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Funding is Available for Students’ Mentored Projects for Conference Presentations

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2023 in Scholarship Opportunities

The Experiential Learning Network offers funding to support undergraduate students working on mentored projects or presenting at conferences. To apply, students should complete the application steps via our website by February 15, 2023.

Please encourage students to begin the application process early and assist them with required signatures and project budgets. Thank you for your continued support!

Funding Applications


Funding is Available for Student’s Mentored Projects or Conference Presentations!

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2023 in Academic Presentations, Financial Aid, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities

The Experiential Learning Network offers funding to support undergraduate students working on mentored projects or presenting at conferences. To apply, students should complete the application steps via our website by February 15, 2023.


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!


Key into Public Service Scholarship

Posted by Tim on November 11, 2022 in Scholarship Opportunities

The Phi Beta Kappa Society invites online applications for our Key into Public Service scholarship. In addition to awarding $5,000 undergraduate scholarships for 20 successful applicants, this program connects promising liberal arts and sciences majors with pathways into local, state, and federal government service. Membership is not required, but students must attend a Phi Beta Kappa chapter institution and participate in a June 2023 conference that will provide training, mentoring, and resources.

Characteristics of ideal recipients include intellectual curiosity, breadth and depth in arts and sciences coursework, leadership propensity, and service to others. Interested students can learn more and apply online until January 23, 2023, at

All UB students with a 3.5 GPA are eligible.


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