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New York State Scholarships

Hundreds of UB students come to campus with thousands of dollars in scholarships from New York State and regional organizations. Any successful scholarship strategy should also include research into local community foundations where hundreds of donors and organizations consolidate their scholarship funding and selection processes.

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)

The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) offers a variety of financial aid scholarships to help students pay for college.

Visit the HESC Quick Reference Guide for the current list of offered awards, as well as eligibility requirements and application instructions. Use UB’s State School Codes below on your applications when required:

  • Undergraduate Students: 1010
  • Graduate & Professional Students: 5130

State University of New York (SUNY)

The State University of New York (SUNY) system offers five full-ride Carey Gabay Scholarships to undergraduate students.

Regional Community Foundations

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo offers scholarships to permanent residents of Western New York who are full-time undergraduates (a limited number are available for graduate students in specialized fields). Transfer students and continuing students may apply as well as admitted UB freshmen. Apply online directly through the organization.

These New York State community foundations also offer scholarship applications for regional residents. If your area is not listed, your regional foundation may either limit scholarships to specific colleges or manage applications directly through area high schools. The Grantsmanship Center also provides a summary of community foundations which give in New York State.

Say Yes To Education

Say Yes to Education Buffalo and Say Yes to Education Syracuse provide UB scholarship funds to residents of Buffalo and Syracuse who graduate from a public or charter school in either city. Apply online directly through the organization.

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

The Buffalo branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) administers scholarships available to all college students in the Western New York area. Men and women with superior academic achievement, potential for achieving their academic and career goals, and in some cases, who show financial need, compete for these awards. Apply online directly through the organization.

Foster Care to Success Scholarships

The Foster Care to Success Scholarship program funds tuition and certain approved living expenses for college-bound students with a history of foster care who meet the published criteria. Apply online directly through the organization.

Buffalo Urban League Scholarship Program

The Buffalo Urban League is one of the Western New York region’s largest providers of scholarships to college-bound G.E.D. recipients and high school seniors from Erie County. Award criteria include financial need, academic achievement, character, and community service participation. Apply online directly through the organization.

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.