Scholarships and Awards

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Departmental Honors

These honors are given for outstanding achievement in film, video, digital arts and media scholarship, as well as outstanding service to the university and community. Solicitation for departmental awards are emailed to all students late in the spring semester. The selection committee reviews applications and awards are presented at the annual student show during exam week of the spring semester. For more information contact Professor Dave Pape, Director of Undergraduate Studies at

Gregory Capasso Memorial Award

Awards presented for outstanding creative work in film, video, digital arts and media scholarship, and creative writing in media.

This award was established in Memory of Gregory Capasso a student in the Department of Media Study. Gregory loved films, writing and most of all life and making people laugh. After spending a semester studying in England, he was returning home on December 21, 1988 with 258 other passengers on PanAm Flight 103 when a terrorist bomb caused it to explode over Lockerbie, Scotland killing everyone on board. Gregory was taken from his family, friends, loved ones and this university community. He will live on in the hearts, minds and souls of all who loved him. This award is made possible by the Gregory Capasso Endowment fund established by his family and friends.

Pierre McAloon Memorial Award

Presented for excellence in creative work in film.

The Pierre McAloon Memorial Award was established by the family and friends of DMS student Pierre McAloon. Pierre died shortly after the completion of his documentary film “Corridor.” This memorial award recognizes Media Study film students who demonstrate talent and vision through their Art.

Levy-King-White Scholarships

Presented for academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.

This award was established by the Levy King and White Companies, Inc. and is awarded to students in recognition of their outstanding academic and excellent work in Media Study.

College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Awards and Scholarships

Undergraduate Awards and Scholarships

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.

Dean's Scholars

The Dean's Scholars Program has been designed to award funds for experiential learning opportunities. Select incoming freshmen will be notified of this award as part of their scholarship package.

University Scholarships

Opportunities for Undergraduate Study

There are thousands of university, national and international-level awards available to fund your undergraduate education. The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships will help you find an opportunity that fits you.

Undergraduate Merit Scholarships

The University at Buffalo offers the most valuable merit scholarships in the State University of New York system. In 2015-2016, we administered more than $330 million in scholarships and aid to our students.

Honors College Scholarships

The Honors College offers three distinct scholarship awards: Presidential Scholarships and the Millonzi Distinguished Honors Scholarship. In addition, Honors students may be eligible for the Provost Scholarship, awarded by the Office of Admissions.

International Admissions Scholarships

International Admissions awards various scholarships each fall semester to full-time international students with an F1 student visa at the time of enrollment. No additional scholarship application is needed.