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.

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WNY Scholarships: (due dates vary annually; approximate dates shown)

 

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.

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.

2/10

HOME / Granger Scholarship

1,500

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

    2/28

Erie County Fire District Officers Association

   1,000

Community involvement in Erie County, preferably related to emergency services. Apply here.

2/28

NY Water Environmental Association

up to 10,000

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

3/1

Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo  1,000 - 6,000 Resident of WNY; demonstrated financial need. Apply here.

3/1

Knights of Columbus Scholarships

1,500

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

3/4

Jolly Boys Scholarship

varies

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

3/4

Fireman's Association of NY

varies

Child of firefighter; or an Explorer. Apply here.

    3/7 Cornell Cooperative Extension

     500

Erie County resident majoring in botany, horticulture, env. science or related field in NYS. Apply here.

    3/10

St. Thomas More Guild Scholarship

   1,500

for students in Catholic HS; essay required. Apply here.

    3/15

Aurora Players

     500

for seniors with experience in theater. Apply here.

3/15

Buffalo Urban League

250-4,000

Academics, need, character, service. Apply here.

3/17

NYS Society Professional Engineers, Erie Niagara Chapter

1,000

Open to engineering majors. Apply here.

    3/23

HS Counselors Association of WNY

     250

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

3/31

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

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.  

3/31

Independent Health Wellness Scholarship

1,000

Essay on healthy lifestyle. Apply here.

3/31

NYS Academy of Family Physicians

1,000

Planning a career in family medicine. Apply here.

     3/31 Christian Airmen Scholarship    1,000 Seniors interested in aviation. Apply here.
     3/31 Int'l Society of Automation - Niagara    varies Seniors interested in engineering or technology. Apply here.

 

 

 

 

 

  4/1
Erie County Assessors' Association

 

     500
for Erie County residents attending a college in Erie County. Apply here.

4/1

Community Action Organization Erie County

1,000

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

  4/1

Delta Sigma Theta

   varies

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

  4/2

Manufacturing Engineers Educational Trust (WNYMEET)

 

   1,000

 

for students attending WNY college to study manufacturing related field. Apply here.

  4/4

Taste of Buffalo

   1,000

For majors in culinary or hospitality. Apply here.

4/7

Erie County Fair & Agricultural Society

varies

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

4/10

KidsPlay Scholarship

1,000

Former KidsPlay participant. Apply here.

 4/13

NYS Association of Agricultural Fairs

1,000

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

4/13

Grand Island Zonta Club

750

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

4/17

Independence Foundation

500

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

 4/20

American Legion Legacy Scholarship

   varies

various awards for child / grandchild of military. Apply here.

 4/21

Msgr. Maguire

     650

essay contest for Catholic seniors. Apply here.

4/23

Allentown Village Art

1,000

For art majors; portfolio required. Apply here.

4/29

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.

  4/30

Kiwanis Club of Buffalo, Jantz

   1,000

Seniors from Buffalo, merit, need, service. Apply here.

 

 

 

 

5/1

Italian American Police Association

250

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

5/1

Vietnam Veterans of America - Tycz Scholarship

250

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

  5/1

Amherst Garden Club

    1,500

For residents of Erie or Niagara counties studying environment related field. Apply here.

  5/6 NYSACAC scholarship     1,000 For students who have overcome obstacles, succeeded with limited resources, or underrepresented. Apply here.

 5/10

Grand Island Lions club

 

   1,000

GI residents with community service. Apply here.

 5/16 New Era Student Athlete Scholarship     2,500 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.

5/31

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 District Scholarship

1,000

Child of firefighter. Apply here.

6/7

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.