Our Opportunities

Welcome to the University at Buffalo Scholarship Portal!

The UB Scholarship Portal is a smart shortcut to 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. 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. Additional scholarship information can be found at: https://financialaid.buffalo.edu/aid/scholarships/

For accepted students for Fall 2021, you may begin to apply for scholarships after March 1, 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic year. For currently enrolled students, you 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. 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.

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grant application is no longer available. The deadline to submit the HEERF application was December 7, 2020 – no late applications will be accepted. HEERF was established as part of the U.S. federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Funds may be limited in number and size due to funding constraints.

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
$0.00 D.A.R. Florence Lee Scholarship Fund
Established in 1963 by various donors. Must be a U.S. Citizen and graduated from a public high school. Parents must also be U.S. Citizens. Must...
Established in 1963 by various donors. Must be a U.S. Citizen and...
  • Deadline: 01/21/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/21/2021
Varies Evelyn Rumsey Lord Fund - Part 1
The purpose of the Rumsey Award is to provide funding for summer travel to students who wish to further develop their artistic practice. Funding is...
The purpose of the Rumsey Award is to provide funding for summer travel...
  • Deadline: 02/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/12/2021
up to $2,000 Amy Bresney Scholarship Fund
Established in 2018 by Mr. Michael J. Bresney, BS ’78. Must be an undergraduate and an accepted major in the School of Engineering and Applied...
Established in 2018 by Mr. Michael J. Bresney, BS ’78. Must be an...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline02/15/2021
$475 Dean Paul E. Mohn Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by William Weppner, BS EE ’59, to honor the first dean of UB Engineering, Paul E. Mohn. The scholarship is for deserving undergraduate...
Established by William Weppner, BS EE ’59, to honor the first dean of UB...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $475
Deadline02/15/2021
$1,000 to $3,000 Gustav and Grete Zimmer Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by Grete M. Zimmer to support undergraduate majors in mechanical and aerospace engineering.
Established by Grete M. Zimmer to support undergraduate majors in...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000 to $3,000
Deadline02/15/2021
up to $1,000 Irving H. Shames Endowment Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2011 by Lisa R. Shames and Bruce Shames in honor of their father, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Irving H. Shames. Must...
Established in 2011 by Lisa R. Shames and Bruce Shames in honor of their...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline02/15/2021
up to $1000 John W. Danforth Company Senior Scholar Award
Established in 2003 by the John W. Danforth Company. Must be a senior majoring in mechanical engineering who would like to continue their...
Established in 2003 by the John W. Danforth Company. Must be a senior...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: up to $1000
Deadline02/15/2021
Varies Lester Gerhardt Experiential Learning Fund
Established by Karen R. Gerhardt in memory of her husband Lester Gerhardt, PhD ’69, who was a distinguished academic and an honored UB alumnus. ...
Established by Karen R. Gerhardt in memory of her husband Lester...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
up to $1,000 Matthew Grappone Scholarship Fund
Established in 2003 by friends and family of Matthew Grappone. Must be pursuing a degree in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, with...
Established in 2003 by friends and family of Matthew Grappone. Must be...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline02/15/2021
up to $2,000 Richard E. Garman Endowment Fund
Established in 2002 by Richard E. Garman. Must be an undergraduate major in civil, structural or environmental engineering in the School of...
Established in 2002 by Richard E. Garman. Must be an undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline02/15/2021
up to $1,000 SEAS Student Leaders Scholarship Fund
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Leadership Scholarship supports students who are leaders in their club/organization and who are...
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Leadership Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline02/15/2021
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 major in good academic standing in the Department of Civil, Structural and...
Established in 2020 by Dr. Stephen Still BS’76. Must be an undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: up to $3000
Deadline02/15/2021
up to $25,000 WNY Prosperity Fellowship
