Scholarship Opportunities

  • Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Scholarship: Apply Today to be considered for up to $6000. for college. Requirements are permanent resident of WNY with a minimum 2.0 GPA or "C" average and accepted to any non-profit college/university in the US, full-time. Applications due by April 1, 2020.

    Association of Italian American Women Scholarship: The Association of Italian American Women will award at least three scholarships this year. This scholarship is open to a young women of Italian descent who has been accepted into an accredited college or university. For more information and to apply, visit our website. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2020.

    Peter P. Tycz II Memorial Scholarship: Chapter 77 of the Vietnam Veterans of America is proud to offer the Peter P. Tycz II Memorial Scholarship of $250. to a graduating senior who has a relative who is/was a veteran (Reservists who have completed 180 continuous days of service) and are planning enrollment in an accredited program of higher education beginning in the fall of 2020. Sergent Tycz was a US Army Green Beret who died in the line of duty in Paktika Province Afghanistan in 2002. The chapter has chosen to honor this Tonawanda native because  of his local ties, involvement in the community, his devotion to his family and country and exemplary military service.

    Benjamin Milak Memorial Scholarship Fund: The idea for the Benjamin Milak Scholarship was conceived in 1993 by several of Ben's former teachers at Erie 1 Boces. This scholarship was established after Ben's death to honor his memory and the attributes he displayed during his life. The committee typically awards scholarships between $1000 - $5000. See website for scholarship criteria and qualifications. Application deadline is February 1,2020.

    Cristin Ann Bambino, Paul Jensen, amd Joseph Goncalves Student Humanitarian Scholarship: The Board of Trustees of the New York Schools Insurance Foundation are pleased to announce that they are offering the following scholarships once again in 2020. The criteria for each scholarship can be found on this website. These scholarships are for college bound students. Applications should be received on or before Friday, March 27, 2020. The overall winner for each scholarship is $5,000. and the runner up will be awarded $3,000.

    Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation: From the front lines of freedom to units in your backyard; Marines make legendary sacrifices. Sending their children to school shouldn't be one of them. Learn more about scholarships available that can help. Deadline is March 3,2020.

    Locher, Cosgrove and Blachowski $1000 Memorial Scholarship: These scholarships worth $1,000 each are in memory of thoses who served in various positions for the Erie County Fire District Officers Assoc. Looking for a high school senior who has exemplified community involvement in the county of Erie. Preference will be given to students who assist in the emergnecy services and are matriculating in the Emerhgency Service fields of Fire or EMS. Deadline to apply is February 28, 2020.

    The Engineering Society of Buffalo, Inc.: The Engineering Society of Buffalo, Inc. is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for this year's scholarships. Please share the application and requirements with your students who are pursuing an ABET accredited program in engineering or technology and appluing to SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo State College, or Erie Community College. Total scholarship amount is $2,400. If you are interested, see Mrs. C. in Student Services for an application. Applications are due by June 1, 2020.

    Jolly Boys of Williamsville Community Service Scholarship Committee: All college bound high school seniors who reside within the Town of Amherst are eligible to apply. This scholarship is for Community Service minded students! All Jolly Boys CSI Scholarship winners will be selected and notified of award amounts individually by mail. The award will be sent directly to the college only upon receipt of proof of enrollment from the college. Deadline is March 7, 2020.

     WNY Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors: The WNY Assoc. of Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors is pleased to announce its annual scholarship program worth $2000. and is designed for students entering a course of study related to the plumbing, heating and cooling industry. See the website for more information and application. Must apply by April 1, 2020.

    The XI Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority: is sponsoring a $1,500. scholarship to one Wester New York High School Senior student who is accepted into a HBCU College(Historically Black College or University) and will be enrolling into the 2020-21 school year. Applications will be accepted from February 1, 2020 through April 30, 2020. If you are interested see Mrs. C in student services.

    The 2020 Ned Carter Memorial Scholarship: You must be related to a firefighter or be one. To be considered for this honor, applications must be submitted online or postmarked by Saturday, February 22, 2020.

    The Character Council Scholarship: Harvest Time Partners, in collaboration with The Character Council of Western New York, is pleased to award $1000 cash scholarships to high-school seniors who exemplify character in their daily lives and who will be attending a college or trade school post-graduation. Application is due Nov. 25,2019 - Feb. 25, 2020.

    REED COLLEGE Junior Scholars: Juniors Scholar, Reed's spring travel scholarship, invites a highly qualified group of high school juniors from historically underrepresented racial and ethic backgrounds to visit Reed. All air-travel, on campus meals, on-campus lodging will be covered by the college. Applications are due by Monday, January 27.

    U.S. Air Force ROTC: The application window is still open if you are interested in the Air Force as a career option-espicailly if you are planning on attending college at Clarkson University, St. Lawrence Univ., SUNY Potsdam, or SUNY Canton. This link can help you earn some scholarships to pay for college. Deadline is January 17, 2020.

    Explore Navy Careers: Cash, College credit, and Advancement. Take the first step toward the life most people only dream of living. In America's Navy, you'll not only help your country, you'll positively impact your career. For more information, see the website or stop by student services.

    WJA Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is available for supporting freshmen students majoring in engineering. We invite you or someone you know to take advantage of this $1,500 scholarship opportunity. The application deadline is April 30, 2020.

