University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
04/24/18

SUNY ACT for Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship Opportunity Deadline June 8

Posted by Tim on April 24, 2018 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Each year the University at Buffalo is invited to nominate one student for the SUNY ACT for Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship awarded by the Association of Council Members and College Trustees Scholarship. This award recognizes students for excellence in their academic performance and extraordinary commitment to their campus and/or community.

The scholarship amount is $1,000 with an additional $250 given in the student’s name to the charity of his/her choice.

Criteria for students applying to become UB’s nominee:

  • GPA of 3.6 or higher
  • Undergraduate status (including graduating seniors)
  • Must have helped to identify a need on the campus or in the community, and worked to provide a service or solution to address that need.

Applications to become UB’s ACT nominee are due by 5:00pm EST on Friday, June 8: https://universityatbuffalo-wgtck.formstack.com/forms/act_for_excellence_and_student_initiative_scholarship

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

Monday
04/02/18

Scholarships for Experiential Learning Opportunities

Posted by Tim on April 2, 2018 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Apply for funding that will help you make the most of your education.

Experiential learning opportunities like research and study abroad can be truly life-changing, giving students insight into their passions, purpose and professional goals. These are the kinds of opportunities that can change career paths and inspire visions. To encourage you to seek out experiential learning opportunities, the College of Arts and Sciences offers several scholarships and funds that can help make these experiences a reality.

CAS Experiential Learning Fund

This funding is only available to College of Arts and Sciences undergraduates. Those who are pursuing experiential learning opportunities for the upcoming summer, such as internships, research, service-learning and domestic travel, may apply for this funding by April 1.

Rock Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship is open to College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate students. The two winners will receive $500 for one semester of full-time study abroad. Applications are due April 1.

Stevens Fund for International Experience

This funding is available to all undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Those who are planning on studying abroad or pursuing some other kind of international experiential learning opportunity may apply for this $500 scholarship by April 1.

SUNYWorks Internship Scholarship

This scholarship is for undergraduate students planning on pursuing an unpaid internship this summer. A limited number of $1,000 scholarships are available and preference will be given to students working in a non-profit setting, but all are encouraged to apply by May 4.

Wednesday
03/28/18

2018 Lydia Maria Child Social Justice Awards Call for Nominations

Posted by Tim on March 28, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Networking

2018 Lydia Maria Child Social Justice Awards

Call for Nominations

In keeping with our society’s goal of honoring and continuing Lydia Maria Child’s vision of and work toward social justice, the Lydia Maria Child Society is pleased to offer three awards recognizing scholarship, pedagogy, creative work, and/or activism that furthers social change: one for faculty, independent scholars, and other professionals; one for scholars/artists/activists at the graduate level; and one for high school and undergraduate students.  Child routinely wrote on behalf of the marginalized, emerging as a passionate advocate for slaves, Native Americans, prisoners, prostitutes, and even animals, among a host of others.  Our society aims to recognize academic writing, pedagogical endeavors, creative projects, and social outreach that, like Child’s work, speaks to pressing social causes and/or foregrounds the voices of (oftentimes neglected) authors who have worked to produce socially conscious writing.  Winners will receive a monetary award of $100 and may be featured in our society’s newsletter or other programming.

To apply for any of the three awards or to nominate a colleague or student, please send to lydiamariachildsociety@gmail.com by April 15 a letter detailing the ways in which your own or your nominee’s work engages with current social justice concerns, with “Social justice award” as the subject line of your email.  You are also welcome, though not required, to include a writing sample that demonstrates this engagement.  These samples may take the form of essays (or essay excerpts), course syllabi, or descriptions of projects that explore the intersections between American literature/history and social justice outside the academic classroom.  Applications should be sent as Word documents and should not exceed 15 pages.  While we will be happy to receive submissions that consider Child directly, Child need not be included in order for projects to be eligible; we welcome projects on a variety of authors, genres, periods, and/or concerns.

Winners will be recognized at the upcoming American Literature Association conference in San Francisco (May 2018), though they need not be present at the conference in order to be eligible for the award.  To read about past winners, visit https://lydiamariachildsociety.wordpress.com/2016/07/13/social-justice-award-winners/.  We look forward to reading your submissions.

Friday
03/23/18

Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition April 10

Posted by Tim on March 23, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

The University at Buffalo School of Management’s

Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, The Blackstone LaunchPad at UB and

The UB Office of Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

Cordially invite you to the

Henry A. Panasci Jr.

Technology Entrepreneurship Competition

April 10, 2018

4-4:30 p.m. – Networking and Registration

4:30-6:30 p.m. – Team Presentations

6:30-8 p.m. – Cocktail Reception and Award Ceremony

Center for the Arts: Main Stage

University at Buffalo North Campus

Amherst, NY 14260

Please register by April 5

Business Attire

Register HERE

Tuesday
03/06/18

Rotary Peace Fellowship Call for Applications Deadline May 31

Posted by Tim on March 6, 2018 in Competitions, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship. We believe this opportunity might be of interest to your network!

Since 2002, The Rotary Foundation has provided over 1100 social change leaders with peace and conflict resolution education at Rotary Peace Centers around the world.

Each year up to 100 fellows are selected to receive full funding to earn either a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies or a master’s degree in a range of disciplines related to peace and security at one of 7 partnering universities. Each Rotary Peace Center offers a unique curriculum and field-based learning opportunities that examine peace and conflict theory through various frameworks.

To learn more about the program, applicants are encouraged to visit the Rotary Peace Centers website. All applications are due 31 May 2018.

