Scholarships & Readiness 

Black Nurses Rock Buffalo High School Student Scholarship Opportunity  

Deadline March 1

Qualifications: High School Senior, good academic standing accepted to a Nursing School. 

Candidates are to submit Last report cards, letter of recommendation from current teacher, acceptance letter, 300 word essay focused on why you want to become a nurse and how you plan on serving your community. Please include a picture of yourself.  Email or mail to Black Nurses Rock Buffalo P.O. Box 1551 Buffalo NY 14226


NYS Thruway Announces Skilled Trades Scholarship Program

 The New York State Thruway Authority is excited to once again offer the Skilled Trades Scholarship Program. The Program is designed to provide students in vocational/technical programs or students accepted for enrollment at a trade school or college-level trade program (carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing), with a full-time job in their chosen field and a $1,000 scholarship towards education expenses.

As full-time Thruway Authority employees, the Skilled Trades Scholarship recipients receive full benefits, including eligibility for 90 percent reimbursement of their tuition. The combination of the $1,000 scholarship and tuition reimbursement will allow students to pursue their career path in the trades with little to no cost to themselves! Further, recipients will be mentored by a journey-level skilled tradesperson who will assist them with gaining valuable on-the-job experience while working toward their educational goals. 

 Information on eligibility and requirements, as well as application information for the 2020 Program,  on the Thruway Authority’s website. You may also contact the Bureau of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Development at (518) 471-4321 if you have additional questions.


Financial Literacy & Job Readiness Program at The Lutheran Church of Our Savior until March 22nd 

  FREE  financial literacy and job readiness program designed for young people ages 17 -22 will be underway.  All supplies included, weekly gift card raffles, snacks and conversation.. The perfect time to blow up your social media showing you’re successful. Registration is limited to the first 30 people so act fact.

   Program runs every Sunday from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at The Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 26 Brunswick Boulevard. You can register via text at 716 368-8490 or email 


One  More Prep Session Left For the  NFTA Police Exam  

Exam application deadline is March 6 

Exam Date is March 28 

The NFTA Police Exam is March 6 and there are  still three   prep sessions to help ready applicants for the exam. All prep sessions will be held at UB EOC 555 Ellicott St. in Buffalo. 

Monday February 24, 5:45 pm – 8:45 pm

To register for a class contact Ms. Duvi Sanchez, Admissions at 716 645-1871 or email

To apply for the upcoming Transit Police exam, submit the application prior to the application deadline date. Include a $25 certified check, money order, or personal check made payable to the NFTA. Applicants age must be 20 by the date of the exam. 

 Go to to find the NFTA Police exam application, study guide, job posting, fitness test guide and prep sessions.