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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 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 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 a $15,000 annual award 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 (Taken prior to March 2016) or 1510 (New SAT taken March 2016 or later) or an ACT score of 33. 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 2017 enrollment.

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 (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 2017 enrollment.

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.

Please contact the Honors College with questions and to request an application for fall 2017 enrollment.

Provost Scholarship

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: November 30, 2016 3:29 pm EST