Our Opportunities

Welcome to the University at Buffalo Scholarship Portal!

The UB Scholarship Portal is a smart shortcut to apply for campus philanthropic scholarships. Log in and complete one application annually to be considered for multiple opportunities. When fully operational, the UB Scholarship Portal will streamline your search for the nearly 900 philanthropic scholarships across campus. Please visit: Financial Aid – Scholarships and check your departmental web site for additional scholarship information.

All currently enrolled students may sign into UB’s Scholarship Portal with your UBIT username and password. Your first step is to complete a General Application. 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. If you are selected as a scholarship recipient, you will receive an email from ubscholarships@buffalo.edu. This email will provide you the steps that you will need to take to for the scholarship to be applied to your student account.

After July 15th, students need to complete a new General Application for the 2021-2022 academic year to be considered for any scholarship opportunities listed in UB’s Scholarship Portal.

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) application is no longer available. The deadline to submit a completed application was April 16, 2021. Students who applied and are currently enrolled and matriculated in a degree program and who meet federal financial aid requirements may be eligible to receive funding. The 2020-2021 FAFSA must be on file at UB in order to confirm eligibility. Funds are not guaranteed and may be limited in number and size due to funding constraints. HEERF was established as part of the U.S. federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and provides emergency financial assistance to eligible students who have experienced financial hardship due to the disruption of campus operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Grant applications will be reviewed by our committee after the application deadline of April 16, 2021. Once the committee makes a decision on the HEERF Grant application, students will be notified via email. If approved, the funding will be applied to the student account and refunded accordingly. All decisions are final.

Please visit: Financial Aid COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

We recommend that you set up direct deposit with the university to expedite delivery of any scholarships eligible for a refund. For more information on direct deposit, please visit: Direct Deposit of Refunds

Keyword searches should be limited to one word or phrase (ex. engineering). 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 11:59 PM 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. International students can apply for all scholarship opportunities except where noted.

