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Phone: 716-645-8232
Fax: 716-645-6566


Mailing Address

  • 115 A Porter Quad, Buffalo, NY 14261-0051

Phone Hours

  • M - Th: 9 am - 4 pm
  • F: 10:30 am - 4 pm

Office Hours

  • North Campus
    Porter Quad, Building 2
    • M - Th: 8:30 am - 5 pm
    • F: 10:30 am - 5 pm

    Student Response Center (SRC)
    232 Capen Hall
    • M - F: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • South Campus
    104 Harriman Hall
    • M, W, Th: 8:30 am - 5 pm
    • Tu: 10 am - 5 pm
    • F: 11 am - 5 pm

Merit Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Accepting a Merit Scholarship

If you receive a merit scholarship offer letter from Undergraduate Admissions or International Admissions, you have until May 1 to accept that offer. After that date, offers which have not been accepted are permanently withdrawn. Presidential Scholars access an online Honors College site to formally accept the scholarship and the waiver of your tuition deposit.


Acker Scholars must additionally complete and return a form enclosed with scholarship offers by May 1 to acknowledge Daniel Acker Scholars Program requirements. Please note that students may only receive one of these offers, so if you receive a new letter with an increased amount, the original offer is superseded by the higher amount.


Registration Status (full-time)

Scholarship recipients must register for full-time status each semester (at least 12 credits).

Academic Performance (overall UB GPA)

Presidential Scholars

All other merit scholarship recipients must maintain an overall UB GPA of at least 3.00.

Details relevant to all merit scholarship academic reviews:


Maximum Eligibility/Undergraduate Study

Scholarships are granted to students for a maximum of either four (4) semesters* or eight (8) semesters** of undergraduate study.

NOTE: Students in approved combined degree programs will continue to receive their scholarships for the maximum number of allowable semesters (not to exceed 8 semesters).

NOTE: Students who take an approved Leave of Absence (LOA) from the university are eligible to have their scholarship reinstated upon their return (they must have an overall UB GPA of at least 3.00, or 3.5 for Presidential Scholars, and must have completed at least 12 credits in the semester previous to the LOA). The semester(s) students are on an Official Leave will not count against total scholarship eligibility.

*The following scholarship has a maximum eligibility of four (4) semesters:

**The following scholarships have a maximum eligibility of eight (8) semesters:

If you are a prospective UB freshman and have questions about undergraduate university-based merit scholarships/scholarship qualifications, visit the Undergraduate Admissions website.


Continuing students with questions about maintaining your merit scholarship can direct inquiries to:


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.

Last updated: October 05, 2016 10:56 am EST