Western New York Chapter


The Western New York Chapter of the AMEDF Welcomes You!

Please look at the list of workshops and programs available to help you and your students better prepare for the college challenge. Our trained advisers are conveniently located in Western New York to best serve you. Please see a list of their names at the bottom of this page. Feel free to contact our chapter by email or by phone with any questions or comments you may have. We look forward to making your transition to college as smooth as possible.


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Getting Started:  Families begin their college planning journey with the “Complete Guide to College Funding ” workshop, a two-session program for parents of high school students that provides a comprehensive overview of how to better prepare for college. This introductory component of the AMEDF Scholars Methodology™ provides a detailed overview of the particulars of preparing for college success and highlights major pitfalls to avoid that could greatly increase the odds of college failure. Topics covered in this component include college admissions, admissions tests (PSAT, SAT, ACT and others); career profiling, college majors; need and non-need based aid including grants, scholarships and self-help; tax benefits for higher education, unique college financing programs from federal and state sources; year-by-year planning steps and other important topics. The second component of this workshop is a one-on-one advisory session to determine aid eligibility and assessment of the student’s college readiness. See below for upcoming dates of the “Complete Guide to College Funding” workshop.

Additional Workshops:  Next up in the AMEDF Scholars Methodology™ are a series of workshops on the specifics of career selection, college choices, college aid and college financial planning taught by seasoned instructors and professional advisers. In select chapter areas, additional workshops are fully subsidized and free of charge to the public.

Scholars Methodology™

AMEDF Scholars Methodology™:  Everything You Need to Better Prepare for College

College attrition in the US has reached alarming levels with more than 80% of 9th graders failing to achieve college graduation in a reasonable time-frame. Even less are actually employed in their field of study, with more than one in four recent college graduates working in jobs that do not even require a college degree!

The good news is there are actions you can take while your student is still in high school to dramatically improve the odds of achieving college success. The American Education Foundation has incorporated this into the “AMEDF Scholars Methodology™,” a comprehensive program that provides everything needed to help families better prepare for college.

The AMEDF Scholars Methodology™ incorporates multiple formats including workshops, self-study, internet-based research, and one-on-one advisement to accommodate a wide range of learning style preferences. The methodology aims to improve college readiness through a focus on academic preparation, career preparation, and financial preparation. Families learn how to identify colleges that are uniquely suited to the student’s academic, career, and the family’s financial profile to maximize the probability of college success.

All components of the AMEDF Scholars Methodology™ are subsidized from 70% to 100% based on a participant’s income and provide affordable alternatives to commercial services. Families seeking resources to better prepare for college can enroll in any or all of the methodology components suitable for their needs.

Western NY Workshop Dates

Upcoming Workshop Dates:



To schedule your FREE Session 2 appointment with one of our instructors click on the following link:

One-On-One (Session 2) Appointments:

(Second Installment of our program)

Email :  operations@amedf.org


View documents and recent workshop slides/materials HERE!

Contact the Chapter

AMEDF Western NY Chapter

1408 Sweet Home Road Suite 6
Amherst, NY 14228
Phone 716.348.3498

Email: operations@amedf.org

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WNY Instructors

All AMEDF instructors are trained and certified. Please see below for a list of our instructors for Western New York.

Mark J. Beardi
Anthony S. Scalise
Steven I. Yeh

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