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”.

  • H.G Morse Scholarship
  • Sharon L. Morse Scholarship
  • Drake Family Scholarship
  • Ventura Ranch Scholarship
  • Borrowman Family Scholarship
  • Rich & Gerri Sobieray Scholarship
  • Florida Paints Scholarship
  • William Block Jr & Elizabeth Costa Scholarships
  • UF Health The Villages Hospital Auxiliary Foundation
  • Wise/Brooks Scholarship – Presented by MAI Capital Management
  • Culinary Arts Academy Scholarships – Sponsored by the Rotary Club
  • Buffalo PRIDE First Responders
  • Ron Hess Construction Scholarship
  • Michael & Patricia Pape Scholarship
  • Michael Pape & Associates Scholarship
  • Terry and Glendora Yoder
  • The Villages Airheads
  • Bekebrock-McDaniel Family Scholarship
  • The Villages Insurance Partners
  • The Scott Robertson Scholarship – Presented by The Villages Insurance Partners
  • Abundant Life Ministries
  • The Voices Scholarship
  • Walt McLin ‘First in the Family’ – Sponsored by the Jacobsen Foundation
  • M. Yates Engineering Scholarship
  • Tri-County Landscape Scholarship
  • The R. Dewey Burnsed Scholarship
  • ‘Elaine Is Our Name’ Culinary Scholarship
  • Kathryn Leigh Thurgaland Foundation
  • Citizens First Bank
  • Rudy Torres Scholarship
  • Tony Snow Scholarship
  • Ester Rotne Scholarship
  • Joseph Machado Memorial Scholarship
  • Joseph Machado “All heart, no Fear” Scholarship
  • Melanie Ann Stoff Scholarship
  • Richard L. Murray Scholarship
  • In Memory of Paul Rowland
  • The American Dream Scholarship
  • The Freedom Award
  • Laliberte-Hamill Family Scholarship
  • Clymer Farner Barley, Inc. Engineering and Surveying Scholarship
  • Chef JT Culinary Scholarship
  • Jordan McDonough Scholarship
  • Ken Yerk Memorial Scholarship
  • Hall Family Scholarship
  • Thompson Family Scholarship
  • Commissioner Mike Francis
  • Oscar Feliu “For the Love of Music” Award
  • Legacy Clinic Health & Wellness Scholarship
  • Brothers in Song
  • Citizens First Bank & The VHS Business & Banking Academy Scholarship
  • The Langley Foundation
  • Tina Lussier Scholarship Fund
  • Eldene L. Hearns Scholarship
  • Joy Martinez Scholarship Fund
  • Publix Charities

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.

  • 2023 DAR Good Citizen Award
  • 2023 Sons of the American Revolution
  • Business & Banking Academy Scholarship
  • Clay Electric Youth Scholarship
  • David Wiley Christine Sigel Memorial Scholarship
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative Scholarship Committee, INC.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Committee of Lady & Sumter Counties “Achieve the Dream” Scholarship
  • Friends of The Villages Library Grant
  • Future Builders of America
  • Harold Schwartz Music Scholarship-Sponsored by the Opera Club of The Villages
  • Hope Lutheran Church “Hope for the Future” Scholarship
  • Lake Sumter Lions Club
  • Lake Sumter Seminole Club
  • Lake Sumter State College
  • Mike Scott Plumbing Pipeline to Success Scholarship
  • Orange Blossom Gardens Lions Club
  • Quilter’s Memorial Scholarship-Provided by the Quilting Guild of The Villages
  • Sons of the American Legion Squadron, 347
  • Sophisticated Gents of Florida
  • Sumter County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
  • Take Stock in Children Mentorship
  • The American Legion
  • The American Legion Auxiliary Post 347 “Americanism Essay Contest”
  • The American Legion Auxiliary-Veterans Memorial Unit 347
  • The American Legion School Medal Award
  • The Buffalo Booster Club Athletic Scholarship
  • The Miss Leesburg Scholarship Program
  • The Oscar Feliu Award-Sponsored by the Opera Club of The Villages
  • The Randy Jones, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
  • The Rotary Club of The Villages
  • The Village Center Community Development District and the Villages Public Safety Department Present: The Firefighter/EMT Cadet Scholarship
  • The Villages Dollars for Scholars
  • The Villages Marine Corps League Colonel Phillip C. DeLong Detachment #1267
  • The & The Villages Technology Solutions Group Laptop Computer Scholarship
  • The William “O” Farmer Scholarship
  • Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #1036

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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