Our 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.

After July 15th, students need to complete a new General Application for the 2021-2022 academic year to be considered for any scholarship opportunities listed in UB’s Scholarship Portal.

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) application is now available. The deadline to submit a completed application is April 16, 2021. Students currently enrolled and matriculated in a degree program and who meet federal financial aid requirements may be eligible to receive funding. The 2020-2021 FAFSA must be on file at UB in order to confirm eligibility. Funds may be limited in number and size due to funding constraints. HEERF was established as part of the U.S. federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and provides emergency financial assistance to eligible students who have experienced financial hardship due to the disruption of campus operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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
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 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...
  • Deadline:
  • 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...
  • Deadline:
  • 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...
  • Deadline:
  • 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
varies Levy-King-White Scholarship Fund
Established in 1988 by Levy-King-White, Inc. Scholarships support undergraduate majors in media studies, Communications, or Advertising. Must have...
Established in 1988 by Levy-King-White, Inc. Scholarships support...
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  • Award: varies
varies M. Estellie Smith Scholarship Endowment Fund
Established in 2009. Must be an Anthropology graduate student in good academic standing.
Established in 2009. Must be an Anthropology graduate student in good...
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  • Award: varies
varies Maria E. Becker Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
In memory of Maria E. Becker, family and friends established these scholarships for majors in the Department of Romance Languages and Literature....
In memory of Maria E. Becker, family and friends established these...
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  • Award: varies
varies Marilyn Doubrava Fund
In 1988, as a memorial to their daughter, Marilyn A. Doubrava, Sterling M. Doubrava and Kathryn L. Doubrava established these scholarships. Must be...
In 1988, as a memorial to their daughter, Marilyn A. Doubrava, Sterling...
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  • Award: varies
varies Marion and Dr. Stanley Dickson Scholarship Fund
Established in 1991 by Dr. Stanley Dickson, family, and friends in memory of Marion Dickson. Provides undergraduate scholarships to Anthropology...
Established in 1991 by Dr. Stanley Dickson, family, and friends in...
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  • Award: varies
varies Marjorie E. Winkler Fellowship in Chemistry
Originating in 2011, this fund supports doctoral Chemistry student dissertation research.
Originating in 2011, this fund supports doctoral Chemistry student...
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  • Award: varies
varies Mattern-Tyler Fund
Originating in 1991, this fund may support student recruitment and graduate student fellowships. Students must be accepted into an advanced course...
Originating in 1991, this fund may support student recruitment and...
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  • Award: varies
varies Media Study Scholarship Fund
Various contributors provide scholarships for media study majors through this fund.
Various contributors provide scholarships for media study majors through...
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  • Award: varies
varies Melva Behrns Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1983 by Dr. Vernon N. Behrns for graduate degree candidates in the Department of Mathematics in good academic standing.
Established in 1983 by Dr. Vernon N. Behrns for graduate degree...
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  • Award: varies
varies Millard Fillmore College Scholarship
Must be a student in Millard Fillmore College.
Must be a student in Millard Fillmore College.
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Millard Fillmore Student Association Fund
Must be a student in Millard Fillmore College.
Must be a student in Millard Fillmore College.
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Milton Plesur Memorial Fund
Established in 1990 by Dr. Milton Plesur’s former students and friends to provide undergraduate junior, seniors and graduate students support. Must...
Established in 1990 by Dr. Milton Plesur’s former students and friends...
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  • Award: varies
varies Milton Plesur Scholarship Fund
Established in 1990. Must be an undergraduate History major at the junior or senior level, or a History graduate student. Must complete FAFSA and...
Established in 1990. Must be an undergraduate History major at the...
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  • Award: varies
varies Morris Arts Scholarships and Fellowships
Established in 2008. Must be a talented graduate or undergraduate student in the arts, not including newly admitted freshmen.
Established in 2008. Must be a talented graduate or undergraduate...
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  • Award: varies
varies Morris E. Opler and Lucille R. Opler Graduate Scholarship Fund in English
Established in 2004, with a gift from a Morris E. Opler and Lucille R. Opler trust fund, these scholarships support graduate students in English.
Established in 2004, with a gift from a Morris E. Opler and Lucille R....
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  • Award: varies
varies 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...
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  • Award: varies
varies Norbert L. Fullington History Award
Created in 2001. Must be an undergraduate History major who has excelled in the curriculum and is committed to advanced studies in this field.
