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WNY Prosperity Scholarship Seeks Applications for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

Posted by Tim on December 2, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities

Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program | open to all UG majors and GRAD programs:  Seeking students with an entrepreneurial drive who want to make a difference in Western New York

A leadership development program that provides selected Fellows professional development opportunities, as well as resources and access to WNY business leaders. WNY Prosperity Fellows are awarded a paid summer internship; scholarship support awarded during the academic year up to $25,000 based on a student’s unmet financial need, and an enrichment fund of $1,000. This fellowship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the WNY region. Open to all undergraduate majors and graduate programs. Fellows do not need to be from WNY, however the Fellowship supports students committed to the WNY region.

Fellowship eligibility:  

  • current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply; 
  • should have minimum 3.0 cumulative UG GPA / 3.5 cumulative GRAD GPA;
  • have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy through job creation;
  • complete the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the advised deadline. Please note that you may file a FAFSA using estimated income information and update your FAFSA once you complete your current tax return. 
  • Fellowship Requirement: Only open to US Citizens or students holding permanent residency. Not intended for international students.

For full details, visit the fellowship website at: | Application Deadline: February 15, 2021

Candidates are encouraged to attend Fellowship information sessions hosted on Zoom:

  • Friday, December 4th at 2 p.m. EDT 

Meeting ID: 982 7579 7826 | Passcode: 964874

  • Friday, January, 8, 2021 at 2 p.m. EDT

Meeting ID: 970 0851 2590; Passcode: 888946