State Increases Funds For Local Scholarship

Helps Buffalo Public School Graduates

Matt Moran
June 15, 2018 - 4:38 pm

WBEN Photo/Matt Moran


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an agreement between New York State and the Say Yes Buffalo Scholarship Fund to provide $10 million to assist Buffalo students with the cost of attending college.

Local lawmakers came out to McKinley High School for the announcement. Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul says it's about investing in something so important to her.

"We're investing in the human spirit of the young people from neighborhoods not far from here who now know they have a completely different opportunity in front of them," Lt. Governor Hochul said.

Established in 2012, Say Yes Buffalo helps high school graduates with tuition if they go to a SUNY or CUNY college. New York State Senator Tim Kennedy sees the the great future it brings for buffalo public schools. 

"The best days for the Buffalo Public Schools are right in front of us and it's all because of the Say Yes Foundation," Senator Kennedy said.

This agreement is part of the Buffalo Billion II. For more information, visit



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