Our Opportunities


This is a list of all of the scholarships available at SUNY Buffalo State via the Campus Application Portal for Scholarships (CAPS) system (formerly AcademicWorks). For information on these scholarships and the eligibility requirements, please click on the individual opportunity to review the scholarship’s description, its qualifying criteria, and any additional materials required to apply.

To complete the General Application, click on the Sign In button in the top right hand corner of the page.

Automatch Scholarships: Once you complete your General Application, you will be matched to scholarships for which you immediately qualify for, no further action is required. Qualifying for a scholarship does not guarantee you will receive it.
Apply-to Scholarships: To see a list of scholarships that may need additional action to apply for them, select “Recommended” under “Opportunities” at the top of the page. If you believe you are qualified, you can click the ‘Apply’ button to submit an application.

Attention: General Applications left in “draft” status will not be reviewed for scholarship candidacy. You must submit the General Application to be considered as a candidate for the scholarships.


Prospective Students: In order to complete the CAPS general application and apply for scholarships, you must have been accepted to Buffalo State College, submitted your deposit, and received and activated your Buffalo State College network login credentials. Click here for more information.
Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Beulah Sowden Educational Fund
Provide an annual scholarship to a Native American student enrolled full-time at Buffalo State College. Recipient must must have an overall GPA of...
Provide an annual scholarship to a Native American student enrolled...
  • Deadline: 01/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/10/2021
Varies Cappella Bard School of Education Scholarship in Applied Literacy
To support students with a declared major that includes the promotion of applied literacy, including students with a declared major in the...
To support students with a declared major that includes the promotion of...
  • Deadline: 01/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/10/2021
$1,000.00 Dr. A. William and Mrs. Kathleen Vantine Public Education Scholarship
Provides one scholarship annually to a student enrolled at Buffalo State who has been accepted as a major into an undergraduate program in...
Provides one scholarship annually to a student enrolled at Buffalo State...
  • Deadline: 01/10/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline01/10/2021
1,386.00 Dr. Joseph A. Grande and Marguerite R. Grande Theater Scholarship Fund-NR
The Fund provides one scholarship annually to a student majoring in theater. To be eligible to receive the scholarship, candidates must be...
The Fund provides one scholarship annually to a student majoring in...
  • Deadline: 01/10/2021
  • Award: 1,386.00
Deadline01/10/2021
Varies Dr. Stanley E. Sheets and Dr. Indie S. Sheets Graduate Scholarship in Education
Provides one scholarship annually to a graduate student pursing an education degree. Candidates must be enrolled as a graduate student, be working...
Provides one scholarship annually to a graduate student pursing an...
  • Deadline: 01/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/10/2021
Varies Educational Foundations Department Scholarship Fund
The Educational Foundations Scholarship is available annually to one graduate student with a declared major in the Adult Education Department and...
The Educational Foundations Scholarship is available annually to one...
  • Deadline: 01/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/10/2021
Varies Genevieve C. and Richard C. Brown Scholarship
This scholarship is available to candidates who must be female, provide documentation of an honorable discharge from military service, be pursuing...
This scholarship is available to candidates who must be female, provide...
  • Deadline: 01/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/10/2021
Varies Gilmore and America Thomas Scholarship
One scholarship annually is available to candidates who are currently enrolled and have completed at least one semester at Buffalo State. ...
One scholarship annually is available to candidates who are currently...
  • Deadline: 01/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/10/2021
Varies Joseph S. Sperrazza Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students working toward a degree in elementary or secondary education. Candidates may...
This scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students...
  • Deadline: 01/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/10/2021
Varies Karl Szulgit, '59 Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for one full-time student at Buffalo State who is a member in good standing with any state or federal chartered credit union...
This scholarship is for one full-time student at Buffalo State who is a...
  • Deadline: 01/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/10/2021
Varies Kenneth A. Cross Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Dr. Kenneth Cross Endowed Scholarship is available to a new Buffalo State student with a High School average of at least 80% or a transfer or...
The Dr. Kenneth Cross Endowed Scholarship is available to a new Buffalo...
  • Deadline: 01/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/10/2021
Varies Kenneth R. and Norma J. Sutter Scholarship
To provide two scholarships to recruit transfer students or non-traditional students returning to college who aspire to pursue a baccalaureate...
To provide two scholarships to recruit transfer students or...
  • Deadline: 01/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/10/2021
$1,000.00 Lucille and Jack Yellen Scholarship in Dance Fund NR
  • Deadline: 01/10/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline01/10/2021