Created in 2001. Must be an undergraduate History major who has excelled...
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  • Award: varies
varies Om & Saraswati Bahethi Foundation USA Graduate Scholarship
Must be a master’s level student in Physics and have a GPA of at least 3.50.
Must be a master’s level student in Physics and have a GPA of at least...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Panas-Matz Scholars Fund
This fund will be used by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences to provide annual experiential learning support to undergraduate students...
This fund will be used by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
$1,000 Paul A. Nussbaum Undergraduate Scholarship
Paul A. Nussbaum, BA ’67, established this scholarship in 2014 to assist financially disadvantaged undergraduates in the College of Arts and...
Paul A. Nussbaum, BA ’67, established this scholarship in 2014 to assist...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
$0.00 Paul Pizzella and Marta Ayala Experiential Learning Fund
This fund provides financial support for experiential learning and out-of-classroom experiences for undergraduate students from traditionally...
This fund provides financial support for experiential learning and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $0.00
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,...
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  • Award: varies
varies Perry Watkins Scholarship
Various donors contribute to these undergraduate scholarships for theatre and dance majors. Preference to students traditionally underrepresented...
Various donors contribute to these undergraduate scholarships for...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
$3,000 Peter T. Lansbury Endowment Fund
Established in 1999. Supports the research pursuits of undergraduate chemistry majors in good academic standing. Preference to juniors.
Established in 1999. Supports the research pursuits of undergraduate...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,000
varies Physics Graduate Student Memorial Fellowship Endowment
Established in 2010. Preference to international graduate students and to first-year PhD candidates in Physics.
Established in 2010. Preference to international graduate students and...
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  • Award: varies
$1K/summer or winter; $2K/fall or spring; $4K/academic year President's Circle Study Abroad Scholarship
Must be currently enrolled, full-time, matriculated student in good academic standing, participating in a UB or SUNY study abroad or exchange...
Must be currently enrolled, full-time, matriculated student in good...
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  • Award: $1K/summer or winter; $2K/fall or spring; $4K/academic year
varies Professor George F. Hourani Memorial Fund
Established in 1986. Must be a gradate student with an assistantship or other aid from the University. The most outstanding graduate student in...
Established in 1986. Must be a gradate student with an assistantship or...
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  • Award: varies
varies Psychology Graduate Scholarship Fund
This fund provides scholarship support for graduate students majoring in Psychology.
This fund provides scholarship support for graduate students majoring in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Ralph Theurer Endowment for the College of Arts and Sciences
Established in 1994 to provide scholarships and fellowships to students majoring in chemistry or science education.
Established in 1994 to provide scholarships and fellowships to students...
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  • Award: varies
varies Remillard Senior Year Assistance Endowment Fund
Established in 2013 for College of Arts and Sciences majors. Must complete the FAFSA and be at risk of withdrawing from UB due to financial need....
Established in 2013 for College of Arts and Sciences majors. Must...
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  • Award: varies
varies Richard B. Cuthbert, M.D. Memorial Music Scholarship Fund
Established by Virginia Cuthbert Elliott. Must be a Music major who has displayed excellence in performance on violin, viola, cello or bass violin.
Established by Virginia Cuthbert Elliott. Must be a Music major who has...
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  • Award: varies
varies Riverrun Fellowship Award Fund
Supports awards for the annual Riverrun fellowship competition in the English Department.
Supports awards for the annual Riverrun fellowship competition in the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Robert and Carol Morris Humanities Institute Fund
May support students in the Humanities Institute.
May support students in the Humanities Institute.
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
$500 Roberta A. and George E. Stevens Fund for International Educational Experiences
Founded in 2014 to support experiential learning opportunities for undergraduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Preference to...
Founded in 2014 to support experiential learning opportunities for...
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  • Award: $500
$500 Roberta A. and George E. Stevens Fund for International Educational Experiences
Founded in 2014 to support experiential learning opportunities for undergraduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Preference to...
Founded in 2014 to support experiential learning opportunities for...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500
Varies Roger Roll Award
Roger Roll and Mary Garlick Roll created this fund to award an undergraduate track and field student athlete in the College of Arts and Sciences...
Roger Roll and Mary Garlick Roll created this fund to award an...
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  • Award: Varies