Claim your scholarship funds for the Buffalo Scholarship Foundation and the Buffalo Promise.

You will need the following information:
Student ID Number, Mailing address and phone number to the post-secondary institution (financial aid department).

You will need to upload proof of enrollment in order to submit and complete the form. (ex: class schedule, acceptance letter, etc.)

If you have any questions please contact: Gina Ritch, Director of Accounting and Finance

Email: (preferred method) | Phone: 352-259-6808
Approx. Processing time: Mailed within 7-10 business days

Scholarship Opportunities for BSF Students

A scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further his or her post-secondary education. Scholarships are awarded based upon various criteria, which usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Scholarship money is not required to be repaid.

All of the scholarships listed below are named to honor a key figure in The Villages Charter School or to honor family and loved ones. All utilize the Buffalo Scholarship Foundation common application. The Buffalo Scholarship Foundation shall determine eligibility of a graduating Villages High School senior student and award a scholarship. The award and amount of all scholarships will be determined by the Foundation, in its sole discretion. To qualify, the student must attend a post-secondary institution approved by the Foundation and be a full-time student for two consecutive semesters within the first two years following his or her graduation. Failure to use the funds within the first two years following graduation or failure to comply with any other requirement shall result in forfeiture of the remaining funds to the Foundation. All scholarship money will be deposited directly with the “qualified institution”.

  • The Villages High School Buffalo Booster Club Athletic Scholarships
  • The Villages High School Music Boosters Club Academic Scholarships & Oscar Feliu Outstanding Musicianship Award
  • Ronald G. Hess Construction Scholarships
  • VHS Culinary Arts Academy Scholarships & Service Scholarship
  • VHS Graphic Arts Academy Scholarship
  • Citizens First Bank & VHS Business & Banking Academy Scholarship
  • Eldene L. Hearns Scholarship
  • Tina Lussier Scholarship 
  • Eastport Lions Club Public Charity Inc. Scholarship
  • The Langley Foundation
  • Legacy Clinic Health & Wellness Scholarship
  • Commissioner Mike Francis
  • Thompson Family Scholarship
  • Hall Family Scholarship
  • Todd Williams Scholarship
  • Laliberte-Hamill Family Scholarship
  • Ken Yerk Memorial Scholarship
  • Clymer Farner Barley, Inc. Engineering and Surveying Scholarship
  • Brothers in Song
  • The Pilgreen Family Scholarship
  • The Freedom Award
  • Richard L. Murray Scholarship
  • Melanie Ann Stoff Scholarship
  • Krauth Family Trust
  • Joseph Machado Memorial Scholarship & Joseph Machado “All heart, no Fear” Scholarship
  • The Voices Scholarship
  • The Villages Airheads Scholarship
  • The Villages Community Development Districts Recreation & Parks
  • Citizens First Bank Scholarship
  • Kathryn Leigh Thurgaland Foundation
  • Tri-County Landscape Scholarship
  • M. Yates Engineering Scholarship
  • The Distinguished Flying Cross Society Scholarship
  • Walter S. McLin III ‘First in the Family’ Scholarship-Provided by the Jacobsen foundation
  • The Villages Insurance Partners Scholarship  & The Scott Robertson Scholarship
  • Ventura Ranch Scholarship
  • Terry and Glendora Yoder
  • A & D Corp. Scholarship
  • The Filipino American Club of The Villages, 2023
  • The Borrowman Family Scholarship
  • The Drake Family Scholarship
  • Michael & Patricia Pape Scholarship and Michael Pape & Associates Scholarship
  • Buffalo HERD First Responders Scholarship & Spirit of Volunteerism in School & Community Scholarship
  • UF Health The Villages Hospital Auxiliary Foundation
  • Bekebrock-McDaniel Family Scholarship
  • William Block Jr & Elizabeth Costa Scholarships
  • Florida Paints Scholarship
  • Paul ‘Richie’ Hein Scholarship
  • Sharon L. Morse Scholarship
  • H.Gary Morse Scholarship

Buffalo Promise

In 2016, the Buffalo Scholarship Foundation made a pledge to award every graduating senior a post-secondary scholarship. After six years of dedication and planning, we have made this dream a reality with the Buffalo Promise.

Students who graduate from the Villages Charter School receive a strong foundational education powered by a set of fundamental core values, yet we know this is just the start of their life’s journey. With the Buffalo Promise, our goal is to make sure those students who wish to continue their growth in education have the path and ability to pursue their dreams.

  • American Legion School Medal Award
  • Daughters of the American Revolution-Good Citizen Award
  • Sons of the American Revolution-Good Citizen Award
  • Education Foundation of Lake County- Lake Sumter Lions Club Scholarship
  • Mike Scott Plumbing Pipeline to Success Scholarship
  • Quilter’s Memorial Scholarship-Provided by the Quilting Guild of The Villages
  • Jerry L. Hasson Civil War Study Group Scholarship
  • Business & Banking Academy Scholarship
  • Future Builders of America
  • Sumter County Chamber of Commerce
  • 2024 SECO Energy Scholarship Program
  • Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #1036
  • The Villages Marine Corps League Colonel Phillip C. DeLong Detachment #1267
  • The Kiwanis Club of Lady Lake
  • The Philanthropic Educational Organization STAR Scholarship-IT Chapter & IG Chapter
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Committee of Lady & Sumter Counties “Achieve the Dream” Scholarship
  • David Wiley Christine Sigel Memorial Scholarship
  • The Lake Sumter Seminole Club
  • Hope Lutheran Church “Hope for the Future” Scholarship
  • The William ‘O’ Farmer Scholarship
  • The Sophisticated Gents of Florida
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative Scholarship Committee, INC.
  • Lake Sumter State College-Vice President Michelle Matis
  • Friends of The Villages Library Grant
  • The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 347 (Americanism & Education Program)
  • Harold Schwartz Music Scholarship-Sponsored by the Opera Club of The Villages
  • The Oscar Feliu Award-Sponsored by the Opera Club of The Villages
  • Sons of the American Legion Squadron, 347
  • The & The Villages Technology Solutions Group Laptop Computer Scholarship
  • The American Legion
  • The Rotary Club of The Villages
  • The Villages Dollars for Scholars
  • The Charles & Kathryn Deering Scholarship
  • Take Stock in Children Mentorship

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program rewards students for their academic achievements during high school by providing funding for them to pursue post-secondary educational and career goals in Florida.

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