University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
03/06/17

SUNY ACT for Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship

Posted by Tim on March 6, 2017 in Scholarship Opportunities

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 Monday, May 22: 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.

 

Thursday
02/16/17

Chris Peterson Award

Posted by Tim on February 16, 2017 in Scholarship Opportunities

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.

Thursday
02/16/17

International Study Scholarship

Posted by Tim on February 16, 2017 in Academics, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad

 

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.

Monday
02/13/17

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2017 in Academics, Scholarship Opportunities

I would like to share with you information about a scholarship to Stanford University, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program.  This scholarship is new and will be admitting its first class of scholars for Fall 2018.  This scholarship program will be open to individuals from around the world and will fund all graduate programs, including JD, MA, MBA, MD, MS and Ph.D.

This scholarship is extremely prestigious and will be very competitive.  I encourage you to learn more about this opportunity.  https://knight-hennessy.stanford.edu/

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, the Office of Fellowships can be of assistance to you.  To discuss your eligibility and the scholarship in more detail, please make an appointment to see me once you have thoroughly reviewed the program information.

Schedule an appointment with me at https://calendly.com/colucci3

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

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.
Thursday
01/19/17

Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program Deadline February 5

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Fellowships, Networking, 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 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/apply.php

WNY Prosperity Fellowship, YouTube Videohttps://youtu.be/lrdv6TBZVJk

Monday
12/12/16

150+ Global Health Fellowship Positions Available NOW!

Posted by Tim on December 12, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Scholarship Opportunities

Now more than ever, we need committed and empathetic young leaders to drive positive change in the world. Everyone has a role to play in the health equity movement – what’s yours? 150 fellowship positions for the 2017-2018 Global Health Corps (GHC) fellowship class are now open through January 18, 2017!

GHC is recruiting talented young leaders (ages 21-30) who bring a diversity of skills to the field of global health. Through a one year paid fellowship, GHC provides intensive leadership training while fellows work within high impact roles at health-focused partner organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia, including:

Social Behavior Change Communication Officer at the Ministry of Health in Kampala, Uganda

APPLY NOW!

Health is a human right, and we’re working to make that a reality. Join our next class of fellows and our nearly 750-strong leadership community worldwide! Applications close January 18, 2017 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting in late-December.
Monday
12/05/16

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Workshops for Juniors

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

Would you like to be fully funded for graduate school?  Many students think that they will be “fully funded” throughout their graduate programs but they really have a Teaching Assistantship (TA position) where they are paid to teach 20 hours a week.  A fellowship like the NSF GRFP is truly a fully funded award.

The NSF awards three-year scholarships for graduate study in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science.  This fellowship carries a stipend of $32,000 per year plus a cost of education allowance to cover tuition and fees for three years.  This is a significant graduate fellowship that affords students the freedom to focus on their research and lessen the time to degree completion.

To qualify, applicants must be US citizens, have US national status or be permanent residents, intend to pursue a research-based Master’s or Ph.D. program in an NSF-supported field. Applications become available in August and the deadlines vary by discipline but are generally due in late October and early November: www.nsfgrfp.org.

To help you prepare a competitive application UB will be hosting a series of NSF GRPF workshops this spring.  Students will learn more about how to apply for the NSF GRFP and other awards, what the review panels are looking for and how to write a strong research proposal.  These sessions will be hosted by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships along with writing consultant Dr. Jennifer Morrison, who has her PhD in writing and rhetoric.

Sessions will be held on Wednesdays: February 15th, March 1st, March 15th 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 3 page past research and personal statement and 2 page research proposal.

To be considered for this program, students must complete the online application by 5pm EST on Monday, January 30th: https://universityatbuffalo-wgtck.formstack.com/forms/nsf_development_program.

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