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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


Summer Fulbright Workshops August 16-18, 2022

Posted by Tim on August 2, 2022 in Academics, Community Announcements, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Fulbright Application Development Workshops 
These workshops for rising seniors and graduate students provide information about the Fulbright student grant, including country selection, affiliates and how to develop a strong proposal. 

All workshops are virtual. If you are unable to attend you can still register and you will be given access to recordings.
Workshops: August 16–18, 2022 Tuesday, August 16 from 12-1 p.m. – Fulbright Basics Wednesday, August 17 from 12-1 p.m. – Preparing an Application for the Study/Research Grant Thursday, August 18 from 12-1 p.m. – Preparing an Application for the English Teaching Assistant Grant
Register for the Fulbright Application Development Workshops

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

What: Go abroad on a fully funded study/research project or English teaching assistant program.

Who: Graduating seniors, recent alumni, or graduate students. Only U.S. citizens are eligible.

Deadline: September.Learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program


Fellowships and Scholarships 101 Summer Workshops

Posted by Tim on June 8, 2022 in Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Do you want to find more opportunities for fellowships and scholarships? Join us for one of our virtual workshops in summer 2022!
Fellowships and Scholarships 101 Workshops

Pick a date: July 11 | August 1 | September 5
Mark your calendar: Workshops start at 3 p.m. and last for about 30 minutes.
Register here to get the Zoom link to attend.
If you cannot attend one of our live workshops, check out our Fellowships and Scholarships 101 series on our YouTube channel

McCall MacBain Leadership based Scholarships

Posted by Tim on June 8, 2022 in Academics, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities

McCall MacBain Scholarships
Interested in mentorship, leadership skills development, and full funding to start a graduate degree at McGill University?
The McCall MacBain Scholarships are Canada’s first comprehensive, leadership-based scholarships for master’s and professional studies at McGill University. This scholarship program brings together exceptional students who strive to engage in positive change by taking on meaningful leadership roles.

In this first year of global admissions, up to 10 full scholarships and 20 finalist awards of $20,000 will be granted to international candidates, including Americans and other non-Canadian applicants.
The scholarship covers: Tuition and fees for one of 150+ eligible programs at McGill University in Montréal, Canada Living stipend of $2,000 CAD per month during academic terms Mentorship, advisors, and coaching An intensive leadership development program
Apply now for September 2023 admission!
Application due: September 21, 2022
Find more information and apply on the McCall MacBain Scholarship website.
This award requires university nomination. Students must work
with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to apply.
Applicants must: Have a bachelor’s degree in a subject closely related to the one selected for graduate work before the beginning of the selected graduate program. Have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0, or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.2 out of 4.0 in the last two years of full-time studies. Be able to demonstrate English language proficiency. Apply to at least one graduate program at McGill. Demonstrate exceptional character, community engagement, leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, and academic strength and intellectual curiosity.
Want feedback on your application?
Make an appointment with H Fogarty
Office of Fellowships and Scholarships advisor

SUNY’s NRSA Application Development Webinar June 22

Posted by Tim on May 31, 2022 in Academics, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities

Register for SUNY’s NRSA Application
Development Webinar 
The next NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) deadline is August 8, 2022. Receiving this nationally prominent award to support biomedical research is an excellent addition to your resume, regardless of what direction your career takes you.
To assist you, SUNY has created a NRSA award slide deck and training video developed and presented by Dr. Miguel Garcia-Diaz, Director of the Training Program in Pharmacological Sciences and Associate Dean in the Graduate School at Stony Brook University.  
Please register to watch the training video as a group or to participate in live Q&A webinar session on June 22, 2022 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. You can watch the training video at any time and join us for the Q&A portion around 1:40 pm. This is an opportunity to ask questions, receive guidance on the application components and discuss any previous reviews you have received. 


SUNY Association of Council Members and College Trustees (ACT) for Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship

Posted by Tim on May 23, 2022 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities

Each year the University at Buffalo is invited to nominate one student for the SUNY ACT for Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship awarded by the Association of Council Members and College Trustees Scholarship. This award recognizes students for excellence in their academic performance and extraordinary commitment to their campus and/or community. The scholarship amount is $1,000 with an additional $250 given in the student’s name to the charity of their choice.
Apply this summer!
Application due: June 17, 2022
Apply on the Fellowships and Scholarships website.

Campus Liaison: Megan Stewart
Applicants must: Have a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Be an undergraduate student. Have helped to identify a need on the campus or in the community and worked to provide a service or solution to address that need.
This award requires university nomination and cannot be applied to directly. Students must apply through the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships.

Obama Voyager Scholarship Deadline to apply is June 14

Posted by Tim on May 16, 2022 in Academics, Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities

Are you passionate about public service? Did you just complete sophomore year? Then you need to check out this award!

Michelle and Barack Obama partnered with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky to create The Voyager Scholarship. This award is for students who intend careers in public service—government, non-profit, community organizing, social work, entrepreneurship, the arts and more.
Winners receive: Up to $50,000 ($25,000 per year for their final two years) in financial aid. A $10,000 summer stipend and free Airbnb housing to go on a summer work-travel between junior and senior year. A 10-year travel stipend. Airbnb will give students $2,000 in travel credits every year for 10 years, totaling $20,000. Invitation to annual fall summit. Access to a network of like-minded leaders and public servants. 
Apply next month!
Application due: June 14, 2022
Find more information and apply on The Voyager Scholarship website.
Applicants must: Be enrolled full-time for their junior year of study during Fall 2022. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Have a demonstrated commitment to public service. Plan to pursue a career in public service upon graduation. A U.S. citizen or permanent resident or a DACA recipient. 
Want feedback on your application?
Make an appointment with H Fogarty
Office of Fellowships and Scholarships advisor
Please contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at if you have any questions.