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
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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Minimum scholarship $2,000
Deadline05/01/2019
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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
Varies Estelle M. Engel Memorial Scholarship
Candidates for this scholarship must be a full-time, undergraduate students at Buffalo State with a declared major in English Department,...
Candidates for this scholarship must be a full-time, undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
$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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline05/01/2019
$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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: $9,007.43
Deadline05/01/2019
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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
$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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline05/01/2019
$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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: $1500
Deadline05/01/2019
$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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline05/01/2019
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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
Minimum of $1,000 Lucille and Jack Yellen Scholarship in Dance Fund
This scholarship is available to students in the Theater Department with a declared minor in dance or to students in the bachelor of arts degree...
This scholarship is available to students in the Theater Department with...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Minimum of $1,000
Deadline05/01/2019
Varies Margaret A. Grant Graduate Scholarship Fund
The Margaret A. Grant Graduate Scholarship is available to graduate students in Adult Education with an emphasis in Nutrition. Preferred...
The Margaret A. Grant Graduate Scholarship is available to graduate...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
Varies Marie Ferraro Scholarship
The Marie Ferraro Scholarship is available to candidates who have been accepted at Buffalo State as an undergraduate or graduate student, be...
The Marie Ferraro Scholarship is available to candidates who have been...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
Varies Marion Thomas Swenson '39 Fashion Textile Technology Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students with declared majors in the Fashion and Textile Technology Department to assist with costs...
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students with declared...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
$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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline05/01/2019
Minimum of $1,000 McCarthy-Eskew Scholarship for Theater Productions Fund
This scholarship is available to a full-time student with a declared major in the Theater Department and a concentration in technical theater...
This scholarship is available to a full-time student with a declared...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Minimum of $1,000
Deadline05/01/2019
$1,000.00 Mildred K. Vogelsang Scholarship Fund
The Mildred K. Vogelsang Scholarship is available to incoming freshmen who are members of a group that has been historically underrepresented at...
The Mildred K. Vogelsang Scholarship is available to incoming freshmen...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2019
Varies Mildred Sipp and Alma Roudebush Scholarship
The Mildred Sipp and Alma Roudebush Scholarship is awarded annually. Candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, demonstrate leadership...
The Mildred Sipp and Alma Roudebush Scholarship is awarded annually....
  • Deadline: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
$1000 Military Service Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is available to current students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Candidates must be either full-time undergraduate students...
This scholarship is available to current students with a minimum...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2019
  • Award: $1000
Deadline05/01/2019
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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
Varies Nancy Belfer Fiber Design Scholarship
This scholarship is available to full-time students majoring in Fibers. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 in the major, and a minimum...
This scholarship is available to full-time students majoring in Fibers. ...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
$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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline05/01/2019
Varies Returning Veteran Scholarship
The Returning Veteran Scholarship candidates must provide documentation of honorable discharge from any branch of United States military service,...
The Returning Veteran Scholarship candidates must provide documentation...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
$0.00 Richard Kaltenbach Art Education Graduate Student Scholarship Fund
The Richard Kaltenbach Art Education Graduate Student Endowed Scholarship Fund provides one scholarship annually to a student enrolled at Buffalo...
The Richard Kaltenbach Art Education Graduate Student Endowed...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2019
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline05/01/2019
$2,500 Robert and Laurel Pokelwaldt Scholarship Fund
Robert and Laurel Pokelwaldt Scholarship provides scholarships to students with a declared major in mechanical engineering technology or electrical...
Robert and Laurel Pokelwaldt Scholarship provides scholarships to...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2019
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline05/01/2019
Varies Robert C. and Marilyn L. Wilson Painting Scholarship Fund
The Robert C. and Marilyn L. Wilson Painting Scholarship is available to a senior painting major working toward a bachelor of fine arts in the Fine...
The Robert C. and Marilyn L. Wilson Painting Scholarship is available to...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
$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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: $250
Deadline05/01/2019
Varies Ron Brown / ITEC Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is available to students who have demonstrated excellence in technology and computers. Candidates must have a minimum cumulative...
This scholarship is available to students who have demonstrated...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
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: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
Varies Sarah LoBrutto Bihr Scholarship in Biology Fund
This scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students with declared majors in biology. Candidates must have successfully completed the...
This scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students with...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
Varies Seals Family Memorial Scholarship
The Seals Family Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior education major enrolled full-time at Buffalo State. Candidates must be in...
The Seals Family Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
Varies Sheriff Thomas F. Higgins Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Sheriff Thomas F. Higgins Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to a criminal justice or history major with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. ...
The Sheriff Thomas F. Higgins Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
Varies Stefano Moran-Guiati Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is available to candidates who must be accepted at Buffalo State as incoming freshmen and enrolled full time as undergraduate...
This scholarship is available to candidates who must be accepted at...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019
Varies Steven A. Daniels Scholarship
The Steven A. Daniels Scholarship is awarded annually to candidates who must be enrolled at Buffalo State, have a declared major, have a minimum...
The Steven A. Daniels Scholarship is awarded annually to candidates who...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2019