Durand Scholarship

Drs. Henry J. and Bonita R. Durand, PhD ’02, MS ’93, created a scholarship to support and encourage the educational ambitions of graduates of the Cora P. Maloney Center.

Drs. Henry J. and Bonita R. Durand.

The Drs. Henry J. and Bonita R. Durand Scholarship (Durand Scholarship) provides financial support to students matriculated in the Graduate School of Education or in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo. This award is intended to assist students who often encounter a host of financial obstacles that can hinder progression towards earning a degree and/or graduating.

To be eligible for the scholarship a recipient must be an alumni of any of the following UB undergraduate programs: Student Support Services (SSS), Daniel Acker Scholars (ACKER), Collegiate Science and Technology Entry (CSTEP), the Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), or the Ronald E. McNair Program.

In awarding the scholarship, preference is given to students who are first generation graduate students and/or who can demonstrate overcoming significant socio-economic barriers in order to pursue graduate studies at UB. A first generation graduate student shall be defined as an individual neither of whose natural or adoptive parents has received a post-baccalaureate degree.

The Durand Scholarship can provide traditional scholarship support for academic expenses such as tuition, room and board, required fees, course-related books, supplies and equipment, or to provide financial assistance for actual non-traditional academic expenses. Such non-traditional academic expenses may include but are not limited to: costs associated with transportation to and from Western New York to attend UB; childcare; completing fieldwork, data collection and/or analysis; presenting a paper; attending a professional conference; participating in faculty-mentored engagement experiences and other learning opportunities that formally develop student knowledge, skill set, and professional or practical perspective.

Awards range from $250-$1,500, depending upon the need of the student and available funding.

Contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships with questions at fellowships@buffalo.edu.

Applying for the Durand Scholarship

Eligible individuals will be invited to apply.