Scholarships for Specific Schools

  • SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SPECIFIC COLLEGES: **Students should be sure to verify all deadline dates and requirements with scholarship grantors.  We cannot be held responsible for incorrect deadline dates or changes in information.

    Be aware that almost all colleges offer scholarships, and often these are the source of the highest amount of financial aid for a student.  We will post information we receive from local colleges and colleges to which our students often apply, but be aware that we DO NOT NECESSARILY post all information for those colleges.  You should look on their website for additional information, and be sure to apply for all scholarships for which you qualify.  We will post application deadlines as we receive them.

    SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SPECIFIC COLLEGES:  Please verify updated deadline dates with each school.


    AMERICAN MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC ACADEMY.  Look in folders in Guidance for info re: Audition schedule for Admission and Scholarships, as well as nomination forms for scholarships.

    CANISIUS COLLEGE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. SCHOLARSHIP.   For students from all backgrounds who will be evaluated on their personal achievements, involvement in community service, and commitment to the ideals of Dr. King.  Applications available at or in the guidance office. 

    CANISIUS COLLEGE URBAN LEADERSHIP LEARNING COMMUNITY PROGRAM.    Purpose is to attract students from populations that historically have been denied access to positions of influence and power in the community.  Qualified students will have an interest in promoting diversity and inclusiveness in learning, living and problem-solving.  Students will seek to develop their learning potential through team-learning, mentorship, leadership training and involvement in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.  Competitive, four-year renewable scholarships covering 50-100% of cost of education, based on financial need.  Focused internships, study groups and leadership training.  Also offers career networking & cultural programming.  Eligibility: GPA of minimum 85, SAT minimum 1000 on reading and math, or ACT 22.  Resident of Greater Metropolitan Buffalo, member of population that historically been denied access to positions of influence (eg. first generation college students), demonstrated leadership potential, high financial need, on-campus residency.  Application and further info available in Guidance.

    City University of New York(CUNY) Schools: Margot Karle Scholarship Fund, sponsored by the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. Must be a US citizen and provide recommendations, essay and transcript.  Must demonstrate financial need and service to others.  Award for high degree of community involvement in working for social, racial, economic, political, and/or environmental.

    CAZENOVIA COLLEGE- Valedictorian Scholarship- Full tuition scholarship, recipients must maintain a 3.0 or higher cumullative average; Salutatorian Scholarship- $23,500 per year for 4 years, recipients must maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA; 1824 Scholarship- Selection is based on academic average, ranking, and test scores. Awarded to students who exhibited extraordinary academic qualities in school. Priority is given to students in the top 10% of their class. $20,000 per year for 4 consecutive years, recipients must maintaina 2.90 or higher cumulative GPA.; Founders Scholarship- Selection is based on academic average, rank in class, and test scores.  Awarded to new students who have exhibited superioir academic qualities, $18,500 per year for 4 consecutive years, recipients must maintain a 2.80 or higher cumulative GPA; Presidential Leadership Award- Offered to academically successful students with records of outstanding contributions in school, religious, or community activities as determined by the Dealn for enrollment management, $17,000 per year for 4 consecutive years, recipients must maintain a 2.70 or higher cumulative GPA.

    DYOUVILLE COLLEGE - Buffalo Public School District Full Scholarship. Candidates must gain admission as a freshman to D'Youville College for the fall 2012 academic year. Preference is given to applicants who are interested in teacher education for math and science, however all majors are open for consideration.  Earn an overall high school average of 90 (3.0/4.0) or better in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum consisting of at least 3 years of math and science, 4 years of English and history/social studies, and one year of foreign language; achieve a minimum combined math and critical reading score of 1200 on the SAT 1 or a minimum composite ACT score of 26; complete the FAFSA, and forward official transcript and completed application to admissions at DYouville.  Applications are available in guidance. 

    ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE:  ECC College Scholarships applications are online at  Scholarship information as well as the application are also available at  (Click the quick links drop down box and then click on scholarship opportunities).  Questions may be sent to  

    FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM: Competitive admission to this program is based on an essay, SAT scores, letters of recommendation, class rank and high school GPA.  Presidential scholars are given special privileges:  priority registration, housing in one of FIT's residence halls, and an annual merit stipend of $500. They are also part of a network of academically gifted students who share their interests and enthusiasm for learning.   Visit to apply.

