UB is the proud home of several prestigious award winners like
Madelaine Britt, UB's first Truman Scholar. Take a look though our
scholars gallery, where we highlight some of UB's other award
winners and scholarship applicants.
Esther Buckwalter, 2012 Morris K. Udall Scholarship winner
2017 Fulbright, Boren
The University at Buffalo’s aspiration to become a
“top-producing Fulbright institution” took another
significant step forward this month when a record number of
undergraduates were chosen as recipients of Fulbright awards.
Samah Asfour will teach English in Jordan as part of her
Fulbright English teaching assistantship.
Barber, Mukupa, Shibley
Three UB students have received prestigious Fulbright
Fellowships, the most recent class in what has become a UB
tradition of multiple winners in the highly competitive,
nationally-recognized scholarly competition.
An applied mathematics and physics whiz whose innate gift to do
mathematical formulas in his head confounded his teachers in his
formative years, has won the National Science Foundation Graduate
Two University at Buffalo physics majors will receive
the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, a prestigious national
Maxwell "Max" Bileschi has won the prestigious Barry M.
Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education award, given
nationally to outstanding undergraduate sophomores and juniors
studying mathematics, science or engineering.
Sarah Boerschig, a history and Asian studies major and
University Honors College scholar, is the first UB student to
receive the 2012 David L. Boren Scholarship from the National
Security Education Program.
Madelaine Britt learned she has become UB's first Truman Scholar
during a surprise meeting with President Satish K. Tripathi.
Esther Buckwalter—winner of the nationally coveted Morris
K. Udall Scholarship—has all the tools to solve a significant
piece of the global water crisis. The extra bonus Buckwalter brings
is her ability to charm those around her while doing it.
he United States-United Kingdom Fulbright Commission has
selected Dylan Burns, an architect major, to participate in its
Fulbright Summer Institute to study at Nottingham Trent
Life in Russia was fun, but challenging, for Fulbright scholar
While many lament the end of the Space Shuttle program, Brad
Cheetham sees opportunity.
University at Buffalo chemical engineering majors Christopher
Dundas and Phillip Tucciarone are now a part of the prestigious
group of students to receive the Barry M. Goldwater
Fortman, Gosrich, Stewart
Fortman and Gosrich are among 240 students chosen nationwide
from among 1,286 students nominated for the Goldwater scholarship
from 470 institutions of higher education. Stewart received an
Legal studies and political science dual major, Gunnar Haberl,
represents UB at the Center for Study of the Presidency and
Sean Kaczmarek has been chosen to receive a Marshall
Scholarship, an honor many consider the country’s most
Kong, Lin, Monakhova
Kong, Lin and Monakhova are among 260 award winners chosen by
the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education
Program. Congress established the program in 1986 to honor Barry
Goldwater, a five-term senator from Arizona.
Abigail LaPlaca will use her Fulbright award to travel to Panama
to work with teachers who teach young children.
A passion for the environment drives Udall Scholar Chris
Claire Lochner, who graduated from the University at Buffalo
with a degree in electrical engineering and mathematics, has been
chosen to take part in the National Science Foundation's Graduate
Jasmine May was in the quietest library on UB’s North
Campus when she found out she’d won the prestigious Barry M.
Kristina Monakhova, an electrical engineering major, was awarded
the John R. Sevier Memorial Scholarship Award, which annually
recognizes two students nationwide who are interested in a science
or engineering career, with an emphasis on space research or space
A UB anthropology major will take her passion for the
“connections through time” to Durham University in
It took just a few weeks at UB for Jill Ricotta to discover that
her true passion lay halfway around the world.
Casey Rothberg, only the second UB student ever to win the
competitive David L. Boren Scholarship, fits the scholarship
program’s profile on paper well.
Every year a select few students are awarded the nationally
renowned Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Daniel Salem, a chemical
engineering major at the UB, has now joined that prestigious
Anna Smith has earned distinction around the University at
Buffalo campus for her — to say the least —
nontraditional career path.
Phillip Tucciarone, a chemical and biological engineering major,
is the first UB student to receive the Marshall Scholarship since