Stephen C. Dunnett Study Abroad Scholarship

The Stephen C. Dunnett study abroad scholarship provides funds to help UB students participate in a University at Buffalo or SUNY study abroad program. Based on available funds, a limited number of partial scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to assist students with the costs of study abroad for an academic year, semester, summer, or winter program.

Dr. Stephen C. Dunnett, PhD '77, BA '68, established this fund in order to help University at Buffalo students better understand and participate in our interconnected global world. Since 1989, Dr. Stephen Dunnett has served UB as Vice Provost for International Education at UB. In this leadership position, he is the chief university officer responsible for the comprehensive internationalization of UB, including international enrollment management, the recruitment of international students, services for international students and scholars, study abroad, exchange programs with overseas institutions of higher education and oversight of UB's branch campus in Singapore. His work has had a profound impact on the academic and cultural ethos of UB.

Dr. Dunnett created this endowment with the belief that experiencing other cultures through study abroad not only enhances students' personal self-growth, but also prepares them to effectively participate and compete in an increasingly multicultural and global society. Through this gift, Dr. Dunnett seeks to reduce the financial barriers to immersive study abroad experiences, thereby allowing access to this transformational experience to a wider populations of UB students.

Who Can Apply:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled, full-time, matriculated University at Buffalo students in good academic standing at the time of application.
  • Funding will not be disbursed to students until after they have been accepted to and confirm their participation in a University at Buffalo or SUNY study abroad program. Eligible students will be registered at UB in OPR courses. Scholarship funds are disbursed to student's accounts after the start of the study abroad program.

Selection Criteria:

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

Award Guidelines:

  • Applications will be reviewed by the UB Study Abroad Scholarship Committee.
  • The award decisions of the committee are final and not subject to appeal.
  • Awards will be applied directly to the recipient’s UB student account.
  • Scholarship recipients are asked to help UB Study Abroad in promotional activities upon return.
  • Recipients of any Office of International Education scholarship will not be considered for future awards.

Scholarships will be awarded using the following scale:

  • Academic Year: $4,000   
  • One Semester:  $2,000   
  • Summer/Winter: $1,000 

Application Details:

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  • Log in to www.buffalo.academicworks.com using your UBIT name and password.
  • Fill out the general application and the study abroad conditional application
  • You may need to search for the scholarship by name

Applications open for winter and spring programs on October 1. Completed applications are due by April 1 for summer, fall, or academic year programs and November 1 for winter or spring programs abroad.