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 and complete a General Application and any other recommended applications, but please note that you will be considered for auto-matching opportunities even if you take no action at all. Newly admitted undergraduates will receive an email invitation from ubscholarships@buffalo.edu if a scholarship you may be eligible for requires a reference or additional narratives.

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
varies Alan E. Cober Memorial Fund
Alan E. Cober was a visiting artist in the Art Department from 1986-1996. As one of America’s foremost illustrators, his work was published in...
Alan E. Cober was a visiting artist in the Art Department from...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
DeadlineEnded
Two $500 cash awards or one $1000 award Gersky Family Fund for WiSE
Jess Gersky, BA Anthropology, established this fund in 2018 to memorialize her parents, Charles and Diana Gersky. Preference will be given to...
Jess Gersky, BA Anthropology, established this fund in 2018 to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Two $500 cash awards or one $1000 award
DeadlineEnded
varies Frances R. and Louis B. Morrison Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1984 by Mr. David L. Schwartz and Mrs. Nancy Schwartz to provide an annual scholarship in memory of Frances R. and Louis B....
Established in 1984 by Mr. David L. Schwartz and Mrs. Nancy Schwartz to...
  • Deadline: 03/28/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/28/2019
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
up to $2,000 Beulah Hunter Temple Memorial Fund
Must be a graduate of Lafayette High School or Hutchinson Central Technical High School in Buffalo, New York.
Must be a graduate of Lafayette High School or Hutchinson Central...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline04/01/2019
Full-time NYS tuition Bonnie Ott Scholarship
Originating in 2001. Must be a full-time student in good academic standing and applying to participate in a University at Buffalo or SUNY study...
Originating in 2001. Must be a full-time student in good academic...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Full-time NYS tuition
Deadline04/01/2019
$2,500 Chih Foundation Research and Publication Award
The Chih Foundation honors Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students enrolled in either the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Pharmacy...
The Chih Foundation honors Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students enrolled in...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline04/01/2019
$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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $1K/summer or winter; $2K/fall or spring; $4K/academic year
Deadline04/01/2019
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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2019
varies Frieda W. Waugh Memorial Fund
This fund is held by the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo with final decisions made by their board of directors. University at Buffalo...
This fund is held by the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo with...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2019
Varies International Alumni Scholarship
International alumni donated these funds to support UB students attending UB and SUNY study abroad programs in China, Japan, South Korea and...
International alumni donated these funds to support UB students...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
varies Mary B. Cassata Library Studies and Information Department Scholarship Fund
This fund is held by the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo with final decisions made by their board of directors. University at Buffalo...
This fund is held by the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo with...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2019
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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2019
$1K/summer or winter; $2K/fall or spring; $4K/academic year Office of International Education Study Abroad Scholarship
Must be a full-time student in good academic standing, participating in a University at Buffalo or SUNY study abroad program.
Must be a full-time student in good academic standing, participating in...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $1K/summer or winter; $2K/fall or spring; $4K/academic year
Deadline04/01/2019
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,...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2019
$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...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $1K/summer or winter; $2K/fall or spring; $4K/academic year
Deadline04/01/2019
varies S.J. Cassata and Mary B. Cassata Communication Department Scholarship
This fund is held by the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo with final decisions made by their board of directors. University at Buffalo...
This fund is held by the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo with...
  • 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
Varies State/IFR - UB Diversity Scholarship
Must be a full-time student in good academic standing, applying as a first-time participant in a University at Buffalo or SUNY study abroad...
Must be a full-time student in good academic standing, applying as a...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
Varies SUNY China Programs
Must be a full-time student participating in a UB or SUNY study abroad program in China.
Must be a full-time student participating in a UB or SUNY study abroad...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
Varies Timothy J. Rutenber Memorial Scholarship Study in Africa
Supports students applying to a University at Buffalo or SUNY study abroad program in Africa. Must be a full-time student in good academic standing.
Supports students applying to a University at Buffalo or SUNY study...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
varies UB Gala Endowed Scholarship Fund
Must be a newly admitted freshman with excellent standardized test scores and high school grades. Students will be selected from a variety of...
Must be a newly admitted freshman with excellent standardized test...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2019
Varies Welch-Ludwig Fund for International Study
Established in 2009. Must be a full-time University at Buffalo student in good academic standing, applying to participate in a UB or SUNY study...
