Chamberlin & Funds for Education Loans and Grants

The Chamberlin Loan Fund was established by Sarah A. Chamberlin in 1937 to help provide financial support, mainly in the form of interest-free loans, for higher education for women of good character and promising scholarship who might not otherwise be able to procure a college education . Preference will be given to students in attendance at Cornell University, as stipulated in the will, and to students whose legal residence is in Western New York.

Funds for Education was established to provide additional financial support to college students in the Western New York area in the form of specialized loans, grants, or scholarships. These funds are obtained from proceeds from our Annual Book Sale and generous donors. The funds include several named awards. Applicants, women or men, must demonstrate superior academic achievement, have potential for achieving their academic and career goals, and show financial need.

The Buffalo Branch of AAUW administers both these interest-free loan and grant funds and gives awards as packages to be accepted or rejected in their entirety. Applicants must be residents of Western New York and/or attending colleges in that area.

There are two yearly deadlines, May 1st and December 1st .

  • May 1st applications will be accepted if postmarked between March 15th and May 1st.
  • December 1st applications will be accepted if postmarked between October 15th and December 1st.
  • Be sure to indicate to your references which deadline applies.

Download the application HERE.