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
up to $2,000 Emanuel and Bessie J. Boasberg Student Scholarship Fund
Established in 1970 by the will of Norman E. Boasberg. Must be an undergraduate. Must demonstrate financial need; domestic students complete the...
Established in 1970 by the will of Norman E. Boasberg. Must be an...
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  • Award: up to $2,000
up to $2,000 Frederick S. and Phyllis Wendt Pierce Scholarship
Established in 1989 by Frederick S. Pierce and Phyllis Wendt Pierce. Must be an undergraduate and complete the FAFSA and have financial need.
Established in 1989 by Frederick S. Pierce and Phyllis Wendt Pierce. ...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $2,000
$100 General Mills Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
Established in 1972 by the General Mills Foundation. Must be an undergraduate.
Established in 1972 by the General Mills Foundation. Must be an...
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  • Award: $100
$50 George E. Smith Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1939 by Hutch-Central Evening High School. Must be a undergraduate with preference to students who graduated from...
Established in 1939 by Hutch-Central Evening High School. Must be a...
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  • Award: $50
up to $2,000 George K. Fraley Scholarship Fund
Established in 1922 by George K. Fraley. Must be a junior or senior in the College of Arts and Sciences. Must have completed at least one full year...
Established in 1922 by George K. Fraley. Must be a junior or senior in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $2,000
up to $1,000 Gersky Family Fund for WiSE
Jess Gersky, BA Anthropology, established this fund in 2018 to memorialize her parents, Charles and Diana Gersky. Preference will be given to...
Jess Gersky, BA Anthropology, established this fund in 2018 to...
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  • Award: up to $1,000
up to $2,500 Greater Buffalo Advertising Club Scholarship
Established in 1924 by the Greater Buffalo Advertising Club. Must be an undergraduate with preference to students that without assistance wouldn’t...
Established in 1924 by the Greater Buffalo Advertising Club. Must be an...
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  • Award: up to $2,500
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 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
up to $1,900 Houston Scholarship Fund
Established in 2003 by the estate of Helen Houston.
Established in 2003 by the estate of Helen Houston.
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $1,900
varies Hutchinson Central Evening High School Scholarship
Established in 1921 by Hutchinson-Central Evening High School. Must be an undergraduate, a resident of the City of Buffalo and a graduate of any...
Established in 1921 by Hutchinson-Central Evening High School. Must be...
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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
up to $850 Jacob Ziegler Scholarship Fund for the College of Arts and S
Established in 1957 by Helene Littwin. Must be a major in the College of Arts and Sciences and reside outside of Western New York.
Established in 1957 by Helene Littwin. Must be a major in the College of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $850
up to $2,000 James Nicoll Johnston Scholarship
Established in 1922 by Margaret R. Blakeslee. Must be a student majoring within a field in the College of Arts and Sciences or the School of...
Established in 1922 by Margaret R. Blakeslee. Must be a student...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $2,000
varies Jane C. Denton Endowment Award
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...
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  • Award: varies
varies Jane Faulman Scholarship for Women in STEM
Established n 2018 by Jane Faulman, PhD’76, EdM’68 and BA’66. Must be an undergraduate, enrolled full-time or part-time in an approved STEM major...
Established n 2018 by Jane Faulman, PhD’76, EdM’68 and BA’66. Must be an...
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  • Award: varies
up to $2,000 Jewish War Veterans Scholarship Fund
Established in 1950 by the Jewish War Veterans of America Buffalo Post 25. Must be a junior or senior, preferably a Jewish war veteran, son or...
Established in 1950 by the Jewish War Veterans of America Buffalo Post...
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  • Award: up to $2,000
varies John Rys Scholarship
Dr. Harry King established this endowment in 2015 for graduate students in the Department of Chemistry. Must be engaged in high-quality research in...
Dr. Harry King established this endowment in 2015 for graduate students...
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  • Award: varies
varies Joseph and Louise K. Tufariello Endowment Fund
Established in 1995. Must be a graduating senior majoring in chemistry with outstanding academic credentials.
Established in 1995. Must be a graduating senior majoring in chemistry...
