Drs. Henry J. and Bonita R. Durand Scholarship


The Durand Scholarship is intended to assist students who encounter financial obstacles that can hinder progression towards earning a degree and/or graduating. It was created by Drs. Henry J. and Bonita R. Durand, PhD ’02, MS ’93, to support and encourage the educational ambitions of graduates of the Cora P. Maloney Center. 

The Durand Scholarship can provide support for traditional academic expenses such as tuition, room and board, required fees, course-related books, supplies and equipment, or provide financial assistance for non-traditional academic expenses (such as 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).


December 1

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a currently-enrolled graduate student in the Graduate School of Education or in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.
  • Be an alumnus of one 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.
  • Be a first-generation graduate student and/or be able to demonstrate overcoming significant socio-economic barriers to pursue graduate studies at UB.

How to Apply

Application closed

This application will re-open in Fall 2024.

Students must complete the online application.

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Past Award Recipients and Honorees



Field(s) of Study
2024 Michael Almontaser Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration 
2024 Dejanay Burke Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration
2024 Leah Cabarga English/English Education 
2024 Dayna Holding Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration
2023 Jessica Kelly
Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration
2023 Anthony Vargas
Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration
2021 Lauren Hennings
Curriculum, Instruction & Science of Learning
2021 Isnino Iftin
Educational Culture, Policy and Society
2020 Charice Thompson
Information and Library Sciences