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 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 email account – please make sure to check your email on a regular basis.

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Application is now closed for the Spring 2022 term. If you submitted a HEERF application, you will be notified via email of the decision made by the review committee by the end of May – tentatively. Priority will be given to students with documented exceptional need. However, all applications will be considered. Funding is limited and not guaranteed. New incoming students for summer or fall 2022 are not eligible to apply for HEERF.

Please visit: Financial Aid COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for more information about eligibility.

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

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
up to $2,000 Karwan/Thomas Industrial Eng. Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
Established in 2001 by Robert F. Hanley, in order to recognize the two...
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...
up to $1,000 Matthew Grappone Scholarship Fund
Established in 2003 by friends and family of Matthew Grappone. Must be...
$495 McCarthy Family Scholarship
Established in 2018. Must be a sophomore or junior accepted into a...
up to $1,000 Michael Bauda Scholarship Endowment Fund
Established by Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Bauda. Must be pursuing a degree...
up to $1,600 Professor Charles M. Fogel Scholarship Fund
Established in 2015 by Bernice Y. Fogel, EDB ’46 in honor of her late...
$700 Robert B. Kleinschmidt Memorial Fund
Established in 1959 by friends of Robert Kleinschmidt. Must be pursuing...
$1,750 Watts Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship
Must be a junior majoring in civil, environmental, electrical or...
up to $2,000 Yong H. Lee Scholarship Fund
Established in 1999 by the family of Yong H. Lee and its descendants. ...
up to $3,000 Frank J. Puskar Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2013 by Mr. Frank J. Puskar, BS ’79 and Mrs. Mary F....
$4750 Terry Spencer Leadership Scholarship
Established in 2021 by Whiting-Turner Contracting Company in memory of...
$2,000 Dr. William Brownlie Graduate Fellowship For Water Resources
Established in 2019 by Dr. William Brownlie BS ‘75 MS ’76. Must be a...
up to $5,000 Richard E. Garman Endowment Fund
Established in 2002 by Richard E. Garman. Must be accepted into a...
$500.00 Frontier Award for International Understanding
Must be a student that resides in either Erie or Niagara County and has...
up to $3,000 Amy Bresney Scholarship Fund
Established in 2018 by Mr. Michael J. Bresney, BS ’78. Must be an...
$475 Dean Paul E. Mohn Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by William Weppner, BS EE ’59, to honor the first dean of UB...
up to $1,500 Irving H. Shames Endowment Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2011 by Lisa R. Shames and Bruce Shames in honor of their...
$500 Matthew Grappone Memorial Book Award
Established in 2009 by William Grappone and his wife Anna Stave in...
up to $3000 Stephen Still Undergraduate Scholarship in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
Established in 2020 by Dr. Stephen Still BS’76. Must be an undergraduate...
$275 Adarsh Bhagat Memorial Fund
Established in 1985 by Urvashi Sangal to provide an annual award in the...
up to $1000 John W. Danforth Company Senior Scholar Award
Established in 2003 by the John W. Danforth Company. Must be a senior...
$1900 Professor Edward P. Furlani Scholarship
Karen Furlani honored her late husband, former UB engineering professor,...
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...
up to full NYS tuition and fees Felix Smist Scholarship Fund
Established in 2005 by James Smist, BS ‘80 and Mary Smist, to honor...
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...
up to $750 Tau Beta Pi Student Leadership Scholarship - New York Nu Chapter
Established by Drs. Robert E., MS ‘76 & PhD ’84, and Grace M. Barnes, MA...
$5,000 Alison L. Des Forges Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2012 in honor of Alison L. Des Forges. Must be a...
$4K first prize; $2K second prize for each grad and undergrad Silent Hoist and Crane Co., Materials Handling Prize Award
Established in 1960 by the Wunsch Foundation. Selection based on a...
$1,000 to $3,000 Gustav and Grete Zimmer Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by Grete M. Zimmer to support undergraduate majors in...
Varies Lester Gerhardt Experiential Learning Fund
Established by Karen R. Gerhardt in memory of her husband Lester...
Up to $800 Robert Occhino Honors College Experiential Learning Fund
Established in 2021 by Thomas Occhino (BS’07) and Jessica Occhino to...
up to $1,000 Engineering Fellowship and Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarships for deserving undergraduate and graduate...
up to $3,000 Matthew R. Enright Award for Experiential Learning
Established in 2016 by Mr. and Mrs. David Walter in memory of their son,...