Say Yes Buffalo was created to strengthen our local economy by investing in the education of our city's future workforce.

Internships for Scholars!

High School Seniors: Apply for Say Yes Scholarships and Grants!

Free use of the Common Black College Application for graduating Buffalo seniors!

Use code "bpsch2019" to waive the $35 application fee!

Overview of Programs & Services

Click for a full listing of Say Yes Buffalo's program and services provided for Buffalo families.


Say Yes Buffalo Scholarships and Grants are available to graduates of Buffalo public and charter schools and are privately funded by individuals, families, businesses and organizations.

Meet a Say Yes Scholar: Cheyanne

“During my senior year I saw kids that were saying ‘I’m not going to college, I’m going to work’ begin to say ‘I got accepted to Medaille and I’m going.’ They changed over time because of Say Yes.”– Cheyenne Ketter-Frankin, Junior at the University at Buffalo on Say Yes Buffalo scholarship.

Impact Dashboard

Take a look at the measures the Say Yes Buffalo Partnership regularly evaluates to see if our efforts are on track to strengthen opportunities for Buffalo’s young people.


See what’s new at Say Yes with our programs and partners!


Learn more about Say Yes by attending one of our Community Leadership Council meetings or come to one of our college prep sessions!


More than 400 individuals, families, businesses and organizations have committed their support to the Say Yes Buffalo Scholarship Fund. Learn more about who our investors are and why they’ve chosen to support our work.