The Buffalo Bandits will award its Native American Scholarship on Native American Night presented by Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino on March 9, when they 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 be notified by Friday, March 8 and expected to be available to accept the scholarship the next night at the Bandits-Georgia game.
Application deadline is March 7. Mail applications to: Buffalo Bandits Native American Scholarship Fund, 1 Seymour Knox III Plaza, Buffalo, N.Y. 14203, Attn: Scott Loffler, or emailed to Scott.Loffler@sabres.com.