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 now closed. The deadline to submit a completed application was 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 tp $6000/YR Steven B. Sample Honors Scholarship
Established in 2004 by Jeremy M. Jacobs, ’60, Stanford Lipsey, Robert G....
Ended
Up to full tuition and fees Walter E. Schmid Family Foundation Scholarship
Established in 2019. Must be an incoming first year student from Western...
Ended
up to $5000 Robert H. and Catherine H. Goldsmith Scholarship Fund
Established in 1997 by Robert H. Goldsmith, BS’51, and Catherine H....
Ended
varies School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Student Emergency Fund
Established to provide temporary financial assistance for immediate and...
Ended
up to $4,250 Scott Hanlon '86 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2019 by Scott J. Hanlon ’86 to support full-time...
Ended
$275 Adarsh Bhagat Memorial Fund
Established in 1985 by Urvashi Sangal to provide an annual award in the...
Ended
up to $2,000 Bearfield Scholarship Fund
Established in 2014 by Jonathan Matthew Bearfield, BS ’92. Must be...
Ended
up to $1,000 Beth Cheshire Moran Award
Established in 2002 by Theodore J. Moran in order to honor the memory of...
Ended
up to $2,000 Chuang Family Scholarship
Established in 2000 by Joe Y. Chuang. Must be an undergraduate and an...
Ended
up to $2,000 D. Richard Ferguson Memorial Student Endowment Scholarship
Established in honor of electric engineering alumnus, D. Richard...
Ended
up to $2,000 David M. Benenson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2002 by Lydia K. Benenson, Kathleen A. Ratcliffe and...
Ended
Up to $2000 Donna M. Taylor Computer Science Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship
Established in 2019 by Andrew Gallatin and Jenise Swall in honor of...
Ended
$1000 Dr. Steven Tsengas Scholarship Fund
Established in 2018 by Dr. Steven Tsengas BS’60 to provide undergraduate...
Ended
Varies Drury/Thomas Scholarship
Established by Drs. Robert E., MS ‘76 & PhD ’84, and Grace M. Barnes, MA...
Ended
up to $2,000 Elbridge N. and Stephana R. Townsend Scholarship Fund
Established in 1995 by William Townsend. Must be a newly admitted first...
Ended
up to $2,000 Frederick H. Thomas Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1982 by Mrs. Patricia T. Thomas. Must be an industrial...
Ended
up to $1,000 George Norton SEAS Scholarship Fund
Established in 2011 by the last will and testament of George H. Norton,...
Ended
up to $1,000 Gina Bronkie Hammond Computer Science Scholarship Fund
Gina Bronkie Hammond established this fund in 2013. Must be admitted...
Ended
up to $2,000 Grace Lee Dean's Scholarship Fund
Established in 2014 by SUNY Distinguished Professor Dr. George C. Lee...
Ended
up to $1,000 Gregory B. Jarvis Scholarship Fund
Established in 1986 by Mrs. Marcia Jarvis and Moog Controls, Inc., in...
Ended
up to $2,000 Issac Waugh Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1965 by Frieda Waugh. Must be a worthy student pursuing...
Ended
Varies J. & S. Niciszewska Mucha Endowed Graduate Scholarship
Stephanie Niciszewska Mucha established this fund in 2013 in honor of...
Ended
up to $1,500 Joseph M. Bracci and Kathleen A. Bracci Scholarship
Established in 2014 by Joseph M. and Kathleen A. Bracci to provide...
Ended
up to $2,000 Karwan/Thomas Industrial Eng. Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
Established in 2001 by Robert F. Hanley, in order to recognize the two...
Ended
up to $6,000 Lawrence M. and Caroline Ursitti Gentile Family Fund
Established in 2000 by Lawrence C. and Renata C. Gentile, in honor of...
Ended
up to $1,000 Matthew Grappone Scholarship Fund
Established in 2003 by friends and family of Matthew Grappone. Must be...
Ended
$495 McCarthy Family Scholarship
Established in 2018. Must be a sophomore or junior accepted into a...
Ended
up to $1,000 Michael Bauda Scholarship Endowment Fund
Established by Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Bauda. Must be pursuing a degree...
Ended
up to $1,600 Professor Charles M. Fogel Scholarship Fund
Established in 2015 by Bernice Y. Fogel, EDB ’46 in honor of her late...
Ended
$700 Robert B. Kleinschmidt Memorial Fund
Established in 1959 by friends of Robert Kleinschmidt. Must be pursuing...
Ended
$1,750 Watts Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship
Must be a junior majoring in civil, environmental, electrical or...
Ended
up to $2,000 Yong H. Lee Scholarship Fund
Established in 1999 by the family of Yong H. Lee and its descendants. ...
Ended
up to $3,000 Frank J. Puskar Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2013 by Mr. Frank J. Puskar, BS ’79 and Mrs. Mary F....
Ended
$4750 Terry Spencer Leadership Scholarship
Established in 2021 by Whiting-Turner Contracting Company in memory of...
Ended
$2,000 Dr. William Brownlie Graduate Fellowship For Water Resources
Established in 2019 by Dr. William Brownlie BS ‘75 MS ’76. Must be a...
Ended
up to $5,000 Richard E. Garman Endowment Fund
Established in 2002 by Richard E. Garman. Must be accepted into a...
Ended
up to $1,000 Engineering Fellowship and Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarships for deserving undergraduate and graduate...
Ended
Varies Robert Occhino Honors College Experiential Learning Fund
Established in 2021 by Thomas Occhino (BS’07) and Jessica Occhino to...
Ended
$500.00 Frontier Award for International Understanding
Must be a student that resides in either Erie or Niagara County and has...
Ended
up to $1,000 George F. Schenk Scholarship Fund
Established in 2004 by the estate of Margaret T. Schenk, BA ’40, BA ’41...
up to $2,000 James and Nancy McLernon Superior Scholars Endowed Program
Established in 1978 by Mr. and Mrs. James W. McLernon. Must be a newly...
$1,000/YR Larry and Amanda Megan Scholarship Award
Established in 2004 by Lawrence and Amanda Megan. Must be a newly...
up to $2,000 Samuel R. McLernon and Nancy McLernon Memorial Scholarships
Established in 2007 by James W. McLernon. Must be a newly admitted...
$5,000 Alison L. Des Forges Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2012 in honor of Alison L. Des Forges. Must be a...