Established in 2009. Must be a full-time University at Buffalo student...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
varies Women's Club Of UB Scholarship
Established in 1955 by the Women’s Club of UB. Must be an undergraduate student. Must complete the FAFSA, have financial need and be in good...
Established in 1955 by the Women’s Club of UB. Must be an undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2019
varies 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: 04/12/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/12/2019
up to $1,000 Steinberg Prize
Muriel and Charles Steinberg established the Steinberg Prize essay competition in the late 1970’s. Funding is currently provided by their daughter,...
Muriel and Charles Steinberg established the Steinberg Prize essay...
  • Deadline: 04/12/2019
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline04/12/2019
$5,000/YR Alison L. Des Forges Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2012 in honor or Alison L. Des Forges. Must be a graduate of the Buffalo Public Schools newly admitted to UB as a first-time,...
Established in 2012 in honor or Alison L. Des Forges. Must be a graduate...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2019
  • Award: $5,000/YR
Deadline04/15/2019
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 a newly admitted freshman or current undergraduate, and...
Established in 2012 by Mr. John R. Davis, Jr., BS ’55, and Mrs. Barbara...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2019
  • Award: up to $5,000
Deadline04/15/2019
$1,500 Beulah Alexander Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by Beuline Crawford in honor of her mother, Beulah Alexander BA ‘50. Must be from Western New York and newly admitted as a freshman...
Established by Beuline Crawford in honor of her mother, Beulah Alexander...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline04/15/2019
$1,500 Beulah Alexander Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by Beuline Crawford in honor of her mother, Beulah Alexander BA ‘50. Must be from Western New York and newly admitted as a freshman...
Established by Beuline Crawford in honor of her mother, Beulah Alexander...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline04/15/2019
up to $2,000 BlueCross BlueShield Scholarship Fund
Established in 2008 by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. Must be a newly admitted freshman at UB from the Buffalo Public Schools. Must...
Established in 2008 by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. Must...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline04/15/2019
$1,000 Buffalo Public High School Aspire Scholarship
Must be an accepted or current University at Buffalo undergraduate in any major who is a U.S. citizen and a graduate of a public high school in the...
Must be an accepted or current University at Buffalo undergraduate in...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/15/2019
up to $2,000 Buffalo Public Schools Scholarship
Established in 2008. Awarded to newly-admitted freshmen from the Buffalo Public Schools. Must demonstrate academic promise and commitment to...
Established in 2008. Awarded to newly-admitted freshmen from the Buffalo...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline04/15/2019
$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: 04/15/2019
  • Award: $2,375
Deadline04/15/2019
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: 04/15/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/15/2019
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: 04/15/2019
  • Award: up to full tuition and fees
Deadline04/15/2019
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: 04/15/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline04/15/2019
$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...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/15/2019
$4000 Harry J. Ganson Scholarship Fund
Must be a newly admitted freshman from South Park High School who currently resides in the City of Buffalo and has strong academic credentials....
Must be a newly admitted freshman from South Park High School who...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2019
  • Award: $4000
Deadline04/15/2019
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...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2019
  • Award: up to $2,500
Deadline04/15/2019
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: 04/15/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/15/2019
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: 04/15/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/15/2019
$2,000 minimum Joseph Camerata Charitable Trust Scholarship
Awarded by the SUNY Chancellor in conjunction with the University at Buffalo, as four-year merit scholarship for newly admitted freshmen. Must be a...
Awarded by the SUNY Chancellor in conjunction with the University at...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000 minimum
Deadline04/15/2019
up to $2,000 Karwan/Thomas Industrial Eng. Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
Established in 2001 by Robert F. Hanley, in order to recognize the two professors who were instrumental in helping him complete his degree in...
Established in 2001 by Robert F. Hanley, in order to recognize the two...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline04/15/2019
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: 04/15/2019
  • Award: up to $1,000/YR
Deadline04/15/2019
up to $5,000 Richard E. Garman Endowment Fund
Established in 2002 by Richard E. Garman. Must be accepted into a graduate program in civil, structural or environmental engineering in the School...
Established in 2002 by Richard E. Garman. Must be accepted into a...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2019
  • Award: up to $5,000
Deadline04/15/2019
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: 04/15/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline04/15/2019
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: 04/15/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline04/15/2019
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: 04/15/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline04/15/2019
$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