Our Opportunities

Welcome to the University at Buffalo Scholarship Portal!

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grant application for students currently in enrolled for Fall 2020 is now available.

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. 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. International students can apply for all scholarship opportunities except where noted.

Questions can be referred to UBscholarships@buffalo.edu.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$300 Adarsh Bhagat Memorial Fund
Established in 1985 by Urvashi Sangal to provide an annual award in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Must be an accepted...
Established in 1985 by Urvashi Sangal to provide an annual award in the...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: $300
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $2,000 Amy Bresney Scholarship Fund
Established in 2018 by Mr. Michael J. Bresney, BS ’78. Must be an undergraduate and an accepted major in the School of Engineering and Applied...
Established in 2018 by Mr. Michael J. Bresney, BS ’78. Must be an...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline09/23/2020
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: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $5,000
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $2,000 Bearfield Scholarship Fund
Established in 2014 by Jonathan Matthew Bearfield, BS ’92. Must be majoring in electrical engineering. Preference to members of Alpha Phi Omega and...
Established in 2014 by Jonathan Matthew Bearfield, BS ’92. Must be...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $1,000 Beth Cheshire Moran Award
Established in 2002 by Theodore J. Moran in order to honor the memory of his wife, Beth Cheshire Moran. Must be an undergraduate majoring in...
Established in 2002 by Theodore J. Moran in order to honor the memory of...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $2,000 Chuang Family Scholarship
Established in 2000 by Joe Y. Chuang. Must be an undergraduate and an accepted major in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in good...
Established in 2000 by Joe Y. Chuang. Must be an undergraduate and an...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $2,000 D. Richard Ferguson Memorial Student Endowment Scholarship
Established in honor of electric engineering alumnus, D. Richard Ferguson, BS ’84. Must be majoring in electrical engineering. Preference to...
Established in honor of electric engineering alumnus, D. Richard...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $2,000 David M. Benenson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2002 by Lydia K. Benenson, Kathleen A. Ratcliffe and Patricia J. Bernecki, the wife and daughters of Dr. David M. Benenson. Must be...
Established in 2002 by Lydia K. Benenson, Kathleen A. Ratcliffe and...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline09/23/2020
Up to $2000 Donna M. Taylor Computer Science Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship
Established in 2019 by Andrew Gallatin and Jenise Swall in honor of Andrew’s mother, Donna M. Taylor. Must be an undergraduate student majoring in...
Established in 2019 by Andrew Gallatin and Jenise Swall in honor of...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: Up to $2000
Deadline09/23/2020
$800 Dr. Steven Tsengas Scholarship Fund
Established in 2018 by Dr. Steven Tsengas BS’60 to provide undergraduate student scholarships. Must be accepted into a major in the School of...
Established in 2018 by Dr. Steven Tsengas BS’60 to provide undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: $800
Deadline09/23/2020
varies Drury/Thomas Scholarship
Established by Drs. Robert E., MS ‘76 & PhD ’84, and Grace M. Barnes, MA ’77 & PhD ’84, in honor of Dr. Colin Drury and Dr. Warren Thomas to...
Established by Drs. Robert E., MS ‘76 & PhD ’84, and Grace M. Barnes, MA...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $2,000 Elbridge N. and Stephana R. Townsend Scholarship Fund
Established in 1995 by William Townsend. Must be a newly admitted first year or graduate student in the School of Engineering or Applied Sciences....
Established in 1995 by William Townsend. Must be a newly admitted first...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline09/23/2020
varies Engineering Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 1993 by anonymous alumni gifts, this UBEAA fund provides scholarships to memorialize Emeritus Professor Howard Strauss and to...
Established in 1993 by anonymous alumni gifts, this UBEAA fund provides...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $1,000 Engineering Fellowship and Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarships for deserving undergraduate and graduate students accepted into a major in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
To provide scholarships for deserving undergraduate and graduate...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline09/23/2020
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 undergraduate engineering...
