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Posted by Tim on March 13, 2017 in Competitions, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

The HSBC Scholars Program

2017 Scholarship Application for Rising Juniors and Seniors

The HSBC Scholars Program was established in 2013 by HSBC Bank as an initiative to provide financial support, mentoring, training, networking and potential internship opportunities to students with unmet financial need pursuing a full-time education in a STEM or business-related field. The Program will promote a positive attitude and incorporate HSBC’s core values of being open, dependable and connected.

What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and is the preparation of students in competencies and skills in the four disciplines. According to MediaPlanet (June 2012), most jobs of the future will require a basic understanding of math and science. The HSBC Scholars Program places special emphasis on technology and math within STEM, and also considers students majoring in business-related academic programs. Scholars focused on STEM or business-related academic programs are likely to benefit from program engagement opportunities such as networking, resume building and mentoring. A list of UB eligible majors is attached.

Criteria for HSBC Scholar Applicants:

– GPA of 3.0 or higher.

– U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.

– Major in a STEM or business-related academic program field. Please see attached list of eligible majors.

– Demonstrated financial need via the FAFSA.

– Enrollment as a full-time junior or senior* at UB for the 2017-2018 academic year (third or fourth year student, with at least one academic semester completed at UB as a full-time student).

*Students graduating in December 2017 are not eligible to apply.

Requirements:

– Agree to participate in all HSBC Scholars Program components including: an on-campus welcome reception, financial literacy workshop and cultural event, and a virtual accelerated excellence webinar series.

– Use the scholarship funds for qualifying educational expenses during fall/spring (scholarship funds cannot be applied to study abroad or summer expenses). Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the school and may be used for relevant school fees, including tuition, on-campus housing, meal plans and books.

– Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the scholarship award.

Applications to become an HSBC Scholar are due by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, April 24:

Completed online application form, including:

– A resume (include information regarding your academic achievements, involvement in campus and community organizations, work experience, and special talents and interests)

– Response to the following question:

You’ve now completed a significant amount of college work towards your educational goals. How has your college experience allowed you to plan for the future? Where and what do you see yourself doing five years from now? Explain your vision and how you are working toward this goal in a short essay. (Maximum 500 words)

– One letter of recommendation from a faculty member emailed directly to fellowships@buffalo.edu

Please contact The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu if you have any questions.