New Era Student Athlete Scholarship

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Provided through the generous contribution of New Era Cap in cooperation with the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame and its Amateur Sports Development Fund.

About New Era

Since 1920, New Era has been hand-crafting the finest headwear in the world. Today, with apparel and accessories lines, the brand is a market leader rooted in sports and an influencer of street and lifestyle culture around the globe. With over 500 licenses in its portfolio, New Era is the brand of choice in the worlds of sport, fashion, music and entertainment. The Company is headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y., and its products are sold in more than 80 countries. For more information on New Era’s global offices and partnerships, visit and social channels @neweracap.

About the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame

Incorporated as a non-profit organization, the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame group began meeting regularly in 1991, putting together plans for an inaugural induction dinner, creating a nomination form, distributing them to Western New York sports fans, tabulating results and announcing the first class of 11. This community’s sports hall of fame is one of our nation’s most unique since its scope is all encompassing. Our honorees live, have lived and worked in Western New York. They are men and women who have contributed to the welfare of sports in Greater Buffalo by performance, time, effort and/or financial support whether that sport be amateur or professional.

About the New Era Student-Athlete Scholarship

The New Era Student-Athlete Scholarship was created in 2012 to recognize deserving high school student-athletes who excel not only in their respective athletic endeavor(s) but in the classroom as well. New Era wants to empower the next generation of athletes and leaders. Tell us what makes you unique, how your express yourself and show your individuality. In addition to success on the field of play and in the classroom, the New Era Student-Athlete Scholarship seeks individuals who take part in extra-curricular activities including but not limited to community outreach, student government, theatre, etc.

About the Award

Through the generous support of New Era, a $2,500 grant will be awarded annually to a deserving male and female high school student-athlete.

Scholarship Criteria / Candidates Must:

  • Be a graduating senior in the year of the application;
  • Be admitted to an accredited college or university of their choice (check will be officially awarded after proper notification of enrollment is received through the college / university);
  • Reside in the greater Western New York region;
  • Write an essay in which the applicant, offers insight into his / her self-expression, creativity and individuality through activities, hobbies, interest, etc. Tell us what makes you, your lifestyle and your passions unique;
  • Complete the application, including submission of at least two letters of recommendation

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Application Deadline: Form and letters must be postmarked no later than SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017