Established in 2005 by James Smist, BS ‘80 and Mary Smist, to honor...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to full NYS tuition and fees
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $2,000 Frederick H. Thomas Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1982 by Mrs. Patricia T. Thomas. Must be an industrial engineering major in good academic standing.
Established in 1982 by Mrs. Patricia T. Thomas. Must be an industrial...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline09/23/2020
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: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $1,000 George Norton SEAS Scholarship Fund
Established in 2011 by the last will and testament of George H. Norton, BS ’48. Must be pursuing a degree in the School of Engineering and Applied...
Established in 2011 by the last will and testament of George H. Norton,...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $1,000 Gina Bronkie Hammond Computer Science Scholarship Fund
Gina Bronkie Hammond established this fund in 2013. Must be admitted into a major in the computer science and engineering department. Preference...
Gina Bronkie Hammond established this fund in 2013. Must be admitted...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $2,000 Grace Lee Dean's Scholarship Fund
Established in 2014 by SUNY Distinguished Professor Dr. George C. Lee and his son, Dr. Kelvin H. Lee, in memory of Grace Lee. Must be a junior...
Established in 2014 by SUNY Distinguished Professor Dr. George C. Lee...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $1,000 Gregory B. Jarvis Scholarship Fund
Established in 1986 by Mrs. Marcia Jarvis and Moog Controls, Inc., in memory of Gregory B. Jarvis. Must be a newly admitted or continuing...
Established in 1986 by Mrs. Marcia Jarvis and Moog Controls, Inc., in...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline09/23/2020
$1,000 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: 09/23/2020
  • Award: $1,000 to $3,000
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $2,000 Issac Waugh Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1965 by Frieda Waugh. Must be a worthy student pursuing a major in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and be a resident...
Established in 1965 by Frieda Waugh. Must be a worthy student pursuing...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline09/23/2020
varies J. & S. Niciszewska Mucha Endowed Graduate Scholarship
Stephanie Niciszewska Mucha established this fund in 2013 in honor of her late husband, Joseph Mucha. a mechanical engineer. Must be a mechanical...
Stephanie Niciszewska Mucha established this fund in 2013 in honor of...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline09/23/2020
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: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $1000 John W. Danforth Company Senior Scholar Award
Established in 2003 by the John W. Danforth Company. Must be a senior majoring in mechanical engineering and would like to continue their...
Established in 2003 by the John W. Danforth Company. Must be a senior...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $1000
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $1,500 Joseph M. Bracci and Kathleen A. Bracci Scholarship
Established in 2014 by Joseph M. and Kathleen A. Bracci to provide financial support to undergraduate students to conduct research in the...
Established in 2014 by Joseph M. and Kathleen A. Bracci to provide...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $1,500
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $2,000 Karwan/Thomas Industrial Eng. Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
Established in 2001 by Robert F. Hanley, in order to recognize the two professors who were instrumental in helping him complete his degree in...
Established in 2001 by Robert F. Hanley, in order to recognize the two...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline09/23/2020
$1,000/YR 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: 09/23/2020
  • Award: $1,000/YR
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $6,000 Lawrence M. and Caroline Ursitti Gentile Family Fund
Established in 2000 by Lawrence C. and Renata C. Gentile, in honor of Lawrence’s family. Must be an undergraduate student majoring in engineering...
Established in 2000 by Lawrence C. and Renata C. Gentile, in honor of...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $6,000
Deadline09/23/2020
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: 09/23/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $1,000 Matthew Grappone Scholarship Fund
Established in 2003 by friends and family of Matthew Grappone. Must be pursuing a degree in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, with...
Established in 2003 by friends and family of Matthew Grappone. Must be...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $2,000 McCarthy Family Scholarship
Established in 2018. Must be a sophomore or junior accepted into a major in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering who is partnering...
