University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
03/13/17

2017 HSBC Scholars Program for Rising Juniors and Seniors Deadline is April 24

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.

Monday
02/06/17

Chris Peterson Commitment to Service Award for Graduating Seniors Deadline April 3

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2017 in Competitions, Honors College Scholarships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Chris Peterson Award

Honors graduating seniors are invited to submit an application for the Christopher Peterson Commitment to Service award, which is bestowed annually upon a graduating Honors Scholar who, by devoting their time, talents, and expertise to serving the public good, has made significant, demonstrable, and direct contributions to the community.  Christopher Peterson was a junior civil engineering major in the Honors College who tragically lost his life in a car accident in 2013.  Through his enthusiastic participation in Greiner SIH and his many other volunteer endeavors Chris embodied the Honors College spirit of service.  The intent of this award is to recognize a student who exemplifies a similar commitment to community service.  The awardee will receive a $750 award as well as $250 donated to the community organization of their choice.

Criteria for Eligibility

We seek graduating Honors Scholars who:

  • Are in good academic standing with the University Honors College graduation requirements.
  • Have impacted society in one or more positive ways that fostered change for the public good.
  • Stood out amongst their peers as individuals whose service has made a profound impact in the community.
  • Are available to attend the Honors commencement ceremony on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Application Process

Any graduating Honors Scholar may apply for the Christopher Peterson Commitment to Service Award.  Students who wish to apply must complete an application packet which includes the following:

(1) Application

(2) Resume (Must include all of your service experiences)

(3) Service Reflection Essay

(4) Name of Community Organization for Donation purposes

(5) Optional Supplemental materials (e.g., Recommendation letter)

Application Deadline

Application packets may be submitted to the University Honors College Office in 106 Capen Hall or electronically to honors@buffalo.edu by no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 3, 2017. If you have any questions contact Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah at jabbaar@buffalo.edu We look forward to receiving your applications.

Monday
02/06/17

International Study Scholarship Deadline April 3 for Summer or Fall Funding

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2017 in Competitions, Honors Experiences, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad

International Study Scholarship

Are you interested in studying abroad but need funding? Download your application today on the Honors College website and submit your application materials by April 3, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. to 106 Capen Hall.

Tuesday
01/31/17

6th Annual Life Raft Debate February 15

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief, Workshops

Please join us for the 6th annual Life Raft Debate Wednesday, February 15th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in 107 Capen Hall!  Imagine that the world is under nuclear attack and a small group (you the audience) has survived and is preparing to set sail to rebuild society. Individuals are selected from all walks of life but the vessel can only accommodate one more. Six academics will defend their discipline and try to secure that place on the vessel:

Dr. Walter Hakala                  Assistant Professor, South Asian Languages and Literature, English

Dr. William Kinney                Professor, Physics

Dr. Lance Rintamaki              Associate Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Communication

Dr. Satpal Singh                     Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Dr. Gwynn Thomas                Assistant Professor, Global Gender Studies

Dr. Patrick McDevitt             Associate Professor, History, in the role of Devil’s Advocate.

 

Tuesday
01/31/17

Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo Scholarship Opportunity

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2017 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Apply to be considered for up to $6,000 for college!

Applications available at: www.cfgb.org

Requirements

  • Must be a permanent resident of Western New York (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties)
  • Must have a minimum “C” or a 2.0 (on a 4.0 system) G.P.A. average or greater
  • Must be accepted to a nonprofit, United States Department of Education accredited school for full-time, undergraduate study
  • Preference is given to Pell eligible students attending school in Western New York

Graduate Students
A limited number of scholarships are available for graduate students in the fields of architecture, arts, engineering, medicine, nursing, piano, environment and wildlife.

Transferring Schools
Changing schools after the scholarship has been awarded cancels the scholarship.

Summer Terms
This scholarship will NOT cover Summer terms. The scholarship is awarded based on the following:

  • Fall and Spring full-time attendance for Semester schools.
  • Fall, Winter and Spring full-time attendance for Trimester schools.
Wednesday
11/30/16

Scharps Legal Essay Competition

Posted by Tim on November 30, 2016 in Academics, Competitions

he Scharps Legal Essay Competition (please see attached) is open to juniors and seniors (or underclassmen who have that status based on credit hours) at state-operated campuses who are interested in legal issues, or are interested in pursuing a career in the legal field. The topic of this year’s essay competition is Student Rights in College Athletics.

The Scharps Award is offered in accordance with a gift accepted by the State University of New York Board of Trustees under the will of Hannah S. Hirschhorn to establish the Benjamin and David Scharps Memorial Fund.

One award of $1,500 will be presented to the student who has written the best 2,000 word essay describing the role and relevance of law in dealing with a current legal issue. A second award of $1,000 will be presented to the runner-up.

Students must submit their essays and application cover sheets to the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships by 5:00pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

 

Monday
11/14/16

WNY Prosperity Fellowship

Posted by Tim on November 14, 2016 in Academics, Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities

ANNOUNCING: Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program | Open to all UG majors and select GRAD programs: 

Seeking students with an entrepreneurial drive who want to make a difference in Western New York|

 Application Deadline:

  • February 5, 2017 (All UG and continuing select graduate programs)  
  • April 1, 2017 (Only 1st year incoming MBA/MBA dual degree students)

 

 All students will be awarded a paid summer internship; scholarship support will be awarded during the academic year will vary in size and may be up to $25,000 based on a student’s unmet financial need.  This fellowship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the Western New York region. Open to all undergraduate majors and select graduate programs including students in the School of Management, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and School of Architecture and Planning.

