Scholarship application deadline draws near

BUFFALO, N.Y.(WIVB) – The application deadline for the $5,000 Jacquie Walker Scholarship offered by the Buffalo branch of the American Association of University Women is July 15.

Students from the eight counties of Western New York, who will be juniors or seniors in college this fall, are eligible to apply. The scholarship is awarded based on strong academic performance and a commitment to community service.

This is the sixth year the AAUW has awarded the scholarship in honor of Jacquie Walker’s dedication to serving the Western New York community. She has served as honorary chair of the AAUW’s Scholarship Book Sale for several years.

The scholarship is a $5,000 grant to be used for tuition or other expenses associated with obtaining an undergraduate degree, such as books, fees, etc. The money is raised from the AAUW’s annual Scholarship Book Sale, which also raises funds for other scholarships and educational programs.

An application is available on the AAUW website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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