CGLI TO COVER FEE FOR BUFFALO PUBLIC SCHOOL SENIORS TO SUBMIT COMMON BLACK COLLEGE APPLICATION
The Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative (CGLI) a fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo recently announced that for the first time all Buffalo Public School high school seniors will be eligible to submit the Common Black College Application (CBCA) at no cost to them. Between now and April 1, 2019, students can apply to any number of the participating 50 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) by visiting www.commonblackcollegeapp.com and entering code “bpsch2019”. This service normally costs $35 per student. The CGLI will be covering the cost of the common application fee.
The mission of the CGLI is to cultivate positive change in the lives of trailblazing youth of color living within Western New York. The CGLI accomplishes this mission via endowment building, engaging strategic partners and intentional community connections. A core area of focus for the CGLI is removing access barriers so our youth of color may fully participate.
“The HBCU Initiative is critical to the educational, social and cultural development for students of color,” said CGLI Chairperson, Dr. Tracy Johnson. “This initiative provides access opportunities for students who otherwise may not have had the opportunity to apply to college.”
“We commend the CGLI for covering this cost for Buffalo Public School seniors,” said David Rust, Say Yes Buffalo Executive Director. “The educational achievement of our youth is critical to the success of our region and we want to do our part to remove all barriers to their educational success.”
For more information about the application and for a list of participating schools, visit www.commonblackcollageapp.com. Buffalo Public School high school seniors should apply through that link and use the code “bpsch2019” to have the application fee waived.