UB Diversity Scholarship

Open to UB students from diverse backgrounds (including first generation college students, economically disadvantaged students, racial and ethnic minority students, etc.). This is a scholarship to support student diversity in Study Abroad. Applicants should address how they define themselves as diverse in their application.

Who Can Apply:

  • 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 UB Study Abroad Programs (in OPR courses) and must have paid the program deposit.

Selection Criteria:

Preference will be given to:

  • Students from diverse backgrounds (first generation college students, economically disadvantaged students, racial and ethnic minority students, etc.)
  • Students generally not represented in study abroad (males, STEM students, etc.)
  • 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.

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.