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 University, and acknowledged your intent to enroll with the Admissions Office. Click here for more information.

All Students can also review external scholarship opportunities at https://financialaid.buffalostate.edu/external-scholarships-search-tools

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Minimum scholarship $1,000 Barbara and Donald Nelson Scholarship in Design Fund
Description: The Barbara and Donald Nelson Scholarship in Design Fund...
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Minimum scholarship $1,000 Barbara and Donald Nelson Scholarship in Interior Design Fund
Description: Barbara and Donald Nelson Scholarship in Interior Design...
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Varies Barbara Schillawski Mautz Art Education Scholarship Fund
Description: The Fund provides five scholarships annually to full-time...
Ended
Varies Dr. Harry and Lorraine Ausprich Endowed Scholarship
Description: The Dr. Harry and Lorraine Ausprich Endowed Scholarship...
Ended
Varies Janet Mattes Endowed Art Education Scholarship
Description: Janet Mattes Endowed Art Education...
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Varies Nancy Belfer Fiber Design Scholarship
Description: The Nancy Belfer Fiber Design Scholarship is available to...
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$1,578.00 Richard Kaltenbach Art Education Graduate Student Scholarship Fund
Description: The Richard Kaltenbach Art Education Graduate Student...
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Varies Robert C. and Marilyn L. Wilson Painting Scholarship Fund
Description: It is the intent of the Donor that the Fund will provide...
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$571.00 Alice Stielow Wehrung Schmidt '41 Endowed Scholarship in Elementary Education Fund
Description: The Alice Stielow Wehrung Schmidt scholarship is named in...
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Varies Alpha Sigma Alpha Evelyn G. Bell Scholarship Fund
Description: The Alpha Sigma Alpha Evelyn G. Bell Scholarship is...
Ended
$1,000 Alumni Legacy Scholarship Fund
Description: The Alumni Legacy Scholarship has been given by and/or in...
Ended
Varies American Labor Movement Scholarship
Description: The American Labor Movement Scholarship will provide a...
Ended
$278.00 Arline Hopkins Williams Endowed Scholarship Fund
Description: The Arline Hopkins Williams Endowed Scholarship Fund...
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Varies Arline Thompson Deckert Endowed Scholarship
Description: This scholarship is awarded annually to a continuing or...
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Minimum scholarship $1,000 Barbara and Donald Nelson Scholarship in Fine Arts Fund
Description: The Barbara and Donald Nelson Scholarship in Fine Arts is...
Ended
Varies Cappella Bard School of Education Scholarship in Applied Literacy
Description: The Cappella Bard School of Education Scholarship in...
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$6000.00 Carol and Gerald Wahlenmayer Scholarship
Description: This scholarship is for one graduate student each year...
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$1000 Charles H. Viner Scholarship Fund
Description: The Charles H. Viner Scholarship Fund is available to...
Ended
Varies Class of 1936 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
Description: The Class of 1936 Scholarship will provide one scholarship...
Ended
Varies Class of 1942 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
Description: The Class of 1942 Golden Anniversary Scholarship has been...
Ended
Varies Class of 1943 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
Description: The Class of 1943 Golden Anniversary Scholarship has been...
Ended
Varies Class of 1944 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
Description: The Class of 1944 Golden Anniversary Scholarship has been...
Ended
Varies Class of 1945 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
Description: The Class of 1945 Golden Anniversary Scholarship fund has...
Ended
Varies Class of 1946 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
Description: The Class of 1946 Golden Anniversary Scholarship was...
Ended
Varies Class of 1947 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
Description: The Class of 1947 Golden Anniversary Scholarship provides...
Ended
Varies Class of 1949 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
Description: The Class of 1949 Golden Anniversary Scholarship provides...
Ended
Varies Class of 1950 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
Description: The Class of 1950 Scholarship provides one scholarship...
Ended
Varies Class of 1956 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
Description: The Class of 1956 Golden Anniversary Scholarship is...
Ended
Varies Class of 1960 Golden Anniversary Scholarship
Description: The Class of 1960 Golden Anniversary Scholarship is...
Ended
Varies College Club of Buffalo Scholarship Fund
Description: The College Club of Buffalo will provide one or more...
Ended
Varies Criminal Justice Endowed Master's Scholarship
Description Provides one or more scholarships annually to graduate...
Ended
Varies Dave Heine's 'ReaLame' Endowed Scholarship
Description: The Dave Heine’s “ReaLame” Endowed Scholarship Fund is...
Ended
Varies Dewayne A. Beery and Cynthia Steiger Beery Scholarship in Astronomy
About Provides one scholarship annually to a student enrolled at Buffalo...
Ended
Varies Dorothea and Mildred Seegler Endowed Scholarship Fund
Description: The Dorothea and Mildred Seegler Endowment Scholarship...
Ended
Varies Dorris M. Closs Scholarship Fund
Description: The Dorris M. Closs Scholarship is available to students...
Ended
Varies Dougherty-Witten Scholarship
Description: The Dougherty-Witten Scholarship Fund provides one...
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$1,000.00 Dr. C. Bahargavi Rao Scholarship in Dietetics Fund
Description: The Dr. C. Bahargavi Rao Scholarship provides one...
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$4,500.00 Dr. Joseph A. Grande and Marguerite R. Grande Theater Scholarship Fund
Description: Dr. Joseph A. Grande and Marguerite R. Grande Theater...
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Varies Dr. Judith Bondurant-Utz Early Childhood Scholarship Fund
Description: Dr. Judith Bondurant-Utz Early Childhood Scholarship Fund...
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Varies Dr. Mabel D. Montgomery Scholarship Fund
Description: The Dr. Mabel D. Montgomery Scholarship Fund is available...
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varies Dr. Marion H. Benz Elementary Education Scholarship Fund
Description: The Dr. Marion H. Benz Elementary Education Scholarship...
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Varies Dr. Richard J. Kieffer Scholarship in Economics Fund
Description: The Dr. Richard J. Kieffer Scholarship in Economics is...
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varies Dr. William R. Ogden, '59, '62, Graduate Scholarship in Education
Description: The Dr. William R. Oggen, ‘59, ’62, Graduate Scholarship...
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Varies Drs. Paul A. & Margaret Eschner Bacon Scholarship
Description: The Paul A. Bacon and Margaret Eschner Bacon Scholarship is...
Ended
Varies Educational Foundations Department Scholarship Fund
Description: The Educational Foundations Scholarship is available...
Ended
Varies Edward A. Paxson Scholarship
Description: The Edward A. Paxson Scholarship was created to provide...
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Varies Elaine Polvinen Endowed Scholarship Fund
Description: The Elaine Polvinen Endowed Scholarship Fund provides...
Ended
Varies Eunice Frisbee Mason Scholarship Fund
Description: The Eunice Frisbee Mason Scholarship Fund is available to...
Ended
Varies Frances Morton Holbrook Graduate Scholarship Fund
Description: The Frances Morton Holbrook Graduate Scholarship is...
Ended
Varies Frederick A. Jacob Endowed Scholarship
Description: The Frederick A. Jacob Endowed Scholarship provides one...
Ended