Roger Roll Award

Through the generosity of Roger Roll and Mary Garlick Roll, the College of Arts and Sciences has established the Roger Roll Award for CAS students who are also UB athletes in track and field. The donors believe that athletics play an important role in the college experience, and are ardent supporters of a liberal arts education with its emphasis on critical thinking, creativity, and communication.  These skills impact student growth and provide a foundation for lifelong learning and successful careers.

An award of $1000 is available for a single student for each deadline.


  • Applicants must be enrolled in a course of study (major or minor) within the College of Arts and Sciences. (Preference will be given to College of Arts and Sciences majors.)
  • Applicants must be athletes in track and field at UB.
  • Applicants must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Applicants should demonstrate commitment to volunteer and community service, especially in respect to leadership roles.

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 documents:

  1. 250-word typed narrative of your time at UB, volunteer/community service, and future plans.
  2. A letter of recommendation from a UB faculty member. Please ask the recommender to submit their letter to by the submission deadline with the subject heading "Recommendation for [your name]."

Submission Deadline: November 1

Application Form

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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