University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Thursday
01/18/18

Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring Call for Nominations

Posted by Tim on January 18, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions

The President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring was established through a generous gift by the late UB President Emeritus Martin Meyerson and his wife, Margy Ellen, to recognize exceptional teaching and mentoring at the University at Buffalo. Faculty members who exemplify these qualities are foundational to UB and its academic mission. They provide undergraduates with guidance and support to develop the skills necessary for research and creativity as well as for critical thinking and innovation. This award honors faculty who have an outstanding record of helping UB undergraduates reach their full potential as young scholars and future leaders in their chosen careers. In addition to mentoring students, awardees are leaders within their own departments, extending beyond professional duties to engage other faculty and students in meaningful collaboration and initiatives. One common theme among successful faculty mentors is that their mentoring experiences are as impactful to them as they are for their students.

Faculty may be nominated for the award by students, faculty colleagues, alumni and/or university administrators. This year’s award winners will be recognized this fall, at UB’s 2018 Celebration of Faculty and Staff Academic Excellence. Please encourage your colleagues to nominate faculty who distinguish themselves as outstanding mentors.

The process and portal for nominations may be found at https://academicaffairs.buffalo.edu/meyerson-award.php    Nominations will be accepted through February 19, 2018. For more information, please contact Megan Stewart, Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, at 716-645-9100 or via email at mrp6@buffalo.edu.

Wednesday
01/10/18

Scharps Legal Essay Competition Deadline February 2

Posted by Tim on January 10, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions

The Scharps Legal Essay Competition 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 Controversial Speaker on Campus (see attached information).

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 via email at fellowships@buffalo.edu by 5:00pm on Friday, February 2, 2018.

Questions can be directed to fellowships@buffalo.edu.

Wednesday
12/20/17

US-UK Fulbright Commission for the 2018 UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Undergraduates Now OPEN

Posted by Tim on December 20, 2017 in Academics, Competitions, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Scholarship Opportunities

The US-UK Fulbright Commission applications for the 2018 UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Undergraduates are open.   The Fulbright UK Summer Institute Programmes offer students a fantastic opportunity to be immersed in the study of British academics and culture. Students will take part in research, collaboration, presentation, and cultural events at an esteemed British university. They will enhance their leadership skills, develop knowledge and understanding of new subjects, and become ambassadors for the United Kingdom and the United States.

Eligible students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply.  For Summer 2018, there are nine Institutes with varied themes and subject areas.  Two new Institutes are on offer at Aberystwyth University in Wales and University of Birmingham as well as seven returning host universities with varying themes and subjects of study.
These  include:

To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:

  • be a US citizen and possess a US passport;
  • be at least 18 years old;
  • have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.7 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
  • have at least two years of university study upon their return ( i.e. applicants should currently be a Freshman or Sophomore in college/university)
  • have little or no study/travel experience outside the US
  • be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded

In partnership with UK universities, the Institute will cover costs, including return US/UK flights, university fees, and room and board at the host UK University.

Deadline for 2018 is:  7 February 2018 for ALL Institutes. Each Programme also vary between three and four weeks.  Please make sure to check the specific Institute page for more details.

Monday
12/11/17

Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Juniors February 8, February 22, March 8 and March 29

Posted by Tim on December 11, 2017 in Academics, Competitions, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Workshops

Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Juniors

Would you like to spend a year after graduation researching, teaching or earning a master’s degree abroad?  The Fulbright provides funded opportunities for undergraduates to travel for a year after they graduate. There are more than 150 countries to choose from.*

Fulbright applications are due almost a full year before your dates of travel. In order to travel the year after you graduate, you’ll have to submit your application in September of your senior year so now’s the time to start thinking about your application!

To help you prepare a competitive application UB will be hosting a series of Fulbright workshops this spring.  You will learn more about Fulbright, how to select the country to which you’ll apply and how to propose the required cross-cultural engagement project.  These sessions will be hosted by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships and UB’s Fulbright Program Advisor, Dr. Colleen Culleton.

Sessions will be held on Thursdays: February 8, February 22, March 8 and March 29.  The sessions will be offered from either 9:00am-10:00am or 3:00pm-4:00pm on each of these days.  Students are required to commit to all 4 sessions which includes beginning preparation of the personal statement and project proposal.

To be considered for this program, students must complete a brief online application by 5pm EST on Monday, January 29: https://universityatbuffalo-wgtck.formstack.com/forms/fulbright_development_program_for_juniors.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu.

* To qualify for Fulbright U.S. student programs, applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a bachelor’s degree by the time their Fulbright year starts.

Tuesday
11/21/17

WNY Prosperity Fellowship Information Sessions…Open to All Undergraduate Majors

Posted by Tim on November 21, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Workshops

Information Sessions: 2018-19 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: March 1, 2018 continuing UG/GRAD students & April 1, 208 for all new GRAD applicants.

