Scholarship Opportunities

  •  Scholarship Opportunities


    Elks 2021 Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest—The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year Most Valuable Student scholarships. 

    Any HS student who is a US citizen is eligible to apply; applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.  Applicants will be judged on financial need, leadership and scholarship. 

    Applications must be submitted online and are available from the ENF website at deadline for online submission is November 15, 2020.  If you have questions, email or call 716-684-7761.


    This page has two sections: search tools to help you access the thousands of scholarships available nationally, followed by a table of dozens of local WNY scholarship opportunities in order by annual due date.

    Note: These sites are free but they do ask for personal information to help match you with scholarships.


    Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program—The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created in 1995 to recognize students in middle and high school grades who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.  Applications are available online at or deadline is 11/20/20.

    WiseGeek Women in STEM Scholarship - $500 scholarship available for females pursuing a STEM education.

    Darien Center Chemical Volunteer Fire Company Scholarship –  $300 is available to a HS Senior who is a resident of the Darien Fire District and has applied for continuing education.  An essay is required.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office (Deadline 3/31/21).


    Erie County Fire District Officers Association is offering three $1000 Scholarships: the Arthur Blachowski Memorial Scholarship, Arthur E. Cosgrove Memorial Scholarship and Norman F. Locher Memorial Scholarship—To be eligible for these scholarships, a student must:  be a HS senior who has exemplified community involvement in the County of Erie.  Preference will be given to students who assist in the emergency services, and are matriculating in the Emergency Services fields of Fire or EMS; demonstrate at least a “C” average throughout HS; be accepted into a 2 or 4-year college; complete an essay briefly describing your background and community involvement (Deadline 2/26/21.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.


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