and training Trust Fund Scholarship:  Will award up to 25 $500.00 scholarships to graduating seniors of the Buffalo Public Schools who are pursuing a career related to the construction industry. Including but not limited to construction trades, engineering, architecture, carpenters, bricklayers, etc.  

    Buffalo Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. : African American high school seniors who demonstrate strong academic achievement, leadership, community service, and financial need.  Must have 2 letters of reference from individuals who have knowledge of your academic, extracurricular activities,a dn community service. Deadline:  April, see guidance for applications in early spring.

    Buffalo Chapter of Links, Inc:  African American high school senior accepted or acceptance forthcoming at an accredited college or university.  Must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or principal, have his/her counselor send a copy of the applicant's official transcript with the application. 

    Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union: The Credit Union Association of New York awards scholarships in the amountof either $1000 or $500 to be paid jointly to the student and educational institution. Applicant must be a member in good standing of a participating New York Credit Union who is college bound and will be enrolled in a 2 year or 4 year institution in the fall.  The deadline is January 20, 2012 and application are available in guidance or at

    Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Young Musicians Scholarship:  Students planning on pursuing a degree in music study. Applications available in guidance or at  Auditions and interviews will be held. 1st place-$3000, 2nd place- $2000, 3rd place- $1000.

    Buffalo Retired Teachers Association:  Awarding (4) non recurring $1000 scholarships to 2010 BPS graduating seniors.  SAT scores, grades and class rank will be among the criteria used to determine the awardees. Letters of reference and a 150 word essay are required.  Applications are available in guidance.

    Buffalo Urban League Scholarship:  High school seniors and college students.  Must complete an application available in guidance or visit www.buffalourban   

    Buick Achievers Scholarship Program:  Applicants must be enrolling for full time study as a first time freshmanat a 4 year college or university, plan to major in one of the following: science, technology, engineering, math , business, finance, marketing or design, must be interested in a career in the automotive or related industries.  Visit:

    BURGER KING Scholarship:  Seniors who maintain a 2.5 GPA, work a minimum of 10 hrs/week or 40 weeks/year, are involved in community service activities, demonstrate financial need.  Apply at  Access Key: BKS

    Casey Family Scholarship:  Up to $10,000.  For students who are orphans or who have been in foster care for at least 1 year. Must have applied for at least 2 other scholarships.  Apply online at

    Catching The Dream Scholarship for Native American Students: $500-$5000 per academic year.  Recognizes and rewards outstanding student achievement. The award is intended to help Native American students from any US tribe. Awards are based on merit, academic achievement, and ambition.

    Central Office Education Association Scholarship:  Must be a graduating high school Buffalo Public High School Senior and must be entering a four year college or university.  Applications must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2010. The following must be provided:  high school transcript, application, essay, nomination letter, wallet size photo and copy of acceptance letter. Applications are available in guidance.

    Chef of the Year Scholarship:  $1000-$5000, This is a scholarship to the Culinary school at one of Johnson & Wales University's 4 campuses. Submit a recipe, finalists must participate in a cook off at the University's Charlotte campus.  Air fare and hotel accommodations are provided free of charge.  Go to for more information.

    Chevrolet Excellence in Education Award:  Must be a graduating Hispanic high school senior that has accumulated at least a 3.2 GPA.  Students must demonstrate academic excellence and community involvement. Students must include a recommendation from a high school teacher, administrator

    Coca-Cola Scholarship:  250 Scholarships for $10,000- $20,000 over a four year period. Open to senior planning to attend any accredited university or college in the USA minimum GPA of 3.0 required, community and school involvement. Must be a US citizen, permanent or temporary resident. Deadline: late October. Must apply online at

    Coca Cola USA:  Senior High School students who attend or will attend one of the 116 historically black colleges and universities that are members of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in higher education.  Deadline is in April.  Apply at

    Community Action Organization (CAO) Education Task Force Scholarship:  Applications are in guidance or visit Requirements:  applicants must be seniors in good standing and have a GPA of 80% or better, applicants must demonstrate financial need, complete an application packet, essay, transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation. Please see the application packet for complete details.

    Credit Union Association of New York:  Awards scholarships in the amount of either $500 or $1000.  The applicant must be a member in good standing of a participating NY credit union who meets all of the following criteria:  is a collge bound high school senior at the time of application, is attending a college for the first time in the fall of 2013, will be enrolled in either a 2 or 4 year institiution.   applications in guidance or see link below.

