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Buffalo Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. meets his inaugural scholarship recipients

It’s Throwback Thursday!

Each Thursday, throughout the summer, the Office of College Communications will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter. It’s all part of our yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in September 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old. 

Today, we flash back to June 1995 when Ralph C. Wilson Jr., owner of the four-time defending AFC Champion Buffalo Bills, visited Canisius to permanently endow a $500,000 sports scholarship. The Ralph C. Wilson Sports Scholarship annually awards four student-athletes, from Western New York or Southern Ontario, who are in good academic standing and play a college-level varsity sport.

At the time of Wilson’s gift, it was one of the 10 largest scholarship endowments in college history. It has since benefited nearly 100 student-athletes.

Submitted by: College Communications