Students receiving awards.


The Honors College offers two distinct scholarship awards: Presidential Scholarships and the Millonzi Distinguished Honors Scholarship. In addition, Honors students may be eligible for the Provost Scholarship, awarded by the Office of Admissions. To be considered for all merit-based scholarships we recommend that you apply to UB by December 1 and submit all of the required supporting documents UB requires (test scores, transcripts and letters of recommendation) by December 15, as scholarship awards will be based on academic credentials received by this date.

The Presidential Scholarship

UB’s top entering freshmen are awarded Presidential Scholarships. This scholarship covers full tuition, fees, housing, board and books for four years of undergraduate study. To be competitive for this award, students must show outstanding academic merit and typically present a minimum unweighted high school average of 95 and a combined SAT critical reading and math score of at least 1470 or an ACT score of 33. Students who receive Presidential Scholarships are automatically admitted to the Honors College and must maintain good standing within the program to keep their scholarship.

Contact the Honors College if you have any questions or if you would like to request the application for incoming freshmen entering the University in Fall 2015. All application materials for the Presidential Scholarship are due to the University at Buffalo Honors College by Monday, January 5 at 5:00pm EST. An on-campus interview is also required for selected top Presidential Scholar candidates. These interviews will take place on Friday, January 30 or Saturday, January 31.

UB Engineering Presidential Scholarship/Doctoral Fellowship Program

Top Presidential Scholars graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences who are committed to attaining a Ph.D. degree will be granted automatic admission to graduate school in UB Engineering with guaranteed funding throughout their graduate studies. Graduate students receive a tuition scholarship and a stipend, ranging from $15,000 to over $30,000 a year, depending on graduate level, program and funding source. Considering both undergraduate and graduate scholarships and funding, the total value of this program is approximately $200,000. Students in this program receive full funding for their higher education, essentially going from high school to Ph.D. for free.

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 high school average of at least 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. Contact the Honors College to request an application.

Provost Scholarship

Each year consideration is given to high achieving freshmen for Provost Scholarships. Selection for the Provost Scholarship is based on academic achievement and cost of attendance. No additional application is needed.


Last updated: November 10, 2014 2:55 pm EST