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CAS Fellowship Opportunities

The UB Presidential Fellowship Program is aimed at enhancing UB’s competitiveness in recruiting 23 outstanding PhD students with a top-up amount of $7,500.00. To be eligible, a nominee must be a new applicant to a PhD program and must be appointed as a full teaching, graduate or research assistant. The top-up is renewable up to three additional years as long as the student is full time, in good standing, and holds one of these assistantships.

Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) offers up to 25 Dean’s Scholarships to outstanding graduate students pursuing a PHD or MFA program within the college. The top-up amount to the TA stipend is $4,000.00, and will be renewable for up to three additional years.

Through its Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship program, the University at Buffalo offers graduate fellowships to students who have been admitted to graduate study, who will pursue such study and be enrolled on a full-time basis, and who will contribute to the diversity of the student body in the graduate program in which they will be enrolled.

Students may not apply directly to the College for support under Fellowship programs. Instead, eligible students must be formally nominated by their academic program or unit.

Presidential Fellowships

To be eligible, a nominee must be a new applicant to a PhD program and must be appointed as a full teaching, graduate or research assistant. Nominees must also meet at least one of the following academic criteria upon admission:

  1. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.40 or higher; OR
  2. A combined score of 315 or higher on the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the revised/new version of the GRE General Test (that was introduced world-wide on August 1, 2011) and a score of 4.5 or higher on the Analytical Writing component of that test; OR
  3. A score on the relevant GRE Subject Test that is at, or above, 75th percentile for that test’s administration

Dean’s Scholarships

To be eligible, a nominee must be a new applicant to a PhD program and must be appointed as a full teaching, graduate or research assistant. Nominees must also meet at least one of the following academic criteria upon admission:

  1. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.40 or higher; OR
  2. A combined score of 315 or higher on the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the revised/new version of the GRE General Test (that was introduced world-wide on August 1, 2011) and a score of 4.5 or higher on the Analytical Writing component of that test; OR
  3. A score on the relevant GRE Subject Test that is at, or above, 75th percentile for that test’s administration

Schomburg Fellowships

The Schomburg Fellowship program is designed to assist UB in the recruitment, enrollment and retention of students in doctoral and master’s level programs who can demonstrate that they would contribute to the diversity of the student body, especially those who can demonstrate that they have overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to success in higher education. Such categorical circumstances may include academic, vocational, social, physical or economic impediments or disadvantaged status that students, as evidenced by their performance as undergraduates, have been able to overcome, or other characteristics that constitute categorical under-representation in their particular graduate program such as gender or racial/ethnic status.

Note that in awarding such fellowships, the Schomburg Fellowship program gives full consideration to students who are of a race or ethnicity that is underrepresented in graduate programs at UB, but does not make awards solely on that basis.

To be eligible for consideration, nominees for support under the Schomburg Fellowship program must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident.
  2. Accepted as a first-time, full-time student in a qualifying UB graduate degree program for the fall semester in which the fellowship will be initially awarded. Students who begin a graduate level program in the spring semester are ineligible.
  3. Pursuing one of the following graduate degrees in CAS at UB: MA, MS, PhD, AuD, or MFA.
  4. Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  5. Able to satisfy the diversity criteria for the program as described above.