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 Scholarships:

Due Date

Scholarship Name

$ Value

Eligibility Requirements

9/30/15

Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship

varies

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

10/6/16

AES Engineers Scholarship

500

Grades, character. Apply here.

12/31/15

AAA of WNY Scholarship

1,000

85 average, community service, essay. Apply here.

1/15/16

WNY Mensa Scholarship

up to 1,000

Scholarship based strictly on essay. Apply here.

1/31/16

Ken-Ton Friends of Youth Grants

up to 1,000

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

2/1/16

Character Council of WNY Scholarship

1,000

Excellent character, resident of WNY. Apply here.

2/1/16

Milak Scholarship

1,000 - 1,500

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

2/22/16

HOME / Granger Scholarship

1,500

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

2/22/16

NY Water Environmental Assoc.

up to 10,000

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

3/1/16

Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

1,000 - 6,000

Resident of WNY; demonstrated financial need. Apply here.

3/1/16

HS Counselors Association of WNY

250

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

3/1/16

Knights of Columbus Scholarships

1,500

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

3/5/16

Jolly Boys Scholarship

varies

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

3/5/16

Fireman's Association of NY

varies

Child of firefighter; or an Explorer. Apply here.

3/16/16

Buffalo Urban League

250-4,000

Academics, need, character, service. Apply here.

3/18/16

NYS Society Professional Engineers, Erie Niagara Chapter

1,000

Open to engineering majors. Apply here.

3/27/16

Grand Island Youth Ambassador Program

1,000

Open to residents in grades 10-12; leadership skills; must represent the GI Chamber of Commerce at events. Apply here.

3/31/16

100 Club of Buffalo

2,000

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

3/31/16

Federated Garden Clubs NY

1,000

Studying environment-related field. Apply here.

3/31/16

Independent Health Wellness Scholarship

1,000

Essay on healthy lifestyle. Apply here.

3/31/16

NYS Academy of Family Physicians

1,000

Planning a career in family medicine. Apply here.

3/31/16

Christian Airmen Scholarship

1,000

Seniors interested in aviation. Apply here.

4/1/16

American Legion Legacy Scholarship

varies

Child of active duty military killed in line of duty. Apply here.

4/1/16

Community Action Organization Erie County

1,000

80 GPA, financial need, leadership, member of underrepresented population. Apply here.

4/1/16

Delta Sigma Theta

varies

Male or Female African American seniors; academic achievement, leadership, service, need. Apply here.

4/8/16

Erie County Fair & Agricultural Society

varies

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

4/8/16

KidsPlay Scholarship

1,000

Former KidsPlay participant. Apply here.

4/8/16

Taste of Buffalo

1,000

For majors in culinary or hospitality. Apply here.

4/8/16

NYS Association of Agricultural Fairs

1,000

Participation in Erie County Fair, majoring in agriculture or related field. Apply here.

4/13/16

Grand Island Zonta Club

750

Grand Island resident; academics and extracurricular activity. Apply here.

4/17/16

Independence Foundation

500

For students with disabilities who use a wheelchair. Apply here.

4/23/16

Allentown Village Art

1,000

For art majors; portfolio required. Apply here.

4/29/16

Lancaster Opera House - McNutt Scholarship

1,000

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

4/30/16

Kiwanis Club New York District

1,000

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

5/1/16

Italian American Police Association

250

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

5/1/16

Vietnam Veterans of America - Tycz Scholarship

250

Relative of veteran; academics and community service. Apply here.

5/6/16

NYSACAC scholarship

1000

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

5/16/16

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.

5/31/16

Italian Festival Scholarships

1,000

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

6/1/16

Engineering Society of Buffalo

2,000

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

6/1/16

Erie County Fire District Scholarship

1,000

Child of firefighter. Apply here.

6/7/16

Nicholas Patterson Fund

2,000

Erie County resident, essay. Apply here.

7/1/16

Buffalo Sabres Alumni

varies

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