What if an entire community came together to ensure that each of its children had the opportunity, support, and resources to go to college? That is the bold promise of Say Yes Buffalo.

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: Jewell

“Everything I’ve done and where I am today is because of Say Yes. Without Say Yes, I would not have been able to come to Niagara. I wouldn’t have been able to afford it. And if I wasn’t here, I don’t think I would have been able to find my passion for communications.” —Jewell Eason, Junior at Niagara University on a 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.