BUFFALO — The Buffalo Bandits announced Monday that the team will again host Native American Night at the team’s home game on Saturday, March 21 against the Minnesota Swarm.
Special activities for the night will include traditional Native American music and dance ceremonies.
The night will be highlighted by the presentation of a $1,000 scholarship to a student of Native American descent living in Western New York or Southern Ontario. The Bandits are currently accepting applications for the scholarship, which is open only to students currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.
A selection committee comprised of members of the Buffalo Bandits organization will choose the scholarship winner. The winner will be notified and should be available to accept the scholarship at a ceremony held at the Bandits game at First Niagara Center on March 21.
Those eligible to apply for the Buffalo Bandits Native American Scholarship should send an application along with the following:
- Completed application form (can be found online here)
- A copy of the student’s most recent transcripts
- A letter of recommendation from a faculty sponsor or employer
- A one-page essay describing why the student should be awarded this scholarship and what it would mean to him or her.
The application with all accompanying documentation must be received no later than Monday, March 16. Applications may be sent via mail to Buffalo Bandits Native American Scholarship Fund, 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14203, Attn: Scott Loffler.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Scott Loffler at 716-855-4184 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.