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2023 Blackstone LaunchPad Fellowship Application is now Open!

Posted by Tim on March 10, 2023 in Career Oportunities, Fellowships, Internships, Networking

Calling all Campus LaunchPad startup founders for a summer program and funding opportunity! The 2023 Blackstone LaunchPad Fellowship, which offers eight weeks of workshops, networking, and a $5,000 prize to all Fellows who complete the program, just launched their application. The program will run May 18-July 13, allowing you to focus on your startup this summer and fast track your growth through mentorship and accountability. Interested? Deadline: April 2, 2023.

Click the link for more information and to apply:


Equity in Entrepreneurship Fellowship

Posted by Tim on February 20, 2023 in Career Oportunities, Fellowships

Are you a student leader or someone with a business, side hustle, or business dreams? 
UB Blackstone LaunchPad is running a fellowship this semester where students will learn the skills necessary to run and build their own businesses successfully. The fellowship will prepare you to make your business dreams a reality and train you on promoting equity in your community through your business ventures.

*No experience is needed for this. Open to both undergrad and graduate students from all majors. 

Program Benefits:

·         Food/snacks will be provided for events

·         Looks great on your resume

·         Get to build your business connections and connect with potential investors in your business

·         Learn the skills necessary to build your own business

·         Promote your business/yourself through Blackstone LaunchPad’s 

·         Potential to win prize money in Pitch for Tomorrow competition

·         Explore the city of Buffalo and learn more about the community

Link to application: EIE Fellowship Application


Launchpad’s Equity in Entrepreneurship Fellowship!

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2023 in Academics, Career Oportunities, Fellowships, Networking, Student experience

Do you have a business idea or have already started a business?

No matter how big or successful your business or business idea is, you can help contribute to a more equitable future. The Equity in Entrepreneurship fellowship will not only teach you the skills to create an equitable business, but it will provide you with a well-rounded set of skills to make your business vision a reality.

Apply now to the Equity in Entrepreneurship Fellowship!

Deadline to Apply: February 19 at 11:59 PM


The Equity in Entrepreneurship Fellowship supports University at Buffalo students who seek to be the next generation of business leaders and progress equity in the world around them. 

The program fulfills this mission by providing Equity in Entrepreneurship (EIE) fellows with professional development opportunities, resources to help facilitate their entrepreneurial growth and projects to advance equity in their business. 

The Equity in Entrepreneurship Fellowship is a 10-week program open to all University at Buffalo students with a passion for entrepreneurship and equity that prepares students to make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality while building skills to promote equity in their communities through their ventures. 

Program Details

  • Workshops with distinguished professionals and entrepreneurs from underrepresented ethnic minorities.
  • Visits of several businesses, all on different scales, to give fellows exposure to various business environments and learn about how such businesses contribute to equity.
  • Networking events for fellows to build their social capital with professionals and community leaders.
  • Fellows will be highlighted at UB’s biggest pitch competition, Henry A. Panasci Business Plan Competition.
  • Pitch for Tomorrow competition where fellows will work on building out their vision for their business to contribute to a more equitable future. 

Program Expectations:

  • Commit 3-5 hours a week to taking part in fellowship events and business project
  • Attend fellowship sessions, unless you have a need to attend conflict
  • Be mindful of others’ experiences. As a student, your behavior in this learning environment affects others. We encourage you to arrive on time, pay attention to the speakers and focus on program materials during sessions.
  • Have fun and make the most of the experience!

Program Starts: March 1, 2023

Questions? Email or stop by SU 220


Congratulations to Alexis Harrell on being selected as a 2023 Marshall Scholar

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2023 in Academics, Community Announcements, Fellowships, Honors Program Announcements, Scholarship Opportunities

A senior psychology and sociology major from UB has been awarded a 2023 Marshall Scholarship by the British government.

Alexis Harrell, a racial justice researcher and artist, is one of 40 students chosen nationwide to receive the award from more than 900 applicants.

Marshall Scholarship recipients are considered among the most accomplished undergraduate students and recent graduates in the United States. Scholarship recipients study an academic subject of their choice for up to three years at a university in the United Kingdom.

The 2023 winners will begin graduate studies at 21 universities in September.

To read the full article, please visit:

Congratulations Lexi!!!


Apply NOW for the US UK Summer Fulbright Institutes Deadline to apply is February 7, 2023

Posted by Tim on January 3, 2023 in Competitions, Fellowships, Financial Aid, Scholarship Opportunities

U.S.-U.K. Summer Fulbright Institutes
Do you want to spend the summer in the United Kingdom? Then this is the award for you! Join a cohort of amazing students for a summer of learning, engagement and fun. 
Apply this winter!
Application due: February 7, 2023
Click here to learn more and apply.
“Never be afraid to apply. Always, always apply. Take the time, it’s worth it in the end.” —Jonathan Bessette, U.S.-U.K. Fulbright recipient, 2017. Hear more about Jon’s story here. 
Applicants must: Have a minimum GPA of 3.7. Be a U.S. citizen with a valid U.S. passport. Be at least 18 years of age. Have at least two years of study left to complete.
Reach out to us at if you have questions about this award. 

