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MDA Summer Camp

Posted by Tim on March 2, 2017 in Honors College Scholarships

The application deadline was March 1st but I can extend it a few weeks because we need more males J Here is what you can send: Thanks!




***Counselors Needed for MDA Summer Camp***


The role of a MDA summer camp volunteer is a very important one, and if accepted, many people will be counting on you to do your very best to take care of MDA campers and uphold MDA’s policies and reputation.

You would be applying to attend MDA Summer Camp as a volunteer counselor for the week of Saturday, June 24Friday, June 30, 2017.

The Western NY MDA summer camp is held at The Rochester Rotary Sunshine Campus located in Rush, New York.

The MDA summer camp volunteer process includes a completed camp application, an interview in your local area with a MDA staff member, three verified references, a criminal background check, and a completed physical examination by your medical professional within the past 12 months. The deadline to complete the application is March 18, 2017.

To start the application process, copy and paste this URL link into your browser to get started.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association has been assisting individuals with neuromuscular diseases “live unlimited” since 1955 by providing an unforgettable weeklong summer camp at no cost to their family and no cost to our volunteers. We are excited that you want to be a part of this wonderful opportunity.  It is a life-changing experience for campers and counselors alike.

Thank you again for considering applying to volunteer at MDA Summer Camp! Should you have any questions regarding camp or completion of the volunteer application, please contact Rachel Santillo at 585-424-6560 /

Thank you for helping make MDA Summer Camp “The Best Week of the Year”!


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 by no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 3, 2017. If you have any questions contact Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah at We look forward to receiving your applications.


Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Juniors

Posted by Tim on December 5, 2016 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Honors College Scholarships, Scholarship Opportunities

Would you like to spend a year after graduation working and teaching abroad?  The Fulbright provides funded opportunities for undergraduates to travel for a year after they graduate.  Students apply for a Fulbright grant to teach English or conduct research abroad.  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.  Students will learn more about Fulbright, how to select the country to which they’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 Wednesdays: February 8th, February 22nd, March 8th and March 29th.  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 the online application by 5pm EST on Monday, January 30th:

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at

* 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.


Honors College International Study Scholarship Deadline November 1

Posted by Tim on September 26, 2016 in Community Announcements, Honors College Scholarships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, 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 November 1, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. to 106 Capen Hall.


Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Opportunities Fair September 22

Posted by Tim on September 16, 2016 in Academics, Event, Honors College Scholarships, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Opportunities Fair
Thursday, September 22, 2016
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Student Union Lobby

Check out the many Undergraduate Research Opportunities:

Play UB Trivia Games and Win Prizes!
Enjoy Refreshments!

Create your own pathway to academic and professional success!

  • Find various opportunities (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)
  • Credit and non-credit options
  • Get information on financial support
  • Learn how research can lead to scholarships and fellowships
  • Learn about future laboratory tours, meetings and workshops

Sponsored by CSTEP, CURCA, LSAMP, McNair Scholars, UB Academies, UB Libraries, UB Scholarships and Fellowships, UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University Honors College, Undergraduate Student Association and Women in Science & Engineering.


2016 Chen-Kuo & Amy Chang Memorial Award ($1,000) for Graduating Honors Scholars Deadline April 25

Posted by Tim on April 11, 2016 in Honors College Scholarships, Honors Program Announcements, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

The Chen-kuo and Amy Chang Memorial Award ($1,000)

Honors College alumna Dr. Aileen Chang, School of Medicine and Biomedical
Science, ’91, M.D. and School of Medicine and Biomedical Science, ’87, B.S. in
order to pay tribute to her parents, Chen-kuo Chang and Amy Chang, has created
The Chen-kuo and Amy Chang Memorial Award for a graduating Honors College senior pursuing a graduate degree in the medical research field, preferably with an
oncology focus.  The award amount is $1,000.00.

Dr. Chang decided to create this award to honor her parents because they both
died of lung cancer at ages 50 and 72 years and neither smoked. Only ongoing
medical research can cure similar cancer patients or at least improve their
quality of life. She and her parents would be grateful to anyone who could offer
their contribution to the cure for cancer.

Guidelines for applicants:

The recipient is not required to attend UB for their graduate degree.
The award shall only be made available to a graduating senior Honors Scholar
that can demonstrate their intention to continue their studies in the medical
research field (preferably with an oncology focus).

Preference will be given to a student with financial need, demonstrates a strong
passion/interest in medicine and research, has worked on medicine/oncology
research as a student or had employment experience in medicine/oncology
research, and/or is working on an innovative and novel medicine/oncology
research project.

Applicants must include an original essay in support of his/her expertise or
knowledge and how he/she aspires to make an impact in the preferred field of
medicine/oncology research.  The essay should describe the student’s goals and
how he/she may expect to contribute to his/her 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.

Candidates may submit any supporting documents they deem appropriate, including
papers they may have written or letters of recommendation.
The Award is a one-time grant of $1,000.00 and is non-renewable.
All submissions must be in electronic format, preferably Microsoft Word
documents and/or PDF files

Deadline for applications is Monday, April 25, 2016.  Applications should be emailed to:
The Honors College at


Honors College International Study Scholarship Information Session September 25

Posted by Tim on September 9, 2015 in Honors College Scholarships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Study Abroad

Interested in Studying Abroad?  Did you know the Honors College has a scholarship??

Joins us in 107 Capen Hall, Colloquium Room on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. to learn about the Honors College International Study Scholarship!


Operation BankaBULL Collection Day December 4!

Posted by Tim on December 1, 2014 in Competitions, Event, Honors College Scholarships, Honors Program Announcements, Scholarship Opportunities

Operation BankaBULL:  December 4, 2014 11 – 4pm, Don Schack Student Lounge

Last academic year, Honors College Scholars received over $55,000 in scholarship funds to support co-curricular research and creative activities. These funds are made available to students through the generous contributions of our alumni and student donors.

Now is the time to be a contributor! It all starts with one penny to make change. Bring in your Bull Bank on Thursday and see how the pennies add up. Your $2.00 contribution will also enter you in the Bull Wars video gaming competition.


Fellowship Fridays in the Don Schack Student Lounge

Posted by Tim on October 7, 2014 in Academics, Event, Honors College Scholarships, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad, Summer Research

Fellowship Fridays

This semester come to the Honors Lounge from 10-12:00 pm and chat with UB’s Fellowship & Scholarship Coordinator Elizabeth Colucci. Learn about fellowship and scholarship opportunities and what it takes to win them.

October 24th & 31st

November 7th & 21st

December 5th


Research and Creativity Fund Applications Are Now Available!

Posted by Tim on September 30, 2014 in Honors College Scholarships, Honors Program Announcements, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad

Research and Creativity Fund Applications now available. The Honors College Research and Creativity Fund is intended to enable undergraduate students to receive grants which defray expenses directly related to research and other creative activities. Email to request an application. For more information ; applications due Nov. 3rd.