Varies M. Robert and Hilda Stein Koren Scholarship
The M. Robert and Hilda Stein Koren Scholarship is available to an undergraduate student who must be pursuing a degree in a duly recognized course...
The M. Robert and Hilda Stein Koren Scholarship is available to an...
  • Deadline: 01/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/10/2021
Varies Mary Kirsch Boehm, BS '56, Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is available to students working toward an education degree in biology, chemistry, earth sciences, physics, science education, or...
This scholarship is available to students working toward an education...
  • Deadline: 01/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/10/2021
$500 Matthew R. Row Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students with declared majors in mechanical engineering technology. Candidates must be part-time...
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students with declared...
  • Deadline: 01/10/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/10/2021
2,130.09 McCarthy-Eskew Scholarship for Theater Productions-NR
  • Deadline: 01/10/2021
  • Award: 2,130.09
Deadline01/10/2021
$250 Robert J. Elmes, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is available each fall and spring semester to at least one member and one dependent of a member of CSEA Local 640. Candidates must...
This scholarship is available each fall and spring semester to at least...
  • Deadline: 01/10/2021
  • Award: $250
Deadline01/10/2021
Varies Sapp Family Scholarship Fund
This scholarship provides one scholarship annually to a student enrolled at Buffalo State through the Educational Opportunity Program with...
This scholarship provides one scholarship annually to a student enrolled...
  • Deadline: 01/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/10/2021
$250.00 Ethel Lockman Newman Honors Scholarship Fund-Not through CAPS
The Ethel Lockman Newman Honors Scholarship is available to students accepted to the Muriel A. Howard Honors Program with a declared major in...
The Ethel Lockman Newman Honors Scholarship is available to students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250.00
Ended
Varies Winifred Morrison Scholarship for Upper Class Elementary Education Fund-CLOSED
The Winifred Morrison Scholarship for Upper Class Elementary Education Fund provides three scholarships for students majoring in elementary...
The Winifred Morrison Scholarship for Upper Class Elementary Education...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000.00 Cynthia Steiger Beery Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Scholarship Fund-NOT AWARDED THROUGH CAPS
The Cynthia Steiger Beery Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Scholarship is available to graduate students with declared majors in the...
The Cynthia Steiger Beery Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Varies Hart Hotel Scholarship Fund-Not through CAPS
The Hart Hotel Scholarship is an annual scholarship available to students enrolled in the Hospitality and Tourism Department. Candidates must have...
The Hart Hotel Scholarship is an annual scholarship available to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Hudson Scholarship
The Hudson Scholarship is awarded to a new freshman who intends to study either elementary or secondary education. They must have graduated from...
The Hudson Scholarship is awarded to a new freshman who intends to study...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000.00 Nova John Popovich Scholarship Fund
The Nova John Popovich Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in career and technical education. The...
The Nova John Popovich Scholarship is available to undergraduate and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Varies Frederick and Marilyn Community Service Scholarship - City of Buffalo-CLOSED
This scholarship candidate is a new freshman, full-time Buffalo State College student who is a resident of the City of Buffalo and a high school...
This scholarship candidate is a new freshman, full-time Buffalo State...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Pano Georgiadis Scholarship-CLOSED
This scholarship is for full-time Buffalo State students in good academic standing, demonstrate financial need by filing the current year FAFSA...
This scholarship is for full-time Buffalo State students in good...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Pano's Restaurant Scholarship-CLOSED
This scholarship is awarded to one or more students who are attending full-time in their second, third, or fourth year; demonstrate financial need...
This scholarship is awarded to one or more students who are attending...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Gloria Shea Scholarship
This scholarship is for candidates who must be junior or senior education majors, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and demonstrate financial...
This scholarship is for candidates who must be junior or senior...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,500.00 Robert A. and Dorothy Stender Sweet Physics Scholarship Fund-Not through CAPS
The Robert A. and Dorothy Stender Sweet Physics Scholarship is available to full-time students with declared majors in physics. Preference is given...
The Robert A. and Dorothy Stender Sweet Physics Scholarship is available...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$5000 Frederick and Marilyn Howe Community Engagement Scholarship
This scholarship candidate is a new freshman or current sophomore, enrolled full-time at BSC who is a resident and high school graduate of Western...
This scholarship candidate is a new freshman or current sophomore,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5000
Ended
Varies Ronald J. and Lilia E. Peters Scholarship Fund
The Ronald J. and Lilia E. Peters Scholarship recruits undergraduate students with declared majors in social work, education, dietetics or...
