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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.

Fulbright Scholarship Information Panel May 3 on Zoom

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2022 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Information Session, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Join a panel of UB experts and past Fulbright recipients as they go
into detail about the process, the experience, and how YOU can
best prepare yourself as a Fulbright Scholarship Applicant!
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
at the link below by May 1st (registrants will be sent the ZOOM
coordinates prior to the event):

Program Planner and Facilitator:
Melinda Lemke
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy


Graduate School Funding Workshop April 26 in 107 Capen

Posted by Tim on April 8, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Honors Program Announcements, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

How to fund graduate school workshop Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 1:00pm in the Colloquium Room (107 Capen Hall)

Thinking about graduate school, but don’t know how you’re going to pay for it? Now is the time to start figuring it out. Come hear Elizabeth A. Colucci, Assistant Dean for Graduate Professional Development, discuss funding opportunities. April 26 @ 1:00 in Capen 107 Register here:


Chen-Kuo, Amy and Aileen Chang Memorial Award for Junior Honors Scholars Deadline to apply is April 1, 2022

Posted by Tim on March 14, 2022 in Honors College Scholarships, Scholarship Opportunities

Attention junior Honors College Scholars!

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    

To submit an application visit:

Deadline is April 1, 2022


NSF REU Research Funding Information

Posted by Tim on February 7, 2022 in Academics, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

The NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students and supports active research participation by undergraduates in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects.  This type of summer experience is important if you plan to pursue graduate studies.  It can greatly strengthen your resume.

Each student accepted in an REU program is associated with a specific research project, where they work closely with faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends to cover living expenses and, in many cases, are provided assistance with housing and travel. To be eligible, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

By using NSF’s web page, Search for an REU Site, you can find opportunities across the U.S., in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Also, you can search by keywords to identify sites by a particular research topic or with certain features, such as a particular location.

For information and application materials, contact the individual funded sites. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. A contact person and contact information is listed for each site.

If you are interested in applying to an active REU site within SUNY, please review the information and links below. We’ve included an REU site from NY Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center as well. 

InstitutionSite NameResearch Topics/Keywords
University at BuffaloEnvironmental Engineering Solutions for Pollution PreventionEnvironmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Chemical Engineering, Sustainability, Pollution Prevention, Air Pollution, Water Pollution
University at BuffaloREU site: Data-driven Materials DesignMaterials Research, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Materials Informatics, Interdisciplinary Research
Stony Brook UniversityREU Site: Broadening Undergraduate Research Participation in Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook UniversityPhysics, Astronomy, Experiment, Theory, Computational Astrophysics, Condensed Matter, Accelerator, Nuclear, High Energy Physics, AMO, Theoretical Cosmology and the Laser Teaching Center.
Stony Brook UniversityREU Site: Data + Computing = DiscoveryComputational and Data Science, High Performance Computing, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Engineering, Materials Science, Neurobiology, Chemistry, Physics, Digital Arts, Linguistics.
Stony Brook UniversityREU Site:  Nanotechnology for Health, Energy and the EnvironmentNanotechnology for Health, Energy and Environment
SUNY College at OswegoCollaborative Research: REU Site: Training Diverse Undergraduate Teams of Veterans and non-Veterans to Conduct Trauma Research with VeteransPublic Health Trauma Research
NY Department of Health, Wadsworth CenterREU Site: Networked Projects in Cell and Molecular Biology at the Wadsworth CenterBiosciences, collaborative research, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, structural biology, computational biology, bioinformatics

NSF REU Site Areas

 Good luck, and please let us know if you have any questions. 


UUP Undergraduate Scholarship Applications Now Accepted

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2022 in Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

UUP scholarship applications now accepted Time is running out to apply for annual scholarships of $3,000 offered by UUP. March 1 is the deadline to apply for two scholarships, the UUP College Scholarship Fund Undergraduate Scholarship and the William Scheuerman Post-Baccalaureate Scholarship. Applications are on UUP’s website, at College Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to a maximum of four SUNY undergraduates who excel academically and are dedicated to the goals and ideals of the labor movement. Applicants must be full-time students enrolled at SUNY state-operated schools and have a minimum grade point average of 3.75. Applicants for the Scheuerman scholarship must have completed at least nine credits at any SUNY graduate or professional school with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.95. For more information, go HERE on the UUP website.