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Scholarships for Graduating Scholars

  • The Chen-kuo and Amy Chang Memorial Award

    Honors College alumna Dr. Aileen Chang, School of Medicine and Biomedical Science, ’91, MD and School of Medicine and Biomedical Science, ’87, BS in order to pay tribute to her parents, Chen-kuo Chang and Amy Chang, has created The Chen-kuo and Amy Chang Memorial Award for a graduating Honors College senior pursuing a graduate degree in the medical research field, preferably with an oncology focus. The Award is a one-time grant of $1,000 and is non-renewable.

    Dr. Chang decided to create this award to honor her parents because they both died of lung cancer at ages 50 and 72 years and neither smoked. Only ongoing medical research can cure similar cancer patients or at least improve their quality of life. She and her parents would be grateful to anyone who could offer their contribution to the cure for cancer.

    Guidelines for Applicants

    • The recipient is not required to attend UB for their graduate degree.
    • The award shall only be made available to a graduating senior Honors Scholar that can demonstrate their intention to continue their studies in the medical research field (preferably with an oncology focus).
    • Preference will be given to a student with financial need, demonstrates a strong passion/interest in medicine and research, has worked on medicine/oncology research as a student or had employment experience in medicine/oncology research, and/or is working on an innovative and novel medicine/oncology research project.

    Submission Details

    • Applicants must include an original essay in support of his/her expertise or knowledge and how he/she aspires to make an impact in the preferred field of medicine/oncology research. The essay should describe the student’s goals and how he/she may expect to contribute to his/her chosen field in a substantive way and cite relevant or specific examples of situations in which the recipient succeeded in reaching a significant goal(s) in the past.
    • Candidates are encouraged to also submit supporting documents they deem appropriate, including: papers they may have written, a resume, letters of recommendation, etc.
    • Application materials are due to honors@buffalo.edu by 8 a.m. on Friday, April 17. Please be sure to use the following format for the subject line: "Your Name - Chen-kuo and Amy Chang Memorial Award Application"
    • Awarding of these funds is contingent upon successful completion of Honors College requirements and a minimum 3.5 overall UB GPA at the time of degree conferral.
  • Christopher Peterson Commitment to Service Award

    About Christopher Peterson

    Christopher Peterson was a dedicated member of the Honors College class of 2014 who tragically lost his life in a car accident on July 16, 2013. Through his enthusiastic participation in Greiner Shared Interest Housing and his many other volunteer endeavors Chris truly embodied the Honors College spirit of service. The intent of this award is to recognize yearly a student who exemplifies a similar commitment to community service.

    About the Award

    The Christopher Peterson Commitment to Service Award is bestowed annually upon a graduating Honors Scholar who, by devoting their time, talents and expertise to serving the public good, has made significant, demonstrable, and direct contributions to the community. The purpose of this award is to honor students who have demonstrated a dedication to service and have made a profound impact in their community. Christopher Peterson was a junior civil engineering major in the Honors College who tragically lost his life in a car accident in 2013. Through his enthusiastic participation in Greiner Shared Interest Housing (SIH) and his many other volunteer endeavors Chris embodied the Honors College spirit of service. The intent of this award is to recognize a student who exemplifies a similar commitment to community service. The awardee will receive a $750 award.

    Criteria for Eligibility

    We seek graduating Honors Scholars who:

    • Are in good academic standing with the University Honors College graduation requirements.
    • Have impacted society in one or more positive ways that fostered change for the public good.
    • Stood out amongst their peers as individuals whose service has made a profound impact in the community.
    • Are available to attend the Honors virtual commencement ceremony. Details to follow.

    Application Process

    Any graduating Honors Scholar may apply for the Christopher Peterson Commitment to Service Award. Students who wish to apply must complete an application packet which includes the following:

    1. Resume (Must include all of your service experiences)
    2. Service Reflection Essay
    3. Optional Supplemental materials (e.g., recommendation letter)

    Application Deadline

    Application packets must be submitted to the University Honors College Office in 106 Capen Hall or electronically to honors@buffalo.edu no later than 8 a.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020. If you have any questions contact Jonathan Freifeld at jmfreife@buffalo.edu. We look forward to receiving your applications.

    Past Awardees

Last updated: April 08, 2020 3:33 pm EST