Trimmer Travel Fund Award for Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Scholars Deadline to apply is February 1

Posted by Tim on January 3, 2023 in Fellowships, Financial Aid, Scholarship Opportunities

Trimmer Travel Fund Award

The Council on Undergraduate Research’s Trimmer Travel Fund Award will support arts and humanities undergraduate scholars in presenting their research at professional meetings. The awardee will receive an award of $1000 and recognition through CUR’s media outlets and/or notifications through appropriate higher education publications. This award is supported by the CUR Arts and Humanities Endowment and the Arts and Humanities Division.

The fund was established by a gift from Joe and Carol Trimmer. Professor emeritus of English at Ball State University (Muncie, IN), Joe Trimmer is the founding director of the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry. He is the author of numerous books on literature and culture, and a contributor to 20 PBS documentaries. He has served on the CUR Executive Board as the representative of CUR’s Arts and Humanities Division, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Indiana Humanities. Carol Trimmer has served as the outreach coordinator for IPR, Ball State University’s NPR member station, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Arts Place, a regional Indiana arts organization, and Muncie’s nonprofit Gallery 308. 

Awardees receive:

  • The honor of being recognized as a Arts and Humanities Trimmer Travel Fund Awardee.
  • In addition, $1000 will be awarded to the recipient to be used on travel to a professional meeting between January 1, 2023- December 31, 2023, to share their research.

Students must submit the following:

  1. Submit the application form including title of project, conference name, location and date, primary research mentor, research abstract (no more than 250 words), description of the research process (up to 500 words), and funding need and proposed budget.
  2. Submit a letter of support from mentor to

Apply here. Application deadline is February 1, 2023. 


Apply for the SPARK Program (Spring 2023)

Posted by Tim on December 5, 2022 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

We would like to invite you to apply for the Spark Program, offered by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships. This nine-week program will help you to foster your spark of potential and engage with a number of topics, including:

  • Learning about UB resources and opportunities.
  • Becoming involved in on-campus research projects and off-campus service projects.
  • Identifying your strengths and how to use them in academic and professional settings.
  • Developing application writing materials.
  • Networking with your peers, as well as faculty and staff.

Most of all, you will learn how to apply for competitive fellowships and scholarships and more about the resources available at UB that will help you do it!

Program Dates:

Tuesdays in the Spring 2023 semester, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
(excluding spring break)

Deadline to apply: January 30

Learn more and apply to the Spark Program!


Now Accepting Applications for the 2023-2024 WNY Prosperity Fellowship Program Deadline to apply February 24, 2023

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2022 in Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities

Now Accepting Applications for the 2023-24 Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program

Seeking students with an entrepreneurial drive who want to make a difference in Western New York | open to all UG majors and GRAD programs

A leadership development program that provides selected Fellows professional development opportunities, as well as resources and access to WNY business leaders. WNY Prosperity Fellows are awarded a paid summer internship; scholarship support awarded during the academic year up to $25,000 based on a student’s unmet financial need, and an enrichment fund of $1,000.

This fellowship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the WNY region. Open to all undergraduate majors and graduate programs. Fellows do not need to be from WNY, however the Fellowship supports students committed to the WNY region.

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;
  • Candidate should have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy through job creation;
  • Complete the 2023-2024 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. 
  • Fellowship Requirement: Only open to US Citizens or students holding permanent residency. Not intended for international students.

For full details, visit the fellowship website at:

Application Deadline: February 24, 2023

Candidates are encouraged to attend Fellowship information sessions hosted on Zoom:

  • Wed. Nov. 9, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

Meeting ID: 968 0687 8644 |Passcode:  504093

  • Wed.  Feb. 1, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.

Meeting ID: 960 6923 2813 | Passcode:  807949


Fellowships and Scholarships for STEM Majors

Posted by Tim on September 16, 2022 in Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities

Fellowships and Scholarships Roundup: STEM Edition
Undergraduate Opportunities
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship What: This scholarship is for students who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue advanced degrees in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.
Who: Sophomores and juniors planning to pursue a PhD in STEM, have research experience, and a 3.0 or higher GPA. Students must be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident. 
Deadline: November Learn more about the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship What: This scholarship is for students who intend to become leaders in environment-related fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice and economics. The foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaskan Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government and public policy affecting Native American communities.
Who: Full-time sophomore or junior with at least a 3.0 GPA and is involved in an area of study related to the Udall Scholarship. Deadline: December
Learn more about the Udall Undergraduate Scholarship.
Open to Undergraduates and Graduates
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) What: Three-year fellowships for graduate study in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science.
Who: Graduating seniors or students in their first or second year of graduate school. Applicants must also have a high GPA and past research experience. 
Deadline: October Learn more about NSF GRFP.
Other STEM Funding Opportunities

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow

Hertz Foundation

NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships

Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program


Honors College Scholarships for Juniors Deadline to apply October 1, 2022

Posted by Tim on September 6, 2022 in Fellowships, Honors Program Announcements, Scholarship Opportunities

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 attack on the World Trade Center on September 11.  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/four semesters of study at UB (current juniors). If you wish to apply for either or both scholarships you may do so by logging into UB’s Scholarship Portal and submitting your application by the deadlines below.

Aaron N. Bloch Memorial Fund—deadline October 1, 2022

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 2022 cycle is $600.00.

Gino Calvi Memorial Fund—deadline October 1, 2022

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 2022 cycle is $3,000.00.

If you have any questions, please contact the Honors College at