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Where Can I Use a Say Yes Scholarship?

Say Yes Buffalo provides scholarships to eligible graduates of Buffalo public and charter schools to all SUNY/CUNY schools and more than 90 private colleges and universities. See below for a list of colleges and universities where you can use a Say Yes Scholarship. New colleges and universities are continually being added so visit this page often to see who’s new!

State Schools

There are 74 public colleges and universities in the State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) where Say Yes eligible students can receive scholarships to cover tuition costs.

State University of New York (SUNY) University Centers:
  • Binghamton University
  • Stony Brook University
  • University at Albany
  • University at Buffalo

SUNY Technology Colleges:
  • Alfred State, College of Technology
  • Delhi
  • Farmingdale State College
  • Maritime College
  • Morrisville State College
  • SUNY Canton
  • SUNY Cobleskill
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • SUNY IT (Institute of Technology)

SUNY University Colleges:
  • Buffalo State College (Buffalo State offers a Say Yes Summer Program for incoming freshmen. Learn more here.)
  • Oswego
  • Plattsburgh
  • Potsdam
  • Purchase College
  • SUNY College at Old Westbury
  • SUNY College at Oneonta
  • SUNY Cortland
  • SUNY Fredonia
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • The College at Brockport

SUNY Community Colleges:
  • Adirondack Community College
  • Broome Community College
  • Cayuga County Community College
  • Clinton Community College
  • Columbia-Greene Community College
  • Corning Community College
  • Dutchess Community College
  • Erie Community College (ECC offers a Say Yes Summer Program for incoming freshmen. Learn more here.)
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Finger Lakes Community College
  • Fulton-Montgomery Community College
  • Genesee Community College
  • Herkimer County Community College
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • Jamestown Community College
  • Jefferson Community College
  • Mohawk Valley Community College
  • Monroe Community College
  • Nassau Community College
  • Niagara County Community College
  • North Country Community College
  • Onondaga Community College
  • Orange County Community College
  • Rockland Community College
  • Schenectady County Community College
  • Suffolk County Community College
  • Sullivan County Community College
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College
  • Ulster County Community College
  • Westchester Community College

City University of New York (CUNY) Senior Colleges:
  • Baruch College
  • Brooklyn College
  • City College
  • College of Staten Island
  • Hunter College
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Lehman College
  • Medgar Evers College
  • New York City College of Technology
  • Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
  • Queens College
  • York College

CUNY Community Colleges:
  • Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Bronx Community College
  • Hostos Community College
  • Kingsborough Community College
  • LaGuardia Community College
  • Queensborough Community College

Private Schools

Schools in Green: Say Yes partner colleges that may provide financial aid packages that cover more than tuition costs, for example, room & board, and/or books:

Schools in Blue: Say Yes partner colleges that offer an unlimited number of tuition scholarships to Say Yes Buffalo eligible students:

Schools in Red: Say Yes partner colleges that offer a limited number (in parentheses) of Say Yes Buffalo scholarships per year. Not all students who are admitted to these schools are guaranteed a Say Yes Buffalo Scholarship.


  1. Bates College (ME)

  2. Bennett College (NC)
  3. Boston University (MA)
  4. Bowdoin College (ME) – Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.  Bowdoin will treat the Say Yes Choice Grant as an outside scholarship that will first be applied to reduce any work in the student’s financial aid package.
  5. Brown University (RI)
  6. Bryant & Stratton (NY) – Buffalo, Southtowns, or Amherst location
  7. Bucknell University (PA) – Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.
  8. California Institute of Technology (CA)
  9. Canisius College (NY) (10)
  10. Carleton College (MN) – Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.
  11. Clarkson University (NY)
  12. Claremont McKenna College (CA)
  13. Colby College (ME)
  14. Colgate University (NY) – Transfer students not eligible. Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.
  15. Colorado College (CO) – Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.
  16. Columbia University (NY)
  17. Cooper Union (NY) – Tuition scholarship for students from any family income.
  18. Cornell University (NY) – Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.
  19. Crouse Hospital College of Nursing (NY) (2)
  20. Daemen College (NY) (3)
  21. Dartmouth College (NH)
  22. Davidson College (NC) – Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.
  23. Denison University (OH)
  24. Drexel University (PA) (5)
  25. Drew University (NJ)
  26. Duke University (NC) – Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.
  27. D’Youville College (NY) (10)
  28. Franklin & Marshall College (PA) – Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.
  29. George Washington University (DC)
  30. Georgetown University (DC) – Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.
  31. Greensboro College (NC)
  32. Guilford College (NC)
  33. Hamilton College (NY)
  34. Harvard University (MA)
  35. Harvey Mudd College (CA)
  36. Hilbert College (NY) (1)
  37. Houghton College (NY) (3)
  38. Ithaca College (NY)
  39. Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  40. Kenyon College (OH)
  41. Laurel University (NC)
  42. Lehigh University (PA)
  43. Lycoming College (PA) – Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.
  44. Marist College (NY)
  45. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  46. Medaille College (NY)
  47. Monroe College (NY)
  48. Muhlenberg College (PA)
  49. The New School (Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College, College of Performing Arts) (NY)
  50. Niagara University (NY) (3)
  51. Northeastern University (MA)
  52. Northwestern University (IL)
  53. Oberlin College (OH)
  54. Occidental College (CA)
  55. Paul Smith’s College of the Adirondacks (NY)
  56. Pitzer College (CA)
  57. Pomona College (CA)
  58. Princeton University (NJ)
  59. Providence College (RI)
  60. Reed College (OR)
  61. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)
  62. Rhodes College (TN)
  63. Rice University (TX)
  64. Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) (10)
  65. St. Bonaventure University (NY) (4)
  66. St. Joseph’s College of Nursing (NY) (2)
  67. Salem College (NC)
  68. Scripps College (CA)
  69. Sewanee: The University of the South (TN)
  70. Smith College (MA)
  71. Springfield College (MA) 
  72. Stanford University (CA)
  73. Swarthmore College (PA) – Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.
  74. Syracuse University (NY) – Tuition scholarships available to students with family incomes below $100,000/year.
  75. Texas Christian University (TX)
  76. Trinity College (CT)
  77. Trocaire College (NY) (12)
  78. Tufts University (MA) – Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.
  79. Tulane University (LA)
  80. Union College (NY) – Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.
  81. University of Chicago (IL)
  82. University of Notre Dame (IN)
  83. University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  84. University of Rochester (NY) – Tuition scholarships available to students with family incomes below $100,000/year.
  85. University of San Diego (CA)
  86. The University of Southern California (CA) – Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.
  87. Vanderbilt University (TN)
  88. Vassar College (NY)
  89. Villa Maria College (NY)
  90. Washington University at St. Louis (MO)
  91. Wellesley College (MA)
  92. Wesleyan University (CT) – Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.
  93. Williams College (MA)
  94. Yale University (CT)

In all cases students should contact individual institutions for more details about how their scholarships are awarded.