Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner announced details Thursday about the college's new legacy scholarship, which aims to bring children of alumni living outside of New York back to Buffalo State and Western New York.
The Bengal Pride Scholarship program will provide up to 10 scholarships of $7,500 annually to out-of-state students, effectively lowering tuition for recipients to in-state levels. The scholarship will be available starting in spring 2017.
"We are pleased to offer this exciting program to families of our alumni living out of state," Conway-Turner said. "Not only will our alumni and their children reconnect with Buffalo State College, but they will soon discover - if they haven't already through national media coverage -that the City of Buffalo is on fire with new development and opportunities. There has never been a better time to bring these families back to Buffalo and Buffalo State."
For more information about the Bengal Pride Scholarship, including eligibility requirements, visit http://admissions.buffalostate.edu/bengal-pride-scholarship.
Buffalo State features an alumni network of more than 100,000 Bengals worldwide.