The Legacy Scholarship was established by the University at
Buffalo Alumni Association (UBAA) through its board of directors to
assist enrolled students who are children or grandchildren of UB
Alumni Association members. Instituted in 2008, the Legacy
Scholarship was proudly renamed the Willie R. Evans Legacy
Scholarship in 2009. When we think of the word
“legacy”, we think of an inheritance, something
valuable handed down; the concept of connectedness, as in a family;
and heritage, as in tradition, pride and spirit.
Willie R. Evans, a 1960 UB graduate, embodies all of those
principles. As a student, he was part of the UB family; in
particular, Willie played UB football and was a member of the 1958
UB Bulls football team that turned down an invitation to appear in
the Tangerine Bowl because Evans and another black teammate would
not be allowed to play alongside white players. As an alumnus, he
has maintained his involvement with the university for decades.
Willie has been involved with the UBAA since 1972. He is a lifetime
member of the association, past president of the UBAA Board of
Directors and can be found at most University events, still lending
Scholarships are awarded annually to qualifying full-time
students in any academic discipline or course of study. Awards are
made without regard to age, race, creed, color, gender, citizenship
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: Applicants must be undergraduate students,
whose parent, grandparent, or guardian is a UB alumnus. Applicants
must have completed, or be in the process of completing, a minimum
of 30 credit hours at UB. Without exception, all applicants must be
registered to attend UB for the fall 2017 academic semester.
Assistance is not available for graduate study work. Please note,
an alumnus is defined as any person who has a UB degree, is a UBAA
life member, a former resident/postdoctoral associate/fellow, a CEL
Core graduate or a certificate holder. Prior recipients of this
scholarship are ineligible. Only students meeting eligibility
requirements will be considered.
Scholarship amount: The award for the Legacy Scholarship
is $3,000. The scholarship may be given to one recipient or shared
equally by two recipients. UBAA reserves the right to revise or
suspend this program without notice.
Applying: Applications must be completed in full.
Submit only the items requested. No additional materials will be
considered. Applications must be submitted 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 to submit your information for consideration, 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 one scholarship or merit award that has
the higher monetary value available at the time.
Selection Criteria: Applicants will be evaluated based on
the essay criteria defined on the application. Academic achievement
and recommendations will also be taken into consideration.
The president of the UBAA will appoint a committee from the UBAA
Board of Directors to review applications and select the
recipients. Finalists will be required to participate in an
Selection Process: Each application will be independently
reviewed by members of the UBAA Legacy Scholarship Committee in
order to assess the qualifications of each candidate based on the
weighted criteria described above. Finalists will be selected, and
will be required to participate in an interview process. Decisions
about the final award recipient(s) will be based on the interview
committee's assessment of the finalists.
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 UBFAN at 1-800-284-5382 or via email.