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