The Buffalo Bandits announced the return of the Native American Scholarship, which will be awarded on Native American Night presented by Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino on Saturday, March 9, when the Bandits face the Georgia Swarm.
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be of Native American descent and residents of Western New York or Southern Ontario. To apply, applicants must provide a completed application form found at Bandits.com, a copy of their most recent transcripts, a letter of recommendation from a faculty sponsor or employer and a one-page essay describing why they should be awarded the scholarship and what it would mean to them. The scholarship is only open to students currently enrolled at or accepted to an accredited college or university.
A selection committee composed of members of the Buffalo Bandits organization will choose the scholarship winner. The winner will then be notified by Friday, March 8 and expected to be available to accept the scholarship on Saturday, March 9 at the Bandits’ game against the Georgia Swarm at 7:30 p.m.
Applications must be sent in with all accompanying documentation no later than Thursday, March 7. Applications can be sent by mail addressed to Buffalo Bandits Native American Scholarship Fund at 1 Seymour Knox III Plaza, Buffalo, N.Y. 14203, Attn: Scott Loffler, or emailed to Scott.Loffler@sabres.com.