Our Opportunities

Welcome to the University at Buffalo’s scholarship portal!

Current students may sign in using your UBIT credentials and complete a General Application and supplemental questions which you may be asked to complete based on your HUB profile and application responses. Follow the red action prompts and watch for alerts from ubscholarships@buffalo.edu regarding new opportunities and deadlines.

Newly admitted students for fall 2019 who have activated your UBIT credentials may sign in as of February 1 to complete a General Application and to be alerted to additional essays or reference letters required for specific scholarships.

When fully operational, this portal will simplify your search for the hundreds of philanthropic scholarships managed by various UB departments. In the meantime, please make sure to search for scholarship opportunities on your academic departmental website.

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 $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...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2019
up to $2,000 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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2019
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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2019
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...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2019
up to $570 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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $570
Deadline03/01/2019
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 a newly-admitted freshman or transfer student who has demonstrated strong academic performance and potential for success.
Must be a newly-admitted freshman or transfer student who has...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2019
varies UB Gala Endowed Scholarship Fund
Must be an incoming freshmen with excellent standardized test scores and high school grades. Students will be selected from a variety of academic...
Must be an incoming freshmen with excellent standardized test scores and...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Award: varies
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 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: 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 $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: 03/15/2019
  • Award: up to $5,000
Deadline03/15/2019
$2,375 Dr. Robert E. Mates Scholarship Fund
Dr. Stanley E. Rittgers, BS ’68, established this scholarship in 2017. Must be a newly admitted undergraduate major in the School of Engineering...
Dr. Stanley E. Rittgers, BS ’68, established this scholarship in 2017....
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: $2,375
Deadline03/15/2019
varies Elbridge N. and Stephana R. Townsend Scholarship Fund
Established in 1995 by William Townsend. Must be a newly admitted freshman or graduate student in the School of Engineering or Applied Sciences....
Established in 1995 by William Townsend. Must be a newly admitted...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2019
up to full 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: 03/15/2019
  • Award: up to full tuition and fees
Deadline03/15/2019
up to $2,000 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: 03/15/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/15/2019
varies 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: 03/15/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2019
up to $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: 03/15/2019
  • Award: up to $1,000/YR
Deadline03/15/2019
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: 03/15/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/15/2019
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
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: 03/31/2019
  • Award: up to $3,000
Deadline03/31/2019
varies John H. Hunt Memorial Fund
Established in 1986 by Hunt Commercial Real Estate Corporation, Buffalo Renaissance Foundation, Inc. and Myron M. Hunt. Provides a four-year...
Established in 1986 by Hunt Commercial Real Estate Corporation, Buffalo...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2019
up to $1,000 SEAS Study Abroad Scholarship Fund
Must be an accepted engineering major who has applied to a UB or SUNY study abroad program. Must be in good academic standing. Preference to...
Must be an accepted engineering major who has applied to a UB or SUNY...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline04/01/2019
$4,000 first prize, $2000 second prize for both graduate and undergraduate papers 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: 04/30/2019
  • Award: $4,000 first prize, $2000 second prize for both graduate and undergraduate papers
Deadline04/30/2019
varies A. Conger Goodyear Fund
A. Conger Goodyear provided these scholarship funds in 1958. Must be an admitted or current student at the University at Buffalo. A...
A. Conger Goodyear provided these scholarship funds in 1958. Must be an...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline07/01/2019
varies Albert and Henrietta Ziegele, Jr. Scholarship
Irene Krull established this scholarship in 1971. Must be an admitted or enrolled undergraduate student from the City of Buffalo with academic...
Irene Krull established this scholarship in 1971. Must be an admitted or...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline07/01/2019
varies Albert Jay and Tatiana M. Wright Endowment Fund
Created by Albert Jay Wright in 1957. Must be an admitted or enrolled undergraduate student. A legally-approved use of these funds is to help fund...
Created by Albert Jay Wright in 1957. Must be an admitted or enrolled...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline07/01/2019
varies Almon H. Cooke Scholarship
Founded in 1973 by Almon H. and Jessica Snyder Cooke. Must be majoring in a field within the College of Arts and Sciences. A legally-approved use...
Founded in 1973 by Almon H. and Jessica Snyder Cooke. Must be majoring...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline07/01/2019
varies Bertha Laub Whittet Memorial Fund
Established in 1920 by Joseph Lewis Whittet. Must be an admitted or enrolled undergraduate student. A legally-approved use of these funds is to...
Established in 1920 by Joseph Lewis Whittet. Must be an admitted or...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline07/01/2019
varies Bessie A. & Carl E. Molin Scholarship Fund
Created in 1958 by Carl Molin. Must be newly-admitted to the University at Buffalo as an undergraduate student and have achieved good academic...
Created in 1958 by Carl Molin. Must be newly-admitted to the University...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline07/01/2019
varies Charles H. Ribbel & Bertha Bettinger Scholarship
Bertha B. Ribbel established this scholarship fund in 1925. Must be an admitted or current undergraduate student. A legally-approved use of these...
Bertha B. Ribbel established this scholarship fund in 1925. Must be an...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline07/01/2019
varies General Education Board Fund
The General Education Board created this fund in 1923. Must be an admitted or current undergraduate majoring in the College of Arts and Sciences. ...
The General Education Board created this fund in 1923. Must be an...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline07/01/2019
varies Henry A. Richmond Liberal Arts Fund
Established in 1925 by Henry A. Richmond. Funds support an admitted or enrolled undergraduate student in the liberal arts. A legally-approved use...
Established in 1925 by Henry A. Richmond. Funds support an admitted or...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline07/01/2019