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Excelsior & Say Yes

In spring 2017, New York State announced the Excelsior Scholarship, providing eligible students with the opportunity to attend a SUNY or CUNY institution tuition-free. Since Excelsior was announced, Say Yes has taken the time to evaluate how this incredible opportunity compliments our scholarship program while staying true to our core mission of ensuring access to higher education for all Buffalo students.

We have determined that Say Yes Buffalo scholars from the high school graduating classes of 2013 – 2018 are encouraged, but not required to apply for the New York State Excelsior Scholarship.

Specific questions about a student’s eligibility for the Excelsior Scholarship should be directed to New York State at 1-888-NYSHESC (1-888-697-4372); To learn more about the Excelsior Scholarship click here.

Please direct any additional questions to buffaloscholarship@sayyestoeducation.org.

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