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, full-time freshman. Must have strong academic credentials and a commitment to human rights and social justice. Must complete the FAFSA since preference will be given to students with financial need. Renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study. Finalists will be interviewed.

Dr. Alison L. Des Forges
Financial Need
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please submit a personal statement demonstrating awareness of human rights and social justice, as exemplified by the life and work of Alison L. Des Forges. Describe your intent to engage in related courses and activities and your commitment to pursuing a career dedicated to the promotion and defense of human rights and social justice. The committee is interested in learning how this scholarship would make a difference in your life and in the lives of others.
  2. Reference Request - Social Justice and Human Rights