Scholarships and Awards

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Scholarships and Awards

Deciding how to pay for your college education is an important decision for you and your family.

Most UB students receive some form of financial aid, either in the form of grants, loans, scholarships or work study awards.

The University at Buffalo offers the most valuable merit scholarships in the SUNY system. Last year, UB administered $340 million in financial aid and scholarships. On top of that, UB students consistently win more prestigious scholarships and fellowships than students at any other State University of New York (SUNY) institution.

When cost is a deciding factor in attending college, it’s hard to find a better value than UB. Our students receive a top-notch education with tuition at a fraction of the cost of a private college or university of comparable quality. With the addition of merit-based scholarships and traditional financial aid, education at UB is as affordable as possible.

Prospective freshmen must apply by Dec. 15 to be considered for merit scholarships.

Art-Related Scholarships

The Art Department offers individual merit based scholarships of up to $2,000 to currently enrolled art majors. On top of this aid, there are several annual awards designated for art-related travel and study, art supplies, tuition help, and general support. They include:

  • The Evelyn Lord Rumsey Scholarship
  • The Sally Hoskins Potenza Scholarship
  • The Frances Morrison Memorial Scholarship
  • The Julius Bloom Scholarship
  • The Philip C. and Virginia Cuthbert Elliott Painting Scholarship
  • The Dennis Domkowski Memorial Scholarship
  • The Eugene L. Gaier Award for Excellence in Printmaking
  • The Carl E. and Virginia W. Sentz Memorial Award
  • The Alan E. Cober Memorial Scholarship
  • The Allentown Village Society Scholarship
  • The Seymour Drumlevitch Painting Program Award
  • The Townsend Photography Scholarship
  • The Department of Art Sculpture Award

Millonzi Distinguished Honors Scholarship

We offer a comprehensive scholarship for all four-years covering all resident tuition and fees, minus any other aid received. It is awarded each year to only one undergraduate Honors student in the creative or performing arts. To be considered, students must have an unweighted high school average of at least 90 and a combined SAT critical reading and math score of at least 1230 or an ACT score of at least 27. A personal interview and a separate scholarship application are required. Contact the Honors College to request an application. Contact the Honors College to request an application.

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