All Opportunities

Below is a list of all of the scholarships available at SUNY Buffalo State via the Campus Application Portal for Scholarships (CAPS) system. For information on these scholarships and the eligibility requirements, please click on the individual opportunity to review additional information about the scholarship including its qualifying criteria, and any additional materials required to apply. All amounts listed are subject to change prior to awarding. Qualifying for a scholarship does not guarantee you will receive it.


There are 2 types scholarships within the CAPS Scholarship Portal:

Automatch Scholarships: Once you complete your General Application, you will be matched to scholarships which you qualify for, no further action is required.
Apply-to Scholarships: These applications may require some additional information such as short answer questions, an essay, or letter of recommendation. 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.

To complete the General Application, click on the Sign In button in the top right hand corner of the page. Please Note 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 apply for scholarships within the CAPS Scholarship Portal, you must have network login credentials. You will receive these once you have been accepted to Buffalo State College, and acknowledged your intent to enroll with the Admissions Office. Click here for more information.

All Students can also review external scholarship opportunities at financialaid.buffalostate.edu/externalscholarships

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,000.00 Dr. C. Bahargavi Rao Scholarship in Dietetics Fund
Description: The Dr. C. Bahargavi Rao Scholarship provides one scholarship annually to a student with a declared major in dietetics....
Description: The Dr. C. Bahargavi Rao Scholarship provides one...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$0.00 Buffalo State Pathway to Finishing Scholarship
Description: The Buffalo State Pathway to Finishing Scholarship is designed help students who have an outstanding bill of no more than $5,499...
Description: The Buffalo State Pathway to Finishing Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Adult Student Scholarship Fund
Description: The Adult Student Scholarship is available to nontraditional students (24 years or older) Requirements: 24 years of age or older,...
Description: The Adult Student Scholarship is available to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$493.00 Alice Stielow Wehrung Schmidt '41 Endowed Scholarship in Elementary Education Fund
Description: The Alice Stielow Wehrung Schmidt scholarship is named in honor of Alice Stielow Wehrung Schmidt, a lifetime member of the Buffalo...
Description: The Alice Stielow Wehrung Schmidt scholarship is named in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $493.00
Ended
Varies Alpha Sigma Alpha Evelyn G. Bell Scholarship Fund
Description: The Alpha Sigma Alpha Evelyn G. Bell Scholarship is available to enrolled Undergraduate or Graduate students taking 6 or more credit...
Description: The Alpha Sigma Alpha Evelyn G. Bell Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000 Alumni Legacy Scholarship Fund
Description: The Alumni Legacy Scholarship has been given by and/or in memory/honor of alumni. Requirements: Minimum GPA of 2.0, child,...
Description: The Alumni Legacy Scholarship has been given by and/or in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
Varies American Labor Movement Scholarship
Description: The American Labor Movement Scholarship will provide a scholarship to a student with strong ties to the American labor...
Description: The American Labor Movement Scholarship will provide a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Anne Marinucci Buscaglia Scholarship
Description: The Anne Marinucci Buscaglia Scholarship is for full time undergraduate student (preference to single parent) with financial...
Description: The Anne Marinucci Buscaglia Scholarship is for full time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$233.00 Arline Hopkins Williams Endowed Scholarship Fund
Description: The Arline Hopkins Williams Endowed Scholarship Fund provides one scholarship annually to a student enrolled at Buffalo State who is...
Description: The Arline Hopkins Williams Endowed Scholarship Fund...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $233.00
Ended
Varies Arline Thompson Deckert Endowed Scholarship
Description: This scholarship is awarded annually to a continuing or transfer education major. Requirements: Full time enrollment, education...
Description: This scholarship is awarded annually to a continuing or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Minimum scholarship $1,000 Barbara and Donald Nelson Scholarship in Art Education Fund
Description: This Barbara and Donald Nelson Scholarship in Art Education Fund is available to a full-time student enrolled at Buffalo State with a...
Description: This Barbara and Donald Nelson Scholarship in Art...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Minimum scholarship $1,000
Ended
Minimum scholarship $1,000 Barbara and Donald Nelson Scholarship in Design Fund
Description: The Barbara and Donald Nelson Scholarship in Design Fund is available to a full-time student enrolled at Buffalo State with a...
Description: The Barbara and Donald Nelson Scholarship in Design Fund...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Minimum scholarship $1,000
Ended
Minimum scholarship $1,000 Barbara and Donald Nelson Scholarship in Fine Arts Fund
Description: The Barbara and Donald Nelson Scholarship in Fine Arts is available to a full-time student enrolled at Buffalo State with a declared...
Description: The Barbara and Donald Nelson Scholarship in Fine Arts is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Minimum scholarship $1,000
