There are two categories of scholarships: merit and need. While both recognize the highest-achieving applicants, the first type is awarded entirely on the basis of merit, the other on financial need as well as merit. Private scholarships are also available from other sources.
The University maintains this list of scholarships search engines as a courtesy and does not have any involvement or responsibility in the application or awarding process.
Incoming freshman are automatically considered for $1,000 to $7,000 annual scholarships - as much as $28,000 for four years of enrollment as full-time students, provided funding is available. These merit-based scholarships are determined by your high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores at the time of admission.
Scholarship eligible students who submit their seat deposit on or before May 1 will be awarded a $1,000 Incentive Scholarship in addition to the $1,000 to $7,000 merit scholarship!
To see if you qualify for a scholarship, click here.
Incoming transfer students will be automatically considered for merit scholarships based on your cumulative transfer GPA from all previously attended schools. Full-time students with a GPA of 2.5 or greater may receive up to $2,500 per academic year.
Full-time students beginning class in the fall semester who have a GPA of 3.5 or greater and are admitted on or before April 15 may be considered for an additional $1,000 scholarship.
Half-time students with a GPA of 2.5 or greater may receive $500 per academic year when enrolled in at least 6 credits.
To qualify for a UB merit scholarship, click here.
The Wilson Presidential Scholarship is available to new transfer students entering UB who are seeking their first bachelor’s degree with at least 60 credits. Students must have a cumulative transfer GPA of 3.5 or higher when entering. The Wilson Presidential Scholarship covers 100% of in-state tuition. The scholarship is automatically renewable for four semesters of enrollment (excluding summer) if a GPA of 3.25 is maintained at UB.
There are two ways to apply for the scholarship:
Students may not receive other institutional scholarships while receiving the Wilson Presidential Scholarship.
The following scholarships, offered by the UB Foundation, have unique criteria. Students who meet the basic qualifications for individual scholarship funds will be notified and invited to apply each year. Scholarship availability is contingent upon funding each year. For additional information about the UB Foundation, click here.
AFSCME/PJ Ciampa Scholarship: Applicant must be an AFSCME member or relative of an AFSCME member, must be enrolled full-time, must have completed 54 credits toward a bachelor's degree, and have a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
Ajit Ahuja Memorial Scholarship: Applicant must be an entrepreneurship major, have a GPA of 3.0, and be full-time.
Alumni Association Scholarship: Applicant must be a relative of a UB graduate, be enrolled full-time, and demonstrate financial need. Consideration will be given to freshmen who earn a 3.5 GPA.
Colvin Scholarship: Applicant must be a senior with at least 90 credits completed, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3, and have financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA.
Maryland Law Enforcement Officers' Association Scholarship: Applicant must be a Maryland resident in good academic standing and pursuing a career in law enforcement.
McGladrey Scholarship: Applicant must be a rising junior or senior in the MSB Accounting program. Applicant must be full time with a cumulative GPA of 3.5.
New graduate students may qualify for various UB Foundation scholarships based upon admission credentials and the unique criteria of individual scholarships. Awards are made based upon admission credentials and the order in which completed admissions applications are received. Priority consideration is given to those who are admitted by June 1st. There is no separate scholarship application process as all admitted students are automatically considered for all scholarships. Students receiving a scholarship will be notified over the summer via email.
Law scholarships are awarded to new and continuing students on the basis of merit, need, or a combination of the two. Interested law school applicants should apply for scholarships regardless of their financial circumstances because some awards are based on factors other than need. Applying for a scholarship has no effect on the admissions decision.
For more information, visit the School of Law Scholarship Web site.
Maryland state Senators and Delegates offer scholarships to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students living within the districts they represent who enroll at least half-time. Requirements and application processes vary by legislator. For additional information on these scholarships, visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission's Web site.
To determine the Senator and Delegates in your district, visit mdelect.net. Simply enter your address and click Find.
The Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship is funded by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and administered by UB's Office of Financial Aid.
The award is for students who meet one of the following criteria:
If you meet one or more of these criteria, please complete the application below and submit it along with all supporting documents to UB's Office of Financial Aid by July 15. Eligibility decisions are emailed to students. Eligible students will see the scholarship reflected in their award offer on their MyUB Portal.
DE-DC-MD Association of Financial Aid Administrators:
Scholarships for residents of Delaware, District of Columbia and Maryland. Requires an essay, letter of recommendation. See the Office of Financial Aid for an application.
University of MD Alumni Association International Scholarship: Applicant must have completed 60 credits of study, have a cumulative 3.5 GPA, must be full time undergraduate, be a MD resident and have documented leadership ability through school or community activities.
American Institute of CPAs:
AICPA/Acountemps Scholarship, John L. Carey Scholarship
AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students
AICPA Fellowship for minority doctoral students