View our many scholarship, fellowship and award opportunities available to students seeking further financial assistance.
Check with your department for details regarding these university wide awards and fellowships.
This award recognizes the PhD student with the highest GPA. Nomination is completed through a verbal recommendation to the Assistant to the Dean.
The Robert G. Porter Scholars Program is funded through The American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Programs are available for both UUP bargaining unit members and their dependents.
Sponsored by New York State, this fellowship offers support for historically underrepresented students in graduate programs across the university. Schomburg Fellows participate in conferences and seminars and present papers in their respective disciplines. Learn more about the Schomburg Fellowship eligibility and nomination requirements. No funding currently available for 2017-2018.
This award supports students from all decanal units and departments at UB by organizing and supporting international fieldwork opportunities in collaboration with partner organizations around the world.
This award recognizes a full-time graduate student involved in teaching who demonstrates superb and creative performance in the classroom, evidence of mentorship and sets high academic standards.
The Graduate Opportunity Program (GOP; formerly GEOP) provides tuition scholarships to graduates of certified Educational Opportunity Program (EOP); Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP); and CUNY Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge (SEEK) programs within New York State who wish to pursue further education at the graduate level on a full-time basis (12 credits each semester). All disciplines are eligible. The GEOP receives a limited amount of funding each year. Therefore, tuition scholarships are not guaranteed to all students who apply.
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This award supports undergraduate students enrolled in a health related major who have been accepted into a study abroad program related to Global Health. Preference is given to students participating in the program “Behavior Driven Disease: A Global Epidemic” in Jamaica.
UB’s Graduate Student Association (GSA) provides grants to graduate students for research expenses related to their thesis or dissertation. PhD students may apply for up to $2,500, and master's students for up to $1,500. Applicants should be in the latter stages of research. Learn more and apply for the Mark Diamond Research Fund Grant. UB’s GSA also provides funding to assist graduate students in presenting and attending conferences.
The Maureen R. L. Mussenden Scholarship has been established to honor the professional and personal values she espoused, and to help support the education of students pursuing a graduate degree in one of the five UB health sciences schools, including the School of Public Health and Health Professions. Mussenden, associate counsel in UB’s SUNY Office of University Counsel, died in 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. Information about applying for this award is circulated directly to students.
High-achieving freshmen are considered for Provost Scholarships. Award amounts are based on academic merit and cost of attendance. No additional application is needed. These scholarships are renewable for either two or four years for students who maintain continuing eligibility requirements.
Awards are granted to University at Buffalo undergraduate students who exhibit a need for funding to perform meaningful research and/or creative activities during their undergraduate enrollment at UB.
This fellowship is aimed at recruiting outstanding graduate students. Students are considered for this award at the time of admission; there is no additional application required. To be eligible, a nominee must be a new applicant to a PhD program with at least one of the following:
Consistent with ETS/GRE policies on score reporting, GRE scores used to satisfy eligibility criterions above must have been obtained within the most recent 5 year period.
The UUP Steve Street Award is given to an undergraduate student or group of undergraduate students currently enrolled at a SUNY campus who have created any paper or documented any project related to social justice issues or topics.
The J. Scott Fleming Merit Award was established in 1985 as a student-to-student allotment to recognize full-time undergraduate and graduate students for their leadership efforts through extracurricular and volunteer activities at the university. The J. Scott Fleming Merit Award is administered by the UB Future Alumni Network (UBFAN), the student chapter of the UB Alumni Association. The award honors J. Scott Fleming, who served as executive director of the Office of Alumni Relations (now the Office of Alumni Engagement).
For UB students who are children or grandchildren of UB alumni
The Willie R. Evans Legacy Scholarship assists enrolled UB students who are children or grandchildren of UB alumni. The amount of the scholarship varies from year to year based on the growth of the endowment. The minimum scholarship is $1,500 and may be awarded to multiple recipients. Scholarships are awarded annually to qualifying full-time students in any academic discipline or course of study. Awards are made without regard to age, race, creed, color, gender, citizenship or religion. The Legacy Scholarship was established in 2008 by the UB Alumni Association and was renamed in honor of alumnus Willie R. Evans in 2009.
Recognizes female UB students demonstrating engagement and leadership
The UB Alumni Association Alumnae Scholarship is awarded to female UB students who have demonstrated engagement and leadership. Scholarships are awarded to qualifying full- or part-time students in any course of study. The amount of the scholarship varies from year to year based on the growth of the endowment. The minimum scholarship is $1,500 and may be awarded to multiple recipients. In 1941, UB alumnae created a scholarship for female students registered in any department or division of the university. In 2010, the UB Alumni Association reintroduced the Alumnae Scholarship.