Our Opportunities

Welcome to the University at Buffalo’s scholarship portal!

The General Application will remain open throughout the fall and spring scholarship application cycles.

This database makes it easy to seek out and apply for campus scholarships, recommending opportunities which best fit your application responses and HUB student profile. When fully operational, hundreds of scholarships funded by UB alumni and friends will be accepting applications, but until then, please search and apply for other scholarship opportunities on your academic departmental website.

University at Buffalo students may sign in using your UBIT credentials and complete a General Application. Follow the red dot action prompts and emails which will be personalized based on your qualifications. Sign in regularly to check your status, since we do not send regret emails until the end of the annual cycle.

Basics to get started are listed here, but the first thing to note is that scholarships are called Opportunities.

Deadline: This is when completed General Applications, Conditional Applications (if you are studying abroad, or in the engineering department), individual scholarship questions and reference letters are due in order to be considered for a scholarship opportunity.

Award: Amounts stated are for general information and are not a guarantee of what you may receive, if selected. Actual scholarship amounts may vary based on recipient eligibility, available funds, and other factors.

Actions: Once you complete and submit the General Application, you will be automatically matched with individual scholarships.If a scholarship indicates “None” under “Action,” you will automatically be considered by the review committee. If you see “Apply” under “Action” you need to complete a Conditional Application, answer specific scholarship questions, and/or provide references in order to be considered. You will see your summary of “Recommended Opportunities” under the Opportunities tab.

Note: Qualifying for a scholarship does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship. Even if not specified in the criteria, scholarships are typically reserved for students in good academic standing who are also making satisfactory progress towards a degree.

Keyword searches: For best results, limit to one word or phrase (ex. political science). Do not use comma separators or unrelated strings (ex. math, physics; arts and sciences political science).

Questions: UBscholarships@buffalo.edu

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $830
Deadline03/01/2019
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...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2019
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...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $1,400
Deadline03/01/2019
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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2019
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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2019
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...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2019
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...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2019
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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2019
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....
  • Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2019
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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2019
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...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2019
up to $2,000 UB Academic Excellence Scholarships
Must be an incoming freshman or transfer student who has demonstrated strong academic performance and potential for success.
Must be an incoming freshman or transfer student who has demonstrated...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2019
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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2019
up to $2,000 UB UG Scholarship Fund
Established in 2012 by the UBF Board of Trustees. Must be an incoming freshman majoring in a field related to the arts, humanities or social...
Established in 2012 by the UBF Board of Trustees. Must be an incoming...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2019
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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2019
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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2019
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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2019
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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $1,950
Deadline03/01/2019
$50 William E. Weafer Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1948 by Hutchinson-Central Evening High School. Must be a graduate of a Buffalo Public High School.
Established in 1948 by Hutchinson-Central Evening High School. Must be a...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Award: $50
Deadline03/01/2019
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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $149
Deadline03/01/2019
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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2019
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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2019
up to $25,000 WNY Prosperity Fellowship
Established by the Prentice Family Foundation. Must be a promising undergraduate or graduate student actively preparing for a career that furthers...
Established by the Prentice Family Foundation. Must be a promising...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: up to $25,000
Deadline03/15/2019
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
up to $1,000/YR Larry and Amanda Megan Scholarship Award
Established in 2004 by Lawrence and Amanda Megan. Must be an incoming freshman from the City of Buffalo, accepted into the School of Engineering...
Established in 2004 by Lawrence and Amanda Megan. Must be an incoming...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $1,000/YR
Ended
up to $1,000 Samuel R. McLernon and Nancy McLernon Memorial Scholarships
Established in 2007 by James W. McLernon. Must be an incoming freshman who graduated from Kenmore West High School, majoring in engineering, with...
Established in 2007 by James W. McLernon. Must be an incoming freshman...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $1,000
Ended
varies 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 an incoming...
Established in 2004 by the estate of Margaret T. Schenk, BA ’40, BA ’41...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$475 Joseph and Adele Augustyn Memorial Book Scholarship
Michael and Linda Madonia have established this fund to honor Linda’s parents. Must be an accepted undergraduate majoring in the School of...
Michael and Linda Madonia have established this fund to honor Linda’s...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $475
Ended
Up to $1,000 Lester A. Gerhardt Memorial Scholarship
Must be an accepted major in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, with preference to students applying from outside of WNY.
Must be an accepted major in the School of Engineering and Applied...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Ended
$475 Dean Paul E. Mohn Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by William Weppner, BS EE ’59, to honor the first dean of UB Engineering, Paul E. Mohn. The scholarship is for deserving undergraduate...
Established by William Weppner, BS EE ’59, to honor the first dean of UB...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $475
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
covers NYS tuition rate for 3-4 credits, summer 2018 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: Ended
  • Award: covers NYS tuition rate for 3-4 credits, summer 2018
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies State/IFR - UB Diversity Scholarship
Must be a full-time student in good academic standing, applying as a first-time participant in a University at Buffalo or SUNY study abroad...
Must be a full-time student in good academic standing, applying as a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$0.00 Timothy J. Rutenber Memorial Scholarship Study in Africa
Supports students applying to a University at Buffalo or SUNY study abroad program in Africa. Must be a full-time student in good academic standing.
Supports students applying to a University at Buffalo or SUNY study...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$1,000 Greater Washington DC Area Alumni Scholarship
Established in 2015 by Joseph P. Esposito, BA ’75. Must be an academically promising incoming freshmen or transfer student from the Greater...
Established in 2015 by Joseph P. Esposito, BA ’75. Must be an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$250 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: Ended
  • Award: $250
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: up to $5,000
Ended
up to $2000 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: Ended
  • Award: up to $2000
Ended
up to $1000 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: Ended
  • Award: up to $1000
Ended
Up to $1,000 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: Ended
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Ended
up to $1000 Colonel Loren W. Olmstead Scholarship Fund
Established in 1959 by the Buffalo Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Buffalo Chapter of the Society of American Military...
Established in 1959 by the Buffalo Section of the American Society of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $1000
Ended
up to $2000 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: Ended
  • Award: up to $2000
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: up to $2,000
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: up to $1,000
Ended
up to $2000 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: Ended
  • Award: up to $2000
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: up to $1,000
Ended
up to $1000 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: Ended
  • Award: up to $1000
Ended
up to $2,500 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: Ended
  • Award: up to $2,500
Ended
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 an incoming or continuing undergraduate...
Established in 1986 by Mrs. Marcia Jarvis and Moog Controls, Inc., in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $1,000
Ended