News | 1/17/2013 4:06:59 PM |


BUFFALO, NY (January 17, 2012) --- The Buffalo Bandits today announced that the team will host “Native American Night” at the team’s home game on Feb. 9 against the Rochester Knighthawks.
Special activities for the night will include traditional Native American music and dance ceremonies, and the team will honor the Six Nations Thunder Tribe team for winning the U15 National Field Lacrosse Championship at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions held in Tampa, Fla. in December 2012.

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 Saturday, Feb. 9.

Those  eligible to apply for the Buffalo Bandits Native American Scholarship should send application along with the following:

  • Completed application form (can be found online at here)
  • A copy of the student’s most recent transcripts
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty sponsor or employer
  • A brief essay one (1) page in length describing why the student should be awarded this scholarship and what it would mean to him/her.

The application with all accompanying documentation must be received no later than Monday, Feb. 4. Applications may be sent via mail to Scott Loffler, 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14203, or via email to

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