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 declared majors in the humanities, including the Communication, English, Modern and Classical Languages, and Philosophy and Humanities departments. The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years provided the recipient continues to major in the humanities and maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Fall and Spring disbursement.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Dr. Charles A. Messner Scholarship: Application Background Information
    • 1. What is the name and address of your high school?
    • 2. From the following fields listed, indicate all the courses you are currently enrolled in or have completed during your high school career: Communication, English, Modern and Classical Languages, Philosophy
    • 3. Please identify any other humanitites courses you have taken that you did not previously list.
    • 4. Identify separately AP courses in any humanities field in which you are currently enrolled or that you have already completed.
    • 5. Why are you interested in attending Buffalo State College? (Maximum word count of 250)
  2. Dr. Charles A. Messner Scholarship: Essay Topic: Describe your interest in Buffalo State College and pursuing a major in one of the humanities fields by answering the following questions. The depth and quality of your writing will be taken into consideration by the selection committee.
    • 1. In which field of Humanities do you intend to major and what specific interests do you have in this field?
    • 2. Is there any particular project or goal in the Humanities that you would like to accomplish as a student at Buffalo State College ?
    • 3. While in High School, did you participate in any extra-curricular Humanities projects or activities?
    • 4. Please describe the projects/activities and what you learned from those experiences.
    • 5. Discuss significant work in your prospective major (e.g., a play, film, book, poem, etc.) that has shaped and strenghtened your interest in the Humanities.
    • 6. What particular strengths do you bring to your studies that give you confidence you will do well in college?
    • 7. What knowledge or skills would you especially like to strengthen by working closely with professors and other students?
    • 8. Have you thought about what you'd like to do after graduation?
    • 9. If you have, briefly describe your current ideas.