New Era Student Athlete Scholarship

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Provided through the generous contribution of New Era Cap in cooperation with the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame and its Amateur Sports Development Fund.

About the New Era Student-Athlete Scholarship

The New Era Student-Athlete Scholarship was created in 2012 to recognize deserving high school student-athletes who excel not only in their respective athletic endeavor(s) but in the classroom as well. In addition, New Era wants student athletes to Fly Your Own Flag, to express yourself and your individuality, how you promote your individuality, how you “write your own history” or “blaze your own trail,” and “dance your own dance.” The new Era Student-Athlete Scholarship seeks individuals who take part in extra-curricular activities including but not limited to community outreach, student government, theatre, clubs / groups, organizations, etc.

About the Award

Through the generous support of New Era, a $2,500 grant will be awarded annually to a deserving male and female high school student-athlete.

Scholarship Criteria / Candidates Must:

  • Be a graduating senior in the year of the application;
  • Be admitted to an accredited college or university of their choice (check will be officially awarded after proper notification of enrollment is received through the college / university);
  • Reside in the greater Western New York region;
  • Develop an essay in which the applicant, offers insight into his / her self-expression, creativity and individuality through activities, hobbies, interest, etc. In essence, tell us what makes you, your lifestyle and your passions unique? Remember, Fly Your Own Flag!
  • Complete the attached application, including submission of at least three letters of recommendation

Download Scholarship Application Here »

Application Deadline: Form and letters must be received NO LATER THAN MAY 16, 2016

About New Era

New Era is an international lifestyle brand with an authentic sports heritage that dates back over 90 years. The brand is best known for being the official on-field cap for Major League Baseball and the official cap for the National Football League. New Era is the brand of choice not only for its headwear collections, but also for its accessories and apparel lines for men, women and youth. The brand is worn as a symbol of self-expression by athletes, artists and some of the most interesting people around the globe. New Era encourages people to “FLY YOUR OWN FLAG™” – to truly express their personal style and individuality through its products. The Company is headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y. and operates facilities in Canada, Europe, Brazil, Japan and Hong Kong. For more information, visit