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Buffalo Branch of the American Association of University Women is offering three new scholarships to female students in the Buffalo Niagara area.

Three $5,000 Catalysts for Change Scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated success in a grassroots effort that has effected positive change for women or girls. Applications are available at or by calling 885-2486. Friday is the deadline.

Five to seven education grants of up to $1,000 each will be awarded to individuals or community groups who promote equity, gender awareness and lifelong learning in the following categories: individual projects, community organizations and/or neighborhood enrichment programs; and high school leadership projects. Application forms are available at The application deadline is June 15.

Ten College Bound awards of $50 each will be given to seventh and eighth grade students in the Buffalo Public Schools to use as a starter fund for college. Awards will be given in the following categories: essay, poem, poster, PowerPoint presentation, and Website. Applications are available in each Buffalo middle school or by sending an e-mail to May 2 is the application deadline.