St. Bonaventure University

Support St. Bonaventure Rugby


Donations directed to the St. Bonaventure University men's and women’s rugby teams are vital in allowing our student-athletes to compete for league and national championships while ensuring they receive the quality education for which the university is known.

With both teams playing 15s in the fall semester and 7s in the spring, your donation can make a direct impact on the programs’ ability to succeed over the years to come.

Gifts to the teams will enhance the overall experience of every player. The costs of running competitive rugby programs include travel throughout the state and region, athletic trainers, uniforms, equipment, recruiting materials and much more.

By clicking on the "Donate" link at left, then selecting Men’s Rugby or Women’s Rugby in the drop-down menu, you can be a part of a successful 2017 campaign and beyond.

Need-based scholarships available to rugby players

Rugby players at St. Bonaventure University have access to a pair of scholarships aimed at remembering two of their own.

Robert David Peraza Scholarship

A scholarship has been established for men’s rugby players in memory of Robert David Peraza, a 1994 and 1996 (MBA) graduate of St. Bonaventure University. Rob was killed on Sept. 11, 2001. This scholarship, established shortly after his death, makes it possible for deserving students to attend SBU. The Robert David Peraza Scholarship is a four-year, needs-based scholarship. More than a dozen current student-athletes receive this aid.

Matthew Dungan Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship has been established for men’s and women’s rugby players in memory of Matthew Dungan, a 2009 graduate of Kenmore West High School who passed away unexpectedly as a sophomore at St. Bonaventure. The Matthew Dungan Memorial Scholarship is awarded to deserving students who exemplify Matt’s character.