Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

  • FOR 2021
    • Student must apply online at  to be considered for scholarships from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.
    • Scholarship application becomes available January 1, 2021.
    • Deadline for the scholarship application (including grades, copy of Student Aid Report and school award letter) is May 1, 2021.
    • A stong preference will be given to students who are Pell eligible and attending school in one of the eight counties of Western New York (WNY).



    • Student must be attending college full-time.
    • Permanent residency in one of the eight counties of WNY.
    • At least a 2.0 GPA.
    • Accepted to any accredited non-profit college or university in the United States for full-time study at the undergraduate level.  Limited funding is available on the graduate level.



    Scholarship applications for the Stewart Scholarship, administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, became available online at on January 1st.  If you have any questions about this scholarship please call their office directly.  They STRICTLY ADHERE to their deadlines, so please watch them carefully.  Also the Free Application for the Student Aid  ( is now online and we recommend that if you are seeking financial aid of any sort including merit based aid that you file a FAFSA.  You do not need to wait until your tax information is complete to apply.