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Other UB Administered Scholarships

Academic advisors and UB college, school and academic department websites offer information on hundreds of other competitive and nominative scholarships to support your academic pursuits, such as those in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Public Health and Health Professions, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Department of Mathematics.

UB scholarships are also available to students associated with specific research institutes, interested in study abroad programs, and through organizations such as accessibility resources.


Open to All Majors

Beulah Alexander Memorial Scholarship

Accepted freshmen from Western New York who are members of populations that have been historically underrepresented at UB may apply for the Beulah Alexander Memorial Scholarship, administered by the UB College of Arts and Sciences and funded through the generosity of a College of Arts and Sciences alumna. To be eligible for $1,500, renewable for up to four years, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), demonstrate financial need and submit all application materials by the posted deadline.

Alison L. Des Forges Scholarship

Each year, a UB freshman in any major, who graduated from a Buffalo Public School is selected for this four-year award of up to $5,000 annually. Qualified students will demonstrate great academic promise and a commitment to study issues related to human rights and social justice. For more information, download the Alison L. Des Forge Scholarship application (PDF).

Athletic Scholarships

The University at Buffalo is part of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and offers top-tier, NCAA Division 1 athletics. We recruit athletes from all over the world. Student athletes are usually at the top of their division or conference levels in secondary schools. Interested students may contact coaches directly after completing the recruiting questionnaire.

Gala Scholarship

Alumni and friends of the university historically raised scholarship funds at a formal gala. These scholarships are determined by the Office of Financial Aid based on the academic achievement and financial need of incoming freshmen, transfer students and continuing undergraduate students. No application is required. Notification will be made by email to qualified students.

Greater Washington DC Area Alumni Chapter Scholarship

Each fall term, the College of Arts and Sciences will select one or more accepted undergraduate students from the Greater Washington DC area for this alumni-funded scholarship. Qualified students will demonstrate academic promise, financial need, and the intention to major in an academic area within the College. See the College of Arts and Sciences website for more information.

HSBC Scholars Program

Full-time undergraduates at the junior and senior levels with high need who are pursuing STEM or other business-related programs of study may be eligible for these $5,000 annual awards. Interested applicants may email Elizabeth Colucci, UB’s Coordinator of Fellowships & Scholarships.

Hutchinson Central Technical High School Access Scholarship

Graduating seniors from Hutchinson Central Technical High School in Buffalo, New York who are accepted to UB as freshmen in any major can apply for this scholarship, administered by the UB College of Arts and Sciences. To be eligible for up to $2,500 per year, renewable for up to four years, students must be academically exceptional, complete the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA), demonstrate financial need and submit all application materials by the posted deadline.

Millard Fillmore College Scholarships

Adult learners pursuing certificate degree programs or their first UB degree may be eligible for scholarships through Millard Fillmore College. See the Millard Fillmore College website for more information.

Minority Faculty and Staff Association (MFSA)

UB’s Minority Faculty and Staff Association awards two undergraduate student scholarships.

UB Alumni Association Scholarships

Each year the UB Alumni Association awards three types of scholarships to deserving UB students.

  • The Willie R. Evans Legacy Scholarship assists currently enrolled UB students who are children or grandchildren of UB alumni who contribute to the growth and enrichment of the university through active membership and participation in the UB Alumni Association.
  • The J. Scott Fleming Scholarship is administered by the UB Student Alumni Association (UBSAA), the student chapter of the UB Alumni Association (UBAA). Through this scholarship program, UBSAA seeks to recognize full-time undergraduate and graduate students whose leadership efforts, through extracurricular and volunteer activities, have similarly helped to promote student involvement and enhance the student experience at UB.
  • The UBAA Alumnae Scholarship is available for female students registered in any UB department or division. The award may be given to one recipient or shared equally by two recipients, depending upon the applicant pool.

The deadline to submit completed applications for the UB Alumni Association Scholarships is June 30 annually.


Undergraduate Awards Freshman/Sophomore/Junior Years

Students who may be eligible for the nation’s most competitive fellowships and scholarships, which often require the university’s nomination, should review the information on the Fellowships and Scholarships website and email fellowships@buffalo.edu for assistance.

Western New York (WNY) Prosperity Fellowship Program

The WNY Prosperity Fellowship program awards undergraduate and graduate student academic year scholarships and summer internships to continuing UB students who demonstrate their commitment to the Western New York community.


Freshman Scholarships Specific to Academic Majors

College of Arts and Sciences Freshman Scholarships

The $1,000 Buffalo Public High School Aspire Scholarship gives preference to Bennet High School graduates and may be renewed annually.

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Freshman Scholarships

Freshmen can apply for a number of scholarships in the School of Engineering as soon as you are accepted to UB as an engineering major. All awards require separate applications and are valued at various amounts, including a four-year scholarship covering all resident tuition and fees, the Steven B. Sample Distinguished Honors Scholarship. See the School of Engineering website for more information.

Millonzi Distinguished Honors Scholarship

One four-year scholarship covering all resident tuition and fees, minus any other aid received, is available to an incoming freshman Honors student in the creative or performing arts. To be considered, students must have an unweighted school average of 90 and a combined SAT critical reading and math score of at least 1230 or an ACT score of at least 27. An audition or portfolio review (as appropriate), a personal interview and a separate scholarship application are required. Email the Honors College to request an application.

School of Nursing Dean’s Scholar Award

Academically talented freshmen accepted into UB and Honors College as intended nursing majors may be selected for two-year scholarships awarded upon formal acceptance into the School of Nursing. No additional application is needed.

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.