We will update this page periodically as we become aware of new external scholarship opportunities. Questions regarding these scholarships should be directed to the awarding organization.
When conducting any external scholarship search be cautious and do the research before giving out any of your personal information. To find out more information go to the Federal Trade Commission website.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for both women and men, undergraduate and graduate students.
Deadline: December & May
The Carey Gabay Scholarship Program will annually award full cost-of-attendance scholarships to five students to attend State University of New York State-operated campus. Scholarships will be targeted to students who achieved academic excellence despite an economically disadvantaged background.
Qualified applicants must:
Deadline: December 1, 2023
Undergraduate applicants must:
Por-baccalaureate applicants must:
Complete application at https://uupinfo.org/awards/
Deadline: March 1, 2024
Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship Program
Successful applicants must:
Deadline: January 1st and June 30th
Deadline: February 1st of each year
Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) Scholarships | Including EXCELSIOR
NYS Scholarships - awarded based on various factors. Some may require certain conditions be met or have a service component.
Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship
(if you believe you qualify, please contact the Buffalo State Scholarship Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org)
The student must be Pell-eligible and have a Pell-eligible EFC.
The student must be less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his or her parent’s or guardian’s death.
In subsequent award years, the student continues to be eligible for the scholarship, as long as the student has a Pell-eligible EFC and continues to be an eligible student.
Qualified students will be eligible to receive aid based on a 0 EFC regardless of EFC on FAFSA. Student who already have a 0 EFC will not qualify for additional aid.
Community foundations exist to manage charitable trusts to distribute funds in the form of grants and scholarships. Because the foundations serve local communities they are one of the best places to start a search for scholarships.
Keep in mind that not all community foundations manage scholarship funds and that many foundations have overlapping "territories." Here are some examples of NY community foundations:
To locate a community foundation near you go to:
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