Our Opportunities

Welcome to the University at Buffalo Scholarship Portal!

Currently enrolled and newly-admitted students may sign in with an activated UBIT username and password. Your first step is to complete a General Application, once the season opens each fall term. Your responses may prompt a request for you to complete a Conditional Application or additional, scholarship specific questions. Follow your personalized red action prompts on your dashboard and check back on your application status regularly. We will email you whenever a new scholarship deadline is announced, using the system alias, UBscholarships@buffalo.edu.

When fully operational, the UB Scholarship Portal will streamline your search for the nearly 900 philanthropic scholarships across campus. In the meantime, please make sure to search for scholarships not yet active in the portal, which will be advertised by your academic department and dean’s office.

Keyword searches should be limited to one word or phrase (ex. political science). Do not use comma separators or unrelated strings (ex. math, physics; arts and sciences political science).

Award amounts published are for general information and actual amounts may vary.

Opportunities are scholarships accepting applications. Recommended Opportunities match with your application responses or HUB credentials, so explore those first and consider answering the required questions. You may apply for any opportunity if you meet the basic qualifications.

Action options are “none” (students are automatically considered if qualified) or “apply” (you need to answer supplemental questions to be considered).

Deadlines are midnight on the posted date. All application materials, including reference letters must be submitted on time to be considered.

Qualifying for a scholarship is not a guarantee of funding. Even if not specifically stated, scholarships are typically reserved for students in good academic standing who are also making satisfactory progress towards a degree.