Questions can be referred to ubscholarships@buffalo.edu.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
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: 05/15/2021
  • Award: Full-time NYS tuition
Deadline05/15/2021
Up to $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: 05/15/2021
  • Award: Up to $1K/summer or winter; $2K/fall or spring; $4K/academic year
Deadline05/15/2021
varies Nina Tretiak-Shields Fund
Established in 2001 through the generous gift of former UB professor of Russian language and literature, Nina Tretiak-Shields. Must be a full-time...
Established in 2001 through the generous gift of former UB professor of...
  • Deadline: 05/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/15/2021
Up to $1K/summer or winter; $2K/fall or spring; $4K/academic year 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: 05/15/2021
  • Award: Up to $1K/summer or winter; $2K/fall or spring; $4K/academic year
Deadline05/15/2021
varies SUNY China Programs
Must be a full-time student participating in a UB or SUNY study abroad program in China.
Must be a full-time student participating in a UB or SUNY study abroad...
  • Deadline: 05/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/15/2021
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: 05/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/15/2021
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: 05/15/2021
  • Award: up to $1,500
Deadline05/15/2021
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 undergraduate engineering...
Established in 2005 by James Smist, BS ‘80 and Mary Smist, to honor...
  • Deadline: 05/20/2021
  • Award: up to full NYS tuition and fees
Deadline05/20/2021
varies School of Architecture and Planning Student Emergency Fund
Established to provide temporary financial assistance for immediate and current emergency situations. Must be majoring in the School of...
Established to provide temporary financial assistance for immediate and...
  • Deadline: 05/26/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/26/2021
up to $5000 Robert H. and Catherine H. Goldsmith Scholarship Fund
Established in 1997 by Robert H. Goldsmith, BS’51, and Catherine H. Goldsmith. These scholarships offset the fifth year of tuition for...
Established in 1997 by Robert H. Goldsmith, BS’51, and Catherine H....
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: up to $5000
Deadline05/31/2021
$500.00 UB Alumni Singapore Community Leadership Award
Established in 2019 by the UB Alumni Singapore Chapter. Must be a student from Singapore who is or will be pursuing a degree at the University at...
Established in 2019 by the UB Alumni Singapore Chapter. Must be a...
  • Deadline: 06/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline06/05/2021
varies School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Student Emergency Fund
Established to provide temporary financial assistance for immediate and current emergency situations. Must be majoring in the School of Pharmacy...
Established to provide temporary financial assistance for immediate and...
  • Deadline: 06/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline06/15/2021
$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:
  • Award: $3,000
varies Amena and Hatim Nakhoda and Family Scholarship Fund
Established in 2007 by Mr. Moeez H. Nakhoda, BS ’91. Must be a junior or senior majoring in a management major. Must complete the FAFSA, have...
Established in 2007 by Mr. Moeez H. Nakhoda, BS ’91. Must be a junior or...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Anna C. Garrahee Scholarships
Students in the Department of Music compete for these scholarships, established in 2004 by the Anna C. Garrahee Trust.
Students in the Department of Music compete for these scholarships,...
  • 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 a management major with...
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 Baird Fund For Opera Program
Must be a music major involved in opera.
Must be a music major involved in opera.
  • 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
varies Bryan G. Argo Memorial Scholarship in History
Established in 2006 in memory of Bryan G. Argo, this scholarship is awarded to a full-time History major with a GPA of at least a 3.0. Must be...
Established in 2006 in memory of Bryan G. Argo, this scholarship is...
  • 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
varies Challen Family Endowment Fund
Established in 1994 by Bruce W. Challen. Must be an undergraduate majoring within a field in the School of Management with preference given to a...
Established in 1994 by Bruce W. Challen. Must be an undergraduate...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Charles A. Bishop Scholarship Endowment Fund
Established in 2009 for Anthropology graduate students in good academic standing.
Established in 2009 for Anthropology graduate students in good academic...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Charles H.V. Ebert Scholarship Endowment Fund for Phy. Geo.
Established in 2010 by the last will and testament of Professor Charles H.V. Ebert. Must be an undergraduate or graduate student in physical...
Established in 2010 by the last will and testament of Professor Charles...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Charles Haynie Undergraduate Student Scholarship Fund
Established in 2003 by faculty and staff to commemorate Professor Charles Haynie. Must be a senior in the Interdisciplinary Degree Program in the...
Established in 2003 by faculty and staff to commemorate Professor...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Charles W. Pearson Scholarship Fund
Established in 1975 by the generous bequest of C.W. Pearson. Must be an undergraduate majoring in a Management major. Must complete the FAFSA,...
Established in 1975 by the generous bequest of C.W. Pearson. Must be an...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Chemistry Alumni Graduate Fellowship Fund
Supports fellowships for Chemistry graduate students.
Supports fellowships for Chemistry graduate students.
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Chemistry Scholarship Fund
The Chemistry Department funds the Freshman Chemistry Award, the Sophomore Organic Scholarship and the Chemistry Alumni Scholarship through these...
The Chemistry Department funds the Freshman Chemistry Award, the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Cheryl Gobbetti Hoffman Memorial Scholarship in Music
Originally established in 2012 by Monte K. Hoffman, Wilfred J. Larson and Joan J. Larson, in memory of Cheryl Gobbetti Hoffman. Must be an...
Originally established in 2012 by Monte K. Hoffman, Wilfred J. Larson...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Clifford C. Furnas Scholar-Athlete Award
Established in 1992 to support graduate study. Must be a graduating senior who excelled in athletics and has a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA.
Established in 1992 to support graduate study. Must be a graduating...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies College of Arts and Sciences Experiential Learning Fund
These funds support undergraduate experiential learning opportunities. Must be an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences.
These funds support undergraduate experiential learning opportunities....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Fund
Must be a student in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Must be a student in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies CSTEP Student Research Fund
Established in 2007 to provide scholarships and research funds for CSTEP students.
Established in 2007 to provide scholarships and research funds for CSTEP...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies D. Bernard Simon Music Scholarship
Established in 1953 by Dorothy K. Simon. Must be an undergraduate or graduate music major in good academic standing. Must complete the FAFSA, since...
Established in 1953 by Dorothy K. Simon. Must be an undergraduate or...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Dr. A. Clint Goodson, Jr. Graduate Grant in Comp. Literature
Informally established; description pending from UBF
Informally established; description pending from UBF
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Dr. Alan Cutler Undergraduate Scholarship in Chemistry
Dr. Alan Cutler and other contributors established these undergraduate scholarships for Chemistry majors. Must complete the FAFSA and have...
Dr. Alan Cutler and other contributors established these undergraduate...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Dr. Edward L. Curvish, Jr. Award
Established in 2000. Must be a graduating American History major. Preference to those entering the Graduate School of Education with specialization...
Established in 2000. Must be a graduating American History major....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Dr. Stanley T. Sekula Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1991 by Anne H. Sekula, in memory of her husband, Dr. Stanley T. Sekula, BA ’51. Must be an undergraduate pursuing a physics degree....
Established in 1991 by Anne H. Sekula, in memory of her husband, Dr....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
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
varies Eleanor Jacobs Scholarship Fund
Established in 2004 by the estate of Eleanor A. Jacobs, BA ’49, MA ’52 and PhD ’55, to provide scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students...
Established in 2004 by the estate of Eleanor A. Jacobs, BA ’49, MA ’52...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Elizabeth Remington Olmsted Scholarship
Bequeathed by Ellen S. Olmsted in 1942 in memory of her sister. Must be an undergraduate or graduate music major.
Bequeathed by Ellen S. Olmsted in 1942 in memory of her sister. Must be...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies English Department Dissertation Fellowship Fund
Scholarship for a highly-qualified graduate student in English. Must be within a year of dissertation completion.
Scholarship for a highly-qualified graduate student in English. Must be...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Frank B. Silvestro Fund
Established in 2000 by Frank B. Silvestro, BA ’62 and MA ’68. Supports accepted graduate and undergraduate physics students with academic promise....
Established in 2000 by Frank B. Silvestro, BA ’62 and MA ’68. Supports...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies General Albert James Myer and Private Harrison Baird Veterans Scholarship
Established anonymously in 2008, in honor of General Myer and Private Baird’s values and public service. Supports veterans enrolled in the College...
Established anonymously in 2008, in honor of General Myer and Private...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies George F. And Celeste Hourani Memorial Fund
Established in 1991 by Celeste Hourani. Must be a graduate student in Ethics.
Established in 1991 by Celeste Hourani. Must be a graduate student in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Golden Key International Honour Society Scholarship Fund
Must be a member of Golden Key International Honour Society.
Must be a member of Golden Key International Honour Society.
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
$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:
  • Award: $1,000
varies Gregory Capasso Memorial Fund
Established in memory of Gregory Capasso in 1990 by family, friends and classmates. Must be an undergraduate in good academic standing who has...
Established in memory of Gregory Capasso in 1990 by family, friends and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Guardian Scholars Fund
Through the generosity of Timothy M. Harmon, BS’74 and Jill Harmon, critical financial assistance is provided to students legally emancipated from...
Through the generosity of Timothy M. Harmon, BS’74 and Jill Harmon,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies