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 a merit scholarship, your general application for admission to the University at Buffalo (either SUNY or Common Application) must be on file and complete (including all supplemental materials) by December 15th.
**The deadline has passed for the 2018 Presidential Scholarship application and we are no longer accepting applications. The application for 2019 will be available in September.**
UB’s top entering freshmen are awarded Presidential Scholarships. This scholarship is valued at $15,000 annually (when combined with other scholarships and grants, this amount may not exceed the cost of attendance), renewable for four years of undergraduate study. While there is no minimum criteria for consideration as it is based on each year's incoming class, for the 2017 Presidential scholar class, the unweighted gpa ranged from a 95% up to 100% and the SAT score ranged from 1380 to 1600 (ACT composite score ranged from a 29 to 36). Students must be United States citizens or permanent residents. Students who receive Presidential Scholarships are automatically admitted to the Honors College.
Please contact the Honors College with questions and to request the Presidential Scholarship Application for fall 2019 enrollment.
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 (Taken prior to March 2016) or 1300 (New SAT taken March 2016 or later) 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.
Please contact the Honors College with questions and to request an application for fall 2018 enrollment.
Each year Admissions considers high achieving freshmen applicants from across the U.S. for Provost Scholarships. No additional application is needed. For international students, the equivalent awards are called International Merit Scholarships.
Last updated: January 11, 2018 10:53 am EST