Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Community Foundation Scholarship Process Open

Jan 03, 2018 | Posted in Home Page, News, Scholarship News

Buffalo, NY — The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo scholarship application process for the 2018 – 2019 academic year is open. Requirements and application instructions can be found by visiting Applications are due by April 1, 2018 and can only be submitted online.

To be eligible, applicants must be a current resident of one of the eight counties of Western New York, have a minimum of a “C” average or a GPA of 2.0 or greater, and be admitted to a nonprofit 501©(3), U.S. Department of Education accredited school for full-time study. All students in Western New York, including Say Yes Buffalo applicants and scholars, that meet these eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. Scholarship awards typically range from $1,000 to $6,000.

Since 1924, over 200 individuals, families, foundations and organizations have established scholarship funds through the Community Foundation. In 2017, the Community Foundation remained as one of the region’s largest scholarship providers, awarding scholarships totaling $2.91 million to more than 3,000 Western New York students.

For more information on the Community Foundation’s scholarship program, please visit or text SCHOLARSHIP to (716) 259-2499*.


The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, a 501©(3) organization, was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. The Community Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. For nearly 100 years, the Community Foundation has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations who entrust charitable assets to the Community Foundation’s care.

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