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  • Award: varies
varies Katharine Pratt Horton Scholarship
Established in 1909 by the Buffalo Federation of Women’s Clubs. Must be a student majoring in the College of Arts and Sciences with preference to...
Established in 1909 by the Buffalo Federation of Women’s Clubs. Must be...
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  • Award: varies
$50 M. Smith Thomas Scholarship Fund
Established in 1958 by Hutch-Central Evening High School. Must be a graduate of Hutchinson-Central High School.
Established in 1958 by Hutch-Central Evening High School. Must be a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $50
varies Marjorie E. Winkler Fellowship in Chemistry
Originating in 2011, this fund supports doctoral Chemistry student dissertation research.
Originating in 2011, this fund supports doctoral Chemistry student...
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  • Award: varies
up to $2,000 Mary A. Osborne Trust Fund
Established in 1973 by Mary A. Osborne. Must be an undergraduate student who is a resident of Erie County, New York. Must complete the FAFSA,...
Established in 1973 by Mary A. Osborne. Must be an undergraduate...
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  • Award: up to $2,000
varies Mary B. Cassata Library Studies and Information Department Scholarship 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...
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  • Award: varies
varies Mary C. Whitman Scholarship Fund
Established in 1958 by Grace Whitman. Must be a student majoring within in a field in the College of Arts and Sciences with preference to those in...
Established in 1958 by Grace Whitman. Must be a student majoring within...
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  • Award: varies
up to $2,000 Mary Norton Thompson Scholarship
Originated in 1931, by the Buffalo Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Must be a graduate of an accredited...
Originated in 1931, by the Buffalo Chapter of the National Society...
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  • Award: up to $2,000
up to $2,000 Mayflower Scholarship
Established in 1927 by the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. Must be an undergraduate who graduated from an accredited public high...
Established in 1927 by the Sons and Daughters of the American...
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  • Award: up to $2,000
up to $2,000 Melvin H. Baker Scholarship
Established in 1966 by the National Gypsum Company. Must be a National Merit Scholar.
Established in 1966 by the National Gypsum Company. Must be a National...
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  • Award: up to $2,000
up to $600 Minority Student Scholarships Fund
Established in 1991 by the GATX Corporation. Preference to students historically underrepresented in higher education. Must complete the FAFSA and...
Established in 1991 by the GATX Corporation. Preference to students...
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  • Award: up to $600
up to $830 Nielsen-Donaldson Women's Scholarship
Established in 2015 by Sandra M. Donaldson, BA ’68, to honor her mother, Margaret Nielsen Donaldson, and grandmothers, Tekla Gredsted Nielsen and...
Established in 2015 by Sandra M. Donaldson, BA ’68, to honor her mother,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $830
up to $2,000 Nurses Association Of Buffalo Scholarship
Established in 1923 by the Nurses Association of Buffalo. Must be a student majoring in nursing.
Established in 1923 by the Nurses Association of Buffalo. Must be a...
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  • Award: up to $2,000
up to $1,400 Oliver Arey Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1939 by Hutchinson-Central High School. Must be a US citizen, an undergraduate, a resident of the City of Buffalo, a graduate of...
Established in 1939 by Hutchinson-Central High School. Must be a US...
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  • Award: up to $1,400
varies Parent-Teacher Associations Scholarship Fund
Established in 1941 by the Buffalo Council of the Parent-Teacher Association. Must be an undergraduate, resident of the City of Buffalo 5 years...
Established in 1941 by the Buffalo Council of the Parent-Teacher...
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  • Award: varies
up to $2,000 Phi Delta Kappa Scholarship Fund, Alpha Psi Chapter
Established in 1957 by the Alpha Psi Chapter of the Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity for current graduate students and undergraduate seniors who are...
Established in 1957 by the Alpha Psi Chapter of the Phi Delta Kappa...
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  • Award: up to $2,000
up to $2,000 Philip Becker Goetz Student Scholarship Fund
Established by Philip Becker Goetz in 1946. Must be a junior or senior in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Established by Philip Becker Goetz in 1946. Must be a junior or senior...