    Development Fund for Black Students in Science Scholarship:  Up to $2,000/year.  Must be African American, majoring in a technical field (ie, math, science, engineering, etc); based on academic achievement, personal essay, and financial need.  This scholarship is for use at historically black college.  See the following website for the list of eligible colleges.

    Diocesan Union of the Holy Name Societies Monsignor Maguire Scholarship:  Open to all Catholic students in their senior year in the diocese of Buffalo, in private, parochial, or public schools during the 2009 - 2010 school year. An essay on the topic " What is my mission in life as a member of the Roman Catholic Church?"  Applications are available in guidance

    Duracell/National Urban League Scholarship:  Open to minority students focusing in engineering, sales, marketing, finance, and business.  Award $10,000, apply at or

    EMEDCO Academic Excellence Awards:  Students must be in the top 10% of their class. They must be on the academic honor roll currently, throughout his/her junior year and during at least 2 of the 4 quarters for their 9th and 10th grade year, students must be involved in a school or community service activity, demonstrating a commitment to fellow students and community, students must participate in a schools athletic program.  applications are available in guidance or at

    Erie County Association of Educational Office Professionals:  Six $500.00 scholarships will be presented to students who have demonstrated proficiency in business and plan to enter that field as a career.  Applications are available in guidance an require an official transcript, essay and teacher recommendation. 

    Erie County Chapter of the Links, Incorporated:  Open to African American High School Seniors.  Must complete application, brief statement, 2 letters of reference, and include official transcript.  Applications are available in guidance.

    Erie County Agricultural Society and Erie County Fair & Fairgrounds Gaming Scholarship- Eligible participants must have participated in the Erie County Fair.  Open to all students based on participation, agriculture career choices will be given additional consideration. Participation includes but is NOT limited to exhibiting in any department, marching band, employee, concessionaire, etc. Applications are available in guidance or at

    Gold Award Scholarships: 8 Scholarships for $1500/year. For girls who have reached the highest ranking in the Girl Scouts, the Gold Award; based on academics, activities, leadership, community involvement, and pursuit of individual interests.

    Hewlett Packard Scholars Program- $3000/year plus 3 summer internships, and free computer and printer.  For African American, Latino,and American Indian students, majoring in Computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering.  Must be enrolling in one of the following schools:  San Jose State Univ., Univ. of California in LA, North Carolina A&T, Morgan State Univ, or Univ. of Washington.

    Hispanic Women's League:Awarded to a male or female Hispanic student who is a high school senior and who can demonstrate academic achievement and community participation.  Student must have a cumulative grade point average of 85 or higher and document the intent to attend college in the fall of 2010. An essay and 2 letters of recommendation are also required. Applications are available in the guidance office.

    Horatio Alger Scholarship-Open to high school students who are planning to pursue a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the US. You must demonstrate critical financial need:  integrity, hard work, determination and perserverance in overcoming adversity. You must have a 2.0 GPA, and have some involvement with extracurricular, volunteer and community activities.  Must apply online at

    HSF/Ford Motor Company Fund Scholarship:  Amount-$2500 For high school seniors of Hispanic heritage with a 3.0 GPA. Must be a US citizen or legal resident.  Applications at

    Incight Fellow Scholarship Application:  30 scholarships of at least $750 each will be awarded.  Students who have a minimum 2.5GPA and a documented physical disability/impairment including learning disability, sight and hearing impairment, may apply for this scholarship.  Applicants must write an essay, submit a letter of reference, and complete an application.

    Indian Health Employees Scholarship Fund:  Students of Indian descent who wish to pursue education after high school.  Must have an interest in health career and a "C" average.  Deadline:  January, June, October. Visit to apply.

    International Association of Administrative Professionals Buffalo Chapter Scholarship:  Application deadline is March 1, 2010 and includes application, transcript, one page essay stating why you want to become an administrative professional, one essay stating your reasons for seeking financial assistance and one letter of recommendation from your teacher or counselor. Visit for more information and to download an application, they are also available in guidance.

    Jackie Robinson Foundation:  Must be a 12th grade minority student planning to attend a 4 year college/university program, excellence in leadership and community service, SAT 1000+ in math and critical reading or a composite of 21+ on ACT, financial need and a US citizen.  One letter of recommendation, official transcript(with raised seal) through first semester of senior year. Deadline in March of each year.  Application online at

    James Joyce Essay Contest:  $500 - $1500. This is open to all 10th, 11th and 12th grade students world-wide.  Must write a 500-1,000 word essay on one of two questions regarding the author James Joyce.

