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
$3,000 Albert Padwa Summer Research Endowment Fund Award
Supports an undergraduate chemistry or medicinal chemistry major involved in a summer research project.
Supports an undergraduate chemistry or medicinal chemistry major...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2020
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline02/28/2020
up to $1,000 Irving H. Shames Endowment Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2011 by Lisa R. Shames and Bruce Shames in honor of their father, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Irving H. Shames. Must...
Established in 2011 by Lisa R. Shames and Bruce Shames in honor of their...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2020
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline02/28/2020
$1,000 Kapoor Fund In Medicinal Chemistry
Established in 2001. Must be an undergraduate majoring in medicinal chemistry.
Established in 2001. Must be an undergraduate majoring in medicinal...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/28/2020
$3,000 Peter T. Lansbury Endowment Fund
Established in 1999. Supports the research pursuits of undergraduate chemistry majors in good academic standing. Preference to juniors.
Established in 1999. Supports the research pursuits of undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2020
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline02/28/2020
$1,500 Sol J. Lederman Research Fellowship Fund
Originating in 2007, this fund supports undergraduate research fellowships for chemistry majors during the summer term. Preference to juniors.
Originating in 2007, this fund supports undergraduate research...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline02/28/2020
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
$475 Dean Paul E. Mohn Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by William Weppner, BS EE ’59, to honor the first dean of UB Engineering, Paul E. Mohn. The scholarship is for deserving undergraduate...
Established by William Weppner, BS EE ’59, to honor the first dean of UB...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $475
Deadline02/29/2020
$475 Matthew Grappone Memorial Book Award
Established in 2009 by William Grappone and his wife Anna Stave in memory of Matthew Grappone, BS ’97, to support deserving students by defraying...
Established in 2009 by William Grappone and his wife Anna Stave in...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $475
Deadline02/29/2020
up to $1,000 SEAS Student Leaders Scholarship Fund
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Leadership Scholarship supports students who are leaders in their club/organization and who are...
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Leadership Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline02/29/2020
up to $750 Tau Beta Pi Student Leadership Scholarship - New York Nu Chapter
Established by Drs. Robert E., MS ‘76 & PhD ’84, and Grace M. Barnes, MA ’77 & PhD ’84, to recognize student leadership in the School of...
Established by Drs. Robert E., MS ‘76 & PhD ’84, and Grace M. Barnes, MA...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: up to $750
Deadline02/29/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $50
Deadline03/01/2020
$0.00 Charles H. McCullough, Jr. Scholarship
Established by Jessie McCullough Newhall in 1925 to provide scholarships to deserving and needy students of the University at Buffalo. Must...
Established by Jessie McCullough Newhall in 1925 to provide scholarships...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2020
varies Clara M. Hendershot Scholarship Fund
Established by Clara Hendershot. Must complete the FAFSA and have financial need.
Established by Clara Hendershot. Must complete the FAFSA and have...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $50
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,900 Commissioner Gipson Annual Scholarship
Established in 2019 by H. McCarthy Gipson, BA ’71. Must be an undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference to...
Established in 2019 by H. McCarthy Gipson, BA ’71. Must be an...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,900
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $50
Deadline03/01/2020
varies Grace W. Capen Academic Fund
Established in 1975 by the Women’s Club of the University at Buffalo. Must have an exceptional grade point average. Must submit a plan for an...
Established in 1975 by the Women’s Club of the University at Buffalo....
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies HSBC Scholars Program
Must be a full-time undergraduate junior or senior majoring in science, technology, engineering or math with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be a U.S....
Must be a full-time undergraduate junior or senior majoring in science,...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies Jane C. Denton Scholarship
Established in 2012 by Dr. Lawrence Frenkel, BS ’65 and Dr. Donald Schulz, BA ’65 in memory of Jane C. Denton, BA ’66 and MA ’90. Must be a...
Established in 2012 by Dr. Lawrence Frenkel, BS ’65 and Dr. Donald...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
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
varies Masonic Patriotic Association Scholarship
Established in 1928 by the Masonic Patriotic Association, Inc.. Must be a junior or senior with preference to students recommended by the Past...
Established in 1928 by the Masonic Patriotic Association, Inc.. Must be...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Rachel Miller Manchester Scholarship Fund
Established by Grace Manchester in 1922 to provide scholarships to deserving students at the University at Buffalo. Preference to juniors or...
Established by Grace Manchester in 1922 to provide scholarships to...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies Wolf - Fire Scholarship Fund
Must complete the FAFSA, have financial need and be in good academic standing.
Must complete the FAFSA, have financial need and be in good academic...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
$0.00 Woman's Investigating Club Scholarship Fund
Established in 1963 by the Women’s Investigating Club to provide scholarships to pay for tuition and fees to a student attending the University at...
Established in 1963 by the Women’s Investigating Club to provide...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2020
varies Women's Club Of UB Scholarship
Established in 1955 by the Women’s Club of UB. Must be a full time undergraduate student. Must complete the FAFSA, have financial need and be in...
Established in 1955 by the Women’s Club of UB. Must be a full time ...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
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: 03/02/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/02/2020
$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
$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 $5,000 Barbara and Jack Davis Engineering Education Endowment Fund
Established in 2012 by Mr. John R. Davis, Jr., BS ’55, and Mrs. Barbara J. Davis. Must be an incoming freshman or current undergraduate, and an...
