Students receiving awards.

Scholarships

The Honors College offers three distinct scholarship awards: Presidential Scholarships, the Millonzi Distinguished Honors Scholarship and the Steven B. Sample Distinguished Honors Scholarship in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 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 is the most valuable scholarship offered within the SUNY system and is renewable 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 must be New York State residents and United States citizens or permanent residents. Students who receive Presidential Scholarships are automatically admitted to the Honors College.

The Honors College is no longer accepting Presidential Scholarship applications from freshmen entering the University in Fall 2016. The application will be available in September 2016 for freshmen entering the University in Fall 2017. Please contact the Honors College with questions.

*UB's Presidential Scholarships will remain the premier awards across the SUNY system, but for the 2017-2018 academic year are likely to change to a fixed amount per year. This change will not affect 2016 offers or current Presidential Scholars.

Millonzi Distinguished Honors Scholarship

One four-year scholarship covering tuition and fees is available to any 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.

The Honors College is no longer accepting Millonzi Distinguished Honors Scholarship applications from freshmen entering the University in Fall 2016. The application will be available in September 2016 for freshmen entering the University in Fall 2017. Please contact the Honors College with questions.

Steven B. Sample Distinguished Honors Scholarship in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

This scholarship was established in 2004 by Jeremy M. Jacobs, '60, Stanford Lipsey, Robert G. Wilmers, and the directors of Moog, Inc. to honor former University at Buffalo president Steven B. Sample. One four-year scholarship covering tuition and fees is available to any incoming freshman Honors student in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. A separate scholarship application is required.

The Honors College is now accepting Steven B. Sample Distinguished Honors Scholarship applications from freshmen entering the University in Fall 2016. All components of the application must be submitted to the Honors College by Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 5:00pm EST. Please contact the Honors College to request the 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. For international students, the equivalent awards are called International Merit Scholarships.

 

Last updated: January 05, 2016 5:06 pm EST