    Jenkins Memorial Scholarship- For teacher education.  The purpose of this scholarship is to assist outstanding students in preparing for the teaching profession. Award amount is $3000 paid in installments.  Criteria:  character, personality, academic achievement, and potential teaching ability. Visit after September 15th to apply.

    The Jermaine Martin Schoalrship Fund: Scholarship awarded to a BPS graduating senior who is an at risk student who overcame adversities, and wants to continue on to higher education.  Must be accepted or acceptance forthcoming to a 2 or 4 year college, a GPA of at least 2.0, 3 letters of recommendationa and an essay.  Applications are in guidance

    Gertrude S. Johnson Scholarship Fund:  Will award scholarships to academically talented, highly motivated high school seniors who intend to pursue undergraduate degrees full time.  The fund seeks to identify students who will make significant contributions to society.  Applicants must show exceptional leadership potential and make an impact on their community through service to others. An essay, 2 letters of recommendation and an essay are required. Applications are available in guidance.

    Keppra Family Epilepsy Scholarship:  30 scholarships for $5000 each.  For epilepsy patients, their family members or caregivers; must demonstrate academic achievement, and possess a strong record of participation in activities outside of school,

    Kiwanis Club of Buffalo-Ruth A Jantz Memorial Scholarship:  Awarded to a high school senior from the City of Buffalo for attendance at a college of their choice.  Granted based on merit, demonstrated financial need and a strong example of service to community.  Dead,ine is April 30, 2011. 

    Kohl's Cares for Kids Scholarship Program:  Recognizes kids who have volunteered and make a difference in their school and/or community. Visit to  nominate a deserving kid age 6 to 18. 

    Lawrence Bell Niagara Frontier Chapter of the Air Force Association Scholarship:  Award is for $1000 awarded to a high school senior in the designated zip code areas of 14001 thru 14414.  Applicants must have maintained an 85% or above grade point average, have participated in extra curricular activities, and demonstrated outstanding leadership traits to qualify.  Letters of recommendation, an essay, and school transcripts are required.  Applications are available in guidance.

    Major General James Ursano Scholarship Fund:  Based on financial need. Must be registered in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System, be a dependent of an Army soldier who is on active duty, retired, or deceased, must be planning to attend undergraduate level of studies at a college, community college, or vocational school full time. 2.0 GPA required. Visit to apply.

    Mary B. Talbert Civic & Cultural Club Scholarship- Criteria:  Be a college bound, high school senior, attending a Buffalo Ny public school, maintain a minimum C+ average, submit an essay describing goals and involvement in the community in which they live, 2 letters of recommendation. Applications are available in guidance.

    McDonald's Scholarship Program:  McDonald's USA National Employee scholarship Program,

    Music Assistance Fund scholarship:  African-American students/musicians of US citizenship pursuing a degree at conservatories, university schools of music or recognized summer programs.  Consideration is given to high school students who demonstrate accomplishments and promise.  Awards given based on the completion of application, personal audition, teachers recommendations and financial need.  Award $500 - $3500. Deadline is in December. Apply at

    NAACP ACT-So Competition- Students in grades 9 - 12 with talents in the sciences, humanities, visual and performing arts and entrepreneurship are invited to apply.  Applications are available in guidance.  Visit for more information. 

    National Association of Hispanic Nurses: Academic excellence and financial need, minimum 3.0 GPA, an interest in nursing, and an essay.  Award $500 - $2500, apply at

    National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors:  High school and incoming freshman enrolled in BA programs to study business administration, engineering, and construction.  Award is $2500.  Deadline is in June.  Apply at

    National Federation of the Blind Scholarship: Many different scholarships. The schoalrships are awarded on the basis of scholastic excellence, financial need, and community service. The scholarships are restricted to blind people. 

    National Foster Parent Association:  Must be a senior in high school, copy of high school transcript, documentation of cost of college, and copy of college acceptance letter.  Submit a completed application, 2 letters of recommendation, and a 300-500 word essay.