Established in 2012 by Mr. John R. Davis, Jr., BS ’55, and Mrs. Barbara...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: up to $5,000
Deadline03/31/2020
up to full NYS tuition and fees Felix Smist Scholarship Fund
Established in 2005 by James Smist, BS ‘80 and Mary Smist, to honor Jim’s late father, Felix Smist, BS ’65. Must be a new or current undergraduate...
Established in 2005 by James Smist, BS ‘80 and Mary Smist, to honor...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: up to full NYS tuition and fees
Deadline03/31/2020
up to $2,000 George F. Schenk Scholarship Fund
Established in 2004 by the estate of Margaret T. Schenk, BA ’40, BA ’41 in honor of her husband, George F. Schenk. Must be a newly admitted...
Established in 2004 by the estate of Margaret T. Schenk, BA ’40, BA ’41...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/31/2020
up to $2,000 James and Nancy McLernon Superior Scholars Endowed Program
Established in 1978 by Mr. and Mrs. James W. McLernon. Must be a newly admitted freshman majoring in engineering in the School of Engineering and...
Established in 1978 by Mr. and Mrs. James W. McLernon. Must be a newly...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/31/2020
$1,000 Larry and Amanda Megan Scholarship Award
Established in 2004 by Lawrence and Amanda Megan. Must be a newly admitted freshman from the City of Buffalo, accepted into the School of...
Established in 2004 by Lawrence and Amanda Megan. Must be a newly...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/31/2020
up to $5,000 Richard E. Garman Endowment Fund
Established in 2002 by Richard E. Garman. Must be accepted into a graduate program in civil, structural or environmental engineering in the School...
Established in 2002 by Richard E. Garman. Must be accepted into a...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: up to $5,000
Deadline03/31/2020
up to $2,000 Samuel R. McLernon and Nancy McLernon Memorial Scholarships
Established in 2007 by James W. McLernon. Must be a newly admitted freshman who graduated from Kenmore West High School, majoring in engineering,...
Established in 2007 by James W. McLernon. Must be a newly admitted...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/31/2020
up to $4,275 Scott Hanlon '86 Scholarship Fund
Scott J. Hanlon ’86 created this fund in 2019 to support four full-time engineering undergraduates. Preference to first-generation students....
Scott J. Hanlon ’86 created this fund in 2019 to support four full-time...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: up to $4,275
Deadline03/31/2020
varies Steven B. Sample Honors Scholarship
Established in 2004 by Jeremy M. Jacobs, ’60, Stanford Lipsey, Robert G. Wilmers, and the directors of Moog, Inc. to honor former University at...
Established in 2004 by Jeremy M. Jacobs, ’60, Stanford Lipsey, Robert G....
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/31/2020
Full-time NYS tuition Bonnie Ott Scholarship
Originating in 2001. Must be a full-time student in good academic standing and applying to participate in a University at Buffalo or SUNY study...
Originating in 2001. Must be a full-time student in good academic...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Full-time NYS tuition
Deadline04/01/2020
$1K/summer or winter; $2K/fall or spring; $4K/academic year Dr. Stephen C. Dunnett Study Abroad Scholarship
Established in 2017 by Dr. Stephen C. Dunnett, PhD ’77 and BA ’68, and University at Buffalo Vice Provost for International Education since 1989....
Established in 2017 by Dr. Stephen C. Dunnett, PhD ’77 and BA ’68, and...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1K/summer or winter; $2K/fall or spring; $4K/academic year
Deadline04/01/2020
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
Varies Lester Gerhardt Experiential Learning Fund
Established by Karen R. Gerhardt in memory of her husband Lester Gerhardt, PhD ’69, who was a distinguished academic and an honored UB alumnus. ...
Established by Karen R. Gerhardt in memory of her husband Lester...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$1K/summer/winter; $2K/semester President's Circle Study Abroad Scholarship
Must be currently enrolled, full-time, matriculated student in good academic standing, participating in a UB or SUNY study abroad or exchange...
Must be currently enrolled, full-time, matriculated student in good...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1K/summer/winter; $2K/semester
Deadline04/01/2020
up to $1,000 SEAS Study Abroad Scholarship Fund
Must be an accepted engineering major who has applied to a UB or SUNY study abroad program. Must be in good academic standing. Preference to...
Must be an accepted engineering major who has applied to a UB or SUNY...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline04/01/2020
varies State/IFR - Office of International Education Study Abroad
Must be a full-time student in good academic standing, participating in a University at Buffalo or SUNY study abroad program.
Must be a full-time student in good academic standing, participating in...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2020
varies State/IFR - UB Diversity Scholarship
Must be a full-time student in good academic standing, applying as a first-time participant in a University at Buffalo or SUNY study abroad...
Must be a full-time student in good academic standing, applying as a...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2020
varies Welch-Ludwig Fund for International Study
Established in 2009. Must be a full-time University at Buffalo student in good academic standing, applying to participate in a UB or SUNY study...
Established in 2009. Must be a full-time University at Buffalo student...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2020
up to $1,500 Yildizlar Education Scholarship
Established in 2002. Must be currently enrolled, full-time, matriculated student in good academic standing, participating in a UB study abroad...
Established in 2002. Must be currently enrolled, full-time, matriculated...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: up to $1,500
Deadline04/01/2020
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: 04/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/15/2020
up to $3,000 Gustav and Grete Zimmer Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by Grete M. Zimmer to support undergraduate majors in mechanical and aerospace engineering.
Established by Grete M. Zimmer to support undergraduate majors in...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: up to $3,000
Deadline04/15/2020
varies Kadzik-Weiss Experiential Fund
This fund will be used to provide annual experiential learning support to two undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
This fund will be used to provide annual experiential learning support...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/15/2020