Established by the Prentice Family Foundation. Must be a promising undergraduate or graduate student actively preparing for a career that furthers...
Established by the Prentice Family Foundation. Must be a promising...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: up to $25,000
Deadline02/15/2021
$0.00 Barbara L. Schifeling '84 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2015 by Barbara L. Schifeling, JD ’84, to provide students scholarships. Must be a first year student majoring in the School of...
Established in 2015 by Barbara L. Schifeling, JD ’84, to provide...
  • Deadline: 02/20/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/20/2021
$0.00 Harold A. Dautch Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1990 by Most. Cecele Dautch, Mr. Arthur M. Gellman, & Mr. George I. Gellman. Must be a first year student majoring in the School of...
Established in 1990 by Most. Cecele Dautch, Mr. Arthur M. Gellman, & Mr....
  • Deadline: 02/20/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/20/2021
$0.00 Henry W. Box Fund
Established by Mary E. Box. Must be a first year student majoring in the School of Law. This scholarship was established for a current 1L student...
Established by Mary E. Box. Must be a first year student majoring in...
  • Deadline: 02/20/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/20/2021
$0.00 Ira S. Meiselman Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1973 by Bernice and William Meiselman. Must be a first year student majoring in the School of law. This scholarship was...
Established in 1973 by Bernice and William Meiselman. Must be a first...
  • Deadline: 02/20/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/20/2021
$0.00 Norman B. Lewis Scholarship Fund
Established in 1987 by Ms. Pauline Lewis, Mr. Allan M. Lewis, Mr. Lawrence S. Lewis. This scholarship was established for a 1L student who has...
Established in 1987 by Ms. Pauline Lewis, Mr. Allan M. Lewis, Mr....
  • Deadline: 02/20/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/20/2021
$0.00 Pamela and Robert Heilman Scholarship Endowment Fund
Established in 2012 by Pamela D. Heilman JD ’75 and Robert D. Heilman MBA ’75. Must be a student in the School of Law. This scholarship is...
Established in 2012 by Pamela D. Heilman JD ’75 and Robert D. Heilman...
  • Deadline: 02/20/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/20/2021
$0.00 Richard Evans Scholarship-Memory of Morris & Adeline Evans
Established in 2012 by Richard J. Evans, B.A. ’69 and J.D. ’72 in honor of his parents Morris and Adeline Evans to provide scholarships to students...
Established in 2012 by Richard J. Evans, B.A. ’69 and J.D. ’72 in honor...
  • Deadline: 02/20/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/20/2021
$0.00 Ross and Jean Cellino Scholarship Fund
Established in 2005 by Ross M. Cellino Sr. Jd ’56 and Jeanette E. Cellino. Must be a School of Law student. This scholarship is to provide funds...
Established in 2005 by Ross M. Cellino Sr. Jd ’56 and Jeanette E....
  • Deadline: 02/20/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/20/2021
$0.00 Stanley Grossman, Esq. Scholarship Fund
Established in 1997 by Mr. Morree M. Levine and Mr. Samual J. Civiletto. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide an award to a member of the...
Established in 1997 by Mr. Morree M. Levine and Mr. Samual J. Civiletto....
  • Deadline: 02/20/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/20/2021
Varies Evelyn Rumsey Lord Fund - Part 2
The purpose of the Rumsey Award is to provide funding for summer travel to students who wish to further develop their artistic practice. Funding is...
The purpose of the Rumsey Award is to provide funding for summer travel...
  • Deadline: 02/26/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/26/2021
up to $1,000 Gersky Family Fund for WiSE
This fund was established in 2018. Preference will be given to undergraduate women in any STEM major who participate in UB’s Women in Science and...
This fund was established in 2018. Preference will be given to...
  • Deadline: 02/26/2021
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline02/26/2021
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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
varies Carl E. Sentz and Virginia W. Sentz Memorial Fund
Bequested by Virginia W. Sentz on behalf of herself and her late husband, Charles E. Sentz this fund supports annual scholarships for fine arts...
Bequested by Virginia W. Sentz on behalf of herself and her late...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2021
varies Dennis Domkowski Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1992 by the Professional Communicators of Western New York, the Dennis Domkowski Memorial Scholarship Fund supports annual...
Established in 1992 by the Professional Communicators of Western New...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2021
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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2021
varies Julius Bloom Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1988 by Frederick J. Schoelkopf and Toby D. Bloom Schoelkopf in memory of Julius Bloom this scholarship fund supports students in...
Established in 1988 by Frederick J. Schoelkopf and Toby D. Bloom...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2021
varies Philip C. Elliott and Virginia Cuthbert Elliott Scholarship
Established in 1988 by Virginia Cuthbert Elliot this scholarship is based on merit, and not financial need. The scholarship supports juniors in the...
Established in 1988 by Virginia Cuthbert Elliot this scholarship is...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2021
varies William E. Townsend Photography Scholarship Fund
Established in 1999 by William E. Townsend, BA ’50, this scholarship is awarded to worthy students pursuing their studies in the Photography...
Established in 1999 by William E. Townsend, BA ’50, this scholarship is...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2021
varies Abe Halbreich Memorial Fund
Established in 1953 by Stanley Halbreich. Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in health sciences with preference to those majoring in...
Established in 1953 by Stanley Halbreich. Must be a sophomore, junior,...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$5,000 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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline03/15/2021
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 an incoming freshman or current undergraduate, and an...
Established in 2012 by Mr. John R. Davis, Jr., BS ’55, and Mrs. Barbara...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: up to $5,000
Deadline03/15/2021
varies 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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2021
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: 04/15/2021
  • Award: up to $3,000
Deadline04/15/2021
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: 04/15/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline04/15/2021
$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 scholarly paper on the subject of materials handling.
Established in 1960 by the Wunsch Foundation. Selection based on a...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2021
  • Award: $4K first prize; $2K second prize for each grad and undergrad
Deadline04/15/2021
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 ’77 & PhD ’84, to recognize student leadership in the School of...
Established by Drs. Robert E., MS ‘76 & PhD ’84, and Grace M. Barnes, MA...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2021
  • Award: up to $750
Deadline04/15/2021
varies School of Architecture and Planning Student Emergency Fund
Established to provide temporary financial assistance for immediate and current emergency situations. Must be majoring in the School of...
Established to provide temporary financial assistance for immediate and...
  • Deadline: 05/26/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/26/2021
varies School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Student Emergency Fund
Established to provide temporary financial assistance for immediate and current emergency situations. Must be majoring in the School of Pharmacy...
Established to provide temporary financial assistance for immediate and...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline06/01/2021
varies Aetna Life & Casualty Foundation Scholarship Grant
Supplements existing federal, state, college and other sources of financial aid to enable recipients to pursue higher education and to prepare for...
Supplements existing federal, state, college and other sources of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
$3,000 Albert Padwa Summer Research Endowment Fund Award
Supports an undergraduate chemistry or medicinal chemistry major involved in a summer research project.
Supports an undergraduate chemistry or medicinal chemistry major...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,000
varies Anna C. Garrahee Scholarships
Students in the Department of Music compete for these scholarships, established in 2004 by the Anna C. Garrahee Trust.
Students in the Department of Music compete for these scholarships,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Arts and Sciences General Endowment Fund
Must be a College of Arts and Sciences major. No application required.
Must be a College of Arts and Sciences major. No application required.
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Baird Fund For Opera Program
Must be a music major involved in opera.
Must be a music major involved in opera.
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors the Gilman Scholarship Program for undergraduates who are U.S....
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
$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:
  • Award: $1,500
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:
  • Award: Full-time NYS tuition
varies Bryan G. Argo Memorial Scholarship in History
Established in 2006 in memory of Bryan G. Argo, this scholarship is awarded to a full-time History major with a GPA of at least a 3.0. Must be...
Established in 2006 in memory of Bryan G. Argo, this scholarship is...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies