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 now available. The deadline to submit a completed application is April 16, 2021. Students 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 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.

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
Varies Alan E. Cober Memorial Fund
Alan E. Cober was a visiting artist in the Art Department from 1986-1996. As one of America’s foremost illustrators, his work was published in...
Alan E. Cober was a visiting artist in the Art Department from...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
varies Carl E. Sentz and Virginia W. Sentz Memorial Fund
Bequested by Virginia W. Sentz on behalf of herself and her late husband, Charles E. Sentz this fund supports annual scholarships for fine arts...
Bequested by Virginia W. Sentz on behalf of herself and her late...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/12/2021
varies Dennis Domkowski Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1992 by the Professional Communicators of Western New York, the Dennis Domkowski Memorial Scholarship Fund supports annual...
Established in 1992 by the Professional Communicators of Western New...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/12/2021
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: 03/12/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/12/2021
varies Julius Bloom Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1988 by Frederick J. Schoelkopf and Toby D. Bloom Schoelkopf in memory of Julius Bloom this scholarship fund supports students in...
Established in 1988 by Frederick J. Schoelkopf and Toby D. Bloom...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/12/2021
Varies Kerry Grant Memorial Prize
The Kerry Grant Memorial Prize is awarded to a junior or senior level Art or Art History student through a competitive essay contest. Students are...
The Kerry Grant Memorial Prize is awarded to a junior or senior level...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
varies Philip C. Elliott and Virginia Cuthbert Elliott Scholarship
Established in 1988 by Virginia Cuthbert Elliot this scholarship is based on merit, and not financial need. The scholarship supports juniors in the...
Established in 1988 by Virginia Cuthbert Elliot this scholarship is...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/12/2021
varies Printmaking Scholarship Fund
This fund supports those studying printmaking within the Department of Art at the University at Buffalo. Applicants must submit a portfolio of...
This fund supports those studying printmaking within the Department of...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/12/2021
varies Randorf Scholarship for Art History Fund
This scholarship is funded by gifts to the Department of Art and is intended to support student in the Department studying Art History and/or...
This scholarship is funded by gifts to the Department of Art and is...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/12/2021
varies Sally Hoskins Potenza Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Potenza Family established this scholarship in 1976 to support undergraduates at the sophomore or junior level majoring in fine arts with...
The Potenza Family established this scholarship in 1976 to support...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/12/2021
varies William E. Townsend Photography Scholarship Fund
Established in 1999 by William E. Townsend, BA ’50, this scholarship is awarded to worthy students pursuing their studies in the Photography...
Established in 1999 by William E. Townsend, BA ’50, this scholarship is...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/12/2021
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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2021
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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: up to $5,000
Deadline03/15/2021
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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: up to full NYS tuition and fees
Deadline03/15/2021
up to $1,000 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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000/YR
Deadline03/15/2021
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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/15/2021
Up tp $6000/YR 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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Up tp $6000/YR
Deadline03/15/2021
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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Up to full tuition and fees
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies Evelyn Rumsey Lord Fund - Part 1
The purpose of the Rumsey Award is to provide funding for summer travel to students who wish to further develop their artistic practice. Funding is...
The purpose of the Rumsey Award is to provide funding for summer travel...
  • Deadline: 03/19/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/19/2021
Varies Evelyn Rumsey Lord Fund - Part 2
The purpose of the Rumsey Award is to provide funding for summer travel to students who wish to further develop their artistic practice. Funding is...
The purpose of the Rumsey Award is to provide funding for summer travel...
  • Deadline: 03/19/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/19/2021
$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: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline03/31/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Full-time NYS tuition
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Up to $1K/summer or winter; $2K/fall or spring; $4K/academic year
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2021
varies Melanie Yildizlar Memorial Scholarship
Must be a full-time student in good academic standing who is participating in a short term (summer or winter session) University at Buffalo study...
Must be a full-time student in good academic standing who is...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2021
varies Peace Through Education Fund
Established in 2006. Must be currently enrolled, full-time, matriculated University at Buffalo students in good academic standing. May be a...
Established in 2006. Must be currently enrolled, full-time,...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Up to $1K/summer or winter; $2K/fall or spring; $4K/academic year
Deadline04/01/2021
varies Study Abroad Scholarship Fund (Office of International Education)
Must be a full-time student in good academic standing, participating in a University at Buffalo or SUNY study abroad program. Additional...
Must be a full-time student in good academic standing, participating in...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: up to $1,500
Deadline04/01/2021
up to $3,000 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: 04/15/2021
  • Award: up to $3,000
Deadline04/15/2021
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: 04/15/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline04/15/2021
$4K first prize; $2K second prize for each grad and undergrad Silent Hoist and Crane Co., Materials Handling Prize Award
Established in 1960 by the Wunsch Foundation. Selection based on a scholarly paper on the subject of materials handling.
Established in 1960 by the Wunsch Foundation. Selection based on a...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2021
  • Award: $4K first prize; $2K second prize for each grad and undergrad
Deadline04/15/2021
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: 04/15/2021
  • Award: up to $750
Deadline04/15/2021
varies Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), CARES Act
The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) application is now available. The deadline to submit a completed application is April 16, 2021. ...
The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) application is now...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/16/2021
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: 04/30/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline04/30/2021
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: 05/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/01/2021
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
$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 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 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