Undergraduate Scholarships

The School of Architecture and Planning, in partnership with the university, our alumni, our faculty and staff, and our philanthropic supporters, provides support to our undergraduate students. In addition to tuition scholarships, stipends for travel and supplies, and support for study abroad, our students, like our faculty, are actively engaged in teaching, research, and service—and are rewarded for their hard work. Sample scholarships and fellowships are listed below.

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Presidential Scholarships

UB’s top entering freshmen are awarded Presidential Scholarships, the most valuable award offered within the SUNY system. The scholarship is renewable for four years of undergraduate study. To be competitive for this award, students must show outstanding academic merit and typically present a minimum unweighted high school average of 95 and a combined SAT critical reading and math score of at least 1470 or an ACT score of 33. Students must be New York State residents and United States citizens or permanent residents. Presidential Scholars are automatically admitted to the Honors College.

Provost Scholarships

Each year consideration is given to high achieving freshmen for Provost Scholarships. Selection is based on academic achievement and cost of attendance. No additional application is needed. For international students, the equivalent awards are called International Merit Scholarships.

Dean’s Scholarships

All applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Architecture program who submit a portfolio (or design project) and are admitted to UB are eligible to be considered for the Dean’s Scholarship. This unique scholarship is awarded to applicants that evidence the greatest potential. Dean’s Scholars may use their scholarships for a variety of active learning experiences, such as studying abroad, conducting research, doing community design projects, or other projects that support the interests and goals of the student and the mission of the School of Architecture and Planning.

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