Posted by Tim on September 13, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors College Scholarships, Scholarship Opportunities
Aaron N. Bloch and Gino Calvi Memorial Scholarships
The Honors College is the proud beneficiary of two scholarships given annually to recognize honors students with outstanding leadership potential – the Aaron N. Bloch Memorial Scholarship and the Gino Calvi Memorial Scholarship. The Bloch Scholarship was established by his family after his untimely death while serving as Provost at UB. The Calvi Scholarship was created by his family and friends after Mr. Calvi’s untimely death in the World Trade Center disaster. Mr. Calvi and his wife were undergraduates at UB. Both scholarships have been made available to Honors Scholars in good standing who have recently finished their sophomore year of study at UB (current juniors)*.
The Bloch Scholarship states that: “Specifically the award shall be given annually to a student in the University Honors College who demonstrates unusual creativity and independence of mind, and who shares promise of benefiting humanity within his or her lifetime.” The value of the award for the 2021 cycle is $750.00.
The Calvi Scholarship states that: “The award shall be given annually to a student in the University Honors College who demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities and who shows promise of benefiting humanity within his or her lifetime.” The value of this award for the 2021 cycle is $3,000.00.
With these parameters in mind, we are seeking applications for these awards from among the Honors Scholars who have recently completed their sophomore year (four semesters of study at UB). If you wish to apply for either or both scholarships, please forward to the Honors College by 5pm on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 a two-page statement of your goals and a resume listing the experiences you feel meet the specified requirements. Send your information electronically, in pdf format, to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the name of the scholarship you are applying for on each document. If you choose to apply for both scholarships, please send two separate applications noting the scholarship name on each document and in each statement.
*Awarding of these funds is contingent upon confirmation of award eligibility from the Office of Financial Aid.
If you have any questions, please contact the Honors College at 716-645-3020.