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Monday
01/28/19

Apply for SPARK Spring 2019

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Application Open for Spring 2019   Apply Here

The program meets over the course of eight weeks for lunch or dinner; it introduces students to opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Throughout the program, participants meet students who have previously applied for and won prestigious awards. It is designed to give students the opportunity to assess their strengths, envision their futures and create plans to become competitive for major fellowships and scholarships. Students will complete Clifton StrengthsFinder and begin to write a personal statement.

Freshman and sophomores are eligible to apply.

Course Times: Tuesdays (5-6:30pm), Thursdays (12-1:30pm)
Application Deadline: Monday, February 4


Wednesday
01/23/19

University of Tennessee’s 2019 NSF REU Program-Advanced Materials for Energy and Sensing

Posted by Tim on January 23, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

Advanced Materials for Energy and Sensing Applications
An NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Chemistry at the University of Tennessee

Now accepting applications for the 2019 NSF-funded REU Program in Chemistry at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. This program offers an intensive introductory training experience in research spanning the field of Chemistry that participating undergraduates may choose from. In addition, participants will engage in a range of activities designed to develop complementary skills that are beneficial for success in graduate school and scientific careers. Students will receive a $5,000 stipend for the 10-week program, along with free housing on campus and other perks.

Applications received by the February 1st deadline will be guaranteed full consideration. We would greatly appreciate any help you could provide in encouraging candidates to apply to this program. The online application submission site and further details about the program can be found at the following website:

https://chem.utk.edu/reu/


Tuesday
01/08/19

Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program Summer 2019

Posted by Tim on January 8, 2019 in Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities

Prestigious Summer Fellowship at George Washington’s Mount Vernon May 25 – July 5, 2019

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program is a highly selective summer institute for rising college juniors, offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America’s first president outside our nation’s capital.
Students spend six weeks living and learning at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Transportation, meals and a $3,000 stipend are provided.

For more information, please visit: http://www.mountvernon.org/site/leadershipfellows/

Tuesday
11/06/18

Accepting Applications for the Western NY Prosperity Fellowship Program-Open to All Undergrad Majors!

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2018 in Academics, Competitions, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Internships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Workshops

Accepting applications for the Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program | Open to all UG majors and select GRAD programs: 

Seeking students with an entrepreneurial drive who want to make a difference in Western New York

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 select graduate programs including students in the School of Management, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of Architecture and Planning, and School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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;
  • have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy through job creation;
  • complete the 2019-2020 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.

For full details, visit the fellowship website at:  http://www.buffalo.edu/entrepreneurship.html | Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

Candidates are encouraged to attend Fellowship information sessions:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 12:30 p.m., 131 Cary Hall, South Campus
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
  • Monday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
  • Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
  • Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
Friday
08/17/18

Funding Your PhD: Fellowships for Graduate Study September 19 and October 23

Posted by Tim on August 17, 2018 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Are you seeking funding for your graduate education? This session will provide tools and guidance to help you identify fellowships and scholarships to support your PhD, as well as research and dissertation funding. Open to all students.
SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON:
• Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m.

All sessions will take place in 107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

Friday
08/17/18

Funding Global Opportunities: Study, Teach or Research Abroad September 12 and October 2

Posted by Tim on August 17, 2018 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

About 80 percent of employers actively seek students who have studied abroad. Learn about possibilities for funding international travel as an undergraduate or graduate student. Fellowships and scholarships covered in these workshops are only open to U.S.citizens. Not intended for international students.
SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON:
• Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m.

All sessions will take place in 107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

Friday
08/17/18

Breaking the Code: Finding Research and Funding for STEM Students September 6, 26 and October 16

Posted by Tim on August 17, 2018 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Breaking the Code: Finding Research and Funding for STEM Students For students in STEM, participating in research can lead to funding. Learn about conducting research on and off campus as well as prestigious opportunities such as the Goldwater Scholarship and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Fellowships and scholarships covered in these workshops are only open to U.S. citizens. Not intended for international students.
SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON:
• Thursday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m.
• Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m.

All sessions held in 107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

Friday
08/17/18

Funding your Future: Fellowships and Scholarships 101 September, 5, 18 and October 11

Posted by Tim on August 17, 2018 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Who wins prestigious awards? Typically, it is someone who is passionate about his or her “thing.” This session will provide tools and guidance to help you capitalize on your strengths and find your niche in order to compete for funding for undergraduate or graduate study. Fellowships and scholarships covered in these workshops are only open to U.S. citizens. Not intended for international students.
SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON:
• Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m.
• Thursday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m.

All sessions held in 107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

Friday
08/17/18

The Goldwater Scholarship for Students Intending a PhD

Posted by Tim on August 17, 2018 in Academics, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs, Scholarship Opportunities

Are you a good candidate for the Goldwater Scholarship?  Have you been doing research and want to pursue a Ph.D.?

Anne Fortman travelled to Fermi National Accelerator to conduct research and CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva, Switzerland, she is now at Harvard pursuing a Ph.D.  Walker Gosrich completed an REU at the Oregon State University and is headed to Penn for his Ph.D. Andrew Stewart did summer research at Mount Sinai Health Systems researching pharmacotherapeutic approaches to addiction.  He starts there this fall in a Ph.D.

Anne, Walker and Andrew all have a few things in common.  They find answering important questions through the use of research challenging and fascinating; they all are pursuing a Ph.D.; and they were all recently recognized by the Goldwater Foundation.  http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2017/04/031.html

Does this sound like you?  UB is seeking individuals (sophomores and juniors) with high GPA’s and research experience, who want to pursue a Ph.D. to apply for the 2019 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

If you are interested in applying, please contact me so that we can discuss the application and selection process.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth A. Colucci

Director

Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, University at Buffalo

402 Capen Hall | Buffalo, NY 14260-1608

P 716-645-9100 | buffalo.edu/fellowships

Schedule an appointment: calendly.com/colucci3

Thursday
07/26/18

Summer Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Rising Seniors and Graduate Students July 31 and August 2

Posted by Tim on July 26, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Summer Research

Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Rising Seniors & Graduate Students

Would you like to spend a year researching, teaching English, or earning a master’s degree abroad?  The Fulbright provides funded opportunities to do so and there are more than 150 countries from which to choose.* UB’s upcoming campus application deadline is Monday, August 27.

It’s not too late to apply! Join us for summer workshops where you will learn more about the Fulbright, country selection, affiliates and how to develop a strong proposal. These sessions will be hosted by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships and UB’s Fulbright Program Advisor, Dr. Pat McDevitt.

Sessions will be held from 9am-10:30am on Tuesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 2. You will have an individual meeting to discuss your application on Wednesday, August 1. Our goal is to have you begin your application during this workshop series.

If you would like to attend please RSVP by 5pm EST on Monday, July 30: https://universityatbuffalo-wgtck.formstack.com/forms/fulbrightworkshop

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu.

* To qualify for Fulbright U.S. student programs, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and hold a bachelor’s degree by the time the Fulbright starts. An applicant holding a doctoral degree at the time of application is ineligible.