|WNY Mensa Scholarship||Scholarship based strictly on essay||Website|
|United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships||United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships provide an extraordinary amount of scholarship opportunities for minority students with financial need. Scholarships include educational assistance for students attending participating Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCU) and other colleges as well.
Each scholarship program has its own eligibility criteria, deadlines and application requirements. Most scholarships require students to have a grade point average of 2.5 or above and have financial need; however, some scholarships may have higher GPA's and other requirements. Some scholarships are also reserved for students attending a UNCF member college or university. Eligible students may apply online with a general application and be matched to an appropriate UNCF scholarship program. Some scholarship programs may also require a separate application.
|Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholarship Award||Applicants must be: a U.S. citizen; resident of Erie or Niagara County; a graduating senior of a public or accredited private high school in sponsoring location; must plan to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student in an approved engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics program; must have a minimum composite SAT score of 1700 or ACT score of 27 (initial application only); and must have a minimum GPS of 3.5 (un-weighted) 9-12 (initial application only). This program has been designed to encourage students to pursue careers in engineering. The Northrop Grumman Scholars program will award a $10,000 scholarship over the course of four years ($2,500 per year with ongoing eligibility requirements) to two graduating high school students in Erie and/or Niagara County.||Website|
|Gates Millenium Scholars Program (The Bill Gates Scholarship) for Minority Students||The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (also known as the Bill Gates Scholarship) awards scholarships each year to African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American students who plan to enroll full-time in a two-year or four-year college or university program.
The scholarship is renewable and may be used in the freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate years. Students must have financial need and meet Pell Grant eligibility requirements. They must also maintain a grade point average of 3.3 and have a strong interest in leadership and community service. Students may attend any college or university they choose. The purpose of GMS is to prepare students to be leaders who can help build a stronger society. The organization supports students from groups who otherwise might not have an opportunity to earn a college education.
|Ron Brown Scholar Program for African Americans||The Ron Brown Scholar Program provides scholarship awards to African-American high school seniors who are excelling in their academics, exhibiting exceptional leadership potential, and actively serving in community service activities.
Applicants must be US citizens or must have a permanent resident visa card. They must also be able to demonstrate financial need, and must be in high school. Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of their applications, interviews and participation in Selection Weekend activities.
Recipients can use the funds to pay for tuition, fees, books, room and board, computers, health insurance, and other college-related expenses at an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Any field of study can be chosen.
|Buffalo Sabres Alumni Scholarship||Scholarships open to legal residents of Western New York (within the 716 and 585 area codes) and Southern Ontario (within the 905 area code) who are, or will be, high school seniors graduating in the Spring of current year who plan to, and do, enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada for the Fall term of the next school year.||Website|
|The Cooke Scholarships||The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarships are designed to support high-performing students with financial need starting as early as middle school, going through high school, college, and beyond. Up to 250 new Cooke Scholars are selected each year throughout the country, and scholars come from every state with no restriction on background, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or citizenship status.||Website|
|New Era Student Athlete Scholarship||Excel in academics and athletics||Website|
Building a pipeline for future PPCWNY employees! Below is information regarding scholarship opportunities for students planning to get a professional health care degree (such as MD, NP, PA).
If you know of someone who has been accepted into, or is currently pursuing, a medical professional degree, please share this information with them immediately.
The scholarship also benefits PPCWNY because recipients have to agree to work at an NHSC-approved site for a minimum of two years after completion of their education. Currently two of our Health Centers are NHSC certified and we are planning on getting more sites certified in the near future.
So get the word out, and let’s start building and retaining our workforce of .