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Pride Scholarship

The LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association's Pride Scholarship was established in 2021 to honor a student who can demonstrate academic success, financial need, and a commitment to LGBTQ advocacy or education. The scholarship is awarded every spring semester and the recipient is 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 undergraduate student.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and completed a minimum of 30 credits.
  • 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 next application period will open in the Fall 2021 semester. The deadline to apply will be March 1, 2022.