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Sunday
04/26/20

Student Support Services

Posted by Tim on April 26, 2020 in Financial Aid, Stress Relief, Student experience, Tutoring, Workshops

Student Support Services serves undergraduate students who are first-generation, students from low-income backgrounds and students with a documented disability as they work toward earning their college degree at UB.

They offer:

  • Academic support
  • Personal development advising
  • Financial literacy advising
  • Workshops
  • Graduate and professional school preparation
  • Tutoring
  • Fun events and outings with other SSS students

See how SSS can enhance enhance your time at UB. Join today!

VISIT CPMC.BUFFALO.EDU/SSS

APPLYING IS FREE AND OPEN YEAR-ROUND.
STUDENTS WITH U.S. CITIZENSHIP OR PERMANENT
RESIDENCY MAY APPLY.

EMAIL: SSSINFO@BUFFALO.EDU

Wednesday
02/26/20

Scharps Legal Essay Competition (Apply by March 18, 2020)

Posted by Tim on February 26, 2020 in Competitions, Financial Aid

Apply for the 2020 Benjamin and David Scharps Legal Essay Competition by March 18!

The Benjamin and David Scharps Legal Essay Competition is open to juniors and seniors (or underclassmen who have that status based on credit hours) at SUNY 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 Criminalizing Speech.

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 to the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Questions can be directed to fellowships@buffalo.edu.

Learn more!

Friday
02/14/20

Spring 2020 Fulbright and NSF Development Workshops

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2020 in Fellowships, Financial Aid, Information Session, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Register today for our Fulbright and NSF Development Workshops happening in March!

Note: These awards are only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The workshops are primarily meant for undergraduate juniors, first-year PhDs for NSF, and graduate students at any level for Fulbright. All workshops will be held in 24 Capen.

Fulbright Application Development Workshops

Would you like to spend a year researching, teaching English or earning a master’s degree abroad? The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides funded opportunities to do so and there are more than 150 countries from which to choose.

To qualify, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and hold a bachelor’s degree by the time the Fulbright Scholarship starts. An applicant holding a doctoral degree at the time of application is ineligible. Applications will be due in the fall.  

In this program you will learn more about the Fulbright, country selection, affiliates and how to develop a strong proposal. Students are required to commit to all four sessions.

Dates:
March 2, 9, and 23 from 2-3pm 
OR
March 3, 10, and 24 from 2-3pm

Click here to RSVP to attend the Fulbright Application Development Workshops

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) is a prestigious grant for graduate students looking to get funded for research.  The grant provides full funding for three years which includes a $34,000/year stipend and tuition coverage!
 
Applications for the NSF GRFP will become available in August 2020. Deadlines vary by discipline but are generally in late October and early November.
 
If you are interested in applying for the NSF GRFP in October 2020, please join us for this four-session program designed to prepare you to submit a strong application. You will learn about review criteria for the NSF GRFP and other awards, what the review panels are looking for, and how to write a strong research proposal. Students are required to commit to all four sessions.
To be eligible to apply for NSF GRFP in October 2020, you must be:

  • A current rising senior or first-year PhD student
  • A U.S. citizen, have U.S. national status, or be a permanent resident
  • Pursuing (or intending to pursue) a research-based master’s degree or PhD
  • Conducting research in an NSF-supported field, such as: mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science

Dates:
March 3, 10, 24, and 31

9-10 a.m. OR 4-5 p.m.

Click here to RSVP to attend the NSF Workshops

Also, check out this video about UB Students who have received the NSF GRFP and the amazing things they’re doing with their research.

Please reach out to  fellowships@buffalo.edu if you have any questions!

Friday
02/07/20

Financial Aid Workshop for Honors Scholars (Multiple Dates)

Posted by Tim on February 7, 2020 in Event, Financial Aid, Information Session, Stress Relief, Workshops

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Office of Financial Aid to offer three workshops on New York State financial aid. If you are a TAP, STEM, or Excelsior recipient I strongly encourage you to attend one of these 50 minute sessions to learn more about these awards and how to maintain your eligibility. You may RSVP here

  • Tuesday, February 11 at 11 am in 107 Capen
  • Wednesday, February 12 at 3 pm in  107 Capen
  • Friday, February 14 at 11 am in 107 Capen