ALERT: Fall 2020 scholarship applications are available in CAPS.
Buffalo State offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for current, newly accepted first-year, and transfer students. These scholarships are based on specific criteria which includes; academic merit, financial need, field of study, or a combination of criteria. Scholarship funding is made possible through donations from alumni and friends of the college who value a Buffalo State education.
Buffalo State offers the following scholarship opportunities:
Every year, Buffalo State students receive thousands of dollars in scholarships from outside organizations. Be sure to check out the tips below for beginning your scholarship search.
External Scholarships >> External, reputable scholarship opportunities are posted here.
Students are encouraged to begin thinking about scholarships early in high school. For example, if you know the requirements for a merit-based scholarship require a 90 GPA, you can work to achieve that in high school.
Consider the following local places to begin:
Students should bookmark scholarship webpages and check back frequently to see if new applications have been posted. This is particularly true for Buffalo State’s Campus Scholarships. New scholarships are posted periodically throughout the year but the student needs to actively seek these opportunities!
Students should not be discouraged if they are not selected their first attempts. Keep trying—there are many opportunities.
Say Yes to Education has partnered with 20 colleges and universities in Western New York aimed at making higher education a reality for Buffalo public and charter school students. Say Yes promises that eligible students enrolling at a Say Yes participating college will receive a grant to cover tuition, after all federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarship are applied.
Buffalo State is a proud participating college whose core value is to provide access to quality public higher education. Say Yes and Buffalo State both strive to inspire lifelong learning and to enhance and invest in the Buffalo community.
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