ScholarshipsThe KWAF uses the donations received to award scholarships to Kenmore West High School seniors. We give away multiple 2-year scholarships and multiple 4-year scholarships every year to a handful of students. KWAF awards scholarships based on merit, financial need and academic standing to seniors who apply every Spring. The current KWAF board meets to review the applications and makes the determination of the recipients. These scholarships are given out at the Senior Awards night that is held at the school every year towards the end of the semester.

The quantity of 2-Year and 4-Year Scholarships given to students is dependent upon how much is received in donations every year. The more we receive, the more we are able to help the students!


Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law 501 (c) (3).

To date, the we have awarded over $660,000 in scholarship funds to graduating seniors.

Thank you in advance for your continued support!

2-Year Scholarships

Approximately $3,000 per scholarship.

4-Year Scholarships

Approximately $5,000 per scholarship.

Mellie and Maxine Mooshie Award

Mr. Mooshie was a long-tenured Social Studies teacher at Kenmore West High School who touched the lives of many students. He had a deep love of learning and encouraged independent thought. His children established this award and former students have helped to fund the endowment. This award goes to a student who will pursuing a degree in education.

Skilled Trade Scholarship

Gerald Hoehn was a telephone equipment installer who graduated in 1953 with an electrical major from Seneca Vocational School in Buffalo. He took night school classes at Erie County Technical Institute (forerunner of Erie Community College) and the University of Buffalo. He retired from the engineering department of the telephone company. Sandra Wade (Hoehn) graduated from Kenmore High School in 1955. She was offered a part-time secretarial position at Kenmore High School starting in her senior year and continued full-time after her graduation until 1963. This scholarship goes to a student pursuing a two year degree in a technical discipline.

Nelson Karro Technical/Business/Trades/Technology/Nursing Scholarship

The Nelson A. Karro scholarship was established because of his interest in promoting students to attend a two-year college with monies that afforded either a short term professional goal or an opportunity to move beyond to success of a four-year degree. Fortunately, as he was fondly known by his classmates, created a large business in Houston, TX and always held Kenmore with the highest regard. This scholarship has now been extended into the foreseeable future.

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Kenmore West Alumni Association
33 Highland Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14223

Phone: 716-874-8401 (Option #6)

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