Scholarships and Awards

CSEE scholarship recipients

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

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CSEE Scholarships and Awards

There are a number of scholarships and awards available exclusively to CSEE undergraduate students.

Awards that Recognize Outstanding Student Achievement

Scholarship/Award Description


Robert P. Apmann Memorial Award For an outstanding graduating senior in water resources and environmental engineering $500
S. P. Prawel Award Recognizes superior achievements in structural engineering courses  $100
R. R. Rumer Award Recognizes outstanding students in fluid mechanics and hydraulics $100
R. P. Shaw Award Recognizes superior achievements in engineering mechanics courses $100
ASCE Juilan Snyder Endowment Fund Scholarship For academic achievement and active participation in student organization and activities $1,000
ASCE Student of the Year Award For high-level scholastic achievement and leadership activities consistent with ASCE's goals $750
CSEE Chair's Recognition Award - Undergraduate Recognizes scholastic achievement and/or dedication to the department $100

Scholarships and Awards Requiring a Separate Application

Scholarship/Award Description Amount
CSEE Senior Scholar Awards To enable outstanding engineering seniors to work with a faculty member or research group as a prelude to graduate study $500 (Plus an additional $500 if student enrolls in grad school at UB.)
Garman Senior Scholar Award Recognizes commitment to academic excellence and potential for contributing to society through civil and environmental engineering and to encourage graduate school enrollment. $1,000
Garman Undergraduate Scholarship Recognizes commitment to academic excellence and potential for contributing to society through civil and environmental engineering and helps defray the costs of an undergraduate education.  Up to $5,000
Lawrence M. and Caroline Ursittie Gentile Family Scholarship
For deserving undergraduate students who have demonstrated interest in studies related to concrete research or concrete structures
Paul J. Koessler Memorial Scholarship For a junior, senior or graduate student focusing on transportation or structural engineering, with special consideration for students focused on bridge design. $5,000

SEAS Scholarships

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

Additional Scholarship and Funding Opportunities

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

ASCE has scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students, provided they have at least one semester or quarter of study in the next academic year. Applicants must be current ASCE Student 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.

Association of Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD) Western New York Chapter

ABCD has been providing college scholarships to area students since 1998, including many UB students. One $5,000 and two $2,500 scholarships are awarded annually.

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.