Fellowships and Scholarships News and Announcements
Wednesday
03/16/16

2016 HSBC Scholarship

Posted by Elizabeth on March 16, 2016 in Awards, UB Scholarship, Uncategorized

The HSBC Scholars Program
2016 Scholarship Application for Rising Juniors and Seniors
The HSBC Scholars Program was established in 2013 by HSBC Bank as an initiative to provide educational funding, financial literacy training and business information and experience to students with unmet financial need pursuing a full-time education in a STEM or business-related field.
The HSBC Scholars Program will promote a positive attitude and incorporate HSBC’s core values of being open, dependable and connected by providing financial support of $5,000/academic year, mentoring, training, paid internship opportunities and networking. Scholarship funds may be used for all eligible educational expenses including tuition, room and board and meal plans.

Paid internships will be available to HSBC Scholars from all participating institutions during the summer May-August time frame. Positions will be hosted by a number of different departments and are based in either New York, NY; Buffalo, NY or in the Chicago, IL metropolitan area. The hourly wage will be approximately $25 per hour. Housing and other general expenses are not included in the internship opportunity. Applicants will be required to apply for the positions and participate in an interview process. Information about the summer internship program for HSBC Scholars will be made available in early 2017.

What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and is the preparation of students in competencies and skills in the four disciplines. According to an article in MediaPlanet (June 2012), a successful STEM education provides students with these four subjects in sequences that build upon each other and can be used with real-world applications. The HSBC Scholars Program places special emphasis on technology and math within STEM, and also considers students majoring in business-related academic programs. A list of UB eligible majors is attached.

To be eligible for the 2016 HSBC Scholars Program, candidates must:
• Be enrolled as a full-time junior or senior* at UB for the 2016-2017 academic year (third or fourth year student, with at least one academic semester completed at UB as a full-time student)
*Students eligible to graduate in December 2016 are not eligible to apply.
• Be majoring in a STEM or business-related academic program field. Please see list of eligible majors on page 3
• Agree to participate in all HSBC Scholars Program components which will include, but not be limited to, in-person meetings with a HSBC Mentor, two web-based trainings, and group telephone meetings with HSBC Scholars Program leadership
• Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and maintain this average throughout the scholarship award
• Demonstrate financial need—as demonstrated by FAFSA
• Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
• Complete a short essay
• Use the scholarship funds for qualifying educational expenses during fall/spring (scholarship funds cannot be applied to study abroad or summer expenses)
To apply, send the following information by 5pm on Friday, April 8th, 2016
1. Completed application form (attached)
2. A resume (include information regarding your academic achievements, involvement in campus and community organizations, work experience, and special talents and interests)
3. Response to the following question:
You’ve now completed a significant amount of college work towards your educational goals. How has your college experience allowed you to plan for the future? Where and what do you see yourself doing five years from now? Explain your vision and how you are working toward this goal in a short essay. (Maximum 500 words)
4. One letter or recommendation from a faculty member
Submit your completed application via email to colucci3@buffalo.edu (indicate “HSBC Scholars application” in subject line). Alternatively, you may mail or hand-deliver your application materials to:
Undergraduate Education Attn: HSBC Scholars Award
24 Capen Hall Buffalo, NY 14260-1670
Applications must be received by 3pm on Friday, April 8th, 2016
For questions, please contact Elizabeth Colucci at (716) 645-6134 or colucci3@buffalo.edu

Friday
05/04/12

UB Alumni Association Scholarships

Posted by Elizabeth on May 4, 2012 in UB Scholarship

Three scholarship programs through the UB Alumni Association for students to apply are now available through June 30th at http://alumni.buffalo.edu/ubsaa/scholarships. The scholarships are awarded at the beginning of the spring semester 2013.

Any questions about the scholarships, please contact Nancy Battaglia at nb24@buffalo.edu.

Friday
02/17/12

Western New York Prosperity Scholarship | Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Posted by Elizabeth on February 17, 2012 in Graduate School Fellowship/Scholarship, Local Scholarship, UB Scholarship

Seeking entrepreneurial students interested in improving the Western New York Region. 

The selection process for the 2012-2013 WNY Prosperity Scholarship is underway. This scholarship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the Western New York region. To be eligible for this scholarship support of up to $25K based on financial-need, undergraduate students in engineering, management, biomedical science, and biotechnology must have at least junior-level standing during the award period; be in good academic standing; have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy; and have financial need. Graduate students are also eligible. For full details, visit the scholarship website.

Thursday
06/16/11

UB Alumni Scholarships Available – Deadline June 30th

Posted by Elizabeth on June 16, 2011 in UB Scholarship

UBAA Scholarships Available:
Deadline to apply for scholarships from the UBAA is June 30, 2011. Find applications online for the Willie R. Evans Legacy, Alumnae or J. Scott Fleming scholarships online now

Thursday
04/28/11

UB Alumnae Scholarship – Due June 30th

Posted by Elizabeth on April 28, 2011 in UB Scholarship

Alumnae Scholarship Online Application

Read the full Alumnae Scholarship background and download a pdf of this application.

Instructions to applicants:

Deadline: Applications for the 2010-12 academic year scholarship(s) must be submitted between March 1 and June 30, 2011. Any application that is incomplete or received after June 30, 2011 will not be considered.

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Thursday
03/03/11

Western New York Prosperity Scholarship – Applications Due 4/1

Posted by Elizabeth on March 3, 2011 in UB Scholarship

Western New York Prosperity Scholarship

Application Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2011

The selection process for the 2011-2012 Western New York Prosperity Scholarship is underway. To be eligible for this scholarship, undergraduate students in engineering, management, biomedical science, and biotechnology must have at least junior-level standing during the award period; be in good academic standing; have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy; and have financial need. Graduate students are also eligible. For full details, visit the scholarship website at http://wnyprosperityscholars.buffalo.edu.