Matt's graduation pic 2007

Matt's graduation pic 2007

Friday, April 14, 2017


Hello High School Counselors! 

This is a reminder to please inform your students that the Scholarship Application deadline has been EXTENDED to April 30, 2017. As long as the envelope has been post-marked by that date, it will be accepted. 

Thank you to all the counselors to have reached out to their students to inform them of this opportunity and have helped them out with this process! 


Friday, March 17, 2017

Scholarship Application Deadline EXTENDED

Because of the issue with the Post Office Box (which has been resolved), we are extending the application deadline from April 1 to May 1. Also, if anyone is having trouble printing the application, please contact me at and I'll be happy to email it directly to you. Thank you!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


I'm pleased to say there is no longer any issue with receiving mail- apparently the label fell off of the box, but they have replaced it. Phew!! =)

PO Box Issue

Two times people have sent something to our PO Box that was returned to them. I have a call into the Post Office and they are troubleshooting the issue. Hopefully this will be resolved today. Thank you all for your patience! I will update as soon as I hear back from them. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Monday, February 6, 2017

2017 Scholarship Application and Brochure to view and print!

2017 Scholarship Application and Brochure to view and print! 

We are happy to be able to make these documents easily accessible to the public! 


For more details about The Matthew R. Row Scholarship Foundation, please download our BROCHURE.

We are happy you found us and we look forward to reviewing your applications. Hope to see you all at the Run for Row 5K on August 20, 2017!

Andrea =)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hello, 2017!

Happy New Year, Everyone!!

2016 was a very successful first full year as a Foundation, and our primary goal was achieved - to award two students who lost a parent with a $2,500 scholarship toward their college tuition. Thank you to everyone who was involved with that - Run for Row attendees, donors, volunteers, our Board of Directors, and all the love from family, friends and strangers. This could not have been achieved without each and every one of you, and it's our hope that 2017 is just as successful!

The updated Scholarship Applications for 2017 will be accessible as of the beginning of February, and we will introduce them with a blog post.  Thank you for your patience!  

Some goals for this year:

* Develop an official website for The Matthew R. Row Scholarship Foundation
* Add two members to our Board of Directors
* Meet and exceed donations for funding, and increase attendance for the 9th Annual Run for Row
* Reach more people in the Western New York area to not only provide them with the opportunity to apply for the scholarship, but to make sure they (as well as their parent) have access to any grief/peer support that might be helpful to them.

Wouldn't it be amazing if we had so many donations that we would be able to provide scholarships to even more high school students entering college?!

Let's all strive to have open minds, hearts, spread love, and make 2017 a great year!


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

This Sunday!!!

Online registration for the Run For Row has closed, but don't worry! If you didn't get a chance to register online, you can do it in person on the morning of the race!

This Sunday, August 14th at Como Park in Lancaster- race starts promptly at 10am, so give yourself enough time to register and join us for all the fun! ☀️
If you're not able to make it this Sunday and would still like to make a donation, you can send a check payable to The Matthew R. Row Scholarship Foundation to P.O. Box 931, Buffalo, NY 14225.

This year, The Matthew R. Row Scholarship Foundation has awarded a college scholarship to two local high school seniors in the amount of $2,500 each. In addition, we offered their remaining parent/guardian a paid registration to one of the Camp Widow® programs offered by Soaring Spirits International.

This is the first time we're able to award scholarships, so we are very eager to reach as many people as possible so we can continue doing so!

Please help spread the word by liking and sharing this post- just that simple act can make a difference. Thank you!