Transform

Our Students

Here, access to an outstanding educational experience inspires our students to think bigger, embrace challenges, take action and lead the way.

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At UB, our students are at the very heart of everything we do. As we take great pride in their extraordinary achievements, we will continue to elevate and support them as they lead the way toward a bolder, brighter future.

Transforming Lives Around the World

A UB education has a life-changing impact far beyond each individual student. Here, our students give violin lessons to refugees in Buffalo, create new tools for disabled U.S. veterans, and provide dental care for communities from Ghana to Guatemala. Now, with your support, we can provide every student with a truly transformative experience during their time at UB.

Your Investment Will Change Students’ Lives

  • Encourage students to grow beyond the classroom by increasing the quality and availability of internships, study-abroad programs and other experiential learning programs.
  • Ensure that a world-renowned UB education is within reach for every deserving student, by significantly increasing financial aid for merit- and need-based scholarships.
  • Enhance the student experience by building and modernizing the studios, labs and classrooms where students learn, discover, create and interact, as well as spaces for recreation, health services, advising and athletics.
  • Show students the value of holistic thinking by emphasizing interdisciplinary approaches.
  • Provide practical, hands-on experience and training through expanded undergraduate research opportunities.
  • Promote creation, teamwork and evidence-based learning by transforming our libraries into digital crossroads.
  • Create global citizens by engaging our students in the civic and cultural life—and the societal challenges—of Buffalo and beyond.
What will it take? $350 million.

A $350 million investment in our students will build a stronger UB by providing our students with the priceless opportunity to think bigger, go further and tap into their fullest potential as researchers, scholars and leaders.

The Need for Scholarships

Scholarships and other support will ensure that UB remains accessible—a driving force behind our remarkable diversity. By extending students ’ limited resources and expanding their horizons, we will continue to attract the best and brightest from around the world, regardless of their financial circumstances. Together, we will keep higher education within reach for our hard-working, world-changing students.

UB Fund: Immediate Support for Students

When you give to the UB Fund, your gift today is made available to help support students today. It’s that immediate. Giving to the UB Fund helps ensure our students have everything they need to become thoughtful global citizens, with 100 percent of gifts used to enhance the student experience, including crucial support for research, study abroad, student emergencies and community service opportunities.

40%

Nearly 40 percent of our students are the first in their families to earn a college degree.

What will it take?

Our goal: $650 million

We have already made great progress. Now, we are asking you—our alumni, our friends and our community—to show the world what UB means to you.

Your investment in UB will make a difference, whether you support a scholarship for one UB student, endow a professor who will inspire thousands, or fund a cancer cure that saves the lives of millions. This is our bold promise to you.