Fellowships and Scholarships
University funds allocated for fellowships and scholarships are focused on attracting and supporting the most exceptional graduate and professional students. Other major sources of funding are national and international funds which UB may nominate you for, or which you apply to directly. An overview of the types of funds, including Presidential Fellowships and Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowships, and search tools are provided by The Graduate School. Criteria may include an exceptional academic record, financial need, faculty recommendations and evidence of potential, along with other considerations determined by the funding entity.
Funding decisions are typically made by graduate faculty within each department, but there are a number of special funds and nominations administered by the UB Office of Fellowships and Scholarships.
Please contact Financial Aid if you have questions about how a fellowship or scholarship will affect your total eligibility for financial aid, since this office is responsible for making that determination based on the cost of attendance.
UB Scholarship Portal
Financial Aid, the UB Foundation, Inc. and Donor Relations and Stewardship are responsible for the UB Scholarship Portal, a comprehensive scholarship site for students to apply for UB philanthropic funds disbursed by donor designees across campus. If you do not find your department or dean’s funds in the portal, please check those academic websites. The public facing portal provides a keyword search and introduction. Current and admitted UB students are encouraged to sign in securely using your UBIT credentials to submit a General Application annually. That step activates your personal dashboard where you will be guided to recommended opportunities, verify the status of reference requests and accept funds offered to you. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York State Financial Aid Programs (Including Scholarships) for UB Graduate and Professional Students
- Economically Disadvantaged First Professional Study (EDPS) Program (managed by UB Financial Aid Office)
- Graduate Opportunity Program Application (managed by UB Office of Fellowships and Scholarships)
- New York State Association for Affordable Housing
- All Financial Aid Programs (including scholarships) for Graduate Study in New York State
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.