Scholarships and Awards

Jordan Einhor, Harold Levy, Arlene Levy

Jordan Einhorn (left), 2017 winner of the Levy Award, with Harold and Arlyne Levy

For Undergraduate Students

Harold J. and Arlyne G. Levy Award

A prize of up to $1,000 will be awarded annually to one sophomore, junior or senior student at the University at Buffalo who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship and commitment to the study of Jewish culture and heritage.

How to Apply

To apply, students should submit the following materials (either hard copies or digital attachments) to:

Professor Alex Green
Director of Undergraduate Studies
712 Clemens Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
agreen6@buffalo.edu

  • cover letter, including student's name, department, year of study and contact information.
  • resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A writing sample, such as a term paper, research paper, etc.
  • transcript of UB undergraduate coursework.

Deadline: Last business day of April every year the scholarship is offered.

For Undergraduate Students

Irving M. and Marilyn C. Shuman Scholarship

A scholarship of up to $1,000 will be awarded annually to one sophomore, junior or senior student at the University at Buffalo who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship and commitment to the study of Jewish culture and heritage.

How to Apply

To apply, students should submit the following materials (either hard copies or digital attachments) to:

Professor Alex Green
Director of Undergraduate Studies
712 Clemens Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
agreen6@buffalo.edu

  • cover letter, including student's name, department, year of study and contact information.
  • resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A writing sample, such as a term paper, research paper, etc.
  • transcript of UB undergraduate coursework.

Deadline: Last business day of April every year the scholarship is offered.

For Graduate Students

Ruth and Isadore Bob Endowed Fellowship

A stipend of up to $5,000 will be awarded annually to support a UB doctoral student working in an academic area that touches upon Jewish culture or Judaism. This fellowship is made possible through a generous donation by Sharon Bob Young in honor of her parents, Ruth and Isadore Bob.

How to Apply

To apply, students should submit the following materials (either hard copies or digital attachments) to:

Professor Alex Green
Director of Undergraduate Studies
712 Clemens Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
agreen6@buffalo.edu

  • cover letter indicating Name, Department, Year of Study, and Contact Information.
  • summary of the dissertation topic with a clear indication of how much work has been completed and what remains to be completed. In deciding about funding, priority will be given to candidates who are close to completion of their projects over students who have not yet had their dissertation projects approved or who are at the early stages of writing. The summary should be no more than two pages long, and should be written in a way that will allow scholars from outside the applicant’s discipline to evaluate the significance and feasibility of the project.
  • curriculum vitae
  • transcript of UB graduate coursework
  • letter from the dissertation director assessing the quality and significance of the project, the student’s progress to date towards the degree, and the estimated timetable for the completion of the project. Dissertation directors are urged to write a letter that will make the applicant’s project clear to persons outside his or her field.

Deadline: Last business day of April every year the fellowship is offered.

Past Recipients

Congratulations to the students who have earned recognition through these awards!

Harold J. and Arlyne G. Levy Award

  • Jordan Einhorn, 2017
  • Nicole Caine, 2016
  • Stephen Lemarco, 2014 and 2015
  • Aden Cook, 2013

Irving M. and Marilyn C. Shuman Scholarship

  • Carly Fromm, 2017

Ruth and Isadore Bob Fellowship

  • Maryclaire Koch, 2017
  • Emina Melonic, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Morani Kornberg-Weiss, 2012 and 2013

If you are interested in donating to an existing fund, or developing a fund in your name, we invite you to contact us for further information. 

University Financial Aid

When you compare the cost of a UB education to national averages, the value is clear: our tuition and fees are among the lowest and most competitive in the nation. 

The UB flag.

Experience shows that students and families who take the time to understand their options benefit by receiving the maximum amount of eligible aid. The UB Financial Aid team is ready and willing to provide assistance as you navigate this process. 

Winter hat with UB logo

The Office of Student Accounts provides up-to-date information on tuition and fees by semester. You can also receive walk-in assistance Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, at the Student Response Center, 1 Capen, North Campus.

Buffalo statue, North Campus

Every year, several awards are made available to undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences, including awards specifically designated for graduates of Buffalo Public High Schools.

For further information on university-wide scholarship assistance, please see Fellowships and Scholarships