Get to Know Our Scholars

Esther Buckwalter.

Esther Buckwalter, 2012 Morris K. Udall Scholarship recipient.

UB is the proud home of several prestigious award recipients like Madelaine Britt, UB's first Truman Scholar. Take a look though our scholars gallery, where we highlight some of UB's other award recipients and scholarship applicants.

Fulbright Goldwater NSF GRFP Presidential Schomburg Graduate School Other

Fulbright Student Grant for Graduate Study, Research Abroad or English Teaching Assistantship

Samah Asfour

Samah Asfour taught English in Jordan as part of her Fulbright English teaching assistantship.

Barber, Mukupa, Shibley

Three UB students—Thawab Shibly, Karl Barber and Grace Mukupa—have received prestigious Fulbright Fellowships.

Courtney Burroughs

Life in Russia was fun, but challenging, for Fulbright scholar Courtney Burroughs.

Corteau, Lyons, Tuttle

One current student and two UB alumni and have won Fulbright awards, the prestigious national competition for grants to study, research and teach abroad. The three winners were especially notable because of the disruption to the program from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nicholas Emmanuel

Nicholas Emmanuel received what is considered one of the country’s most prestigious scholarships for study abroad for his project “Challenging Identities: Studies in the Aesthetics of Hungarian Musical Modernism.”

Fulbright, Boren—2017

The University at Buffalo’s aspiration to become a “top-producing Fulbright institution” took another significant step forward when a record number of undergraduates were chosen as recipients of Fulbright awards.


Seven UB students have received Fulbright awards, the prestigious national scholarship competition for grants to study, research and teach abroad in 2019-20.


Six UB students and alumni have won Fulbright awards, the prestigious national scholarship competition for grants to study, research and teach abroad.

Lisa and Stephen Gagnon

After earning UB undergraduate degrees, sibling scholars Lisa and Stephen Gagnon continue to build successful graduate careers at the university.

Patricia Johnson

Patricia Johnson, a 2015 UB Graduate, chose to pursue a PhD in chemistry at Duke University and conduct research in Switzerland on a Fulbright grant.

Abigail LaPlaca

Abigail LaPlaca used her Fulbright award to travel to Panama to work with teachers who teach young children.

Mariangela Perrella

Perrella combines a passion for integrating dance and movement with innovative classroom techniques that help teach children with special needs.

Erin Sweeney

Fulbright recipient, Erin Sweeney, conducted research on designing innovative policy frameworks for a resilient food system in Singapore.