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  • Award: up to $2,000
up to $2,000 Priscilla Brown Alexander Scholarship
Established in 1923 by Colonel DeAlva Stanwood Alexander. Preference to female students and students from Niagara County.
Established in 1923 by Colonel DeAlva Stanwood Alexander. Preference to...
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  • Award: up to $2,000
varies Quealy Family Scholarship
Funded in 2018 by Thomas S. Quealy, Jr. BA ’89 and Renee M. Quealy. Must be a newly admitted undergraduate major in the School of Management. Must...
Funded in 2018 by Thomas S. Quealy, Jr. BA ’89 and Renee M. Quealy. Must...
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  • Award: varies
varies Ralph Theurer Endowment for the College of Arts and Sciences
Established in 1994 to provide scholarships and fellowships to students majoring in chemistry or science education.
Established in 1994 to provide scholarships and fellowships to students...
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  • Award: varies
up to $2,000 Richard A. and Leona P. Zimmerman Scholarship Fund
Established in 1973 by Leona P. Zimmerman. Must be an undergraduate and a resident of Buffalo. Must complete the FAFSA and have financial need.
Established in 1973 by Leona P. Zimmerman. Must be an undergraduate and...
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  • Award: up to $2,000
up to $2,000 Robert G. and Gloria L. Biedenkopf Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2011 by the last will and testament of Gloria Biedenkopf. Must be an undergraduate majoring in Business Administration, Economics...
Established in 2011 by the last will and testament of Gloria Biedenkopf....
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  • Award: up to $2,000
varies S.J. Cassata and Mary B. Cassata Communication Department Scholarship
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...
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  • Award: varies
varies Sadie Rayner Altman Scholarship
The Buffalo Federation of Women’s Clubs established this fund in 1939. Must be a College of Arts and Sciences major in good academic standing....
The Buffalo Federation of Women’s Clubs established this fund in 1939....
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  • Award: varies
varies Samuel B. Silbert Fellowship in Chemistry
Established in 1967. Must be a graduate student in Chemistry.
Established in 1967. Must be a graduate student in Chemistry.
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  • Award: varies
up to $2,000 Sarah L. Graves Scholarship Fund
Established in 1964 by Mildred Swain in memory of her mother, Sarah L. Graves. Must be a College of Arts and Sciences major. Must complete the...
Established in 1964 by Mildred Swain in memory of her mother, Sarah L....
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  • Award: up to $2,000
varies The Mothers' Club of Buffalo Scholarship #1
Established in 1921 by the Mothers Club of Buffalo, which as long as it exists, is authorized to recommend candidates for these New York State...
Established in 1921 by the Mothers Club of Buffalo, which as long as it...
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  • Award: varies
varies The Mothers' Club of Buffalo Scholarship #2
Established in 1927 by the Mothers Club of Buffalo, which as long as it exists, is authorized to recommend candidates for these New York State...
Established in 1927 by the Mothers Club of Buffalo, which as long as it...
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  • Award: varies
varies Thomas Walker Kennedy Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1925 by Alexander and Annie Paterson. Must be an undergraduate with preference to a graduate of Frontier Central High School. Must...
Established in 1925 by Alexander and Annie Paterson. Must be an...
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  • Award: varies
varies Tilmon F. Brown and Jonnie R. Brown Scholarship Fund
Established in 2010 by Tilmon F. and Jonnie R. Brown to provide undergraduate scholarships in the College of Arts and Sciences. Preference to...
Established in 2010 by Tilmon F. and Jonnie R. Brown to provide...
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  • Award: varies
varies UB Gala Scholarship
These undergraduate scholarships have been funded by an annual Scholarship Gala (2006-2016) event attended by community partners, alumni, friends...
These undergraduate scholarships have been funded by an annual...
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  • Award: varies
varies UB Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
Established in 2012 by the UBF Board of Trustees. Must be a newly admitted freshman majoring in a field related to the arts, humanities or social...
Established in 2012 by the UBF Board of Trustees. Must be a newly...
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  • Award: varies