In 1941, alumnae from what was then called the University 'of'
Buffalo created a scholarship for female students registered in any
department or division of the university.
In 2010, the UB Alumni Association (UBAA) proudly reintroduced
the Alumnae Scholarship. The UBAA is a volunteer-led, international
organization that provides support for, and services to, alumni. We
strive to create and promote lifelong bonds with our graduates, and
work to inspire them to care about the past, present and future of
the university. Together with our alumni, we support the University
at Buffalo (UB) as one of America’s great public research
universities. The UBAA encourages UB students and alumni to take
pride in their UB experience and pass that enthusiasm on to their
children, prospective students, faculty, staff and community.
Today’s UBAA Alumnae Scholarship is awarded to women at UB
who have demonstrated not only engagement but leadership.
Scholarships will be awarded to qualifying full- or part-time
students in any academic discipline or course of study. Awards are
made without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship or
religion.In 1941, alumnae from what was then called the University
'of' Buffalo created a scholarship for female students registered
in any department or division of the university.
Deadline: Applications for the 2017-18 academic year
scholarship(s) must be submitted between January 1 and June 30,
2017. Any application that is incomplete or received after June 30,
2017 will not be considered. The applicant is responsible for
ensuring that all materials are received by the June 30
Eligibility: An applicant must be a woman who is
currently enrolled at UB, either full-time or part-time. Without
exception, all applicants must be registered to attend UB for the
fall 2017 academic semester. Self-nominations are required. To be
eligible for the scholarship, undergraduate applicants must have
completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at UB. A graduate student
who graduated from UB and is continuing into a graduate program at
UB may apply for her first semester as a graduate student. If her
undergraduate degree was earned at a college or university other
than UB, she must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours at UB
as a graduate student. Prior recipients (whether graduate or
undergraduate students) of this scholarship are not eligible to
apply for a second award.
Scholarship amount: The amount of the scholarship(s)
award for the 2017-18 academic year is $3,000. The scholarship may
be given to one recipient or shared by up to two recipients. UBAA
reserves the right to revise or suspend this program without
Applying: Applications must be completed in full.
Submit only the items requested. No additional materials will be
considered. Applications may be submitted either by using this
online form. Only students meeting eligibility requirements will be
considered. If you are unable to fill out this form online and
require assistance, please contact the alumni
Only one scholarship or merit award per year from the UBAA/UBFAN
may be received by any one individual. However, you may apply for
more than one UBAA/UBFAN scholarship or merit award at a time. In
the event you are selected to receive more than one award in a
year, you will receive the scholarship that has the higher monetary
value available at the time.
Selection Criteria: The UBAA Alumnae Scholarship is
intended to recognize women who exemplify the University’s
ideals of leadership, learning, and service and who show promise
for continuing to advance those ideals throughout their lives and
careers. Applicants will be evaluated based on the following list
of weighted criteria, in order of priority:
- Evidence of, and interest in, engagement and leadership.
The Selection Committee is looking less for the number of
activities or events a candidate engages in, and more for a depth
and quality of engagement that leads to genuine benefit, even
transformation, for the UB community and the world beyond.
a.) Engagement in UB activities will generally be given first
priority, but non-UB community activities such as volunteer
organizations, athletic, social or religious engagement will also
be strongly considered. The scholarship focuses on engagement
during undergraduate and/or graduate school; candidates should not
rely on high school activities to make their case. Activities
required by or directly associated with credit-bearing courses do
not count as engagement. In the case of graduate students, however,
the Committee recognizes the significance of engagement in
activities related to one’s field and profession.
b.) Leadership does not necessarily mean elected or appointed
positions, though these are welcome evidence of commitment. More
significant will be evidence of the leadership shown in such
- Academic achievement, as evidenced by grade point average (GPA)
and academic honors and awards.
- Financial need.
Selection Process: Each application will be independently
reviewed by members of the UBAA Alumnae Scholarship Committee in
order to assess the qualifications of each candidate based on the
weighted criteria described above. Finalists will be notified by
email, and will be required to participate in an interview process.
Decisions about the final award recipient(s) will be based on the
assessments of the finalists by the interview committee.
Notification: Scholarship recipient(s) will be notified
of the results by telephone, and recipient names will be listed on
the alumni website.
Publicity disclaimer: Submitting an application
constitutes permission for use of the information contained in the
application or its supporting information for marketing and
publicity purposes as may be deemed appropriate by the Alumnae
Scholarship Committee, UB Alumni Association and/or the University
Questions? If you have any questions, please contact
the UB Alumni Association at 1-800-284-5382 or via