Our Opportunities

Welcome to the University at Buffalo Scholarship Portal!

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grant application for students currently in enrolled for Fall 2020 is now available.

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. 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. International students can apply for all scholarship opportunities except where noted.

Questions can be referred to UBscholarships@buffalo.edu.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
varies Dr. Alan Cutler Undergraduate Scholarship in Chemistry
Dr. Alan Cutler and other contributors established these undergraduate scholarships for Chemistry majors. Must complete the FAFSA and have...
Dr. Alan Cutler and other contributors established these undergraduate...
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  • Award: varies
Varies Dr. Earle J. Kelsey Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1993 by Evelyn Kelsey. Must be a student pursing a degree leading to a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree; must be worthy and in good...
Established in 1993 by Evelyn Kelsey. Must be a student pursing a...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Dr. Edward and Elinore Lambert Dental School Scholarship Fund
Established in 2015 by Elinore Lambert. Must be a student in the School of Dental Medicine.
Established in 2015 by Elinore Lambert. Must be a student in the School...
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  • Award: Varies
varies Dr. Edward L. Curvish, Jr. Award
Established in 2000. Must be a graduating American History major. Preference to those entering the Graduate School of Education with specialization...
Established in 2000. Must be a graduating American History major....
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  • Award: varies
Varies Dr. Paul R. Crombach Scholarship Award Fund
Established in 2006 by the family and friends of Paul Crombach, DDS ’71. Must be a third year student in the School of Dental Medicine in good...
Established in 2006 by the family and friends of Paul Crombach, DDS ’71....
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  • Award: Varies
varies Dr. Stanley T. Sekula Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1991 by Anne H. Sekula, in memory of her husband, Dr. Stanley T. Sekula, BA ’51. Must be an undergraduate pursuing a physics degree....
Established in 1991 by Anne H. Sekula, in memory of her husband, Dr....
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  • Award: varies
$1K/summer or winter; $2K/fall or spring; $4K/academic year Dr. Stephen C. Dunnett Study Abroad Scholarship
Established in 2017 by Dr. Stephen C. Dunnett, PhD ’77 and BA ’68, and University at Buffalo Vice Provost for International Education since 1989....
Established in 2017 by Dr. Stephen C. Dunnett, PhD ’77 and BA ’68, and...
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  • Award: $1K/summer or winter; $2K/fall or spring; $4K/academic year
varies Dr. Willis G. Gregory Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1972 by Erwin L. Fish. Must be a student majoring in Pharmacy and be in good academic standing.
Established in 1972 by Erwin L. Fish. Must be a student majoring in...
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  • Award: varies
varies Edward J. Kikta, Jr. Fund
Founded in 2000 for graduate students in chemistry. Must demonstrate financial need; domestic students complete the FAFSA and international...
Founded in 2000 for graduate students in chemistry. Must demonstrate...
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  • Award: varies
varies Eleanor Jacobs Scholarship Fund
Established in 2004 by the estate of Eleanor A. Jacobs, BA ’49, MA ’52 and PhD ’55, to provide scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students...
Established in 2004 by the estate of Eleanor A. Jacobs, BA ’49, MA ’52...
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  • Award: varies
varies Elizabeth Remington Olmsted Scholarship
Bequeathed by Ellen S. Olmsted in 1942 in memory of her sister. Must be an undergraduate or graduate music major.
Bequeathed by Ellen S. Olmsted in 1942 in memory of her sister. Must be...
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  • Award: varies
varies English Department Dissertation Fellowship Fund
Scholarship for a highly-qualified graduate student in English. Must be within a year of dissertation completion.
Scholarship for a highly-qualified graduate student in English. Must be...
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  • Award: varies
varies Frank B. Silvestro Fund
Established in 2000 by Frank B. Silvestro, BA ’62 and MA ’68. Supports accepted graduate and undergraduate physics students with academic promise....
Established in 2000 by Frank B. Silvestro, BA ’62 and MA ’68. Supports...
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  • 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...
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  • Award: varies
varies George F. And Celeste Hourani Memorial Fund
Established in 1991 by Celeste Hourani. Must be a graduate student in Ethics.
Established in 1991 by Celeste Hourani. Must be a graduate student in...
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  • Award: varies
varies Golden Key International Honour Society Scholarship Fund
Must be a member of Golden Key International Honour Society.
Must be a member of Golden Key International Honour Society.
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  • 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...
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  • Award: $1,000
varies Gregory Capasso Memorial Fund
Established in memory of Gregory Capasso in 1990 by family, friends and classmates. Must be an undergraduate in good academic standing who has...
Established in memory of Gregory Capasso in 1990 by family, friends and...
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  • Award: varies
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 Harold J. and Arlyne G. Levy Award in Jewish Studies Endowment
Created in 2012 for undergraduates in the Jewish Studies program. Must be at least a sophomore and demonstrate outstanding scholarship and...
Created in 2012 for undergraduates in the Jewish Studies program. Must...
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  • Award: varies
varies Harry Merrill Gehman Memorial Endowment Fund
Established in 1995 by Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Luippold, Class of ’40 and ’42. Provides scholarships to students intending to teach mathematics.
Established in 1995 by Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Luippold, Class of ’40 and...
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  • Award: varies
varies Hazel and John Wilson Scholarship Fund in Mathematics
John Wilson, BA ’67, bequeathed scholarship funds to students majoring in mathematics. Must complete the FAFSA and have financial need.
John Wilson, BA ’67, bequeathed scholarship funds to students majoring...
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  • Award: varies
varies Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), CARES Act
