Paying for college can be a scary thought, but the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has a scholarship opportunity to help! Get the details here!

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Since 1924, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has been awarding scholarships to students from Western New York. Since 2000, we have awarded over $27 million in scholarships to thousands of local college students.


In order to apply for a scholarship, you must have your application and grades in by March 30, 2018.

The requirements are:

  • Must be a permanent resident of Western New York (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties)
  • Must have a minimum “C” or a 2.0 (on a 4.0 system) G.P.A. average or greater
  • Must be accepted to a nonprofit, United States Department of Education accredited school for full-time, undergraduate study
  • Preference is given to Pell eligible students attending school in Western New York

Graduate Students
A limited number of scholarships are available for graduate students in the fields of architecture, arts, engineering, medicine, nursing, piano, environment and wildlife.

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