Thank you for sharing this opportunity with your network. Please contact us at rotarypeacecenters@rotary.org with questions!

Rotary Peace Centers

Tuesday
03/06/18

AAUW Buffalo Branch Olga Lindberg Scholarships for Women

Posted by Tim on March 6, 2018 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

An invitation to Women of Western to apply for the AAUW Buffalo Branch Olga Lindberg Scholarship

Two scholarship awards….one for $10,000 and one fro $5,000!

Merit-based award, 3.7 cumulative gpa or above

Awarded to college seniors (fourth year or above)

Apply online at: http://aauw.buffalo.edu/scholarships-loans-and-grants/olga-lindberg/

 

Monday
03/05/18

STEM For Everyone April 4

Posted by Tim on March 5, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

The Women in STEM Cooperative will once again host our STEM For Everyone program on April 4th from 12-1pm in 330 Student Union.  We are currently seeking students to submit their proposals for 5-minute presentations about STEM. Presentations are being sought about a STEM topic, or an existing research project, provided in language that is easily understandable by the general public. Presentations that address inclusivity of women and other underrepresented groups will be given priority during submission reviews. Creativity is encouraged!

This is a great opportunity for students to practice presentation skills, network with others from the UB community, and begin to build their professional footprint. Selected students will be notified in late March and will have the opportunity to sign up for a personal coaching time prior to the presentation session.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated!  Please encourage your students to consider submitting a proposal, forward to your students and listserv, forward this to colleagues who work with students conducting STEM research, post the attached flyer AND mark your calendar to attend the event (lunch included) to support our students.

Proposal submission link:  https://tinyurl.com/bit-ly-stem4all-spring2018

Proposal submission deadline:  March 16

Presentations:  April 4

Thursday
03/01/18

Dr. Marie Dellas Scholarship for Junior or Senior Biology, Bioinformatics or Computational Biology Honors Students

Posted by Tim on March 1, 2018 in Competitions, Honors College Scholarships, Honors Program Announcements, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Dr. Marie Dellas,’70 PhD (GSE) and ’67 MS (CAS), in order to pay tribute to her parents, Theodore A. and Katherine C. Dellas, has created a $4,000 scholarship to be awarded to an Honors Scholar matriculated in the Department of Biological Sciences and pursing a Bachelor of Science degree program or the Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology degree program.

Creative thinking and behavior have always interested Dr. Dellas since she was a graduate student working towards her PhD at UB.  Dr. Dellas’ intention when creating this scholarship was to reward students who practice and apply creative thinking.

The scholarship will enable the recipients to continue their education and perhaps address new concepts or ideas in the biological area that may eventually lead to outcomes beneficial to society.

Guidelines for applicants:

The recipient must be a junior or senior majoring in Biological Sciences or Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.  The recipient must also be a US citizen and preference will be given to a student of Greek descent. Preference will also be given to a student working on an innovative and novel research project.

Candidates must submit three letters of recommendation. Applicants must also include an original essay in support of their expertise or knowledge and how they aspire to make an impact in that particular substantive area.  The essay should describe the student’s goals and how they may expect to contribute to their chosen field in a substantive way and cite relevant or specific examples of situations in which the recipient succeeded in reaching a significant goal(s) in the past.

This scholarship may be renewable for a junior awardee if the recipient meets all the above mentioned criteria.

All submissions must be in electronic format, preferably Microsoft Word documents and/or PDF files.

Deadline for applications is Friday, April 13, 2018.  Applications and letters of recommendation with the scholarship name included in the subject line should be emailed to: honors@buffalo.edu.

Tuesday
02/27/18

Transforming Our Tomorrow: A New Clean Energy Vision…Proposing Your Ideas Competition. 1st Place award of $3,000!

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Workshops

Transforming our Tomorrow: A New Clean Energy Vision<http://www.buffalo.edu/sustainability/keyinitiatives/rev-campus-challenge/CleanEnergySymposium.html>

UB Sustainability is searching for individual students or student groups from across New York State to present their passion in creating a sustainable world through clean energy.  Students that have completed a project or program should apply to present their work in a five minute speech with minimal use of graphics.   Students that have an idea for a new policy, program, or invention can pitch it to the audience. Lastly, groups of students can present their work in a PechaKucha-style using images that automatically advance for a total of two minutes. For more information, please visit: http://www.buffalo.edu/sustainability/keyinitiatives/rev-campus-challenge/CleanEnergySymposium.html or see the attached flyer.

The presentations will be scored by a panel of judges based on their creativity, delivery and research on their chosen idea. First place will receive $3,000, second place $1,500, and third place $750. One project will be awarded a bonus prize of $200 for its consideration on the social impacts of clean energy (this could mean their project’s implications for low-income communities, developing countries, gender equality, education, racial equity and more).

All students that participate will receive a professionally edited video of their presentation for their portfolio.

Deadline has been extended and you can contact Derek Nichols to apply at: djn2@buffalo.edu

Wednesday
02/21/18

Latest Challenges from MindSumo

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions

Please review the latest challenges from MindSumo. As you know, MindSumo partners with employers to create projects that you can complete to get work experience, win prizes, and be hired for jobs and internships. Questions can be directed to isha@mindsumo.com

United Spirits – Digital Purchase Journey

P&G CEO Challenge – still got a few days to go!

Hyatt – Creative idea for a high-end hotel company

Delta Faucet – Greener Packaging

Direct Links:
https://www.mindsumo.com/contests/personalized-purchase
https://www.pg-ceochallenge.com
https://www.mindsumo.com/contests/new-hotel-experience
https://www.mindsumo.com/contests/greener-packaging