The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) provides emergency financial assistance to eligible students who have experienced financial...
The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) provides emergency...
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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
varies History Department Graduate Student Fund
Established in 2013 by various donors. Must be a graduate History student.
Established in 2013 by various donors. Must be a graduate History student.
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  • Award: varies
varies History Department Undergraduate Student Fund
Originating in 2013, multiple donors contribute to this fund for History undergraduates.
Originating in 2013, multiple donors contribute to this fund for History...
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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
Varies International College of Dentists (USA Section) Scholarship
Established in 1962 by the International College of Dentists. Must be a fourth year student in the School of Dental Medicine.
Established in 1962 by the International College of Dentists. Must be a...
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  • Award: Varies
varies International Education Student Emergency Fund
The Office of International Education and the broader UB community want to ensure that international students, regardless of where they’re from,...
The Office of International Education and the broader UB community want...
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  • Award: varies
$950 International Trade Scholarship
Livingston International, North America’s number one company focused on global customs brokerage and compliance, international trade consulting and...
Livingston International, North America’s number one company focused on...
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  • Award: $950
varies Irving W. and Natalie A. Knobloch Endowment Fund
To provide income to be used by the Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University at Buffalo, in conjunction with...
To provide income to be used by the Dean of the Faculty of Natural ...
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  • Award: varies
varies Jack Katz Scholarship Fund
Established by Jack Katz in 2002. Supports research or clinical experiences for second or third year graduate students in clinical audiology or...
Established by Jack Katz in 2002. Supports research or clinical...
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  • Award: varies
varies James J. Eberl Endowment Fund
Created in 1999 to provide scholarships for graduate student majoring in Chemistry.
Created in 1999 to provide scholarships for graduate student majoring in...
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  • Award: varies
varies James P. Owens Fund
Established in 1997 by Lucy McCartan Owens in memory of her husband, James P. Owens, BS ‘48 and MS’49. Awarded to an outstanding geology...
Established in 1997 by Lucy McCartan Owens in memory of her husband,...
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  • Award: varies
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 C. Denton Scholarship
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 John F. Naylor Fellowship in History Endowment
Established in 2013. Must be a graduate student in History who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship and commitment to the program. Preference...
Established in 2013. Must be a graduate student in History who has...
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  • Award: varies
varies John Ho and Martha Leung Scholarship Fund
Established in 2015 by Dr. John T. Ho, PhD, and Dr. Martha C. Leung, EDD ’83, to provide scholarships to graduate students in the Department of...
Established in 2015 by Dr. John T. Ho, PhD, and Dr. Martha C. Leung, EDD...
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  • Award: varies
varies John J. and Irene M. Brown Scholarship Fund
Established in 1952 by Irene M. Brown. Must be majoring in Law; completed the pre-legal course at St. Bonaventure College and desire to complete...
Established in 1952 by Irene M. Brown. Must be majoring in Law; ...
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  • Award: varies
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 John T. Horton History Scholarship Endowment Fund
Established in 2013 by Robert C. Plumb, BA ’64, in honor of Professor Horton. Provides scholarships for undergraduate history majors.
Established in 2013 by Robert C. Plumb, BA ’64, in honor of Professor...
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  • Award: varies
Varies John T. McIntee, D.D.S. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1989 by Evelyn McIntee in memory of John T. McIntee, D.D.S.. Must be a student in the School of Dental Medicine.
Established in 1989 by Evelyn McIntee in memory of John T. McIntee,...
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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 Joseph Maffei Class of 1983 Scholarship Fund
To support scholarships in the School of Dental Medicine.
To support scholarships in the School of Dental Medicine.
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  • Award: Varies
varies Joyce J. and John D. Milligan and Family Scholarship Fund
Originally established in 1993 by Joyce J. and John D. Milligan and Family. Must be a junior or senior History major in good academic standing....
Originally established in 1993 by Joyce J. and John D. Milligan and...
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  • Award: varies
varies Julius W. Pratt Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1989 by friends and family of Professor Julius W. Pratt. Scholarships support undergraduate or graduate History majors. Preference...
Established in 1989 by friends and family of Professor Julius W. Pratt....
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  • Award: varies
varies Justin Van Ness Anthropology and Environment Award
Funded in 1996. Must be an anthropology senior with demonstrated concern for the environment. Motivation for and interest in anthropology is also a...
Funded in 1996. Must be an anthropology senior with demonstrated concern...
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  • Award: varies
varies Kadzik-Weiss Experiential Fund
This fund will be used to provide annual experiential learning support to two undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
This fund will be used to provide annual experiential learning support...
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  • Award: varies
$1,000 Kapoor Fund In Medicinal Chemistry
Established in 2001. Must be an undergraduate majoring in medicinal chemistry.
Established in 2001. Must be an undergraduate majoring in medicinal...
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  • Award: $1,000
varies Klein Family Student Award in Honor of Viola Odenheimer
Dr. David Klein, BS ’71, and his family, established this fund in 2001 from the estate of a family friend. The scholarship benefits an...
Dr. David Klein, BS ’71, and his family, established this fund in 2001...
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  • Award: varies