All 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 for you to complete the CAPS general application and apply for scholarships you must be accepted to Buffalo State College and have completed the intent to enroll form. Refer to the Accepted Student Undergraduate Admissions website for more information.

Application for Fall scholarships will be available from January 10 to May 1 (for most scholarships). Scholarships are awarded as funding is made available.

Application for spring scholarships will open in the Fall and close December 1. Scholarships are awarded as funding is made available.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Class of 1943 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
The Class of 1943 Golden Anniversary Scholarship is available to students who must be registered for at least 6 credit hours, have a minimum...
The Class of 1943 Golden Anniversary Scholarship is available to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Class of 1944 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
The Class of 1944 Golden Anniversary Scholarship is available to candidates registered for at least 6 credit hours, have a minimum cumulative GPA...
The Class of 1944 Golden Anniversary Scholarship is available to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Class of 1945 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
The Class of 1945 Golden Anniversary Scholarship is available to candidates registered for at least 6 credit hours, have a minimum cumulative GPA...
The Class of 1945 Golden Anniversary Scholarship is available to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Class of 1946 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
The Class of 1946 Golden Anniversary Scholarship is available to candidates registered for at least 6 credit hours, have a minimum cumulative GPA...
The Class of 1946 Golden Anniversary Scholarship is available to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Class of 1947 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
The Class of 1947 Golden Anniversary Scholarship is available to candidates registered for at least 6 credit hours, have a minimum cumulative GPA...
The Class of 1947 Golden Anniversary Scholarship is available to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Class of 1948 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
Scholarship candidates must be registered for at least 6 credit hours, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, have completed at least one semester...
Scholarship candidates must be registered for at least 6 credit hours,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Class of 1949 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
The Class of 1949 Golden Anniversary Scholarship is available to a Buffalo State student who must be registered for at least 6 credit hours, have a...
The Class of 1949 Golden Anniversary Scholarship is available to a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Class of 1956 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
The Class of 1956 Golden Anniversary Scholarship is available to candidates registered for at least 6 credit hours, have a minimum cumulative GPA...
The Class of 1956 Golden Anniversary Scholarship is available to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Class of 1960 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
The Class of 1960 Golden Anniversary Scholarship is available to candidates who must major in undergraduate education (primary or secondary), have...
The Class of 1960 Golden Anniversary Scholarship is available to...
  • 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 Dave Heine's 'ReaLame' Endowed Scholarship
Dave Heine’s ‘ReaLame’ Scholarship is available full time (minimum of 12 credit hours) students, have changed majors (but not exhibit a pattern of...
Dave Heine’s ‘ReaLame’ Scholarship is available full time (minimum of 12...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Donald Savage Endowed Scholarship for College Actors of Promise Fund
This scholarship is available to one full-time students who demonstrate special promise as actors in one or more Buffalo State theater productions....
This scholarship is available to one full-time students who demonstrate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Doreen Newman Reilly Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to one full-time, undergraduate student who has a declared major in education, either early childhood,...
This scholarship is awarded annually to one full-time, undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dorothea and Mildred Seegler Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is available to students with a declared majors in exceptional education. Two recipients are selected annually, one in honor of...
This scholarship is available to students with a declared majors in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dorris M. Closs Scholarship Fund
The Dorris M. Closs Scholarship is available to students majoring in consumer studies, home economics, or dietetics. Candidates must have a minimum...
The Dorris M. Closs Scholarship is available to students majoring in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$5,000.00 Dr. Charles A. Messner Scholarship
This scholarship is available to a student who must be incoming freshmen enrolled full time at Buffalo State; demonstrate financial need; and have...
This scholarship is available to a student who must be incoming freshmen...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000.00
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
$2000 Dr. G. Wesley Ketcham Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is available to current full-time students majoring in technology education with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. The Dr. G....
This scholarship is available to current full-time students majoring in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2000
Ended
Varies Dr. Mabel D. Montgomery Scholarship Fund
This Scholarship is available to full-time undergraduates majoring in mathematics or mathematics education. Candidates must have sophomore or...
This Scholarship is available to full-time undergraduates majoring in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Marie Dellas & Poppy Dellas Scholarship
This scholarship provides one scholarship to a student who must be a full-time junior or senior majoring in biology, chemistry, design, earth...
This scholarship provides one scholarship to a student who must be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Richard J. Kieffer Scholarship in Economics Fund
The Dr. Richard J. Kieffer Scholarship in Economics is available to full-time students enrolled in the Economics and Finance Department. Candidates...
The Dr. Richard J. Kieffer Scholarship in Economics is available to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Yung M. Kim Endowed Scholarship in Economics and Finance
The Dr. Yung M. Kim Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student with a declared major in the Economics and Finance Department, who demonstrates...
