Our Opportunities

Welcome to the University at Buffalo Scholarship Portal!

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, once the season opens each fall term. 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
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: 03/31/2020
  • Award: up to $5,000
Deadline03/31/2020
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: 03/31/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/31/2020
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: Ended
  • Award: up to $2,000
DeadlineEnded
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 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: Ended
  • Award: up to $2,000
DeadlineEnded
$1,000 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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
DeadlineEnded
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: Ended
  • Award: up to $2,000
DeadlineEnded
up to $4,275 Scott Hanlon '86 Scholarship Fund
Scott J. Hanlon ’86 created this fund in 2019 to support four full-time engineering undergraduates. Preference to first-generation students....
Scott J. Hanlon ’86 created this fund in 2019 to support four full-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $4,275
DeadlineEnded
varies Steven B. Sample Honors Scholarship
Established in 2004 by Jeremy M. Jacobs, ’60, Stanford Lipsey, Robert G. Wilmers, and the directors of Moog, Inc. to honor former University at...
Established in 2004 by Jeremy M. Jacobs, ’60, Stanford Lipsey, Robert G....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
DeadlineEnded
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: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Full-time NYS tuition
Deadline04/01/2020
$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: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1K/summer or winter; $2K/fall or spring; $4K/academic year
Deadline04/01/2020
up to full NYS 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 or current undergraduate...
Established in 2005 by James Smist, BS ‘80 and Mary Smist, to honor...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: up to full NYS tuition and fees
Deadline04/01/2020
varies Gustin L. Reichbach Memorial Endowment Fund
Established in 2013 through the generosity of several donors. Supports undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences whose unexpected...
Established in 2013 through the generosity of several donors. Supports...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2020
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: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$1K/summer/winter; $2K/semester 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: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1K/summer/winter; $2K/semester
Deadline04/01/2020
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: 04/01/2020
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline04/01/2020
varies State/IFR - Office of International Education Study Abroad
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: 04/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2020
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: 04/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2020
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: 04/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2020
up to $1,500 Yildizlar Education Scholarship
Established in 2002. Must be currently enrolled, full-time, matriculated student in good academic standing, participating in a UB study abroad...
Established in 2002. Must be currently enrolled, full-time, matriculated...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: up to $1,500
Deadline04/01/2020
up 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: 04/03/2020
  • Award: up to $3,000
Deadline04/03/2020
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: 04/10/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/10/2020
up to $5,000 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: 04/15/2020
  • Award: up to $5,000
Deadline04/15/2020
varies J. & S. Niciszewska Mucha Endowed Graduate Scholarship
Stephanie Niciszewska Mucha established this fund in 2013 in honor of her late husband, Joseph Mucha. a mechanical engineer. Must be a mechanical...
Stephanie Niciszewska Mucha established this fund in 2013 in honor of...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/15/2020
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 and would like to continue their...
Established in 2003 by the John W. Danforth Company. Must be a senior...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: up to $1000
Deadline04/15/2020
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: 04/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/15/2020
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: 04/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/15/2020
$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: 04/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/15/2020
up to $5000 Robert H. and Catherine H. Goldsmith Scholarship Fund
Established in 1997 by Robert H. Goldsmith, BS’51, and Catherine H. Goldsmith. These scholarships offset the fifth year of tuition for...
Established in 1997 by Robert H. Goldsmith, BS’51, and Catherine H....
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: up to $5000
Deadline04/15/2020
$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: 04/15/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline04/15/2020
varies Student Experiential Learning Fund for the Strategic Communication and Marketing Initiative
Established by James, J. Gerace, Jr., BA’86 in 2018. Must be accepted into a major in the College of Arts and Sciences. Funds are used for student...
Established by James, J. Gerace, Jr., BA’86 in 2018. Must be accepted...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/15/2020
varies Walker Family Experiential Learning Fund
Established in 2016 by John P. Walker, BA ’71, these funds support undergraduate experiential learning opportunities. Must be accepted into an...
Established in 2016 by John P. Walker, BA ’71, these funds support...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/15/2020
varies Walter and Miriam Hass Student Excellence Fund
This fund will be used to support non-tuition expenses for an undergraduate student majoring in Arts and Humanities (English, Art, Music, Art...
This fund will be used to support non-tuition expenses for an...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/15/2020
up to $500 William C. and Annette L. Rock Fund for College of Arts and Sciences Study Abroad
Established in 2005 for a College of Arts and Sciences major. Must be enrolled in a study abroad program recognized by the University at Buffalo.
Established in 2005 for a College of Arts and Sciences major. Must be...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: up to $500
Deadline04/15/2020
up to $1,500 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: 04/30/2020
  • Award: up to $1,500
Deadline04/30/2020
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: 04/30/2020
  • Award: up to $5,000
Deadline04/30/2020
$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: 04/30/2020
  • Award: $4K first prize; $2K second prize for each grad and undergrad
Deadline04/30/2020
up to $2,000 Division of University Communications Student Scholarship
Employees of the Division of University Communications donate annually to this fund. Must be a full-time student pursuing a major, minor or...
Employees of the Division of University Communications donate annually...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline05/01/2020
varies College of Arts and Sciences Experiential Learning Fund
These funds support undergraduate experiential learning opportunities. Must be accepted into an academic major in the College of Arts and Sciences.
These funds support undergraduate experiential learning opportunities....
  • Deadline: 05/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/15/2020
$500.00 UB Alumni Singapore Community Leadership Award
Established in 2019 by the UB Alumni Singapore Chapter. Must be a student from Singapore who is or will be pursuing a degree at the University at...
Established in 2019 by the UB Alumni Singapore Chapter. Must be a...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline05/31/2020
varies Aaron N. Bloch Memorial Fund
Established in 1998. Must be a sophomore upon application for this junior year scholarship. Must demonstrate creative thinking and a strong...
Established in 1998. Must be a sophomore upon application for this...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
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
varies Alumni Distinguished Honors Scholarship
Must be an academically exceptional student in the College of Arts and Sciences. Renewable.
Must be an academically exceptional student in the College of Arts and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Arthur and Louise Wasserman Fund
Established in 1985 by Arthur and Louise Wasserman, later endowed by Mindy Wasserman. Must be an undergraduate majoring in business administration...
Established in 1985 by Arthur and Louise Wasserman, later endowed by...
  • 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 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
varies Buffalo Federation of Women's Clubs Scholarship
Established in 1964 by the Buffalo Federation of Women’s Clubs. Must be a full-time graduate student who graduated from a public high school in the...
Established in 1964 by the Buffalo Federation of Women’s Clubs. Must be...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
$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:
  • Award: $1,000
varies Challen Family Endowment Fund
Established in 1994 by Bruce W. Challen. Must be an undergraduate majoring within a field in the School of Management with preference given to a...
Established in 1994 by Bruce W. Challen. Must be an undergraduate...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Charles W. Pearson Scholarship Fund
Established in 1975 by the generous bequest of C.W. Pearson. Must be an undergraduate majoring in business administration. Must complete the...
Established in 1975 by the generous bequest of C.W. Pearson. Must be an...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies