The President's Circle Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded
annually to University at Buffalo students who have permanent
residency in the Western New York region (8 counties including
Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans,
Scholarships will be awarded on the following scale:
- Academic Year: $4,000
- One Semester: $2,000
- Summer/Winter: $1,000
Who Can Apply:
- Students who are originally from the Western New York
region (8 counties including Allegany, Cattaraugus,
Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and
- Applicants must be currently enrolled, full-time, matriculated
University at Buffalo students in good academic standing at the
time of application.
- Students must be accepted to and confirm their participation in
a University at Buffalo or SUNY study abroad program to be
considered for this scholarship. This means, students will be
registered by the Office of Study Abroad Programs (in OPR courses)
and must have paid the program deposit.
Preference will be given to:
- First-time study abroad participants
- Students with documented financial need (as confirmed by UB
Financial Aid Office)
- Students maintaining a GPA of 2.8 or higher
- Students who have selected a study abroad program relevant to
their current academic program
- Students who will return to UB for at least one semester
following their study abroad program
- Applications will be reviewed by the UB Study Abroad
- The award decisions of the committee are final and not subject
- Awards will be applied directly to the recipient’s UB
- Scholarship recipients are asked to help the Office of Study
Abroad in promotional activities upon return.
- Recipients of any Office of International Education scholarship
will not be considered for future awards.
Applications are being solicited for students going on winter 2018
and/or spring 2018 study abroad programs. The deadline for this
round of applications is November 1 for winter or spring
For Winter 2018 and Spring 2018, we are participating in a pilot
of a new scholarship application software for this one scholarship.
To apply for the President's Circle Scholarship:
- Log in to www.buffalo.academicworks.com using your
UBIT name and password.
- Fill out the general application and the study abroad
- You may need to search for the scholarship by name
After scholarship decisions are made through this new software,
the Office of Study Abroad Programs will ask all applicants for
their feedback on the user experience with AcademicWorks.