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 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
up to $1,000 Gersky Family Fund for WiSE
This fund was established in 2018 to memorialize Charles and Diana Gersky. Preference will be given to undergraduate women in any STEM major who...
This fund was established in 2018 to memorialize Charles and Diana...
  • Deadline: 02/17/2020
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline02/17/2020
$2,500 Cobham Mission Systems Engineering Scholarship
Established by Cobham Mission Systems of Orchard Park, NY. Must be a junior in electrical, mechanical, or aerospace engineering with a minimum GPA...
Established by Cobham Mission Systems of Orchard Park, NY. Must be a...
  • Deadline: 02/20/2020
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline02/20/2020
$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
$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
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
$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 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
$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
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 $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: 03/31/2020
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline03/31/2020
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
up to $1,500 Matthew R. Enright Award for Unpaid Internship
Established in 2016 by Mr. and Mrs. David Walter in memory of their son, Matthew R. Enright, to support undergraduate electrical engineering...
Established in 2016 by Mr. and Mrs. David Walter in memory of their son,...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2020
  • Award: up to $1,500
Deadline04/30/2020
up to $2,000 Division of University Communications Student Scholarship
Employees of the Division of University Communications donate annually to this fund. Must be a full-time student pursuing a major, minor or...
Employees of the Division of University Communications donate annually...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline05/01/2020
$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
varies Aaron N. Bloch Memorial Fund
Established in 1998. Must be a sophomore upon application for this junior year scholarship. Must demonstrate creative thinking and a strong...
Established in 1998. Must be a sophomore upon application for this...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Aetna Life & Casualty Foundation Scholarship Grant
Supplements existing federal, state, college and other sources of financial aid to enable recipients to pursue higher education and to prepare for...
Supplements existing federal, state, college and other sources of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
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
varies Alumni Distinguished Honors Scholarship
Must be an academically exceptional student in the College of Arts and Sciences. Renewable.
Must be an academically exceptional student in the College of Arts and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
$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
varies Armand J. Williams Scholarship Fund
Established in 1950 by Armand J. Williams. Must be in good academic standing.
Established in 1950 by Armand J. Williams. Must be in good academic...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Arthur and Louise Wasserman Fund
Established in 1985 by Arthur and Louise Wasserman, later endowed by Mindy Wasserman. Must be an undergraduate majoring in business administration...
Established in 1985 by Arthur and Louise Wasserman, later endowed by...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Arts and Sciences General Endowment Fund
Must be a College of Arts and Sciences major. No application required.
Must be a College of Arts and Sciences major. No application required.
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
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
$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