    National Italian American Foundation Scholarship:  Must be enrolled in an accredited US institution of higher learning, have a GPA of at least 3.5, be a US citizen or permanent resident alien, must be either an "Italian American" or a student majoring or minoring in a Italian or related filed. Apply online at 

    National Security Language Initiative for Youth:  600 full scholarships to US high school students to study abroad and learn Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Korean, Russian, Arabic and Turkish in the summer of 2010.  Programs immerse participant sin the cultural and social life of their host families giving them formal and informal language practice and sparking a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultural. Must be a US citizen, between the ages of 15 and 18 at the time of departure, be enrolled in high school at the time of application, have at least a 2.5 GPA. Deadline for application is December 4th. For more information visit

    NAVY ROTC Scholarship:  Is valued at approximately $180,000 over a 4 year period, including tuition, books, plus instructional and lab fees. Students will receive $250 a month allowance.  A students commitment to the NAVY does not begin until their sophomore year in college. If a candidate  decides to stay with NROTC his/her sophomore year he/she is obligated to accept a commission for 5 years active duty as a a Naval Officer after graduation. and 4 years in the inactive Reserves.  The online application must be submitted online prior to January 31, 2009 at Please visit the website for specific information or contact the local NAVY recruiting office at 716-896-2995. 

    New Hope Baptist Church:  Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship: Applications are available in guidance. Recipient must be a high school senior, complete an application, submit an official transcript, submit a 2 page biographical essay highlighting your educational and career objectives, 2 official letters of recommendation, and attend a college or university in the fall.

    Nicholas Patterson Perpetual Fund Scholarship:  Applications are available in guidance or at Application criteria are VERY specific with regards to number of pages, personal statement, and cover sheet. Please be sure to read them carefully! Awards range from $500 to $2000 and are awarded based on the academic year.

    NYWEA SCHOLARSHIP.  The New York Water Environment Association will be offering a 4 year scholarship worth $10,000 total.  For students who are NYS residents, enrolled in college or university by 9/10, enrolling in and graduate from a program with a focus on environmental issues.  Information and applications available in Guidance. 

    PFLAG National Scholarship Program: Must identify as a gay,lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or ally/supporter of LGBT people who has worked on behalf of the LGBTA community or overcome odds because of identity. Award- minimum $1000, maximum $5000 Application deadline: March 15th.

    Point Foundation Scholarship:  For students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transsexual. Based on academic accomplishments, financial, emotional, and social need, extracurricular activities, personal circumstances and goals for the future. Must apply online at

    Presbyterian Church USA: High school senior of Asian, Black, Hispanic, or Native American descent and a member of teh Presbyterian Church USA, US Citizen, and entering college full time as a freshman.  Must apply to college for financial aid. Award $500 - $1000. deadline is in December.  Visit to apply.

    Prudential Spirit of Community Award:  Open to grades 5-12 For students who have a strong record of community service or significant leadership ina group activity.  Student goes on to regional and national contests.

    Realty USA Scholarship:  Must be a senior in Erie County, High school cumulative GPA of 88 or higher, accepted at a 4 year college, evidence of well rounded interest through participation in high school and community activities, application, 2 letters of reference, essay, and parent signature. Applications available in guidance. First place prize is $1000 with other awards available.

    Ron Brown Scholar Program:  $10,000 annually for 4 years.  African American students who show academic excellence, exceptional leadership potential, and have been active in communtiy service,a nd have financial need

    Ruben Salazar Memorial Scholarship:  Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in broadcast, print, and photojournalism.  High school seniors are encouraged to apply.  Award: $1000 - $5000. Deadline is in January. Visit to apply.

    Sallie Mae Fund American Dream Scholarship Program:  $500-$5000 Scholarship is open to US citizens of African American descent who can demonstrate a financial need. Applicants must be a high school senior or graduate planning to enroll or a student in a full time undergraduate course of study at a accredited post secondary institution; and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

    Sallie Mae Fund First in Family Scholarship Program:  $500-$5000 Scholarship is open to US citizens of Hispanic descent who are the first in their family to attend college. Applicants must be a high school senior or graduate planning to enroll or a student in a full time undergraduate course of study at a accredited post secondary institution; and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

    SAMMY Award:  Open to graduating high school senior scholar athletes, must demonstrate excellence in academics, athletic performance, leadership and community service.  Award is $7500, deadline is in November.

    Scalp & Blade Scholarship: A senior male member of the current graduating class of any public high school in Erie County whois nominated by his high school principal or counselor.  Must have a high standard of scholarship, demonstrated by Regents exam and high school grades, standardized test scores and rank in class. Must haveexcellent personal characteristics, habits, diligence, be personable and possess outstanding leadership qualities in both inside and outside school activities. Financial need is a consideration.  ONLY ONE NOMINEE FROM EACH HIGH SCHOOL WILL BE CONSIDERED.

