The Joseph T.J. Stewart Global Citizenship Program Study-Abroad Scholarship

In an evolving global economy, there is no question that our best prepared students will bring an international perspective with them when they enter the job market.

With this in mind, the UB School of Management, in conjunction with the Joseph T.J. Stewart Endowment, offers a limited number of scholarships to support study-abroad experiences through a competitive application process.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time, matriculated School of Management student who will have junior or senior standing within the school while studying abroad.
  • Have already applied for a study-abroad program.
  • Have applied to participate in a UB or SUNY study-abroad program (minimum of six credits for summer programs and 12 credits for fall or spring programs).

To be considered competitive for this scholarship award, you should have a minimum UB and overall GPA of at least a 3.0 or higher, as well as the following:

  • Juniors must have at least a 3.0 or higher prerequisite GPA and a 3.0 or higher management GPA (300/400-level MG courses) if any are completed.
  • Seniors must have at least a 3.0 or higher management GPA (300/400-level MG courses). 

The study-abroad experience must fit into your graduation plan without delaying degree conferral date.


Awards are based on academic merit and seriousness of purpose. If you have never studied or traveled abroad, and/or you have a demonstrated leadership background, you will be given preference. 

Upon return from your study-abroad experience, you will be encouraged to help the School of Management and UB's Study Abroad Office in promoting future programs and opportunities.

Award Guidelines

The scholarship committee will review all applications and make all award decisions. Awards will be announced within 30 days of the application deadline. The committee's decisions are final and are not subject to appeal. The one-time award will be applied directly to the recipient’s UB student account.


Bring your entire application and all supporting documents to the Undergraduate Programs Office in 204 Alfiero Center by the application deadlines below. To be considered complete, your application must include the following:   

  • A completed Application Form [PDF].
  • A typed personal statement outlining your travel plans and how the experience fits in with your career aspirations.
  • A detailed outline of how study abroad fits into your long-range graduation plan. You will need to schedule an appointment with your assigned academic advisor in the School of Management to construct and sign off on your long-range plan.
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from faculty).
  • A typed résumé.

Semester application deadlines:

  • Fall semester - March 30
  • Winter semester - October 14
  • Spring semester - October 31
  • Summer semester - March 15