Questions can be referred to UBscholarships@buffalo.edu or UB Financial Aid at (716) 645-0441.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
varies College of Arts and Sciences Experiential Learning Fund
These funds support undergraduate experiential learning opportunities. Must be accepted into an academic major in the College of Arts and Sciences.
These funds support undergraduate experiential learning opportunities....
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/15/2019
$500 J. Scott Fleming Merit Award
Established in 1985, this cash award for student leaders was established through student fundraising initiatives led by the University Student...
Established in 1985, this cash award for student leaders was established...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline11/15/2019
up to $3,500 University At Buffalo Alumnae Scholarship
This fund originated in 1941 to provide scholarships to full or part-time female students who exemplify the University’s ideals of leadership,...
This fund originated in 1941 to provide scholarships to full or...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: up to $3,500
Deadline11/15/2019
varies Walker Family Experiential Learning Fund
Established in 2016 by John P. Walker, BA ’71, these funds support undergraduate experiential learning opportunities. Must be accepted into an...
Established in 2016 by John P. Walker, BA ’71, these funds support...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/15/2019
up to $5,000 Willie R. Evans UB Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship
Established in 2010 by the UB Alumni Association in honor of Willie R. Evans, EDM ’60. Must be a full-time undergraduate student with a parent,...
Established in 2010 by the UB Alumni Association in honor of Willie R....
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: up to $5,000
Deadline11/15/2019
varies Frances R. and Louis B. Morrison Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1984 by Mr. David L. Schwartz and Mrs. Nancy Schwartz to provide an annual scholarship in memory of Frances R. and Louis B....
Established in 1984 by Mr. David L. Schwartz and Mrs. Nancy Schwartz to...
  • Deadline: 11/25/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/25/2019
$6,000 Joseph W. and Kenneth P. Kogut Brothers of New York Mills Economic Development Award
Established in 2007 by Frederick J. Kogut, BA’60 & EDM’65 and his daughter, Nina F. Kogut-Akkum, in memory of Frederick’s late brothers, Joseph W....
Established in 2007 by Frederick J. Kogut, BA’60 & EDM’65 and his...
  • Deadline: 11/30/2019
  • Award: $6,000
Deadline11/30/2019
$2,525.00 Matthew Scarpati Scholarship Fund
Established in 2010 by Mr. James and Mrs. Lynn Scarpati in memory of their son, Matthew Scarpati. Must be an economics major who has completed the...
Established in 2010 by Mr. James and Mrs. Lynn Scarpati in memory of...
  • Deadline: 11/30/2019
  • Award: $2,525.00
Deadline11/30/2019
$4,700 William A. Strauss Economics Scholarship Endowment Fund
Established in 2012 by William A. Strauss, BA ’80, to provide an annual scholarship to a student majoring in economics who has demonstrated...
Established in 2012 by William A. Strauss, BA ’80, to provide an annual...
  • Deadline: 11/30/2019
  • Award: $4,700
Deadline11/30/2019
varies Abe Halbreich Memorial Fund
Established in 1953 by Stanley Halbreich. Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in health sciences with preference to those majoring in...
Established in 1953 by Stanley Halbreich. Must be a sophomore, junior,...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline01/31/2020
up to $25,000 WNY Prosperity Fellowship
Established by the Prentice Family Foundation. Must be a promising undergraduate or graduate student actively preparing for a career that furthers...
Established by the Prentice Family Foundation. Must be a promising...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: up to $25,000
Deadline02/15/2020
varies William E. Townsend Scholarship Fund
In 1992, William E. Townsend, BA ’50, created these scholarships for freshmen in the natural sciences. Preference to chemistry majors, Western New...
In 1992, William E. Townsend, BA ’50, created these scholarships for...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline02/28/2020
$1,000 Greater Washington DC Area Alumni Scholarship
Established in 2015 by Joseph P. Esposito, BA ’75. Must be an academically promising, newly admitted freshman or transfer student from the Greater...
Established in 2015 by Joseph P. Esposito, BA ’75. Must be an...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/01/2020
varies Joseph Camerata Charitable Trust Scholarship
Awarded by the SUNY Chancellor in conjunction with the University at Buffalo, as four-year merit scholarship for newly admitted freshmen. Must be a...
Awarded by the SUNY Chancellor in conjunction with the University at...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
$5,000 Alison L. Des Forges Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2012 in honor or Alison L. Des Forges. Must be a graduate of the Buffalo Public Schools newly admitted to UB as a first-time,...
Established in 2012 in honor or Alison L. Des Forges. Must be a graduate...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline03/15/2020
up to $2000 BlueCross BlueShield Scholarship Fund
Established in 2008 by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. Must be a newly admitted freshman who graduated from the Buffalo Public Schools....
Established in 2008 by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. Must...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: up to $2000
Deadline03/15/2020
up to $2,000 Buffalo Public Schools Scholarship
Established in 2008. Awarded to newly-admitted freshmen from the Buffalo Public Schools. Must demonstrate academic promise and commitment to...
Established in 2008. Awarded to newly-admitted freshmen from the Buffalo...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/15/2020
$500 David and Rebecca Skerker Fund
Established in 1965 by Bernard Skerker. Must be an admitted or current student with a strong academic record, whose parent is employed by Robinson...
Established in 1965 by Bernard Skerker. Must be an admitted or current...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/15/2020
up to $2,500 Harry J. Ganson Scholarship Fund
Must be a newly admitted freshman from South Park High School who currently resides in the City of Buffalo and has strong academic credentials....
Must be a newly admitted freshman from South Park High School who...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: up to $2,500
Deadline03/15/2020
up to $2,000 UB Academic Excellence Scholarships
Must be a newly admitted freshman or transfer student who has demonstrated strong academic performance and potential for success.
Must be a newly admitted freshman or transfer student who has...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/15/2020
varies UB Gala Endowed Scholarship Fund
Must be a newly admitted undergraduate with excellent standardized test scores and high school grades. Students will be selected from a variety of...
Must be a newly admitted undergraduate with excellent standardized test...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
up to $3,000 UB Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
Established in 2012 by the University at Buffalo Foundation Board of Trustees. Must be a newly admitted freshman majoring in a field related to the...
Established in 2012 by the University at Buffalo Foundation Board of...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: up to $3,000
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Frieda W. Waugh Memorial Fund
This fund is held by the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo with final decisions made by their board of directors. University at Buffalo...
This fund is held by the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo with...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$50 A. G. Marcus Meads Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1948 by Hutch-Central Evening High School. Must be an undergraduate, resident of the City of Buffalo, a graduate from a Buffalo...
