Our Opportunities

Welcome to the University at Buffalo Scholarship Portal!

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grant application for students currently in enrolled for Fall 2020 is now available and students who meet federal financial aid requirements are able to apply for this funding. UB must have your 2020-2021 FAFSA on file to confirm your eligibility. 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.

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. 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
$0.00 Undergraduate College Scholarship Fund
Must be an undergraduate student, complete the FAFSA and have financial need.
Must be an undergraduate student, complete the FAFSA and have financial...
  • Deadline: 11/24/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline11/24/2020
varies Grace W. Capen Academic Fund
Established in 1975 by the Women’s Club of the University at Buffalo. Must have an exceptional grade point average. Must submit a plan for an...
Established in 1975 by the Women’s Club of the University at Buffalo....
  • Deadline: 11/30/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/30/2020
$12,485.00 Joseph W. and Kenneth P. Kogut Brothers of New York Mills Economic Development Award
Established in 2007 by Frederick J. Kogut, BA’60 & EDM’65 and his daughter, Nina F. Kogut-Akkum, in memory of Frederick’s late brothers, Joseph W....
Established in 2007 by Frederick J. Kogut, BA’60 & EDM’65 and his...
  • Deadline: 12/04/2020
  • Award: $12,485.00
Deadline12/04/2020
$2,620.00 Matthew Scarpati Scholarship Fund
Established in 2010 by Mr. James and Mrs. Lynn Scarpati in memory of their son, Matthew Scarpati. Must be an economics major who has completed the...
Established in 2010 by Mr. James and Mrs. Lynn Scarpati in memory of...
  • Deadline: 12/04/2020
  • Award: $2,620.00
Deadline12/04/2020
$10,490.00 William A. Strauss Economics Scholarship Endowment Fund
Established in 2012 by William A. Strauss, BA ’80, to provide an annual scholarship to a student majoring in economics who has demonstrated...
Established in 2012 by William A. Strauss, BA ’80, to provide an annual...
  • Deadline: 12/04/2020
  • Award: $10,490.00
Deadline12/04/2020
$500 J. Scott Fleming Merit Award
Established in 1985, this cash award for student leaders was established through student fundraising initiatives led by the University Student...
Established in 1985, this cash award for student leaders was established...
  • Deadline: 12/07/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline12/07/2020
up to $5,000 UB Alumni Association Forever Blue Alumni Scholarship
The UBAA Forever Blue Alumni Scholarship was established in 2019 by the UB Alumni Association Board of Directors to recognize deserving and...
The UBAA Forever Blue Alumni Scholarship was established in 2019 by the...
  • Deadline: 12/07/2020
  • Award: up to $5,000
Deadline12/07/2020
up to $3,500 University At Buffalo Alumnae Scholarship
This fund originated in 1941 to provide scholarships to full or part-time female students who exemplify the University’s ideals of leadership,...
This fund originated in 1941 to provide scholarships to full or...
  • Deadline: 12/07/2020
  • Award: up to $3,500
Deadline12/07/2020
up to $5,000 Willie R. Evans UB Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship
Established in 2010 by the UB Alumni Association in honor of Willie R. Evans, EDM ’60. Must be a full-time undergraduate student with a parent,...
Established in 2010 by the UB Alumni Association in honor of Willie R....
  • Deadline: 12/07/2020
  • Award: up to $5,000
Deadline12/07/2020
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: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
varies Carl E. Sentz and Virginia W. Sentz Memorial Fund
Virginia W. Sentz bequested this fund on behalf of herself and her late husband, Charles E. Sentz. Scholarships support fine arts majors in good...
Virginia W. Sentz bequested this fund on behalf of herself and her late...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline02/15/2021
varies Dennis Domkowski Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1992 by the Professional Communicators of Western New York. Must be a full-time junior or senior student enrolled in communication...
Established in 1992 by the Professional Communicators of Western New...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline02/15/2021
varies Julius Bloom Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1988 by Frederick J. Schoelkopf and Toby D. Bloom Schoelkopf in memory of Julius Bloom. Must be an undergraduate major in the...
Established in 1988 by Frederick J. Schoelkopf and Toby D. Bloom...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline02/15/2021
varies Philip C. Elliott and Virginia Cuthbert Elliott Scholarship
Established in 1988 by Virginia Cuthbert Elliot. Must be an undergraduate painting major at the junior level with outstanding ability and interest...
Established in 1988 by Virginia Cuthbert Elliot. Must be an...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline02/15/2021
varies William E. Townsend Photography Scholarship Fund
Established in 1999 by William E. Townsend, BA ’50. Scholarships are awarded to newly-admitted freshmen in photography based on academic standing....
Established in 1999 by William E. Townsend, BA ’50. Scholarships are...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline02/15/2021
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 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
$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 Bugelski Fellowship Endowment Fund
Established in 1990. Awarded to Psychology graduate students in both fall and spring terms.
Established in 1990. Awarded to Psychology graduate students in both...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
Varies Carl W. Lasher Scholarship
Established in 1953 by Ethel Lasher. Must be a second, third or fourth year student in the School of Dental Medicine; must be in good academic...
Established in 1953 by Ethel Lasher. Must be a second, third or fourth...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
varies Charles A. Bishop Scholarship Endowment Fund
Established in 2009 for Anthropology graduate students in good academic standing.
