University Honors College - The Honorable mention

Scharps Legal Essay Competition

Posted by Tim on March 28, 2021 in Academics, Fellowships, Honors College Scholarships, Scholarship Opportunities

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
 Scharps Legal Essay Competition  Award Information The Benjamin and David Scharps Legal Essay Competition is open to juniors and seniors (or freshmen or sophomores 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 Incorrect Criminal Suspect and Ensuing Chase.

First place prize: $1,500. Second place prize: $1,000.    Submission Information Students must submit their essays to the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships by 5 p.m. onMonday, Apr. 19, 2021. 
Questions can be directed to
   Learn more and apply to the Scharps Essay Competition
 24 Capen Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Honors College International Study Scholarship

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2019 in Honors College Scholarships, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad


Dr. Marie Dellas Scholarship for Junior or Senior Biology, Bioinformatics or Computational Biology Honors Students

Posted by Tim on March 1, 2018 in Competitions, Honors College Scholarships, Honors Program Announcements, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Dr. Marie Dellas,’70 PhD (GSE) and ’67 MS (CAS), in order to pay tribute to her parents, Theodore A. and Katherine C. Dellas, has created a $4,000 scholarship to be awarded to an Honors Scholar matriculated in the Department of Biological Sciences and pursing a Bachelor of Science degree program or the Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology degree program.

Creative thinking and behavior have always interested Dr. Dellas since she was a graduate student working towards her PhD at UB.  Dr. Dellas’ intention when creating this scholarship was to reward students who practice and apply creative thinking.

The scholarship will enable the recipients to continue their education and perhaps address new concepts or ideas in the biological area that may eventually lead to outcomes beneficial to society.

Guidelines for applicants:

The recipient must be a junior or senior majoring in Biological Sciences or Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.  The recipient must also be a US citizen and preference will be given to a student of Greek descent. Preference will also be given to a student working on an innovative and novel research project.

Candidates must submit three letters of recommendation. Applicants must also include an original essay in support of their expertise or knowledge and how they aspire to make an impact in that particular substantive area.  The essay should describe the student’s goals and how they may expect to contribute to their 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.

This scholarship may be renewable for a junior awardee if the recipient meets all the above mentioned criteria.

All submissions must be in electronic format, preferably Microsoft Word documents and/or PDF files.

Deadline for applications is Friday, April 13, 2018.  Applications and letters of recommendation with the scholarship name included in the subject line should be emailed to:


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.