Beulah Alexander Memorial Scholarship

The Beulah Alexander Memorial Scholarships supports students in the Western New York region who identify as an underrepresented population, in particular African-American students. It is intended for students who demonstrate a drive to succeed academically, as well as help others.

The selected student will receive $1,500 for the academic year, and the award may be repeated in successive years based on the recommendation of the review committee for a maximum of four years per student. In making this award possible, the donor hopes that each recipient will make a personal pledge to try to help others who desire a college or university degree at such time that they are financially able to do so, and–in this way–pass on the gift of education.


  • Applicants must reside in Western New York.
  • Applicants must belong to a population that has been historically underrepresented at the University at Buffalo. 
  • Applicants must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Applicants must have proven financial need.

Application Procedure

Applications for assistance are submitted to the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office. All information will be kept confidential. Before beginning the application form below, please gather the following document(s):

  1. two-page typed statement that speaks to your personal drive to succeed academically at UB and true desire to help other people. Special consideration will be given to students who declare an interest in helping other students while in attendance. Please also indicate how you meet the eligibility requirements.

Submission Deadline: October 6 (Applicants must apply upon acceptance to UB, or within the first semester of their freshman year.)

Application Form


Personal information


supplemental materials

Please submit the following materials as either a Word document or PDF form. 


With questions, please contact:

Claire Schen 
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Chair, CAS Undergraduate Awards Committee