Our Opportunities

Welcome to the University at Buffalo Scholarship Portal!

The UB Scholarship Portal is a smart shortcut to 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. 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. Additional scholarship information can be found at: https://financialaid.buffalo.edu/aid/scholarships/

For accepted students for Fall 2021, you may begin to apply for scholarships after March 1, 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic year. For currently enrolled students, you 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. 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.

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grant application is no longer available. The deadline to submit the HEERF application was December 7, 2020 – no late applications will be accepted. HEERF was established as part of the U.S. federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Funds may be limited in number and size due to funding constraints.

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
$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...
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  • Award: $1,000
varies Bugelski Fellowship Endowment Fund
Established in 1990. Awarded to Psychology graduate students in both fall and spring terms.
Established in 1990. Awarded to Psychology graduate students in both...
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  • Award: varies
Varies Carl W. Lasher Scholarship
Established in 1953 by Ethel Lasher. Must be a second, third or fourth year student in the School of Dental Medicine; must be in good academic...
Established in 1953 by Ethel Lasher. Must be a second, third or fourth...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Award: varies
Varies Class of 1980 David Foti Memorial Award
Established in 2010 in memory of Dr. David Foti, `80 by his classmates in 1980, to support awards in the School of Dental Medicine. Must have...
Established in 2010 in memory of Dr. David Foti, `80 by his classmates...
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  • 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...
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  • 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....
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  • 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....
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Award: varies
Varies Dental Class of 1949 Endowment Fund
Established in 1990 by the School of Dental Medicine’s Class of 1949 to provide an annual scholarship to a fourth-year dental student.
Established in 1990 by the School of Dental Medicine’s Class of 1949 to...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Dental Medicine Class of 1964 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 1992 by Dr. Charles A. Smith II. Must be a second or third year student in the School of Dental Medicine. Must complete the FAFSA,...
Established in 1992 by Dr. Charles A. Smith II. Must be a second or...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Dental School Class of 1952 Scholarship Fund
Established in 1989 by the School of Dental Medicine’s Class of 1952 to provide a scholarship to a student in the School of Dental Medicine; Must...
Established in 1989 by the School of Dental Medicine’s Class of 1952 to...
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  • 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
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  • 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...
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  • Award: varies
Varies Dr. Earle J. Kelsey Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1993 by Evelyn Kelsey. Must be a student pursing a degree leading to a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree; must be worthy and in good...
Established in 1993 by Evelyn Kelsey. Must be a student pursing a...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Dr. Edward and Elinore Lambert Dental School Scholarship Fund
Established in 2015 by Elinore Lambert. Must be a student in the School of Dental Medicine.
Established in 2015 by Elinore Lambert. Must be a student in the School...
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  • 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....
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  • Award: varies
Varies Dr. Paul R. Crombach Scholarship Award Fund
Established in 2006 by the family and friends of Paul Crombach, DDS ’71. Must be a third year student in the School of Dental Medicine in good...
Established in 2006 by the family and friends of Paul Crombach, DDS ’71....
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  • 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....
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  • Award: varies
$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...
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  • Award: $1K/summer or winter; $2K/fall or spring; $4K/academic year
varies Dr. Willis G. Gregory Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1972 by Erwin L. Fish. Must be a student majoring in Pharmacy and be in good academic standing.
Established in 1972 by Erwin L. Fish. Must be a student majoring in...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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,...
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  • Award: varies
varies Harold J. and Arlyne G. Levy Award in Jewish Studies Endowment
Created in 2012 for undergraduates in the Jewish Studies program. Must be at least a sophomore and demonstrate outstanding scholarship and...
Created in 2012 for undergraduates in the Jewish Studies program. Must...
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  • Award: varies
varies Harry Merrill Gehman Memorial Endowment Fund
Established in 1995 by Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Luippold, Class of ’40 and ’42. Provides scholarships to students intending to teach mathematics.
Established in 1995 by Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Luippold, Class of ’40 and...
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  • Award: varies
varies Hazel and John Wilson Scholarship Fund in Mathematics
John Wilson, BA ’67, bequeathed scholarship funds to students majoring in mathematics. Must complete the FAFSA and have financial need.
John Wilson, BA ’67, bequeathed scholarship funds to students majoring...
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  • Award: varies
varies Hillig Student Assistance Award
Dr. Kathy J. Dien Hilling, BS ‘77 and Dr. Kurt W. Hillig II established this fund in 2017 for undergraduate chemistry majors who have completed...
Dr. Kathy J. Dien Hilling, BS ‘77 and Dr. Kurt W. Hillig II established...
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  • Award: varies
varies History Department Graduate Student Fund
Established in 2013 by various donors. Must be a graduate History student.
Established in 2013 by various donors. Must be a graduate History student.
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  • Award: varies
varies History Department Undergraduate Student Fund
Originating in 2013, multiple donors contribute to this fund for History undergraduates.
Originating in 2013, multiple donors contribute to this fund for History...
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  • Award: varies
up to $2,500 Hutchinson Central Technical High School Access Scholarship Program
Renewable scholarships for academically outstanding freshman recruits from Hutchinson Central Technical High School. Open to students in any...
Renewable scholarships for academically outstanding freshman recruits...
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  • Award: up to $2,500
Varies International College of Dentists (USA Section) Scholarship
Established in 1962 by the International College of Dentists. Must be a fourth year student in the School of Dental Medicine.
Established in 1962 by the International College of Dentists. Must be a...
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  • Award: Varies
varies International Education Student Emergency Fund
The Office of International Education and the broader UB community want to ensure that international students, regardless of where they’re from,...
The Office of International Education and the broader UB community want...
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  • Award: varies
$950 International Trade Scholarship
Livingston International, North America’s number one company focused on global customs brokerage and compliance, international trade consulting and...
Livingston International, North America’s number one company focused on...
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  • Award: $950
varies Irving W. and Natalie A. Knobloch Endowment Fund
To provide income to be used by the Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University at Buffalo, in conjunction with...
To provide income to be used by the Dean of the Faculty of Natural ...
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  • Award: varies