Ended
Minimum scholarship $1,000 Barbara and Donald Nelson Scholarship in Interior Design Fund
Description: Barbara and Donald Nelson Scholarship in Interior Design Fund is available to a full-time student enrolled at Buffalo State with a...
Description: Barbara and Donald Nelson Scholarship in Interior Design...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Minimum scholarship $1,000
Ended
Varies Barbara Schillawski Mautz Art Education Scholarship Fund
Description: The Fund provides five scholarships annually to full-time undergraduate students with declared majors in the Art Education...
Description: The Fund provides five scholarships annually to full-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Cappella Bard School of Education Scholarship in Applied Literacy
Description: The Cappella Bard School of Education Scholarship in Applied Literacy is designed to support students with a declared major that...
Description: The Cappella Bard School of Education Scholarship in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$6000.00 Carol and Gerald Wahlenmayer Scholarship
Description: This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled either full-time or part-time at Buffalo State. Requirements: Candidates must be...
Description: This scholarship is for graduate students enrolled either...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $6000.00
Ended
Varies Caryl Brennan Forrest Scholarship
Description: The Caryl Brennan Forrest Scholarship is available to a full-time entering freshman at Buffalo State who plans to pursue an...
Description: The Caryl Brennan Forrest Scholarship is available to a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1000 Charles H. Viner Scholarship Fund
Description: The Charles H. Viner Scholarship Fund is available to current students majoring in early childhood education Requirements: Minimum...
Description: The Charles H. Viner Scholarship Fund is available to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1000
Ended
Varies Class of 1942 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
Description: The Class of 1942 Golden Anniversary Scholarship has been created to provide scholarship funding to a student enrolled in any degree...
Description: The Class of 1942 Golden Anniversary Scholarship has been...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Class of 1943 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
Description: The Class of 1943 Golden Anniversary Scholarship has been created to provide scholarship funding to a student at Buffalo State...
Description: The Class of 1943 Golden Anniversary Scholarship has been...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Class of 1944 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
Description: The Class of 1944 Golden Anniversary Scholarship has been created to provide scholarship funding to a student enrolled in degree...
Description: The Class of 1944 Golden Anniversary Scholarship has been...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Class of 1945 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
Description: The Class of 1945 Golden Anniversary Scholarship fund has been established to provide scholarship funding to a student pursuing a...
Description: The Class of 1945 Golden Anniversary Scholarship fund has...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Class of 1946 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
Description: The Class of 1946 Golden Anniversary Scholarship was established to provide funding to a student enrolled in any degree granting...
Description: The Class of 1946 Golden Anniversary Scholarship was...
  • 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
Description: The Class of 1948 Golden Anniversary Scholarship provides scholarship funding to student(s) enrolled in any degree granting program...
Description: The Class of 1948 Golden Anniversary Scholarship provides...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Class of 1949 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
Description: The Class of 1949 Golden Anniversary Scholarship provides scholarship funding to students enrolled in any degree program at Buffalo...
Description: The Class of 1949 Golden Anniversary Scholarship provides...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Class of 1956 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
Description: The Class of 1956 Golden Anniversary Scholarship is available to provide scholarship funding to student(s) enrolled in any degree...
Description: The Class of 1956 Golden Anniversary Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Class of 1960 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
Description: The Class of 1960 Golden Anniversary Scholarship is available to an undergraduate student majoring in education. Requirements: ...
Description: The Class of 1960 Golden Anniversary Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies College Club of Buffalo Scholarship Fund
Description: The College Club of Buffalo Scholarship Fund is available to candidates who must be a full-time student at Buffalo...
Description: The College Club of Buffalo Scholarship Fund is available...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dave Heine's 'ReaLame' Endowed Scholarship
Description: The Dave Heine’s “ReaLame” Endowed Scholarship Fund is available to a student at Buffalo State College who has changed majors yet not...
Description: The Dave Heine’s “ReaLame” Endowed Scholarship Fund is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Doreen Newman Reilly Scholarship
Description: The Doreen Newman Reilly Scholarship Fund provides scholarship funding to early childhood, childhood or secondary...
