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Buffalo Public High School Aspire Scholarship

As a major University, the University at Buffalo touches thousands of lives within the Buffalo community every day, helping to guide the Western New York region toward a brighter future.  As a symbol of its commitment to the city of Buffalo, the UB College of Arts and Sciences has established the Buffalo Public High School Aspire Scholarship.

This scholarship is aimed at enhancing educational opportunities at UB for graduates from City of Buffalo public high schools.  Preference will be given to students who are graduates of Bennett High School.  All first-generation college students are encouraged to apply.  With the assistance of this scholarship, students will be able to cover expenses such as the cost of in-state tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies.  Each year, one student at each of the academic levels (freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior) will be awarded the $1000 scholarship.  Each successful recipient will, continue to be awarded $1000 annually over a maximum of four years of undergraduate study, as long as the minimum acceptable GPA (per UB’s academic standards) is maintained.  The GPA will be reviewed annually.

Applicant’s Name:
UB Person Number:
Phone Number:
E-Mail Address:
Intended Major:
US Citizen? _____yes _____no
High School:
High School Class Rank:
High School Average

Please attach a one page typed statement explaining the challenges you face, including your financial need; your reasons for wanting to attend and graduate from UB; your plan of study at UB; your future goals; your role model(s); and activities that you are involved in outside of school.

Letter of recommendation:  Please include a letter of recommendation from a teacher or advisor.

Submission Deadline:  September 15, 2016

Please submit your essay and recommendation letter, as a Word document or in PDF form to:

For questions, please contact:
Claire Schen
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Chair, CAS Undergraduate Awards Committee
College of Arts and Sciences
University at Buffalo