Established in 2018. Must be a sophomore or junior accepted into a...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline09/23/2020
varies Mechanical Engineering Scholarship Fund
Must be majoring in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Must be majoring in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering in the School...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $1,000 Michael Bauda Scholarship Endowment Fund
Established by Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Bauda. Must be pursuing a degree in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Established by Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Bauda. Must be pursuing a degree...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline09/23/2020
$475 Nathan Guterry Memorial Award
In 2017, Brenda and Matt Guterry established this fund in memory of their son, Nathan. Must be an undergraduate major in the aerospace engineering...
In 2017, Brenda and Matt Guterry established this fund in memory of...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: $475
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $1,500 Professor Charles M. Fogel Scholarship Fund
Established in 2015 by Bernice Y. Fogel, EDB ’46 in honor of her late husband, Charlie Fogel, BA ’35 and MA ’38 and a founding faculty member of...
Established in 2015 by Bernice Y. Fogel, EDB ’46 in honor of her late...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $1,500
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $5,000 Richard E. Garman Endowment Fund
Established in 2002 by Richard E. Garman. Must be an undergraduate major in civil, structural or environmental engineering in the School of...
Established in 2002 by Richard E. Garman. Must be an undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $5,000
Deadline09/23/2020
$600 Robert B. Kleinschmidt Memorial Fund
Established in 1959 by friends of Robert Kleinschmidt. Must be pursuing a degree in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Established in 1959 by friends of Robert Kleinschmidt. Must be pursuing...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: $600
Deadline09/23/2020
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: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $4,275 Scott Hanlon '86 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2019 by Scott J. Hanlon ’86 to support full-time undergraduate students. Must be a newly admitted freshman accepted into a major in...
Established in 2019 by Scott J. Hanlon ’86 to support full-time...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $4,275
Deadline09/23/2020
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: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $3000 Stephen Still Undergraduate Scholarship in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
Established in 2020 by Dr. Stephen Still BS’76. Must be an undergraduate major in good academic standing in the Department of Civil, Structural and...
Established in 2020 by Dr. Stephen Still BS’76. Must be an undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $3000
Deadline09/23/2020
Up to full tuition and fees Walter E. Schmid Family Foundation Scholarship
Established in 2019. Must be an incoming first year student from Western New York (WNY) pursuing a degree in the School of Engineering and Applied...
Established in 2019. Must be an incoming first year student from Western...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: Up to full tuition and fees
Deadline09/23/2020
$1,750 Watts Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship
Must be a junior majoring in civil, environmental, electrical or mechanical engineering who is in good academic standing. Preference to students...
Must be a junior majoring in civil, environmental, electrical or...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: $1,750
Deadline09/23/2020
up to $2,000 Yong H. Lee Scholarship Fund
Established in 1999 by the family of Yong H. Lee and its descendants. Must be a junior majoring in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering and...
Established in 1999 by the family of Yong H. Lee and its descendants. ...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline09/23/2020
varies Andrew and Virginia Craig Scholarship Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew B. Craig III established this fund in 2017. Must be a College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate student with merit. Must...
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew B. Craig III established this fund in 2017. Must be...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline09/30/2020
varies Gustin L. Reichbach Memorial Endowment Fund
Established in 2013 through the generosity of several donors. Supports undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences whose unexpected...
Established in 2013 through the generosity of several donors. Supports...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline09/30/2020
$1,000 Saul and Teresa Lerner Scholarship Endowment
Established in 2014 by Saul Lerner, BA ’60 and JD ’63, and Teresa Lerner, Ed.M. ’73. Must be an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences...
Established in 2014 by Saul Lerner, BA ’60 and JD ’63, and Teresa...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/30/2020
varies Felix Infausto Scholarship
Established in 2003 by Clara G. Infausto to pay tribute to her late husband, Felix. Must be a student with a physical disability. May be renewed...
Established in 2003 by Clara G. Infausto to pay tribute to her late...
  • Deadline: 10/23/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline10/23/2020