The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund

Intro to Diocesan Aid

 
The Diocese of Buffalo is proud to be a major partner with the BISON Fund. Begun in 1995, this organization has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships, enabling thousands of youngsters the ability to secure a Catholic education. All of the funds raised by the annual Catholic schools Gala is donated to the BISON Fund for distribution to current and potential students according to financial need.

About the BISON Fund

The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund is a privately funded tuition assistance program for low-income children living in the eight counties of Western New York: Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Wyoming and Orleans. Families awarded a BISON scholarship are able to send their child to a private elementary school of choice.

The BISON Fund also provides a limited number of homeschool awards. If you currently homeschool or are interested in homeschooling your children and you meet all the requirements in New York State, we will pay 25-75% of the cost of correspondence course tuition and /or teaching supplies, up to $500 per child.

Thanks to the generosity of the Western New York community and matching grants from the Children Scholarship Fund (CSF), the BISON Children's Scholarship Fund has grown from helping 200 children in its first year to nearly 1,750 children today. These BISON children attend 78 different private or Catholic schools in the Western New York area.

While BISON's dramatic growth in scholarship support is remarkable, the demand for BISON scholarships is even more overwhelming as awareness of the program has heightened.

This demand is our challenge, and we appreciate your generosity to help more children have a better chance for a brighter future!

For more information about BISON scholarships, please contact us at 1-888-216-8380 or visit www.bisonfund.com.

BISON Resources

About the BISON Fund - How to Apply
Attention Western New York Families! The BISON Fund is a privately funded tuition assistance program offering partial tuition assistance to low income families. Families awarded a BISON scholarship can enroll their child in any Kindergarten through 8th grade private school of choice in the greater Buffalo area. Scholarships are awarded by annual lottery drawing and are not academic or race-based scholarships, but awarded solely based on need.

FAQ about The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund
Frequently asked questions and answers about The BISON Fund.

BISON New Applicant Eligibility Form 2015-2016
This is only an Eligibility Form for NEW Applicants. If you are chosen to receive funding from The BISON Fund you will be mailed a full application to complete and return in March 2015.  If you are currently receiving funding from The BISON Fund, you do not need to complete this form.

 

The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund

Intro to Diocesan Aid

 
The Diocese of Buffalo is proud to be a major partner with the BISON Fund. Begun in 1995, this organization has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships, enabling thousands of youngsters the ability to secure a Catholic education. All of the funds raised by the annual Catholic schools Gala is donated to the BISON Fund for distribution to current and potential students according to financial need.

About the BISON Fund

The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund is a privately funded tuition assistance program for low-income children living in the eight counties of Western New York: Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Wyoming and Orleans. Families awarded a BISON scholarship are able to send their child to a private elementary school of choice.

The BISON Fund also provides a limited number of homeschool awards. If you currently homeschool or are interested in homeschooling your children and you meet all the requirements in New York State, we will pay 25-75% of the cost of correspondence course tuition and /or teaching supplies, up to $500 per child.

Thanks to the generosity of the Western New York community and matching grants from the Children Scholarship Fund (CSF), the BISON Children's Scholarship Fund has grown from helping 200 children in its first year to nearly 1,750 children today. These BISON children attend 78 different private or Catholic schools in the Western New York area.

While BISON's dramatic growth in scholarship support is remarkable, the demand for BISON scholarships is even more overwhelming as awareness of the program has heightened.

This demand is our challenge, and we appreciate your generosity to help more children have a better chance for a brighter future!

For more information about BISON scholarships, please contact us at 1-888-216-8380 or visit www.bisonfund.com.

BISON Resources

About the BISON Fund - How to Apply
Attention Western New York Families! The BISON Fund is a privately funded tuition assistance program offering partial tuition assistance to low income families. Families awarded a BISON scholarship can enroll their child in any Kindergarten through 8th grade private school of choice in the greater Buffalo area. Scholarships are awarded by annual lottery drawing and are not academic or race-based scholarships, but awarded solely based on need.

FAQ about The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund
Frequently asked questions and answers about The BISON Fund.

BISON New Applicant Eligibility Form 2015-2016
This is only an Eligibility Form for NEW Applicants. If you are chosen to receive funding from The BISON Fund you will be mailed a full application to complete and return in March 2015.  If you are currently receiving funding from The BISON Fund, you do not need to complete this form.