 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 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the advised deadline.
  • open to US Citizens or students holding permanent residency. Not intended for international students

For full details, visit the fellowship website at: http://www.buffalo.edu/content/www/entrepreneurship/programs/wny-prosperity.html

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

  • Wednesday, November 29………………………….5PM
  • Friday, December 1…………………………………….1PM
  • Monday, December 4………………………………..12PM
  • Tuesday, December 5………………………………….4PM
  • Monday, February 5……………………………………4PM
  • Wednesday, February 7……………………………..11AM
  • Tuesday, February 13…………………………………..5PM
  • Thursday, February 15………………………………….1PM
Tuesday
11/07/17

Innovation Sprint with Univera Healthcare-Hack-A-Thon/Case Competition December 1 and December 2

Posted by Tim on November 7, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Innovation Sprint with Univera Healthcare – Hack-A-Thon/ Case Competition | Dec. 1st& 2nd

Think like an innovator! Get a taste of what it’s like to pitch ideas and develop strategic and technological innovations within the context of a large healthcare organization.

Join us for the Univera Helathcare Innovation Sprint as we work to solve a challenge the company faces. Univera Healthcare team members have identified the issue—now it will be your job to help come up with solutions. The Health Plan has struggled with collection and submission of provider information updates. And as a result, data integrity has suffered. The goal is to create a solution that offers members accurate and relevant provider information.

Think of an Innovation Sprint like a Hack-A-Thon or Case Competition, where you’ll work to develop and design a solution to the problem over the course of 24-hours.  No worries, no need for a sleeping bag or a pillow, just plan to stay-late and return early!

Why participate? Make connections, grow your network, and make an impression.

Join us to win $ gift cards:

  • 1st – $1,000 for the Team
  • 2nd – $750 for the Team
  • 3rd – $500 for the Team

Bring yourself, we’ll take care of the food and swag for a memorable event! Register to participate:  http://tinyurl.com/Univera-IS

Program sponsored in partnership with Blackstone LaunchPad at UB and Univera Health.

Monday
10/30/17

Gender Institute Undergraduate Scholarship Deadline November 6

Posted by Tim on October 30, 2017 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Call for Applications UB Gender Institute’s Undergraduate Scholarship
The Gender Institute, in coordination with the Experiential Learning Network, invites UB undergraduate students who are interested in conducting research related to women and gender to apply for merit scholarships. Research can be broadly defined to include a senior thesis project, fieldwork, or an independent project. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are welcome to apply.

Deadline: Monday, November 6, 2017 (by midnight).
Applications must include:
1. Application Form http://bit.ly/ApplCoverSheet
2. Statement of academic interests, accomplishments, and career goals (no more than
500 words)
3. Description of the specific research project for which you are seeking support (500 words)
4. Complete transcripts from all colleges attended (unofficial transcripts accepted)
5. Writing sample (5 pages, double-spaced);
6. Resume or c.v.
7. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a faculty member.
Applications should be sent to the Scholarship Review Committee at:
ub-irewg@buffalo.edu.
Please use the subject line: “Scholarship Application.”

Monday
10/23/17

Social FUSE Discussion and Challenge November 2, 2017

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Are you interested in making a difference in the world? Do you want to learn ways to take action and get involved? Would you like to network and share your own story about social entrepreneurship with likeminded individuals? Join us for a social innovation panel discussion to hear stories from innovators whose work in Western New York illustrates how giving voice and empowering communities can lead to community-based, sustainable solutions.

Join us Thursday, November 2, 2017 in the 2nd Floor Atrium of Davis Hall at 1:30 p.m.!

For more information and to RSVP, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-empowering-community-solutions-a-panel-discussion-on-social-innovation-tickets-38852077610?inf_contact_key=95a9b8ec8c0e4f0eac0e8cc54153dec0f119a561c1cb2d5973942f5ce177092a

For more information, stop by the Blackstone LaunchPad in 220 Student Union Or call: 716-645-8111

Wednesday
10/18/17

Minority Faculty and Staff Association Student Scholarship Opportunities Deadline is February 9, 2018

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2017 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

The Minority Faculty & Staff Association awards two undergraduate student scholarships at the annual commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Academic Achievement Award fund was established to provide an award to a sophomore or junior who meets high academic standards. The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship was established to honor a Junior or Senior who demonstrates high academic standards and leadership ability, and who exemplifies a personal character that advances the spirit and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The awards are supported by donations given largely, but not exclusively, by minority faculty and staff at UB.

To learn more and apply, please visit: http://www.buffalo.edu/mfsa/section-22.html

Monday
10/16/17

Gender Institute Call for Undergraduate Scholarship Applications Deadline November 6

Posted by Tim on October 16, 2017 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Call for Applications UB Gender Institute’s Undergraduate Scholarship

The Gender Institute, in coordination with the Experiential Learning Network, invites UB undergraduate students who are interested in conducting research related to women and gender to apply for merit scholarships. Research can be broadly defined to include a senior thesis project, fieldwork, or an independent project. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are welcome to apply.

Deadline: Monday, November 6, 2017 (by midnight).

Applications must include:
1. Application Form http://bit.ly/ApplCoverSheet
2. Statement of academic interests, accomplishments, and career goals (no more than
500 words)
3. Description of the specific research project for which you are seeking support (500 words)
4. Complete transcripts from all colleges attended (unofficial transcripts accepted)
5. Writing sample (5 pages, double-spaced);
6. Resume or c.v.
7. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a faculty member.
Applications should be sent to the Scholarship Review Committee at:
ub-irewg@buffalo.edu.
Please use the subject line: “Scholarship Application.”