Attention students: Prosperity Scholarship deadline coming

Release date: January 20, 2015 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Current sophomores, junior, seniors and MBA students in the University at Buffalo School of Management who complete credit-bearing internships in Western New York may be eligible to apply for the Western New York Prosperity Scholarship program.

The 12-month academic scholarships for the 2015-16 school year are designed to cover students’ unmet costs to attend UB and complete summer internships at leading companies across a variety of industries throughout the region. The award may be up to $25,000 based on the student’s unmet financial needs.

Last year, the program awarded scholarships to 28 students, its largest class ever. Of the 131 Prosperity Scholarships granted to UB over the past six years, 63 have gone to School of Management students.

Prosperity Scholarships are available to undergraduates who will be at least junior level at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year, as well as MBA students and those in select graduate programs in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Established by the Prentice Family Foundation in 2009, the Prosperity Scholarship program seeks to support and encourage young, talented professionals interested in making a positive impact on the Western New York economy to stay in the region after graduation.

The application deadline for this year’s program is Feb. 5. 

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York. UB’s nearly 30,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.

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