The Ronald J. and Lilia E. Peters Scholarship recruits undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$4,088.00 Honors Housing Scholarship
The Muriel A. Howard Honors Program Scholarship provides scholarships to students in the Muriel A. Howard Honors Program. Funding from Muriel A....
The Muriel A. Howard Honors Program Scholarship provides scholarships to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,088.00
Ended
$250 Robert and Gloria Laskie Scholarship Fund-CLOSED
This scholarship is available to students with declared majors in the Elementary Education and Reading Department. Candidates must have completed...
This scholarship is available to students with declared majors in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250
Ended
Varies Class of 1950 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
This scholarship provides one scholarship annually to an undergraduate student in good standing at Buffalo State College. Candidates must have an...
This scholarship provides one scholarship annually to an undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Caryl Brennan Forrest Scholarship
This scholarship is available to a full-time entering freshman at Buffalo State who plans to pursue an undergraduate degree in elementary...
This scholarship is available to a full-time entering freshman at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies College Club of Buffalo Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is available to candidates who must be a full-time student at Buffalo State, have completed at least 30 credit hours, have a...
This scholarship is available to candidates who must be a full-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Eliane McKee French Education Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is available to undergraduate or graduate students majoring in French or French education or post-baccalaureate certification in...
This scholarship is available to undergraduate or graduate students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$9,007.43 Grace Whitelock Grey Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship provides one scholarship annually to an undergraduate student majoring in Elementary Education and Reading. Candidate must...
This scholarship provides one scholarship annually to an undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $9,007.43
Ended
Varies Idzik-Osborne Endowed Scholarship
The Idzik-Osborne Scholarship is available to candidates who must be single parents or custodial guardians, be enrolled full time, demonstrate...
The Idzik-Osborne Scholarship is available to candidates who must be...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Marjorie Peckham Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is available to full-time, undergraduate student at Buffalo State with a declared major in education. Qualified candidates must...
This scholarship is available to full-time, undergraduate student at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Milton and Anne Rogovin Scholarship Fund
The Milton and Anne Rogovin Scholarship is available to candidates who must be full-time undergraduate students at Buffalo State, have declared...
The Milton and Anne Rogovin Scholarship is available to candidates who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,500 Polly Shaw Scholarship Fund
The Polly Shaw Scholarship provides *two scholarships of $2,500 each to students at Buffalo State. Candidates for the scholarship must be a first...
The Polly Shaw Scholarship provides *two scholarships of $2,500 each to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
Varies Yvonne M. Williams Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is available to students with declared majors in the Dietetics and Nutrition Department. Candidates must contribute to the...
This scholarship is available to students with declared majors in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Statler Foundation Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is available to students with a declared major in the Hospitality and Tourism Department. Candidates must be registered as...
This scholarship is available to students with a declared major in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$500.00 Dr. Ann M. Millacci and Mr. Michael H. Brock Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Dr. Ann M. Millacci and Mr. Michael H. Brock Scholarship is available to candidates must have declared majors in chemistry (forensic chemistry...
The Dr. Ann M. Millacci and Mr. Michael H. Brock Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
Varies Frederick A. Jacob Endowed Scholarship
Provides one scholarship annually to a student with a declared major in technology education who had financial need and is in good academic...
Provides one scholarship annually to a student with a declared major in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,226.00 Graham and Patricia Barkhuff Endowed Technology Education Scholarship Fund
This Fund provides one scholarship annually to a technology education student enrolled full-time at Buffalo State who is an undergraduate or...
This Fund provides one scholarship annually to a technology education...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,226.00
Ended
Varies Lois Pearson '51, '55 and Marion Benz '66 Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is available to incoming freshman students majoring in elementary education. Candidates must declare and maintain majors in...
This scholarship is available to incoming freshman students majoring in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,500.00 Muriel A. Howard Honors Scholarship-CLOSED
Provides up to 5 scholarships to students in the Honors Program who are not already receiving a Muriel A Howard Honors Scholarship. Candidates must...
Provides up to 5 scholarships to students in the Honors Program who are...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended