WNY Prosperity Fellows and Alumni Testimonials

Amber Quinney '18

"I love being a Prosperity Fellow because it has provided me a unique opportunity to develop myself as a business professional and life changing entrepreneur. The scholarship made a significant difference in my life because it helped me continue my college education and maintain high academic performance. Overall, my experience as a Prosperity Fellow has been absolutely rewarding. I feel incredibly resourceful, and my “why” is more inspiring and transparent to me."


Sarah Owen '18

“My time as a fellow has helped me create a great professional network, as well as a network among my peers, and the skills necessary to succeed in my future career. Our access to the Buffalo business community is unparalleled to any other group!”


Hetal Patel '16

“Being a part of the WNY Prosperity Fellowship has played a significant role in where I am today. The most valuable aspect of the program were the numerous networking events. From these events, I was able to form relationships that allowed me to be a part of this renaissance in Buffalo. Most importantly, it has given me the encouragement I needed to take the beginning steps of starting my own business.”


Richard Hilliker '14

"The generous scholarship allowed me to focus my attention on my courses, involvement on campus, and personal development, serving as a catalyst in my success as a young professional."


Sarah Springer '15

"My internship experience was amazing. I learned how to be proactive, confident, and take a leadership role. I'm happy I was given this opportunity, and I would do it again if I could."


Kimlong Trieu '14

"This scholarship has offered me more than just financial aid; it has given time back to me that I can use to focus on important matters like family, school, and health. I am now able to focus on my studies and equip myself for the workforce and my future ventures."


WNY Prosperity Fellows:

2010-2011 2013-2014 2016-2017
2011-2012 2014-2015 2017-2018
2012-2013 2015-2016 2018-2019