Being smart pays.
The University at Buffalo offers the most valuable merit scholarships in the SUNY system. Last year, we administered more than $340 million in scholarships and financial 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 March 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.
Pride of New York Scholarship
High-achieving freshmen from New York State are considered for Pride of New York Scholarships. Award amounts are based on academic merit. Funds are exclusively for non-tuition costs such as fees. No additional application is needed. These scholarships are renewable for either two or four years for students who meet continuing eligibility requirements.
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 from community colleges applying as full-time undergraduates. Students must have a 3.5 GPA, have completed 45 college credits and be a U.S. citizen to be considered. Scholarships are competitive and the SUNY application must be complete by our scholarship consideration deadline of March 15. No additional scholarship application is required. Visit our Transfer Student Scholarship Information page on the Office of Financial Aid website for more information regarding additional scholarship opportunities.
- College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Scholars
School of Architecture and Planning Dean’s Scholarships
Prospective freshmen accepted in the BS 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.
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Dean’s Leadership Scholarship
All freshman admitted directly into the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program through our Early Assurance Program 2+4=6 option will earn a Dean’s Leadership Scholarship upon successful transition to the professional (3rd ) year of study. No additional application is needed.
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: January 07, 2019 9:33 pm EST