Scholarships

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This 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 in order by annual due date.

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WNY and State Scholarships:

Due Date

Scholarship Name

$ Value

Eligibility Requirements

9/30/17

Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship

varies

Strong caddie record, academics, demonstrated financial need, integrity and leadership. Apply here.

10/6/18

AES Engineers Scholarship

500

Grades, character. Apply here.

11/17/17BPO Young Musicians Scholarship1,000 to 3,000Pursuing music-related major in college. Apply here.

1/15/18

WNY Mensa Scholarship

up to 1,000

Scholarship based strictly on essay. Apply here.

1/31/18

Ken-Ton Friends of Youth Grants

up to 1,000

Multiple grants for residents of Ken-Ton. Apply here.

2/1/18

Character Council of WNY Scholarship

1,000

Excellent character, resident of WNY. Apply here.

2/1/18

Milak Scholarship

1,000 - 1,500

For students impacted by learning disability, hearing impairment, or cancer. Apply here.

2/2/18WNY Safety Conference1,500Essay, recommendation. Financial need considered. Apply here.
2/4/18Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars8,000Engineering or related major; academics, essay, recommendations. Apply here.
2/15/18Lockport Rotary8,000Academics, extracurricular involvement, leadership, interview. Application in guidance.

2/16/18

HOME / Granger Scholarship

1,500

B average, community involvement, essay on human rights. Apply here.

2/24/18Erie County Fire District Officers Assoc1,000Senior with exemplary service; preference given to students who assist in EMS; must be resident of area served by volunteer fire company. Application in guidance.

2/28/18

NY Water Environmental Assoc.

up to 10,000

Majoring in environment-related field; multiple scholarships available. Apply here.

3/23/17

HS Counselors Association of WNY

250

Attending college in NYS, majoring in psychology or counseling related field. Apply here.

3/1/18

Knights of Columbus Scholarships

1,500

Child of Knights of Columbus member attending a Catholic college or university. Apply here.

3/3/18

Jolly Boys Scholarship

varies

Resident of Amherst or Williamsville; community service. Apply here.

3/15/18Aurora Players500Pursuing theater-related major. Apply here.

3/15/18

Fireman's Association of NY

varies

Youth volunteer firefighter (Explorer) or child of firefighter. Apply here.

3/16/18

Buffalo Urban League

250-4,000

Application available in guidance. Buffalo Urban League website.

3/17/17

NYS Society Professional Engineers, Erie Niagara Chapter

1,000

Open to engineering majors. Apply here.

3/21/18Speech-Language-Hearing Assoc of WNYVariesHas received services for speech, language, hearing impairment. Apply here.
3/23/17High School Counselors Association of WNY250Attending college in NYS; majoring in psychology or counseling related field. Apply here.

3/31/18

100 Club of Buffalo

2,000

Child of police, fire, or other emergency responder; achievement, involvement, leadership. Apply here.

3/31/18

Federated Garden Clubs NY

1,000

Studying environment-related field. Apply here.

3/30/18

Independent Health Wellness Scholarship

1,000

Essay on healthy lifestyle. Apply here.

3/31/17

Christian Airmen Scholarship

1,000

Seniors interested in aviation. Apply here.

4/1/18Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo1,000 - 6,000Resident of Western New York; demonstrated financial need. Apply here.

4/1/17Allentown Village Art1,000For art majors; portfolio required. Apply here.

4/8/17

Erie County Fair & Agricultural Society

varies

For students who have participated in fair in any way or entering agricultural field. Apply here.

4/11/18Community Action Organization Erie County1,00080 GPA, leadership, financial need; member of underrepresented population. Apply here.
4/13/18NYS Association of Agricultural Fairs1,000Participation in Erie County Fair, majoring in agriculture or related field. Apply here.
4/16/18KidsPlay Scholarship1,000Former KidsPlay participant. Apply here.
4/21/17Grand Island Youth Ambassador Program1,000Open to residents in grade 10-12; leadership skills; must represent the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce at events. Apply here.
4/28/17Grand Island Zonta Club750Grand Island resident; academics and extracurricular activity. Apply here.
4/29/17Taste of Buffalo1,000For majors in culinary or hospitality. Apply here.
4/30/18Monsignor Maguire - Holy Name Society Essay Contest300-650Specific essay. Application available in guidance

4/30/17

Lancaster Opera House - McNutt Scholarship

1,000

Pursuing Performing Arts. Essay and video required. Apply here.

4/30/18

Kiwanis Club New York District

1,000

Service, leadership, need. Must have local Kiwanis Club nomination. Apply here.

5/1/18

Italian American Police Association

250

Italian heritage, 80 average, studying criminal justice. Apply here.

5/1/18Vietnam Veterans of WNY 250Relative of veteran, academics, service, essay, recommendation. Application in guidance.
5/4/18American Legion Erie County500Academics, service, preference given to relatives of veterans; need considered. Application in guidance.

5/4/18

NYSACAC scholarship

1000

For students who have overcome obstacles, succeeded with limited resources, or underrepresented. Apply here.

5/16/17

New Era Student Athlete Scholarship

2500

Excel in academics and athletics. Apply here.

5/30/16


Grand Niagara Junior Purple Eagles Hockey Gary Hill Scholarship

up to 2,000

Minimum 5 years experience in Grand Niagara Hockey; academics, extracurricular activity, humanitarianism. Apply here.

6/1/17

Italian Festival Scholarships

1,000

Russell Salvatore Scholarship: essay on Italian heritage; Ron Carnevale Scholarship: essay on music. Apply here.

6/1/18

Engineering Society of Buffalo

2,000

Studying Engineering related field at UB or Buffalo State. Apply here.

6/1/18

Erie County Fire Chiefs Association

1,000

Child of firefighter. Apply here.

6/11/18

Nicholas Patterson Fund

2,000

Erie County resident, essay. Apply here.

7/1/18

Buffalo Sabres Alumni

varies

Community service, leadership, extracurricular activity, essay. Apply here.