Scholarships

Scholarship Searching

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.

Note: These sites are free but they do ask for personal information to help match you with scholarships.


WNY and State Scholarships:

 

Due Date

Scholarship Name

$ Value

Eligibility Requirements

9/30

Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship

varies

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

10/6

AES Engineers Scholarship

500

Grades, character. Apply here.

11/17 BPO Young Musicians Scholarship 1,000 to 3,000 Pursuing music-related major in college. Apply here.

1/15

WNY Mensa Scholarship

up to 1,000

Scholarship based strictly on essay. Apply here.

1/31

Ken-Ton Friends of Youth Grants

up to 1,000

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

2/1

Character Council of WNY Scholarship

1,000

Excellent character, resident of WNY. Apply here.

2/1

Milak Scholarship

1,000 - 1,500

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

2/2 WNY Safety Conference 1,500 Essay, recommendation. Financial need considered. Apply here.
2/4 Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars 8,000 Engineering or related major; academics, essay, recommendations. Apply here.
2/15 Lockport Rotary 8,000 Academics, extracurricular involvement, leadership, interview. Application in guidance.

2/16

HOME / Granger Scholarship

1,500

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

2/24 Erie County Fire District Officers Assoc 1,000 Senior 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

NY Water Environmental Assoc.

up to 10,000

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

3/1

Knights of Columbus Scholarships

1,500

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

3/3

Jolly Boys Scholarship

varies

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

3/15 Aurora Players 500 Pursuing theater-related major. Apply here.

3/15

Fireman's Association of NY

varies

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

3/16

Buffalo Urban League

250-4,000

Application available in guidance. Buffalo Urban League website.

3/16

NYS Society Professional Engineers, Erie Niagara Chapter

1,000

Open to engineering majors. Apply here.

3/21 Speech-Language-Hearing Assoc of WNY Varies Has received services for speech, language, hearing impairment. Apply here.
3/24 Allentown Village Art Scholarship 1,000 For art majors; portfolio required. Apply here.

 

3/27 Taste of Buffalo 1,000 For majors in culinary or hospitality. Apply here.

 

3/28 HS Counselors Association of WNY 500 Attending college in NYS, majoring in psychology or counseling related field. Apply here.

 

3/31

100 Club of Buffalo

2,000

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

3/31

Federated Garden Clubs NY

1,000

Studying environment-related field. Apply here.

3/30

Independent Health Wellness Scholarship

1,000

Essay on healthy lifestyle. Apply here.

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

 

4/1 WNY Assoc. of School Nurses 500 Student pursuing bachelor's degree in nursing in NY State. Application in guidance.
4/11 Community Action Organization Erie County 1,000 80 GPA, leadership, financial need; member of underrepresented population. Apply here.
4/13 Christian Airmen Scholarship 1,000 Seniors interested in aviation. Apply here.

 

4/13 Erie County Fair & Agricultural 1,000 For students who have participated in fair in any way. Apply here.
4/13 NYS Association of Agricultural Fairs 1,000 Participation in Erie County Fair, majoring in agriculture or related field. Apply here.
4/16 KidsPlay Scholarship 1,000 Former KidsPlay participant. Apply here.
4/21 Grand Island Youth Ambassador Program 1,000 Open to residents in grade 10-12; leadership skills; must represent the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce at events. Apply here.
4/18 Grand Island Zonta Club 750 Grand Island resident; academics and extracurricular activity. Apply here.
4/30 Monsignor Maguire - Holy Name Society Essay Contest 300-650 Specific essay. Application available in guidance

4/30

Lancaster Opera House - McNutt Scholarship

1,000

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

4/30

Kiwanis Club New York District

1,000

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

5/1

Italian American Police Association

250

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

5/1 Vietnam Veterans of WNY 250 Relative of veteran, academics, service, essay, recommendation. Application in guidance.
5/4 American Legion Erie County 500 Academics, service, preference given to relatives of veterans; need considered. Application in guidance.

5/4

NYSACAC scholarship

1000

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

5/12

Cheektowaga Lions Club

Unknown Cheektowaga residents, academics, financial need considered. Application in guidance.

5/16

New Era Student Athlete Scholarship

2500

Excel in academics and athletics. Apply here.

5/30

 

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

Italian Festival Scholarships

1,000

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

6/1

Engineering Society of Buffalo

2,000

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

6/1

Erie County Fire Chiefs Association

1,000

Child of firefighter. Apply here.

6/1 William E. Kramp Scholarship 1,500 Immediate family member of veteran; 3.0 GPA or better; community service; Apply here.

6/11

Nicholas Patterson Fund

2,000

Erie County resident, essay. Apply here.

7/1

Buffalo Sabres Alumni

varies

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

7/31 Young Achievers Scholarship Program 1,000 Application and Essay. Apply here.