Fellowships and Scholarships

Fellowships & Scholarships.

Our generous alumni and friends have established fellowship and scholarship programs aimed at enhancing the educational experiences of our undergraduate students. These fellowships and scholarships are open to undergraduates who are majors and/or intending to major in Biological Sciences and are interested in conducting research. We strongly encourage all our students to apply for fellowships and scholarships.

The next round of scholarship opportunities will be announced in Spring, 2024.

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For questions or further information please contact Dr. Nitasha Sehgal.

Other funding opportunities

About the awards



Thank you to the generous donors who support our students.

Congratulations to our undergraduate awardees

2023 Undergraduate Awards

Fall 2023 Senior Fellowship Awards

Knobloch Endowment Scholarship ($1600)
Jacob Barry

McCroskey Endowment Scholarship ($1200 each)
Catherine Seidl
Daniel Johnson
Yanting Li
Maura Dungan

Fall 2023 Junior Abate Research Fellowship Award ($1200)
Mahmud Amin (Arany Lab)

Spring 2023 Philip G. Miles Undergraduate Research Fellow ($2,300.)
Ethan Tong (Yu Lab)

2022 Undergraduate Awards

Fall 2022 Knobloch Endowment Scholarship ($1250 each):

  • Kevin Greeley
  • Ryan Younger

Fall 2022 McCroskey Endowment Scholarship ($1250 each):

  • Tibyan Elzain 
  • Nina Ezewuiro
  • Aliya Hyman
  • De Le 
  • Jason Li
  • Caleb Massimi
Spring 2022
  • Aniket Maini, (Heppner lab), $1,500., Raszl Endowment Fellow 
  • Nathan Pfeffer, (Yu lab), $1,250., Abate Endowment Fellow 


2021 Undergraduate Awards

  • Ryan Swick, (Lee lab), $1,500., McCroskey Endowment Fellow 
  • Alaina Bailey, (Arany lab), $1,000., Alumni Endowment Fellow 
  • Sydney Brongo, (Xu-Friedman lab), $1,250​., Abate Endowment Fellow 
  • Emily Bouffard, (Krabbenhoft lab), $1,250., Miles Endowment Fellow 

2020 Undergraduate Fellows

  • Lauren Heinzinger, (Elsa Bou Ghanem lab), $1,500., McCroskey Endowment Fellow
  • Sam Zheng, (Cullen lab), $1,250., McCroskey Endowment Fellow
  • Antonina Bandrivska, (Ferkey lab), $1,250​., McCroskey Endowment Fellow
  • Brain Foote, (Krabbenhoft lab), $1,000., Knoblock Endowment Fellow
  • Karrar Aljanahi, (Walker lab), $1,500., Raszl Endowment Fellow
  • Umair Syed, (Gokcumen lab), $1,000., Raszl Endowment Fellow
  • Omolara Adeyemi (Ferkeley lab), $1,250., Raszl Endowment Fellow

2019 Undergraduate Fellows

  • Tierney Day, (Guanawardena lab), $2,000., McCroskey Endowment Fellow
  • Hannah Zazulak, (Johnson lab), $2,000., McCroskey Endowment Fellow
  • Megan Wallace, (Lindqvist lab), $1,250., Knoblock Endowment Fellow
  • Katherine Eaton, (Krabbenhoft lab), $1,000., Miles Endowment Fellow
  • Michaela Richter, (Albert lab), $250., Miles Endowment Fellow
  • Taha Faek, (Bliss lab), $1,500, Raszl Endowment Fellow
  • Oran Morton, $1,500, Raszl Endowment Fellow

2017-2018 Undergraduate Fellows

  • Connor Cook, (Xu-Friedman), $1,250., McCroskey Endowment Fellow, and, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2017 and 2018.
  • Logan Fahrenkopf, $2,000., McCroskey Endowment Fellow, and, 2017 and 2018, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • Amit Mehrota, (Cullen) $2,000., McCroskey Endowment Fellow, 2017.
  • Kwang Jin (Moses) Chung, (Teschung Lee), $1,250., Knobloch Endowment Fellow, 2017 and 2018 awards, leading to UMD/Ph.D. program. UB Highlight: Volunteering to make a difference.
  • Emily Bonacquisti, (Paul Gollnick), $1,250., Miles Fellowship, 2017 and 2018, leading to UB Pharmacy.
  • Ryan Kaminski, (Dziask), $,1500., Alumni Fellow, 2017 and 2018.


  • Umair Syed (2020 Razsl Fellow) currently an MD student at Jacobs School of Medicine.
  • Omolara Adeyemi (2020 Razsl Fellow) currently in the PREP post-baccalaureate program at University of Michigan.
  • Ryan Swick (2021 Mccroskey Fellow) currently a MS student in the Biochemistry and Cell Biology program at Stony Brook University.
  • Emily Bouffard (2021 Miles Fellow) currently a MS student in Wilfrid Laurier University.
  • Hannah Zazulak (2019 McCroskey Fellow) currently a MD student at the University of New England.
  • Katherine Eaton (2019 Miles Fellow) currently a PhD student at Auburn University.
  • Michaela Richter (2019 Miles Fellow) currently a MS student at UB Biological Sciences.
  • Lulu He (2018 Miles Fellow) currently a MS student of UB pharmacy.
  • Lynn Sidor (2018 McCroskey Fellow) is now a PhD student at University of Rochester
  • Nana Ayoluwa (2018 Knobloch Fellow) now works at Applied Microbiota.
  • Connor Cook (2017 McCroskey Fellow) is now studying at New York Institute of Technology, College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Logan Fahrenkopf (2017 McCroskey Fellow) now works at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.
  • Kwang Jin (Moses) Chung (2017 Knobloch Fellow) is now a MD/PhD student at Washington University.
  • Emily Bonacquisti (2017 Miles Fellowship) is now a PhD student at UB pharmacy.
  • Alexa Bracci (2016 McCroskey Fellow) is graduating with highest honors and she will be studying for her graduate degree in Cornell University, UK.
  • Hannah Calkins (2016 Alumni Fellow) has received an outstanding research award for her poster presentation at the UB’s Undergraduate Research Symposium.