Both UB SPPS academic and need-based scholarships require a current FAFSA application on file. If you are a US citizen and need additional help financing your education, you should complete this application.
First professional year students are eligible for competitive scholarships, when available, awarded by the school’s Scholarship Committee and determined primarily by information supplied by students in their admissions application. No additional application is required. Scholarship decisions are made and conveyed during the admissions process. Those selected must respond by the deadline noted in the offer letter or the scholarship will be forfeited. Additional scholarship details will be included in the offer letter and must be read and adhered to in order to maintain scholarship funding. The Scholarship Committee takes many factors into account when reviewing criteria of potential scholarship recipients such as academic achievement, initiative and degree of effort given to self-support of the student's educational expenses, residency, unmet financial need, career aspirations, the quality of the admissions application essay, combinations of these factors, and/or other criteria.
Academic scholarships are earned after the first professional year (P1) and students do not have to apply for these types of monies. These are dispersed based upon their academic performance to the Latin Honors:
Need-based scholarships are provided for those students who show clear financial need. Students must also be in good academic standing and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in core courses only. Scholarship applications are emailed each spring for the following year.
SPPS need-based scholarships are supported by:
Below is a list of some relevant scholarships offered outside of the school. Please review the application instructions and verify the deadlines on the scholarship provider's website.
|Deadline||Name & Link to Application ||Eligibility||Amount|
|February||AFPE Gateway to Research Scholarship|| ||$5,000|
|February||AACP Walmart Scholars Program|| ||$1,000|
|Various (March-April)||AAUW Buffalo Branch Loans and Grants|| ||Varies|
|Various (February-April)||Italian-American Pharmacists Society|| ||Varies|
|March||HIMSS Scholarship|| ||$2,500|
|March||The National Community Pharmacists Association's (NCPA) Scholarships|| ||$2,000|
|March ||AfterCollege Science Scholarship|| || |
Donald W. Arthur Sr. Entrepreneurial Scholarship in Pharmacy
|May||Nicholas Ciccarone Scholarship (application emailed to listservs) || ||$1,000|
|May||Ciarletta Scholarship (application emailed to listservs)|| ||$2,500|
|May||Express Scripts Foundation|| ||$10,000|
|June||UB Alumnae Scholarship|| ||$3,000|
|August||Lasker Foundation Essay Contest|| ||$2,000 -$10,000|
Maureen R.L. Mussenden Scholarship
(application emailed to listservs)
|October||National Hispanic Health Foundation || ||$2,000-$5,000|
|November||UB SPPS Alumni Association |
Grant (application emailed to listservs)
| ||Six awards of $500 each |
|November||Alaska Pharmacists Association || ||$1,500|
|December ||AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship|| ||$1,000|
|December||Pharmacists Mutual Companies Scolarship Program || ||$2,500|
|Varies ||HSF/CVS Caremark Scholarship Program || ||Varies |