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Scholarships and Awards

Many of our undergraduate students receive financial aid in the form of scholarships and awards.

CBE Scholarship and Awards

There are a number of scholarships and awards available exclusively to CBE undergraduate students. The awards below are merit based and students are nominated by the undergraduate faculty committee.

Scholarship
Award
Professor Thomas W. Weber Undergraduate Excellence Award $1000
WNY-ACS Distinguished Student Award $ 200
AIChE WNY Local Section Outstanding Senior Award $ 200
AIChE WNY Local Section Outstanding Junior Award $ 200
CBE Junior Academic Excellence Award $ 200
CBE Senior Academic Excellence Award $ 200

SEAS Scholarships

Undergraduate CBE students are eligible for many engineering-wide scholarships managed through the Dean's Office in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 

Scholarship Description Award
Barbara & Jack Davis Engineering Education Fund Scholarship For deserving undergraduate engineering student from WNY with financial need. Up to $5000
George Norton SEAS Scholarship For deserving undergraduate student of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Up to $2000
Dean’s Scholarship    

Additional Scholarship and Funding Opportunities

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

AIChE has scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students. Applicants must be current AIChE Members in good standing.

American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC-NY)

ACEC-NY awards at least 10 scholarships to undergraduate students intending to become consulting engineers. At least 9 scholarships will provide a stipend of $2,500 each, and one $5,000 stipend, to be used for the senior year of full-time undergraduate study toward a bachelor’s degree in one of the following engineering fields: mechanical, electrical, structural, civil, environmental, and chemical, and engineering technology or surveying. To be eligible, applicants must be in their junior year. The application deadline is typically in December.

CURCA $500.00 Undergraduate Research Awards

UB’s Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities, through the support of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, is pleased to offer undergraduate students the opportunity to apply for Undergraduate Research Awards. Awards are granted to University at Buffalo undergraduate students who exhibit a need for funding to perform meaningful research and/or creative activities during their undergraduate enrollment at UB.

The Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition

The Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition was designed to bring together UB students from science, technology, business and other disciplines to maximize their potential and create viable businesses in Western New York. The competition awards seed money and business services to the team that presents the best plan for launch of a viable new business.

LSAMP Summer Research Internship Program

The State University of New York LSAMP summer program is a 10-week intensive National Science Foundation summer research experience for undergraduates that aims to increase the number of underrepresented (African-American, Latino/a and Native American) students in STEM disciplines. Applicants should have completed a minimum of 30 credits, have a GPA of 2.8 or greater and have demonstrated serious research interest in a STEM discipline. 

Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship

THE SMART scholarship-for-service program fully funds undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of technical areas, including all fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, brain and cognitive sciences, and mathematics. This highly selective national program fully supports educational costs (including full tuition, generous stipend, book allowance, and a summer internship) while in school, and then provides guaranteed employment with the Defense Department upon graduation.

Western New York Prosperity Fellowships

The Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program provides assistance to undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the Western New York region. Students can receive scholarship support of up to $25K annually based on financial need. Eligible applicants include undergraduate students in engineering, management, biomedical science, and biotechnology who have at least junior-level standing during the award period; are in good academic standing; have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy; and have financial need. Graduate students are also eligible.

Phillip Tucciarone

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The Marshall Scholarship for graduate studies in the U.K. is awarded to 40 American students a year—at most. Past recipients include CEOs, Supreme Court justices and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors. Phillip Tucciarone, a senior majoring in chemical and biological engineering, is the first University at Buffalo student to receive the prestigious award since 1988.