    Scholastic Essay Competition:  $200 - $15,000 For 11th and 12th grade students who are legal residents of the US. Must compose a 2 page (500 word) essay describing an experience that had a positive influence on you about financial management. Apply at success

    Silverman String Scholarship- Buffalo Chamber Music Society- Awarded under the Young Musicians scholarship of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Applications available in guidance or at  Auditions and interviews will beheld, up to (3) $1000 scholarships will be awarded.

    Speech Language Hearing Association of WNY (SHAWNY)- Dena Goldstein Memorial Scholarship awarded to any WNY senior who has a speech, language, and/or hearing impairment and plans to further his/her education is eligible to apply.  Applications are available at

    Student View Scholarship:  $500-$3,000. For high school seniors. Take a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. No GPA requirement or essay required.  The scholarships will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. Log on to

    Taste Of Buffalo Scholarship:  Scholarship for students in the eight counties of Western New York who will pursue a degree in the food service or hospitality industries.  Up to (5) $1000 scholarships wil be awarded.  Application, a current transcript, and 2 letters of recommendation must be received on or before deadline date.  Applications are available in guidance.

    Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship- Stonewall Community Foundation:  The TDRS grants scholarships to lesbian-identified students who are high school seniors planning on attending a college or university in the US.  Three $3000 scholarships will be awarded in June 2010 and are non refundable.  Applicants must demonstrate trheri motivation to making a difference with their lives.  Applicants are judged on the following criteria:  academics, community service and commitment to impacting LGBT issues.  Leadership, merit, professional and personal goals will all be considered. Applications are available in guidance.

    Truman D. Picard Scholarship:  Dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.  Applicants must complete: a letter of application, resume, 3 signed letters of reference, evidence of validated enrollment, and transcripts.  Applications are availabel in guidance or at

    State Fair Americraft Scholarship Contest:  Open to high school juniors and seniors currently attending a NYS school. Contestants will write a 800 to 1,000 word essay on the 2010 topic-Importance for Americans to buy products that are made in the USA.  Applications are due by April 15, 2010 and the winner will receive a $2500 scholarship along with reading his or her composition on the opening day of the state fair. All entries should be typed and double spaced and include a cover sheet and summarizing paragraph.  More information is available in guidance.

    2010 Student-View Scholarship Program: Offering $8,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four year college, community college or career school. Log on to and complete a 15 - 20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.  The scholarship will be awarded based on a random drawing of all completes applications.   For more information about the sponsoring company visit

    The Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarships:  Award for a graduating high school student who has promoted vegetarianism or veganism in their schools or communities.  Students will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian or vegan diet/lifestyle.  Visit to apply. Maximum award amount is $5000. Application deadline is February 20th.

    Velma Cobb Scholarship - American Association of University Women.  All high school senior girls attending an Erie County high school are eligible.  Applicants must attend an accredited college (2 or 4 years) in fall 2010.  Must have a GPA of 90 or higher, submit an application, 3 letters of recommendation, send an official transcript, and attend a personal interview if requested.  Applications and supporting documentation are due by deadline date.  Applications are available in the guidance office.

    Verizon Wireless/ UNCF Black History Month Essay Contest: Visit for application information. Write an essay about how the evolution of wireless technology has changed the world  we live in, and you could win up to $5000 toward college tuition.

    Wendy's High School Heisman Award:  Male and Female 11th grade students (entering their senior year of high school in the 2010 - 2011 school year)who exhibit excellence in the classroom, on the field and within their communities.  You must have at least a "B" average and participate in at least one school sponsored sport. Applications are due by October 3, 2010 and their online application must be reviewed and confirmed by a school representative by October 5, 2010.  Go to to apply.

    WILSON GREATBATCH CENTER.  Leadership Awards in the amount of $1000 to 4 WNY high school seniors.  Application available in Guidance.

    Women's Sports Foundation:  Female high school seniors who demonstrate leadership and athletic ability and who will be pursuing a full time course of study at an accredited two or four year college. Apply at

    The Women Teachers Association of Buffalo Annual Scholarship:  $500.00 scholarship. A Buffalo Public High School student who is accepted into an accredited 2 or 4 year college.  Requirements:  Completed application, essay, official transcript, and reference letter.  Applications are available in guidance.

    Zonta International Club of Buffalo Gallivan Award:  Women who are precollegiate students(age 16 - 20) at the time of application and demonstrate:  evidence of active commitment to volunteerism, high academic skills, evidence of dedication to advancing the status of women worldwide. The award is $500.00  Students can pick up an application in guidance or visit