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Scholarships

Scholarships can be one of the most valuable forms of aid you receive during your university career. In addition to generous campus awards, University at Buffalo students secured nearly $12 million in grants, scholarships and awards from private sources in 2015-2016.

Undergraduate Admissions and International Admissions award freshman merit scholarships which do not require a scholarship application, but do require that your UB application materials are complete by a published deadline. Presidential Scholarships, UB Athletic Scholarships, and most other UB scholarships require separate applications. Transfer students have some opportunities upon admission and more options once enrolled. The Graduate School and academic units are the best sources for graduate student funding information.

What else do you need to know?

  • Some awards, such as freshman merit scholarships for U.S. and international students, are renewable for up to four years if you remain eligible.
  • Scholarship funds do not need to be repaid.
  • Criteria vary across hundreds of UB scholarships and fellowships and terms are often determined by the alumnus or friend of the university who established the fund.
  • Completing the FAFSA every year will provide the information many UB scholarship reviewers require regarding your financial need.
  • You need to make your scholarship search a priority throughout your academic career.

Tips and links in this section offer an overview of the scholarship landscape at UB and beyond. Our financial aid advisors can provide additional guidance and referrals when you have questions. For freshman comparing recruitment offers, we suggest using the personalized Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Tool.

For details on specific UB awards, please refer to the funding unit or contact your financial aid advisor.

Information is subject to change without notice due to changes in federal, state and/or institutional rules and regulations. Students must complete a FAFSA every year. Students must be making satisfactory academic progress to continue to receive financial aid.