    2019 Law Scholarship: This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on merit and need. Completed application must be submitted online by July 31, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

    SIENA COLLEGE: $52,000 Scholarship Guarantee: The hardship of college affordability is always going to be a topic of discussion and a factor in the decesion process. New this year, every single applicant who gets admitted to Siena and submits their FAFSA will receive at least $52,000 in scholarships, guaranteed. See site for more detail.

    Diamond Challenge Competition: We empower the next generation to adapt and thrive in our rapidly changing world. The Diamond Challenge is the catalyst that propels high school entrepreneurs to the next level through transformative feedback, meaningful connections and resources. Check website for more detail. The deadline to apply is January 12-19th.

     Joseph M. Geisinger Scholarship: The application for the Fall 2020 incoming freshman class is now open. Deadline to apply is Thursday, January 16, 2020 by 1:00PM EST. This scholarship is available to all students who wish to futher their education at Michigan State in the area of enginnering.

    Sweet Scholarship for Physics Major: The Robert A. and Dorothy Stender Sweet Physics Scholarship awards $4,000 per year for the four years. Eligible students must have at least a 90 high school aversge and standardized test scores of 1170 on the SAT or 24 on the ACT. See website for all the detail.

    College Board Scholarship Search: Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion. See website for all the detail!

    American Association of University Women: Over the past 10 years, AAUW Buffalo Branch has assisted deserving women with over $600,000 in local scholarships, loans, and grants, and over $200,000 in national fellowships. See website for more details.

    National CO-OP Scholarship Program: WACE National CO-OP Scholarship Program are 160 merit based scholarships totaling $4.2 Million. See website for more detail. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2020.

    Leadership in Service, University of Dayton: The Leadership in Service Scholarship Award is valued at $10,000.... This scholarship is awarded semesterly, with an annual value of $2,500. renewable for up to four years. See website for more detail.

    Scholarships for January - May 2020:

    1) American Chemical Society Scholars Program- $5,000 - 350 Awards (Deadline: March 1,2020)

    2) Heavy Equipment Parts Scholarship - $500 1 Award (Deadline: April 1, 2020)

    3) Review it Scholarships - $1,000 - 1 Award(Deadline: April 30, 2020)

    4) LM Scholarship - $500 - 1 Award (Deadline: May 31, 2020)

    Scholarships For January-April 2020:

    1) Elks National foundation Legacy Awards - $4,000 - 300 Awards(Deadline: January 31, 2020)

    2) Courageous Persuaders Scholarship - $3,000-16 Awards(Deadline: January 31, 2020)

    3) De Novo Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award(Deadline: January 31, 2020)

    4) ExploraVision Student Awards - $10,000 - 40 Awards(Deadline: February 10, 2020)

    5) Women's Cyber Security Scholarships - $6,000 - 10 Awards(Deadline: February 17, 2020)

    6) Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarships - $10,000 - 3 Awards (Deadline: February 20, 2020   

    7) Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship - $50,000 - 7 Awards (Deadline: February 20, 2020)

    8) American Chemical Society Schoalrs Program - $5,000 - 350 Awards (Deadline: March 1, 2020)

    9) Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship - $500 - 1 Award (Deadline: March 30, 2020)

    10) YDI Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: March29, 2020)

    11) SP Scholarship - $10,000 - 10 Awards (Deadline: March 31, 2020)

    12) GenM Scholarship - $5,000 - 4 Awards (Deadline: 4 Awards (Deadline: March 31, 2020)

    13) HE Parts Express Scholarship - $500 - 1 Award (Deadline: April 1, 2020)

    14) Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarship - $10,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: April 15, 2020)

    15) Review It Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: April 30, 2020)


  There is a list of 15 scholarship programs available to students who attend high school in New York State. Check this website for the following list of scholarships. 1) Skilled Labor Shortage Scholarship (2) John Wright Memorial Scholarship (3) Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship (4) Toptal Scholarship for Women (5) SP High School Scholarship (6) Plumbersstock Scholarship (7) VIP Scholarship (8) Young Women in Public Affairs Award (9) AFSA High School Scholarship (10) Car Brain Scholarship (11) Student Identimap Scholarship (12) LM Scholarship (13) Women Forward in Technology Scholarship (14) Global Lift Equipment Scholarship 

    Scholarships for Students with Disabilities: Eligibility for this award is limited to high-achieving students, minimun 3.25 GPA, that were diagnosed with bilateral hearing loss before the age of four.  Applicants primary mode of communication must be spoken language and listening. In addition, eligible students must be attending an accredited university, enrolled in a four-year undergraduate degree program. Due date to apply is March 2, 2020.

    Mega Scholarships: With a busy school year around the corner, there's no time to waste when it comes to students applying for scholarships. This site will help you win more scholarship money to help fund your post-secondary education. Many scholarships to choose from, so visit this site to see which may apply to you.

    Excelsior Scholarship Program:  More than 940,000 middle-class families across New York State will be eligible for the Excelsior Scholarship. In order to apply, students must:

    • Be residents of New York State
    • 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.
    • The program goes into effect immediately and is available for students whose families earn up to $100,000 annually.

    Private Scholarships are monies granted to students by pondering organizations, companies, or clubs, which do not need to be repaid. Generally, scholarships are reserved for students with special qualifications, such as academic, athletic or artistic talent. Awards are also available 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 in New York: Links to, and contact information for, all two and four-year colleges in your state, as well as information about career schools and colleges, and colleges offering online degree programs. has more scholarships than any other source in existence - and NOW, early in the school year, is the time for your students to begin their search. Knowing in advance what colleges and scholarships to apply for will give them a HUGE head start.