Being smart pays.
The University at Buffalo offers the most valuable merit scholarships in the SUNY system. In 2015-2016, we administered more than $330 million in scholarships and aid to our students.
Prospective freshmen must apply by Dec. 15 to be considered for merit scholarships. The University Honors College manages the Presidential Scholarship, which requires a separate application. Prospective transfer students must apply by Feb. 15 for merit scholarship consideration.
Note: International students should visit the International Undergraduate Admissions website for more information on available scholarships.
Academically exceptional freshmen may earn a four-year UB Presidential Scholarship, the most selective and highly valued award in the SUNY system. The application is available through the University Honors College. Presidential scholars participate in the University Honors College and must maintain rigorous academic standards to retain their award.
High-achieving freshmen are considered for Provost Scholarships. Award amounts are based on academic merit and cost of attendance. No additional application is needed. These scholarships are renewable for either two or four years for students who meet continuing eligibility requirements.
- Empire State Diversity Honors/Daniel Acker Scholarship
Transfer Student Merit Scholarships
Two-year merit scholarships are available to New York State transfer students applying as full-time undergraduates. No additional application is required, but you must have a 3.5 GPA, have completed 45 college credits and be a U.S. citizen to be considered. Visit our Transfer Student Scholarship Information page on the Office of Financial Aid website for more information.
- College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Scholars
School of Architecture and Planning Dean’s Scholarships
Prospective freshmen accepted in the B.S. in architecture program who submit a portfolio or design project may also be selected for a Dean’s Scholarship upon admission. No additional application is needed.
Joseph Camerata Trust Scholarships
Prospective freshmen who graduated from a high school in Chautauqua County, New York and exhibit excellence in math and science may receive this scholarship instead of a Provost Scholarship. Applicants who meet the criteria are automatically considered, so no application is required. Awarded by the SUNY Chancellor in conjunction with the UB Office of Admissions. These scholarships are renewable for four years for students who meet continuing eligibility requirements.
For information on other merit-based and need-based UB scholarships available to prospective freshmen, transfer students and UB students, please see the Other UB Administered Scholarships page on the Office of Financial Aid website. This office handles continuing eligibility requirements for all Undergraduate Admissions and International Admissions merit scholarships.
Last updated: February 13, 2017 9:41 am EST