BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York established a scholarship fund in 2008, which supports graduates of the Buffalo Public Schools who demonstrate financial need as incoming UB freshmen. Announcing the multi-year endowed fund, then-CEO Alphonso O’Neil-White noted that Blue Cross Blue Shield, one of the region’s leading health plans, believes investment in student financial aid is an investment in the future of Western New York. One of the company’s continuing goals is to enable more local students to take advantage of academic opportunities in Buffalo. “With a college degree, these young people will be better prepared to build successful careers and lives in Western New York, adding to the health and well-being of our community,” said O’Neil-White.