 Fellowship eligibility:  

  • current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply;
  • should have minimum 3.0 cumulative UG GPA / 3.5 cumulative GRAD GPA;
  • have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy through job creation;
  • complete the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the advised deadline. Please note that you may file a FAFSA using estimated income information and update your FAFSA once you complete your current tax return.

For full details, visit the fellowship website at:  http://www.academies.buffalo.edu/wnyprosperity/index.php

 Candidates are encouraged to attend Fellowship Application Information sessions (all held in 220 Student Union):

  • November 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • November 11, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • November 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm
  • November 16, 2016 at 3:00 pm
  • November 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm
  • December 1, 2016 at 12:30 pm
  • December 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm
  • December 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Monday
11/14/16

Blackstone Launchpad Workshops November 10-18, 2016

Posted by Tim on November 14, 2016 in Academics, Competitions, Event, Workshops

Set your ideas in motion with Blackstone LaunchPad at UB

Think like an Innovator and Entrepreneur, join us for our upcoming workshops +

Find us on Facebook for workshop details: https://www.facebook.com/LaunchPadUB

Workshop Offerings:  November 10 – November 18, 2016

 

LaunchPad Workshop | Pitch Your Idea

Date: Thursday, November 10

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Location: Blackstone LaunchPad (220 Student Union)

RSVP: Not required, https://www.facebook.com/LaunchPadUB

 

LaunchPad Workshop | Protecting What’s Yours:  Corporate and Organizational Issues

Date: Thursday, November 10

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Location: Blackstone LaunchPad (220 Student Union)

RSVP: Not required, https://www.facebook.com/LaunchPadUB

 

Female Founder Friday with Christian Johnson, Founder of Driver Watchdog

Date: Friday, November 11

Time: 3-4 PM

Location: Blackstone LaunchPad (220 Student Union)

RSVP: Not required, https://www.facebook.com/LaunchPadUB

About: Listen to a successful female entrepreneur share her story and share tips for success.  Join us for Female Founder Friday with Christian Johnson, Founder & President of Watchdog.  Driver Watchdog is a real-time vehicle monitoring and safety device which allows you to track and view live video of your vehicle from any mobile device or PC.

 

Global Entrepreneurship Week: 3MT Pitch – How to Pitch Panel Presentation

Date: Monday, November 14

Time: 4:00-6:00 PM

Location: 330 Student Union

RSVP: http://bit.ly/3MTUB

Attend this panel presentation to learn how to convey your thesis or dissertation research to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes. Founded by the University of Queensland.

 

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Innovate n’ Caffeinate on Speedy Wheels with WNY Entrepreneurs

Date: Wednesday, November 16

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Location: Innovation Center: d!g at 640 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203

RSVP by email: mgt-cel@buffalo.edu

 

Global Entrepreneurship Week: LaunchPad Workshop | Revenue Models

Date: Thursday, November 17

Time: 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Location: Blackstone LaunchPad (220 Student Union)

RSVP: Not required, https://www.facebook.com/LaunchPadUB

 

Global Entrepreneurship Week: LaunchPad Workshop | Crowdfunding a Startup

Date: Thursday, November 17

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Location: Blackstone LaunchPad (220 Student Union)

RSVP: Not required, https://www.facebook.com/LaunchPadUB

Join us for an informational session on the benefits of crowdfunding your startup. Oscar Pedroso, founder of Thimble, raised over $250,000 and will share his experience, tips and be available for Q&A.

 

Sell Me This Finals – Pitching a Secret Product

Date: Friday, November 18

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Location: Blackstone LaunchPad (220 Student Union)

RSVP: Not required, https://www.facebook.com/LaunchPadUB

Watch as 6 finalists from the September and October sessions compete for the Sell Me This championship title! The winning pitch wins a $50 prize.

 

 

Friday
11/11/16

Study Abroad Photo Contest and Exhibition November 17

Posted by Tim on November 11, 2016 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Study Abroad

PHOTO CONTEST & EXHIBITION

You are invited to attend the 14th annual UB Study Abroad Photo Contest & Exhibition.  UB Study Abroad will have study abroad participants submit photos illustrating their study abroad experience and we strongly encourage you to come to the Student Union Flag Room to see the photographs taken all over the world by UB study abroad participants.  There will be a presentation of the winners at 1pm and refreshments will be provided.  Please attend this International Education Week event and vote for your favorite photo for the People’s Choice Award.  We look forward to seeing you there.
Thursday, November 17th from 11:00am-2:00pm in the Student Union Lobby

Tuesday
11/08/16

Boren Scholarships: How, When and Where to Apply November 18

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2016 in Academics, Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Boren Scholarships: How, When & Where to Apply

Sponsored by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships and UB Boren Scholars

Friday, November 18th

3:30pm to 4:30pm

107 Capen Hall

Sponsored by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, and UB Boren Scholars