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Undergraduate Merit Scholarships

The University at Buffalo offers the most valuable merit scholarships in the State University of New York system. In 2015-2016, we administered more than $330 million in scholarships and aid to our students.

  • To be considered by Undergraduate Admissions for a merit scholarship, U.S. students must apply to UB by Dec. 15. International Undergraduate Admissions has separate deadlines. Prospective freshmen majoring in the College of Arts and Sciences academic programs may also be considered for a Dean’s Scholarship. Prospective freshmen admitted to the architecture program who submit a portfolio or design project will be considered for the School of Architecture and Planning Dean’s Scholarship.
  • University Honors College manages the Presidential Scholarship, the Millonzi Distinguished Honors Scholarship and the Steven B. Sample Distinguished Honors Scholarship in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences selection processes, which require separate applications and deadlines.
  • International Admissions awards scholarships each fall semester to the full-time international students with an F1 student visa at the time of enrollment. No additional scholarship application is needed.
  • Philanthropic funds from these generous alumni and friends help sustain the University at Buffalo’s academic legacy by supporting the cost of renewable undergraduate merit scholarships. Some of these funds originated as early as 1915. 

    Donor stories and other scholarship opportunities, which comprise the largest scholarship endowment SUNY-wide, can be found on our UB Scholarship Portal.

    Sarah Becker

    John H. and Clara S. Brinkmann

    Almon H. Cooke

    Mr. and Mrs. George D. Crofts

    Joseph and Elizabeth Doll

    Pvt. Robert J. Feinberg, AAF and Milton D. Feinberg

    Smith M. Flickinger

    General Education Board Scholarship

    The John D. and Frances H. Larkin Foundation

    Professor A. Conger Goodyear

    Edwin M. Husted

    Bessie A and Carl E. Molin

    John L. Osgood

    Pascal Paoli Pratt

    Charles H. Ribbel and Bertha Bettinger

    Henry A. Richmond

    Pierre Rosseel

    Joseph T. Jones Stewart

    James Savage

    Uebelhoer Brothers

    Bertha Laub Whittet

    Lorin James Woodruff

    Albert Jay and Tatiana M. Wright

    Albert and Henrietta Ziegele Jr.

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.