Established in 1948 by Hutch-Central Evening High School. Must be an...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $50
approx $250 A.F.R.O.T.C. Scholarship Fund
Established in 1953 by the Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Must be an undergraduate junior or senior majoring in aerospace engineering.
Established in 1953 by the Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. ...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: approx $250
varies Albert and Henrietta Ziegele, Jr. Scholarship
Established in 1971 by Irene Krull, students must be in good academic standing, Must complete the FAFSA and have financial need.
Established in 1971 by Irene Krull, students must be in good academic...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
up to $2,000 Amelia J. Bargar
Established in 1947 by Amelia J. Bargar. Must complete the FAFSA and have financial need.
Established in 1947 by Amelia J. Bargar. Must complete the FAFSA and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $2,000
$92 American Society For Metals Scholarship Fund
Established in 1956 by the Buffalo Chapter of the American Society for Metals. Must be a junior or senior majoring in engineering with preference...
Established in 1956 by the Buffalo Chapter of the American Society for...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $92
up to $2,000 Anne Brody Scholarship Fund
Established in 2001 by friends, colleagues and family of Anne and Harold Brody. Must be an undergraduate in good academic standing.
Established in 2001 by friends, colleagues and family of Anne and Harold...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $2,000
up to $2,000 Arts and Sciences Student Scholarship Fund
Must be a College of Arts and Sciences major.
Must be a College of Arts and Sciences major.
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $2,000
varies Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors the Gilman Scholarship Program for undergraduates who are U.S....
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
$1,500 Beulah Alexander Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by Beuline Crawford in honor of her mother, Beulah Alexander BA ‘50. Must be from Western New York and newly admitted as a freshman...
Established by Beuline Crawford in honor of her mother, Beulah Alexander...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500
up to $2,000 Beulah Hunter Temple Memorial Fund
Must be a graduate of Lafayette High School or Hutchinson Central Technical High School in Buffalo, New York.
Must be a graduate of Lafayette High School or Hutchinson Central...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $2,000
up to $100 Board Of Managers Senior Scholarship
Established in 1940 by the Board of Managers of Norton Hall. Must be a junior or senior with preference to students with extracurricular activities.
Established in 1940 by the Board of Managers of Norton Hall. Must be a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $100
varies Buffalo Federation of Women's Clubs Scholarship
Established in 1964 by the Buffalo Federation of Women’s Clubs. Must be a full-time graduate student who graduated from a public high school in the...
Established in 1964 by the Buffalo Federation of Women’s Clubs. Must be...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
$1,000 Buffalo Public High School Aspire Scholarship
Must be an accepted or current University at Buffalo undergraduate in any major who is a U.S. citizen and a graduate of a public high school in the...
Must be an accepted or current University at Buffalo undergraduate in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
approx $250 Centennial Campaign Scholarship
Established in 1947 by contributors to the Centennial Fund. Must be an undergraduate.
Established in 1947 by contributors to the Centennial Fund. Must be an...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: approx $250
up to $2,000 Charles G. Duffy Scholarship
Established in 1928 by Charles G. Duffy. Must be an undergraduate with preference to a student of Polish descent.
Established in 1928 by Charles G. Duffy. Must be an undergraduate with...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $2,000
up to $2,000 Charles S. and Myra Jacobowitz Scholarship Fund
Family and friends of Charles S. Jacobowitz established these scholarships in 1951. Must be a graduate student in good academic standing, enrolled...
Family and friends of Charles S. Jacobowitz established these...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $2,000
varies Chemistry Scholarship Fund
The Chemistry Department funds the Sophomore Organic Scholarship and the Chemistry Alumni Scholarship through these pooled contributions. Must be a...
The Chemistry Department funds the Sophomore Organic Scholarship and the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
$50 Clarence Macgregor Scholarship
Established in 1948 by Hutch-Central Evening High School. Must be an undergraduate with preference to students who graduated from...
Established in 1948 by Hutch-Central Evening High School. Must be an...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $50
up to $2,000 De Alva Stanwood Alexander Scholarship
Established in 1919 by Anne Bliss Alexander. Must be an undergraduate with preference to students who may be selected by the Buffalo Presbytery of...
Established in 1919 by Anne Bliss Alexander. Must be an undergraduate...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $2,000
up to $4,000 Delaware Avenue Baptist Church Scholarship
Established by the pastor and deacons of the Delaware Avenue Baptist Church. Must be enrolled at the University at Buffalo.
Established by the pastor and deacons of the Delaware Avenue Baptist...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $4,000
up to $3,000 Dr. Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1951. Preference to female students in medicine, dentistry, law, or pharmacy who also live within a 50 mile radius of the city of...
Established in 1951. Preference to female students in medicine,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $3,000
varies Dr. Harry G. LaForge Scholarship Endowment Fund
Established in 1944 by Harry G. LaForge. Must be a medical or pharmacy student.
Established in 1944 by Harry G. LaForge. Must be a medical or pharmacy...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
up to $1,000 Dr. Henry Dewitt Duryea Scholarship Fund
Established in 1974 by Dr. Henry DeWitt Duryea. Must be a National Merit Scholar.
Established in 1974 by Dr. Henry DeWitt Duryea. Must be a National Merit...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $1,000
varies Edward J. Kikta, Jr. Fund
Founded in 2000 for graduate students in chemistry. Must demonstrate financial need; domestic students complete the FAFSA and international...
Founded in 2000 for graduate students in chemistry. Must demonstrate...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
$50 Edward W. Houck Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1934 by Hutch-Central Evening High School. Must be an undergraduate student with preference given to graduates of Hutchinson...
Established in 1934 by Hutch-Central Evening High School. Must be an...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $50
up to $2,000 Eleanor Fitzgerald Fairbairn Scholarship Fund
Established 1922 in memory of Eleanor Fitzgerald Fairbairn. Must be a student majoring in a discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences or...
Established 1922 in memory of Eleanor Fitzgerald Fairbairn. Must be a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $2,000
up to $2,000 Ellicott Club Scholarships
Established by the Ellicott Club in 1922. Must be a junior or senior majoring within a field in the College of Arts and Sciences; completed at...
Established by the Ellicott Club in 1922. Must be a junior or senior...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $2,000