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The Honors College is pleased to offer the following $1,000 award:
Established by Dr. Daniel O’Hearn along with friends and family in memory of Dr. O’Hearn’s wife, Aileen Chang, MD ’91, BS ’87, and her parents Chen-Kuo and Amy Chang. Must be a junior in good standing in the University Honors College and demonstrate an intention to continue their studies in the medical research field. Preference will be given to a student who:
1. is studying Oncology, specifically lung cancer in non-smokers and/or women
2. has financial need
3. demonstrates a strong interest in medicine and research
4. has worked on or had employment experience in medicine/oncology research and/or is working on a related innovative and novel research project
5. has plans to pursue research at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
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 madeavailable to Honors Scholars in good standing who have recently finished theirsophomore 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 email@example.com 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.
OCTOBER 31 – Thomas and Jessica Occhino Honors College Experiential Learning Fund
Established in 2021 by Thomas Occhino (BS’07) and Jessica Occhino to promote inclusive excellence, equity and diversity by supporting undergraduate students who wish to participate in an experiential learning opportunity (including but not limited to unpaid internships). Students should be enrolled in the Honors College, accepted into a major in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and be a member of a group underrepresented in engineering and computer science (examples include, but are not limited to, students who are female, LGBTQ, Black, Latinx, Native American, a veteran, or have a disability). If a student who is in both the Honors College and SEAS cannot be identified, the award will be given to students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences who meet the other fund criteria.
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.