Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Community Foundation Awards Scholarships to Local Students

Sep 26, 2014 | Posted in Scholarship News

Buffalo, NY -- The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo’s scholarship program has awarded more than $260,000 to 92 students from East Aurora and West Falls high schools for the 2014-2015 school year.

The Community Foundation is a 501©3 public charity holding more than 750 different charitable funds established by individuals, families, nonprofit organizations and businesses to benefit Western New York.

One of these funds is the Charles F. Stewart Scholarship Fund that was established to benefit area East Aurora students. The Stewart Fund was established in 1994 by Dr. Charles Stewart to help provide for the education of local students after his lifetime. As one of the Community Foundation’s largest scholarship funds, students who are eligible for this award must be a graduate of East Aurora High School and attend a four-year college/university. Through the generosity of its clients, the Community Foundation has awarded scholarships to students from the eight counties of Western New York since 1924.

With nearly 200 endowed scholarship funds established at the Community Foundation, scholarship awards range from approximately $1,000 - $6,000 and are granted based on client request.

The Community Foundation’s 2015-2016 scholarship process will open on January 1, 2015. To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must: be a current resident of one of the eight counties of Western New York; have a minimum of a “C” average or GPA of 2.0 or greater; and be admitted to a nonprofit [501©3], U.S. Department of Education accredited school for full time study.

Applying is simple, only requiring a one-time application submission. For more information on the Community Foundation’s scholarship program, please visit www.cfgb.org/scholarship, or text ‘SCHOLARSHIP 2015’ to 877-877.

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