The Dr. Yung M. Kim Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student with a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Drs. Paul A. & Margaret Eschner Bacon Scholarship
The Paul A. Bacon and Margaret Eschner Bacon Scholarship is awarded to eligible candidates from the areas of art education and technology education...
The Paul A. Bacon and Margaret Eschner Bacon Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Eastman Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Provides one scholarship annually to a student with a declared major in the Fashion and Textile Technology Department. The scholarship is...
Provides one scholarship annually to a student with a declared major in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Edward A. Paxson Scholarship
Candidates for the Edward A. Paxson Scholarship must be accepted to or attending Buffalo State, demonstrate financial need, be determined worthy of...
Candidates for the Edward A. Paxson Scholarship must be accepted to or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Minimum scholarship $2,000 Efner "Lucky" Davis Returning Combat Veteran Scholarship Fund
The Efner “Lucky” Davis Returning Combat Veteran Scholarship provides one or more scholarships annually to honorably discharged combat veterans...
The Efner “Lucky” Davis Returning Combat Veteran Scholarship provides...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Minimum scholarship $2,000
Ended
Varies Elaine Polvinen Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is for students enrolled at Buffalo State in the fashion and textile technology department with a focus on the use of computer...
This scholarship is for students enrolled at Buffalo State in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Eunice Frisbee Mason Scholarship Fund
The Eunice Frisbee Mason Award is available to students who are members of Phi Upsilon Omicron. Phi Upsilon Omicron is honor society including...
The Eunice Frisbee Mason Award is available to students who are members...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Frances Morton Holbrook Graduate Scholarship Fund
The Frances Morton Holbrook Graduate Scholarship is available to current students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 who have declared majors in...
The Frances Morton Holbrook Graduate Scholarship is available to current...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies George and Joan Steinmiller Richmond Endowed Scholarship Fund
Candidates must be enrolled at BSC with a declared major in Elementary Education and Reading, and must intend to teach at the elementary level. ...
Candidates must be enrolled at BSC with a declared major in Elementary...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$500 Glenn O. Sallack Scholarship
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students in the Engineering Technology Department. Minimum GPA 3.0 or higher. Applicants must be...
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
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 Harlan J. and Margaret G. Swift Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Harlan J. and Margaret G. Swift Scholarship provides one renewable scholarship to a student that is enrolled at Buffalo State and demonstrates...
The Harlan J. and Margaret G. Swift Scholarship provides one renewable...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000 Hazel G. Macartney Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is available to current or incoming undergraduate students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. This scholarship is made...
This scholarship is available to current or incoming undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1500 Hazel M. Bleecker Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is available to current or incoming undergraduate students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. This scholarship is possible...
This scholarship is available to current or incoming undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1500
Ended
$500.00 Helen Brophy Scholarship
This scholarship is available to candidates who must be accepted at Buffalo State, be a first-generation student (neither parent completed college...
This scholarship is available to candidates who must be accepted at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
Varies Horace Mann Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Horace Mann Endowed Scholarship is available to students with declared majors in exceptional education. Preference is given to members of...
The Horace Mann Endowed Scholarship is available to students with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Horace Mann Endowment for Exceptional Education Scholarships Fund
The Horace Mann Endowment for Exceptional Education Scholarships are available to incoming freshmen or transfer students who intend to enroll in...
The Horace Mann Endowment for Exceptional Education Scholarships are...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Horace Mann Scholarships for Exceptional Education Students Fund
Horace Mann Scholarships for Exceptional Education Students are available to students enrolled in the Exceptional Education Department. Preference...
Horace Mann Scholarships for Exceptional Education Students are...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Horace Mann Theater Arts Student Scholarships Fund
This scholarship is available to full-time theater arts students, who have completed 60 credit hours, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a GPA of 3.0...
This scholarship is available to full-time theater arts students, who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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 Irving and Roslyn Cowle Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded annually to one qualified student in the School of Education with a minimum cumulative average of 3.5 and unmet...
This scholarship is awarded annually to one qualified student in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies John Roneker Memorial Scholarship Fund
The John Roneker Memorial Scholarship provides one scholarship annually to an incoming freshman with a minimum high school average of 85, a...
The John Roneker Memorial Scholarship provides one scholarship annually...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Joseph and Mary Jean Daly Varga '43 Graduate Scholarship
This scholarship fund provides one or more scholarships to graduate students in the exceptional education department. Recipients must be enrolled...
This scholarship fund provides one or more scholarships to graduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Lillian Lewandowski Gondree Scholarship Fund
The Lillian Lewandowski Gondree Scholarship provides one scholarship annually to a junior or senior majoring in a natural science (anthropology,...
The Lillian Lewandowski Gondree Scholarship provides one scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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