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J. Scott Fleming Merit Award Application

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About the J. Scott Fleming Merit Award

The J. Scott Fleming Merit Award is administered by the UB Future Alumni Network (UBFAN), the student chapter of the UB Alumni Association (UBAA). The purpose of UBFAN is to encourage lifelong participation in the University at Buffalo by connecting students to the alumni network and involving students in traditional programs, spirit activities, and events that promote UB pride.

Through this merit award program, established in 1985, UBFAN seeks to recognize full-time undergraduate and graduate students whose leadership efforts, through extracurricular and volunteer activities, have similarly helped to promote student involvement and enhance the student experience at UB. The awards were renamed in 1991 after Dr. J. Scott Fleming, who served as executive director of the Office of Alumni Engagement and who exemplified the spirit of involving students, whom he called "alumni-in-residence."

Instructions to applicants

Deadline: Applications for the 2017-18 academic year scholarship(s) must be submitted between January 1 and June 30, 2017. Any application that is incomplete or received after June 30, 2017 will not be considered. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all materials are received by the June 30 deadline.

Eligibility: Applicants must be students who are enrolled at UB, either full-time or part-time. Without exception, all applicants must be registered to attend UB for the fall 2017 academic semester. Self-nominations are required. No minimum GPA is required. Members of the UBFAN Merit Award Selection Committee are not eligible. Previous J. Scott Fleming recipients are not eligible.

Merit award amount: The award for the 2017-18 academic year is $500 each and may be given to up to four students.

Applying: Applications must be completed in full. Submit only the items requested. No additional materials will be considered. Applications must be submitted using this onlin form. Only students meeting eligibility requirements will be considered. If you are unable to fill out this form online and require assistance to submit your information for consideration, please contact us.

Only one scholarship or merit award per year from the UBAA/UBFAN may be received by any one individual. However, you may apply for more than one UBAA/UBFAN scholarship or merit award at a time. In the event you are selected to receive more than one award in a year, you will receive the scholarship or merit award that has the higher monetary value available at the time.

Selection Criteria: The award is intended to recognize students who demonstrate a commitment, through their extracurricular and volunteer activities, to promoting student involvement and enhancing the student experience at UB.

Selection Process: A panel of judges consisting of students, UB alumni and university officials will determine the finalists. Finalists will be notified by email, and will then interview with the J. Scott Fleming Merit Award alumni review panel in the fall.

Notification: Merit award recipient(s) will be notified of the results by telephone, and recipient names will be listed on the alumni website.

Publicity disclaimer: Submitting an application constitutes permission for use of the information contained in the application or its supporting information for marketing and publicity purposes as may be deemed appropriate by the Merit Award Scholarship Committee, UB Alumni Association and/or the University at Buffalo.

Questions? If you have any questions, please contact the UBFAN at 1-800-284-5382 or via email.

Award Application

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The UB Future Alumni Network (UBFAN), the student chapter of the UB Alumni Association (UBAA), encourages lifelong participation in the University at Buffalo by connecting students to the alumni network and involving students in traditional programs, spirit activities, and events that promote UB pride.

In a one-page essay (single- or double-spaced), describe how your leadership efforts, through extracurricular and volunteer activities, have similarly helped to promote student involvement and enhance the student experience at UB. (PDF, doc, docx, txt are acceptable file formats)

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Submit an Activity Transcript from the Leadership Development Center -OR– a List of Activities (resume style) outlining your UB extra-curricular activities and what they entail. (PDF, doc, docx, txt are acceptable file formats).

 

Applicant must provide one letter of recommendation from a UB administrator, faculty or staff member, nor more than one page in length. Please note, students in positions such as TA, GA, or graduate student does not qualify him or her to to write a letter of recommendation.

Please have your reference write a letter that supports your nomination and describes your commitment to promoting student involvement and enhancing the student experience at UB. If desired, your reference may submit the letter directly UBFAN by campus mail, in person, or from the reference's UB email account to ubfan@buffalo.edu. UBFAN will verify all letters of recommendation with the reference.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your letter of support must is received by June 30. Your application is not complete and will not be considered without a letter of support.

University at Buffalo Future Alumni Network
ATTN: J. Scott Fleming Merit Award
University at Buffalo
201 Harriman Hall
Buffalo, New York 14214

By clicking "Submit" I hereby declare all of the information contained in my application and supporting materials is true and accurate.