Pride Scholarship

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The LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association's Pride Scholarship was established to honor students who can demonstrate academic success, financial need, and a commitment to LGBTQ advocacy or education

Starting in 2022, the scholarship is awarded every spring semester and recipients are included in the annual Lavender Reception, a commencement and recognition ceremony that celebrates the achievements of graduating students who identify with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community at UB.


Eligible candidates must:

  • Be a currently enrolled, full-time graduate student, professional student or undergraduate student with at least 60 completed credits.
  • Show a high level of academic achievement.
  • Identify financial need.
  • Demonstrate a contribution to the LGBTQ+ community at UB or elsewhere.
  • Show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ+ community or within their field of study.
  • Speak to how their work supports equity and inclusion.

Candidates may be from any discipline and have no specific citizenship status.


Candidates may apply through the UB Scholarship Portal. Each application should include:

  • Thoughtful and well-written responses to several short essay questions.
  • An updated resume.
  • Contact information for one character reference.

A character reference may be any person of the applicant's choosing including, but not limited to UB faculty and staff, a mentor, supervisor or peer.

The deadline to apply was March 1, 2024.