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Families interested in Ss. Peter and Paul School may be eligible to receive tuition assistance from the BISON Children’s Scholarship Fund.  The BISON Fund is a privately funded tuition assistance program for economically eligible families with children entering grades K-8.  An eligibility bracket for 2020-2021 is listed below.


More information including how to apply, please visit the BISON website.

With a maximum award of $2,100, this is a great opportunity for families who desire a private education for their children but may be unable to afford it.  Contact the school at 716-632-6146 or the BISON Fund at 716.854.0869 if you have any questions.

Application details:

  • To be eligible you must meet income eligibility guidelines and reside in one of the following counties of Western New York: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming.

  • Scholarships are only for children entering kindergarten through the eighth grade. We don’t have funding for pre-kindergarten or high school.

If you are currently receiving a scholarship in our program, you do NOT need to fill out a Pre-Application. Instead you will receive an email from the BISON Fund with renewal information.

Please click here to apply

About the BISON Fund

FAQ about the BISON Fund




BISON Scholarship

Thanks to a generous, anonymous donation, Saints Peter and Paul School has several scholarships available to new families.  These scholarships are also based on the above income eligibility.  However, if you qualify, you do not need to enter the lottery drawing.  Your child/family will automatically receive the scholarship and it will remain with your child/family for the remainder of their time at Saints Peter and Paul School.

For more information or to apply, please contact principal, Mrs. Melissa Lindner at 632-6146 or





St. Thomas More Guild of WNY Grade School and High School Scholarship Application Rules

The contest is open to all students currently in grades 6-11 who will attend a Catholic school located in the Diocese of Buffalo.

All scholarship applicants must submit an essay on the following topic:

St. Thomas More gave up his life rather than abandon his Catholic faith. He was a lawyer, an important government official, a loving husband and father, a brilliant scholar and writer. When the king ordered him to do something that he knew was wrong, he refused and was put to death.

Identify someone that you consider to be a modern St. Thomas More who has made a sacrifice to follow his or her faith. Explain why you chose that person and what specifically makes that person a modern day St. Thomas More.

The essay must be typed.  The maximum length of the essay is 500 words.

The Application Form must accompany the essay.  The current grade of the student should be placed in the upper right hand corner of the first page of the essay.  The essay must not contain the writer’s name or school.

The Scholarship Application must be mailed to:

                        St. Thomas More Guild

                        P.O. Box 35

                        Buffalo, New York 14201-0035

The completed application (Application Form and essay) must be postmarked on or before March 31, 2020.

Winners will be contacted after April 30, 2020. ​​ The essay will be judged according to the grade level of the student and the judges will not know the identity of the applicant during the judging process.  Scholarship awards are paid directly to the school.  The awards will be presented at the Annual Luncheon.

 More Information & Application



Angel Scholarship Fund



The Angel Scholarship Fund is supported by the generosity of our parishioners and friends of Ss. Peter & Paul School.  The fund provides need based tuition assistance to families of Ss. Peter and Paul School students who meet eligibility requirements based on fund availability.

Applications are assessed by a review team to determine eligibility.  You may be assured that all information required to determine need shall be held in strict confidence.  Applications may be obtained from the school principal,

Please note that we encourage you to apply to BISON Fund as well.

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