Undergraduate Scholarships

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In the table below, you will find brief descriptions of the scholarships awarded each fall to students in the School of Management.

  • If you would like to be considered for one of the awards, complete the online application.  You will not be able to apply for any scholarship for which you do not meet the application criteria.
  • Although you may ask to be considered for more than one scholarship if you meet the criteria, a student may not be awarded more than one scholarship from the School of Management in any given year.
  • If you did not file a FAFSA application, you cannot apply for a scholarship that requires demonstration of financial need.

To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be enrolled full time for the subsequent semester in School of Management and have a minimum overall GPA of 3.5.

Application Deadline

Information coming in Spring 2022

Undergraduate Scholarships

Criteria and Descriptions

The Challen Family Scholarship

Multiple awards will be based on academic merit (minimum 3.5 GPA) and financial need. Recipients must be Western New York natives and exhibit personal qualities that predispose recipients to success such as leadership potential, high character, loyalty, vision, positive attitude, industriousness, and self-motivation. Made available by the generous bequest of Bruce Challen, BA ’30.

Hsinchun Chen and Hsaio-Hui Chow Scholarship

Awarded annually to two Management Information Systems students with financial need. Established in 2010 by Dr. Hsinchun Chen, MBA ’85, and Dr. Hsiao-Hui Chow, PhD ’89 (School of Pharmacy).

John G. and Elizabeth Gibbons Scholarship

Multiple awards will be given based on academic merit (minimum 3.5 GPA). Made available by the generous bequest of John G. Gibbons, BS ’31, and his wife, Elizabeth.

Charles W. Pearson Scholarship

Awarded annually to one or two students based on academic merit (minimum 3.5 GPA) and financial need. Established in 1977 by the generous bequest of Charles W. Pearson and subsequent donations from family, friends and alumni. 

Amena and Hatim Nakhoda & Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

Awarded annually to one or two students based on academic merit (minimum 3.5 GPA) and financial need. Must be a junior or senior in the program. Established in 2007 by Moeez H. Nakhoda, BS ’91, and family.  

Arthur and Louise Wasserman Scholarship Awarded annually to one student based on academic merit (minimum 3.5 GPA) and financial need. It is the donor's preference that the honoree be a Western New York native of Jewish heritage.