Scholarship Opportunities

  • For great scholarships visit this site! 2024

    Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops:  Scholarship award application in its continuing commitment to WNY is proud to offer a scholarship program for college-bound students in the eight counties of WNY. Three scholarships of $500. and one of $1000. will be given away. See site for all the details. April 18, 2024 deadline.

    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. See website for application. Many other scholarships are available there. Deadline is June 1, 2024.

    The American Legion Family Scholarship: The Past National Commander Michael J. Kogutek American Legion Scholarship Trust will award two $1,500 scholarships to students/veterans attending college in 2024. Applications are due on Friday, May 3, 2024.

    Hagan Scholarship Foundation: If you are attending college, this scholarship may be for you. See website for details on eligibility. The scholarship provides up to 7,000 for each semester.

    SWAVF 2024 Scholarship: The Southwestern Assoc. Volunteer Firefighters of the State of New York and its Ladies Auxillary are pleased to announce their community service scholarship program for 2024. See the website for eligibility.

    Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship: See the requirements for children of enlisted Coast Guard members. 

    2024 Buffalo Urban League Scholarship 2024: Scholarship Deadline is Friday, February 23, 2024. Each year, the Buffalo Urban League awards scholarships to graduating from high school students and recent HSE/GED recipients in our community to help them further their education and achieve their career goals. Scholarships start at $250.00.

    Amherst Lodge of F&AM Award Application to apply is available in student services. See Mrs. Carapetyan if you are interested.

    Junior League of Buffalo High School Scholarship Application: The Junior League of Buffalo is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its High School Scholarship. They will award three scholarships to graduating female seniors who are outstanding leaders in WNY. See website to apply. The due date is March 8, 2024

    Assoc. of Italian American Women: This scholarship is open to young women of Italian women's descent who have been accepted into an accredited college or university. Applications will be accepted from February 1 to March 31.

    Federated Garden Clubs of NY, 2024 Scholarship Application: The purpose of FGCNYS, Inc. The scholarship program is to offer financial aid to full-time students and promote study of Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design and other allied majors. A $1,000 reward is available and the due date to apply is March 15, 2024.

    Student View Scholarship Program: The Student-View Scholarship is a unique opportunity for high school seniors. It is open to all students, regardless of academic achievement or financial need.

    The Character Council Scholarship: Harvest Time Partners, in collaboration with the Character Council of WNY, 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 deadline is March 15th.

    Jolly Boys of Williamsville Community Service Incentive: All college-bound high school seniors who reside within the Town of Amherst are eligible to apply. Deadline to apply is March 2024.

    2024 Buffalo Urban League Scholarship Program: Scholarship Application Deadline Friday, February 23, 2024. Each year, the Buffalo Urban League awards scholarships to graduating high school students  and HSE/GED recipients in our community to help them further their education and achieve their career goals. 

    The Horatio Alger Scholarship: While most scholarships focus exclusively on academic achievement or leadership potential, Horatio  Alger Scholarships are also intended for promising students who have critical financial needs, demonstrate integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, and are determined to succeed. Application due date is March 15, 2024.

    BigFuture Scholarships: Students in the class of 2024 who use BigFuture Scholarship Search and save three scholarships on their list will earn entries in monthly drawings for $500 and $40,000. You can search for more than 14,000 scholarships on BigFuture, based on your background, academic achievements, interests and future plans.

    NYSIR New York Schools Scholarship: The Board of Trustees of New York Schools Insurance Foundation are pleased to announce that they are offering several great scholarships for students in New York State. The Cristin Ann Bambino, Paul Jensen and Joseph Goncalves, which total close to $20,000 in awards. See the website for details on the application process.

    The Best New York Scholarships with Upcoming Deadlines: Great scholarships, the best NY scholarships with upcoming deadlines!

    MENSA WNY Scholarship: Each year, through the Mensa Foundation, WNY holds a scholarship essay contest. Students who are enrolled in a degree program at an accredited institution of higher education during the academic year are eligible to win an award of $500. See all the details on this site.

    Scholarships for Black Students: Go to the website to apply for scholarships with deadlines this month!

    Foundation 649: is a 501c3 that discovers and empowers young, talented Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are actively elevating and serving their communities across the country. Apply today! 



    If you are interested in applying for any of these scholarships, please see Mrs. C. in Student Services or email me at






    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.