Jerry Linder Academic Achievement Award

The Minority Faculty & Staff Association (MFSA) Jerry Linder Academic Achievement Award fund was established to provide awards to a sophomore or junior who meets high academic standards. The 2024 award will be in the amount of $500.00. The award is named in honor of Jerry Linder, who served as a Classification, Recruitment, Staffing and Salary Administration manager in the UB department of Human Resources. Jerry started at UB in 1970, and was a tireless supporter in MFSA, serving as president from 2009 to 2016. She passed away in 2022. The award is supported by donations given largely, but not exclusively, by minority faculty and staff at UB.

Scholarships will be awarded in the spring semester during the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Event on February 28, 2024.

 Preference given to a member of historically underrepresented groups [African American or African descent; Latino/Hispanic American or Native American]
 Full-time UB student.
 Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA.
 U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
 Evidence of community and/ or university service.
 All disciplines eligible to apply.

 Completed application
 Unofficial transcript
 Resume
 Two Letters of recommendation (Faculty/Staff and/ or Employer)
 Well written essay of future goals

Minority Faculty & Staff Association
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please indicate the total number of credit hours that you will have completed by the end of the fall term at UB.
  2. Please provide your expected date of graduation.
  3. Please write a short essay (500 words maximum) on your future goals.
  4. Upload your unofficial transcript from the University at Buffalo.
  5. Upload your current resume.
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