Established in 2009 for Anthropology graduate students in good academic...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Charles H.V. Ebert Scholarship Endowment Fund for Phy. Geo.
Established in 2010 by the last will and testament of Professor Charles H.V. Ebert. Must be an undergraduate or graduate student in physical...
Established in 2010 by the last will and testament of Professor Charles...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Charles Haynie Undergraduate Student Scholarship Fund
Established in 2003 by faculty and staff to commemorate Professor Charles Haynie. Must be a senior in the Interdisciplinary Degree Program in the...
Established in 2003 by faculty and staff to commemorate Professor...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Chemistry Alumni Graduate Fellowship Fund
Supports fellowships for Chemistry graduate students.
Supports fellowships for Chemistry graduate students.
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Chemistry Scholarship Fund
The Chemistry Department funds the Freshman Chemistry Award, the Sophomore Organic Scholarship and the Chemistry Alumni Scholarship through these...
The Chemistry Department funds the Freshman Chemistry Award, the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Cheryl Gobbetti Hoffman Memorial Scholarship in Music
Originally established in 2012 by Monte K. Hoffman, Wilfred J. Larson and Joan J. Larson, in memory of Cheryl Gobbetti Hoffman. Must be an...
Originally established in 2012 by Monte K. Hoffman, Wilfred J. Larson...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
Varies Class of 1980 David Foti Memorial Award
Established in 2010 in memory of Dr. David Foti, `80 by his classmates in 1980, to support awards in the School of Dental Medicine. Must have...
Established in 2010 in memory of Dr. David Foti, `80 by his classmates...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
varies Clifford C. Furnas Scholar-Athlete Award
Established in 1992 to support graduate study. Must be a graduating senior who excelled in athletics and has a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA.
Established in 1992 to support graduate study. Must be a graduating...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies College of Arts and Sciences Experiential Learning Fund
These funds support undergraduate experiential learning opportunities. Must be an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences.
These funds support undergraduate experiential learning opportunities....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Fund
Must be a student in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Must be a student in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies CSTEP Student Research Fund
Established in 2007 to provide scholarships and research funds for CSTEP students.
Established in 2007 to provide scholarships and research funds for CSTEP...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies D. Bernard Simon Music Scholarship
Established in 1953 by Dorothy K. Simon. Must be an undergraduate or graduate music major in good academic standing. Must complete the FAFSA, since...
Established in 1953 by Dorothy K. Simon. Must be an undergraduate or...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
Varies Dental Class of 1949 Endowment Fund
Established in 1990 by the School of Dental Medicine’s Class of 1949 to provide an annual scholarship to a fourth-year dental student.
Established in 1990 by the School of Dental Medicine’s Class of 1949 to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Dental Medicine Class of 1964 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 1992 by Dr. Charles A. Smith II. Must be a second or third year student in the School of Dental Medicine. Must complete the FAFSA,...
Established in 1992 by Dr. Charles A. Smith II. Must be a second or...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Dental School Class of 1952 Scholarship Fund
Established in 1989 by the School of Dental Medicine’s Class of 1952 to provide a scholarship to a student in the School of Dental Medicine; Must...
Established in 1989 by the School of Dental Medicine’s Class of 1952 to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
varies Dr. A. Clint Goodson, Jr. Graduate Grant in Comp. Literature
Informally established; description pending from UBF
Informally established; description pending from UBF
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Dr. Alan Cutler Undergraduate Scholarship in Chemistry
Dr. Alan Cutler and other contributors established these undergraduate scholarships for Chemistry majors. Must complete the FAFSA and have...
Dr. Alan Cutler and other contributors established these undergraduate...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
Varies Dr. Earle J. Kelsey Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1993 by Evelyn Kelsey. Must be a student pursing a degree leading to a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree; must be worthy and in good...
Established in 1993 by Evelyn Kelsey. Must be a student pursing a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Dr. Edward and Elinore Lambert Dental School Scholarship Fund
Established in 2015 by Elinore Lambert. Must be a student in the School of Dental Medicine.
Established in 2015 by Elinore Lambert. Must be a student in the School...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
varies Dr. Edward L. Curvish, Jr. Award
Established in 2000. Must be a graduating American History major. Preference to those entering the Graduate School of Education with specialization...
Established in 2000. Must be a graduating American History major....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
Varies Dr. Paul R. Crombach Scholarship Award Fund
Established in 2006 by the family and friends of Paul Crombach, DDS ’71. Must be a third year student in the School of Dental Medicine in good...
Established in 2006 by the family and friends of Paul Crombach, DDS ’71....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
varies Dr. Stanley T. Sekula Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1991 by Anne H. Sekula, in memory of her husband, Dr. Stanley T. Sekula, BA ’51. Must be an undergraduate pursuing a physics degree....
Established in 1991 by Anne H. Sekula, in memory of her husband, Dr....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies