All 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. All email notifications will be sent to your buffalo.edu email account – please make sure to check your email on a regular basis.

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) application is currently available. The deadline to submit a completed application is December 10, 2021. All applications will be reviewed by committee. Applicants will be notified of the decision via email and all decisions are final. Students who are or were enrolled at the University at Buffalo during the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for an emergency grant, regardless of citizenship status or Title IV financial aid eligibility. Priority is given to students with exceptional need. However, all applications will be considered. A 2021-22 FAFSA is required for all domestic students. International, DACA and undocumented students should submit the HEERF Application for International Students which will require additional financial information in lieu of the FAFSA. HEERF grant funding may assist with any expense related to the cost of attendance (tuition, fees, books and supplies, housing and transportation) as well as emergency costs that arise due to the coronavirus (health care, dependent care, etc.) NOTE: The General Application must be submitted prior to completing the HEERF application.

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
up to $4,700 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...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: up to $4,700
Deadline12/01/2021
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...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline12/01/2021
varies Masonic Patriotic Association Scholarship
Established in 1928 by the Masonic Patriotic Association, Inc.. Must be a junior or senior with preference to students recommended by the Past...
Established in 1928 by the Masonic Patriotic Association, Inc.. Must be...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/01/2021
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...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline12/01/2021
up to $2,000 Melvin H. Baker Scholarship
Established in 1966 by the National Gypsum Company. Must be a National Merit Scholar and either a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
Established in 1966 by the National Gypsum Company. Must be a National...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline12/01/2021
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...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: up to $600
Deadline12/01/2021
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: 12/01/2021
  • Award: up to $830
Deadline12/01/2021
up to $2,000 Nurses Association Of Buffalo Scholarship
Established in 1923 by the Nurses Association of Buffalo. Must be majoring in nursing.
Established in 1923 by the Nurses Association of Buffalo. Must be...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline12/01/2021
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...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/01/2021
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...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline12/01/2021
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...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline12/01/2021
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 majoring in a field within...
Established in 1923 by Colonel DeAlva Stanwood Alexander. Preference to...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline12/01/2021
Varies Rachel Miller Manchester Scholarship Fund
Established by Grace Manchester in 1922 to provide scholarships to deserving students at the University at Buffalo. Preference to juniors or...
Established by Grace Manchester in 1922 to provide scholarships to...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/01/2021
varies Ralph D. Hochstetter Fund II
Established in 1985 by Ralph Hochstetter.
Established in 1985 by Ralph Hochstetter.
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/01/2021
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....
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline12/01/2021
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 majoring in the College of Arts and Sciences. Must complete...
Established in 1964 by Mildred Swain in memory of her mother, Sarah L....
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline12/01/2021
varies Student Affairs Scholarship Fund
Must be enrolled as a student at the University at Buffalo.
Must be enrolled as a student at the University at Buffalo.
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/01/2021
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...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/01/2021
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...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/01/2021
varies UB Scholarship Fund
Must complete the FAFSA and have financial need.
Must complete the FAFSA and have financial need.
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/01/2021
up to $3,000 UB Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
Established in 2012 by the University at Buffalo Foundation Board of Trustees. Must be a newly admitted freshman majoring in a field related to the...
Established in 2012 by the University at Buffalo Foundation Board of...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: up to $3,000
Deadline12/01/2021
varies Undergraduate College Scholarship Fund
Must be an undergraduate student, complete the FAFSA and have financial need.
Must be an undergraduate student, complete the FAFSA and have financial...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/01/2021
up to $2,000 University Honors College Scholarship Fund
Must be in good academic standing in the Honors College and making satisfactory progress towards the completion of the Honors curriculum.
Must be in good academic standing in the Honors College and making...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline12/01/2021
up to $2,000 Vaughan and Eleanor Graham Endowment Scholarships
Established in 1996. Must be accepted to UB as a full-time undergraduate student. Preference to students who attended high school in the Little...
Established in 1996. Must be accepted to UB as a full-time undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline12/01/2021
varies Walter A. Surdam Fund
Must complete the FAFSA, have financial need and be in good academic standing.
Must complete the FAFSA, have financial need and be in good academic...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/01/2021
up to $2,000 Welles V. Moot Graduate Scholarship Fund
Established in 1958 by the Western New York Foundation of Buffalo to honor Welles V. Moot, the Foundation’s initial donor. Must be a graduate...
Established in 1958 by the Western New York Foundation of Buffalo to...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline12/01/2021
up to $1,950 William A. Galpin Scholarship
Established in 1935 by William A. Galpin. Must be an undergraduate with preference to students recommended by the Presbytery of Buffalo-Niagara.
Established in 1935 by William A. Galpin. Must be an undergraduate with...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: up to $1,950
Deadline12/01/2021
$50 William E. Weafer Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1948 by Hutchinson-Central Evening High School. Must be a graduate of Hutchinson Central Technical High School.
Established in 1948 by Hutchinson-Central Evening High School. Must be a...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: $50
Deadline12/01/2021
up to 149 William H. Dawson Scholarship
Established in 1949 by William H. Dawson. Must be an undergraduate. Must complete the FAFSA and have financial need.
Established in 1949 by William H. Dawson. Must be an undergraduate. ...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: up to 149
Deadline12/01/2021
up to $2,000 William, Frances and Marion Tallman Scholarship Fund
Established in 1963 by M.L. Tallman. Must be a National Merit Scholar.
Established in 1963 by M.L. Tallman. Must be a National Merit Scholar.
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline12/01/2021
$1,500.00 WNY September 11th Scholarship Fund
Established in 2017 by Joseph Chouinard to provide scholarships to benefit the victims of the September 11, 2001 tragedy from Western New York...
Established in 2017 by Joseph Chouinard to provide scholarships to...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline12/01/2021
varies Woman's Investigating Club Scholarship Fund
Established in 1963 by the Women’s Investigating Club to provide scholarships to pay for tuition and fees to a student attending the University at...
Established in 1963 by the Women’s Investigating Club to provide...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/01/2021
varies Women's Club Of UB Scholarship
Established in 1955 by the Women’s Club of UB. Must be a full time undergraduate student. Must complete the FAFSA, have financial need and be in...
Established in 1955 by the Women’s Club of UB. Must be a full time...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/01/2021
up to $2,000 Women's Investigating Club Of Buffalo
Established in 1915 by the Women’s Investigating Club of Buffalo. Must complete the FAFSA and have financial need with preference to a female.
Established in 1915 by the Women’s Investigating Club of Buffalo. Must...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline12/01/2021
varies Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), American Rescue Plan - Domestic
This application is for U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen students. If you are an International, undocumented and DACA, please complete the...
This application is for U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen students....
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/10/2021
varies Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), American Rescue Plan - International
This application is for International, undocumented and DACA students. If you are a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen, please complete the...
This application is for International, undocumented and DACA students....
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/10/2021
$13,530.00 Joseph W. and Kenneth P. Kogut Brothers of New York Mills Economic Development Award
Established in 2007 by Frederick J. Kogut, BA’60 & EDM’65 and his daughter, Nina F. Kogut-Akkum, in memory of Frederick’s late brothers, Joseph W....
Established in 2007 by Frederick J. Kogut, BA’60 & EDM’65 and his...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: $13,530.00
Deadline12/10/2021
$2,850.00 Matthew Scarpati Scholarship Fund
Established in 2010 by Mr. James and Mrs. Lynn Scarpati in memory of their son, Matthew Scarpati. Must be an economics major who has completed the...
Established in 2010 by Mr. James and Mrs. Lynn Scarpati in memory of...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: $2,850.00
Deadline12/10/2021
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: 04/30/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/30/2022
$500 David and Rebecca Skerker Fund
Established in 1965 by Bernard Skerker. Must be an admitted or current student with a strong academic record with financial need. To demonstrate...
Established in 1965 by Bernard Skerker. Must be an admitted or current...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2022
  • Award: $500
Deadline06/01/2022
varies RED 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: 06/01/2022
  • Award: varies
Deadline06/01/2022
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: 06/01/2022
  • Award: varies
Deadline06/01/2022
Varies School of Dental Medicine Student Emergency Fund - UBF
Established to provide temporary financial assistance for immediate and current emergency situations. Must be majoring in the School of Dental...
Established to provide temporary financial assistance for immediate and...
  • Deadline: 06/28/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/28/2022
typically $200-$3,000 Bauer Family Foundation Fund
Funded by the Bauer Family Foundation to support undergraduate students in Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) with expenses in pursuit of...
Funded by the Bauer Family Foundation to support undergraduate students...
  • Deadline: 08/31/2022
  • Award: typically $200-$3,000
Deadline08/31/2022
$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
$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 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 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
$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 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