Scholarships and Fellowships

Many of our undergraduates receive financial aid in the form of scholarships and fellowships.

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SEAS Scholarships

Undergraduate EE students are eligible for many engineering-wide scholarships managed through the Dean's Office in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. More information on these scholarships can be found on the UB Engineering Scholarships page.

Undergraduate Research Scholars Programs

We encourage our undergraduate students to participate in research with our faculty and this may be done in a number of ways.  The UB Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (CURCA) offers undergraduates various opportunities for funding and training in the pursuit of conducting research with faculty. EE also offers its own Undergraduate Scholars Program where faculty choose an undergraduate to perform research and provide financial support.  A third option for research is EE499 Independent Study, which counts as a senior technical elective and enables undergraduate students to work with faculty and receive course credit. For more information please contact our Academic Coordinator, Mary Busch.

Study Abroad and International Programs Fellowships

EE offers travel fellowships for students who participate in UB Study Abroad and International Programs.  Interested students should submit a resume and a 500-word Statement of Plans essay (what you hope to learn and how it will impact your studies and career) to Kimberly Kriz after receiving acceptance to your Study Abroad program.

SEAS Senior Scholar Program

The SEAS Senior Scholar program is an opportunity for undergraduate students at the University at Buffalo to carry out research with a SEAS faculty member. This experience begins during the spring of a student’s senior year and can continue into their graduate program.

Scholarship Information:

  • Master’s Degree applicants: If awarded, students who have applied to a master’s degree program will receive a stipend of $100 in Spring 2018. Students will also be eligible to receive another $1,000 if they are accepted and choose to enroll at UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for graduate studies in Fall.
  • PhD Degree applicants: If awarded, students who have applied to a PhD degree program will receive a stipend of $100 in Spring 2018. Students will also be eligible to receive another $2,000 if they are accepted and choose to enroll at UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for graduate studies in Fall.

Eligibility:

  • Currently enrolled UB undergraduate student with Senior standing; expecting to graduate by June or September.
  • Minimum overall GPA 3.0 is recommended; overall GPA of 3.3 is preferred.
  • Must submit and complete an online application to a graduate program in UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences by December 15.

Application Process:

  • Apply
  • Applications must include your current resume, a personal statement (approx. 250 words) describing your technical/research interests and potential plans for graduate study and the name of the faculty member you wish to pursue a research opportunity with.

Important Notes:

  • This is an application process, the SEAS Office of Graduate Education will review applications and notify awardees before the start of the spring semester.
  • Student must provide proof of undergraduate research experience before the scholarship will be dispersed in the spring of their senior year.
  • Students have the potential to obtain 3 academic credit hours for undergraduate research.

Questions about the Senior Scholarship program should be directed to Kellie McBride.