    GANNON UNIVERSITY- The National Science Foundation Grant Scholars of Excellence in Engineering and Computing Sciences. This grant provides need based academic merit scholarships to students who choose to study engineering or computing sciences.  They are one year scholarships that are renewable for up to 4 years.  Students who apply to Gannon University for admission to an eligible major are automatically considered for the SEECS scholarship.  The selection criteria are:  High school math and sciences GPA of at least a 3.0 and demonstrated financial need as determined by the use of the FAFSA.  Eligible students will be asked to submit a short application for the scholarship. There is a March 31st deadline for the receipt of all materials. Contact Scott Steinbrink, Ph.D. at 814-871-5302 or with questions.

    HARVARD UNIVERSITY- Harvard announced in May 2010 that undergraduate students who are accepted to Harvard from low income families will pay no tuition.  Families earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school should apply to Harvard University. To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition visit Harvard's financial aid website at or call the school's financial aid office at 617-495-1581

    JEFFERSON SCHOLAR.  Full scholarship to the prestigious University of Virginia.  Merit-based only.  Materials due November 2.

    THE JUILLARD SCHOOL- Ziegle Scholarship- Available to students who reside in any of the counties of Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautaqua, Cattaraugus, Allegheny, and Orleans. Student must be admitted to Juilliard as a full-time student following the standard admission procedures, must be a permanent or temporary resident of one of the above counties, must demonstrate financial need in accordance with procedures established by the School's Financial Aid Committee. In the event that the number of qualified candidates exceeds the available resources of the Ziegle Scholarship Fund in a given year, priority for the scholarships will be given to students of piano or voice residing in the City of Buffalo, and thereafter to students of piano and voice residing in Erie County. Additional information available at Juilliard admissions

    NEW YORK UNIVERSITY - Martin Luther King Scholars Program: 4 year merit based scholarship and additional need based financial assistance to cover college and living costs. Exceptional academics, significant involvement in school and community activities, and dedication to furthering the legacy of Dr. King.

    PARK SCHOLAR AWARDS:  Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College.  Creates a learning community that develops future communications leaders who engage critically, act globally, and perform ethically.  Participants are challenged to take action and give back to their communities, using contemporary media to make a positive impact on the world.  Full tuition, room and board with stipend for other expenses including purchase of computer.   

    For Juniors:  Rochester Institute of Technology Creativity and Innovation Award and the RIT Computing Medal:  Deadline is June 15, 2010. You must be nominated by your counselor, schools may nominate only one male and one female student per school.  Students who are selected by RIT are eligible for a $24000 RIT scholarship ($6000) per year if they are accepted at RIT in the fall of their senior year and enroll immediately following High school graduation. Students may use this scholarship to pursue any of the baccalaureate degree programs at RIT. Each nominee must be pursuing a rigorous college prep program, rank in the top 10% of their junior class, be leaders in their school and/or community and demonstrate an ability and interest in the award area. More information is available from your counselor.

    ST. JOHN FISHER:  Check in Guidance for information on their Honors Program, Science Scholars Program, First Generation Scholarship Program, and Fisher Service Scholars Program, all of which provide substantial help to their students.  

    Syracuse University has 10 FULL scholarships for African American Men and Women interested in studying architecture.  Mark Robbins, Dean of Syracuse University's School of Architecture is desperately seeking young men and women of color interested in pursuing a 5 year professional degree in Architecture.  Go to for more info or contact him at 315-443-2256.

    UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO BUFFALO PARTNERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: The UB BPSP awards include full resident tuition for up to 4 consecutive years of undergraduate study, a yearly book stipend of $600.00 and a laptop computer. This is among the most prestigious/comprehensive of scholarships awarded at UB. Requirements: must maintain a 3.0 average throughout all 4 years of study; must participate in experiences related to leadership development and public service; expected to serve as UB ambassadors during and following their studies working with BPS to strengthen the educational pipeline for students and staff. To be considered you must apply to UB and have transcripts and test scores sent in. Visit for more information or