Description: The Doreen Newman Reilly Scholarship Fund provides...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dorothea and Mildred Seegler Endowed Scholarship Fund
Description: The Dorothea and Mildred Seegler Endowment Scholarship Fund is available to students with declared major within the Exceptional...
Description: The Dorothea and Mildred Seegler Endowment Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dorothy Mierzwa Pieniadz '45 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Description: The Dorothy Mierzwa Pieniadz ’45 Endowed Scholarship Fund provides scholarship funding to a undergraduate student accepted into a...
Description: The Dorothy Mierzwa Pieniadz ’45 Endowed Scholarship Fund...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dorris M. Closs Scholarship Fund
Description: The Dorris M. Closs Scholarship is available to students majoring in consumer studies, home economics, or dietetics. Requirements: ...
Description: The Dorris M. Closs Scholarship is available to students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies Dr. Charles A. Messner Scholarship
Description: The Dr. Charles A. Messner Scholarship provides scholarship funding to student(s) with financial need and a declared major in the...
Description: The Dr. Charles A. Messner Scholarship provides...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Harry and Lorraine Ausprich Endowed Scholarship
Description: The Dr. Harry and Lorraine Ausprich Endowed Scholarship provides scholarship funding student majoring in visual or performing arts,...
Description: The Dr. Harry and Lorraine Ausprich Endowed Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Judith Bondurant-Utz Early Childhood Scholarship Fund
Description: Dr. Judith Bondurant-Utz Early Childhood Scholarship Fund is available to graduate students with declared majors in early childhood...
Description: Dr. Judith Bondurant-Utz Early Childhood Scholarship Fund...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Minimum scholarship is $1,000 Dr. Julia Piquette Communication Scholarship Fund
Description: The Dr. Julia Piquette Communication Scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students with declared majors in the...
Description: The Dr. Julia Piquette Communication Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Minimum scholarship is $1,000
Ended
Varies Dr. Keith M. Henderson Endowed Scholarship Fund
Description: The Dr. Keith M. Henderson Endowed Scholarship Fund was established to provide one scholarship annually to a student with a declared...
Description: The Dr. Keith M. Henderson Endowed Scholarship Fund was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Mabel D. Montgomery Scholarship Fund
Description: The Dr. Mabel D. Montgomery Scholarship Fund is available to full-time undergraduates majoring in mathematics or mathematics...
Description: The Dr. Mabel D. Montgomery Scholarship Fund is available...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Richard J. Kieffer Scholarship in Economics Fund
Description: The Dr. Richard J. Kieffer Scholarship in Economics is available to economics major Requirements: Recipient must be an economics...
Description: The Dr. Richard J. Kieffer Scholarship in Economics is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Drs. Paul A. & Margaret Eschner Bacon Scholarship
Description: The Paul A. Bacon and Margaret Eschner Bacon Scholarship is awarded to eligible candidates from the areas of art education and...
Description: The Paul A. Bacon and Margaret Eschner Bacon Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Eastman Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Description: Provides one scholarship annually to a student with a declared major in the Fashion and Textile Technology Department Requirements: ...
Description: Provides one scholarship annually to a student with a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Edward A. Paxson Scholarship
Description: The Edward A. Paxson Scholarship was created to provide scholarship funding for students preparing for a career in...
Description: The Edward A. Paxson Scholarship was created to provide...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Elaine Polvinen Endowed Scholarship Fund
Description: The Elaine Polvinen Endowed Scholarship Fund provides scholarship funding to a student in the Fashion and Textile Technology...
Description: The Elaine Polvinen Endowed Scholarship Fund provides...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000 Eleanor and John May Scholarship
Description: Provides one new scholarship annually to a student enrolled at Buffalo State who graduated from Kenmore West High School, Kenmore...
Description: Provides one new scholarship annually to a student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
Varies Estelle M. Engel Memorial Scholarship-21-22 final yr
Description: The Estelle M. Engel Memorial Scholarship Fund provides a scholarship to a student with a passion for writing. Requirements: The...
Description: The Estelle M. Engel Memorial Scholarship Fund provides a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Eunice Frisbee Mason Scholarship Fund
Description: The Eunice Frisbee Mason Award is available to students who are members of Phi Upsilon Omicron. Requirements: Recipient must be...
Description: The Eunice Frisbee Mason Award is available to students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$5000 Frederick and Marilyn Howe Community Engagement Scholarship
Description: This Frederick and Marilyn Howe Community Engagement Scholarship is available to a new freshman or current sophomores, enrolled...
Description: This Frederick and Marilyn Howe Community Engagement...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5000
Ended