Undergraduate Student Awards

Time to win.

Through the generous support of our UB Alumni and friends, each year we recognize the academic excellence of our undergraduate students by awarding scholarships and prizes for original work, including essays, poems, stories, and artwork.

The Steinberg Prize

The Steinberg Prizes are given each year to the best original works on a philosophical theme by UB philosophy undergraduates who also demonstrate financial need. The work can be on a mainstream philosophical problem or on a more advanced and specialized topic. 

Original essays, poems, stories, or artworks also qualify. The typical submission is a polished version of a larger paper (greater than 6 pages) that has been submitted for a philosophy class, and on which positive feedback has been received from the instructor or from another faculty member.

Muriel and Charles Steinberg established the Steinberg Prize essay competition in the late 1970s. Funding is currently being continued through their daughter, Dr. Carol Steinberg Gould.

The Steinberg Prizes are variable, up to $1,000.

Applications and supporting documents must be submitted online. Sign In to apply.


Contact us for further information or general inquiry.
Email:  phi-philosophy@buffalo.edu
Telephone: (716) 645-2444