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The College of Arts and Sciences AEII Student Assistance Fund

The College of Arts and Sciences, through the generosity of numerous alumni who were members of the AEII fraternity, has established a fund to provide critical financial support for students who, but for a relatively small yet unattainable financial need, almost make it to graduation only to have to withdraw before they complete their studies.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a course of study (major or minor) within the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Preference based on class rank is given to those students who have no more than three semesters remaining until they are able to graduate.
  • Students who require critical financial support in order to earn their degree are encouraged to apply for funding.
  • The Fund is administered by the College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Education Awards Committee. The committee works in close collaboration with the Office of Financial Aid to confirm need and coordinate the overall financial aid for the recipient. Preference is given to applicants who have completed a higher number of academic credit hours in order to prevent complications with financial aid.
  • The recipients are required to meet with their academic counselors to ensure that their academic requirements are met.
  • Recipients must account for the disposition of the funds and provide a timely report on how the funds assisted them in insuring graduation or accomplishing other academic achievement. In addition, the recipients are required to meet with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education to keep him/her apprised of their progress throughout their funding period.

Application Procedure

Application for assistance is confidential and submitted to the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office. University faculty and staff are encouraged to recommend students whom they believe would qualify.

Students who apply for funding must provide:

  • A narrative of their time at UB, their current financial situation, and their future plans. Please include your name, UB person number, e-mail address, mailing address, and your citizenship.
  • A specific budget explaining how much money they are asking for, and how it will be spent.
  • An explanation of why these funds are needed to allow them to graduate.
  • A copy of their latest AAR report.
  • One letter of recommendation from an advisor or faculty member.

Submission Deadline: Funds are awarded each semester or academic year, as needed.

Please submit completed application, including recommendation letter, in digital format to:

Claire Schen
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Chair, CAS Undergraduate Awards Committee
College of Arts and Sciences
University at Buffalo
cschen@buffalo.edu