• Scholarships

    Why are scholarships important?

         Scholarships provide opportunity for many students to earn an education. In some cases, without assistance from outside sources, students may have trouble affording the degree that they will need in order to achieve their goals. Scholarships can have a great impact on helping a student to earn their degree and become a contributing member of society. Scholarships can lessen the financial strain many students will face during their years at university, and upon leaving school.

    Where does the funding for scholarships come from?

         Funding can come from a variety of different sources. School alumni programs, large and small companies, and private donors are just to name a few.

    What types of scholarships are available?

         Academic: Exceptional performance in academics
         Athletic: Exceptional performance in athletics or team leadership
         Artistic: Exceptional performance in the arts
         Private: Some scholarships will have their own requirements to include things such as:
         volunteering, community service, skilled trade, etc.

    How much money will a scholarship give me?

         It depends on the individual scholarship. Please note, many scholarships will not cover the entire cost of tuition. Most scholarships will have funds allocated for specific portions of curriculum or supplies that the student must pay their school for. We encourage students to apply for as many scholarships as they qualify for. You are not limited to how many scholarships you may apply to, or how many or a certain financial amount you may receive.

         Scholarships can play a huge part in lessening the financial burden placed upon students, and often, their parents. Take advantage of our scholarship program, and apply, apply, apply!  


  • Encompass Niagara Federal Credit Union Scholarship #91

    Award: $500, Due Date: July 31, 2024



    • Open to Seniors who are a member of the credit union.
    • Winners will be required to submit a paid tuition receipt at the time the scholarship is awarded.
    • Winners will be notified by mail by August 16, 2024.


    • Completed Application Form
    • Applicants must provide a letter of acceptance at the time of application
    • Earn Extra Chances: Open a checking account with a debit card and FREE ATM access= one extra chance


    ALL REQUIREMENTS in GOOD ORDER Due to Credit Union: July 31, 2024

    An application form can be found in the “Scholarship Applications” tab on the Counseling Center web page or in the Guidance Office

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  • Mason Forever Foundation Scholarship #26

    Award: Varies, Due Date: June 21, 2024

    The Mason FOREVER Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes youth sports and students pursuing a degree in the medical/health/fitness fields. The foundation was established in 2020 in honor of Mason Sawyer Monteleone, a Junior on the Deans List at Florida State University.  He was majoring in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences when he tragically died in a car accident on August 28th, 2020.  Sports, physical health, mental health and education were core to his being.  Mason played youth football for the Lewiston Porter Youth Football Club and travel soccer for the Niagara Pioneer Soccer Club. He also participated in soccer, basketball, wrestling and track while in middle school at Lewiston-Porter. He attended Canisius High School where he participated in soccer, rugby and wrestling. He was also a member of the Catholic NY State Champion Canisius High School football team. He enjoyed snowboarding, skiing, and jet skiing.   The Mason FOREVER Foundation was established to support other young people that share the same passions as Mason. We would like to thank everyone that has already donated, your generous support keeps Mason alive in our hearts and memories by promoting the ideals that embodied him. 




    • Applicant must be pursuing to study in the health or fitness fields.
    • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
    • Awards go out August 16th.




    • Go to masonforever.com for specific requirements
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Current/future Program and Institution
    • Degrees earned, name of Institution(s) and year(s) of graduation
    • Employment experience
    • 3 letters of recommendation regarding academic status, career commitment, fitness/health/sports commitment.
    • Narrative that includes (subtitles for each of the 4 areas) personal background, sports/fitness/health experiences, community service experiences, professional goals




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    North Tonawanda NY, 14120

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  • Cristoforo Colombo Society Scholarship #95

    The Cristoforo Colombo Society Scholarship has been established to recognize outstanding academic achievement at the high school level and promote advancement of higher educational goals. 

    The honoree of this award will receive $1,000.00 upon submitting documentation verifying successful (minimum grade average of C) completion of the 1st semester as a full time student (12 credit hours min.) at an accredited community college, college, or university.

    Award:  $1,000                    Date Due:  5/29/2024


    • Applicant is required to be sponsored by a family member who must be a current member of the society in good standing.
    • Applicant must be a high school senior scheduled for graduation.
    • Applicant must have a high standard of morality and integrity.
    • Applicant must have an academic average of 90 or above and have demonstrated good citizenship in school and their community.
    • Applicant should be available for interview in June if requested by the committee.


    • Completed Application Form
    • Essay:
      • Submit a maximum of 1 page typed double spaced essay in 12 pt font answering, “What My Italian Heritage Means to Me”.
    • High School Transcript (Guidance will attach)

    Due to the Guidance Office by May 29, 2024

    An application form can be found in the “Scholarship Applications” tab on the Counseling Center web page or in the Guidance Office

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  • The Engineering Society of Buffalo, Inc. Scholarships #67

     Award: $2,400   Due Date: May 30, 2024


    • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who resides in Niagara or Erie County. 
    • Applicant must be accepted into an engineering program at the State University at Buffalo, Buffalo State College, or Erie Community College that begins the first semester of his or her first year in the fall following high school graduation. He or she must be matriculated in an A.B.E.T. abet.org accredited engineering/technology program requiring either two or four years (four or eight semesters) for completion leading to a degree in engineering or technology.


    • Completed Application
    • Provide Responses to Required Questions (See Page 6 of Application)
    • Letter of Recommendation from a Science or Math Teacher
    • Official High School Transcript That Inclues Class Rank (Guidance will attach)
    • College Acceptance Letter

    Due to the Guidance Office by May 30, 2024 - ALL REQUIREMENTS in GOOD ORDER

    An application form for this scholarship can be found in the "Scholarship Applications" tab on the Counseling Center web page or in the Guidance Office.

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  • The BigSun Organization Scholarship #81

     Award: $500   Due Date: May 30, 2024


    • Applicant must be a high school senior AND a student athlete who will be attending a post-secondary institute.
    • All high school student athlete applicants are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate.


         Complete both requirements of the scholarship application.  

    • Part I: Applicant Information: Submit your name and the name of the school that you currently attend.
    • Part II: Required Essay: Write a short essay - 500 to 1,000 words - that answers the following questions: 1. How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?, 2. Has your participation influenced your career goals?, 3. Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?

    Due to the Guidance Office by May 30, 2024 - ALL REQUIREMENTS in GOOD ORDER

    An application form for this scholarship can be found in the "Scholarship Applications" tab on the Counseling Center web page or in the Guidance Office.

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