Since 1924, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has been awarding scholarships to students from Western New York. Below are some of the recent scholarship recipients.
Emmanuel Wright graduated from McKinley Vocational High School in 2019 and from Medaille University in 2023, where he majored in Criminal Justice. To achieve his goal of becoming an attorney, Emmanuel relies on the scholarship he received from the Community Foundation.
“[The scholarship] helped me afford school and live on campus so I can exclusively focus on school,” he noted. “With the scholarship, I achieved a 4.0 GPA due to my proximity to campus resources.”
Chelsea Howell, a 2022 graduate from Niagara Falls High School and current student at the State University of New York at Buffalo, plans to graduate from the traditional or accelerated nursing program to become a labor and delivery nurse. When thinking about her education, she is grateful for the scholarship she received from the Community Foundation.
Charles Freeman, a mathematical physics major at the State University of New York at Buffalo and graduate of Alden High School, said the Community Foundation’s scholarship awarded him the opportunity to pursue the career of his dreams. “Having accepted a scholarship from the Community Foundation validates my efforts thus far in an educational setting,” he said, adding that he is grateful that the Community Foundation has seen potential in his academic pursuit.