Student and professor at awards event.

For Faculty

The University at Buffalo has worked diligently to increase the number of students applying for, and winning, international and national fellowships and scholarships. Some of our success stories include:


We need to build upon this momentum to develop and strengthen our services to students. To accomplish this we need faculty help in several different ways:

  1. Identify students for nomination to nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships. These students are outstanding in intellectual ability, leadership, commitment, and potential to “make a difference.” We ask you to simply refer them to the Fellowship and Scholarship Coordinator Elizabeth Colucci.
  2. Mentor students and review proposals. The fellowship and scholarship application process is intensive. Only with faculty mentorship of qualified candidates, can a competitive application can be submitted. To do this, faculty members are needed to work with students, one on one, to review proposals and offer constructive support and guidance.
  3. Select candidates. Fellowships and scholarships that require an institutional nomination have had faculty committees to select candidates. Current committees include the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship committee, Harry S. Truman Scholarship committee and the Morris K. Udall Scholarship committee. Additional faculty members are needed to serve on these established university-wide selection committees.
  4. Prepare students in mock-interviews when they are selected as national finalists. We are particularly interested to identify faculty who have won nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships. If you have competed for these awards, your insights will provide valuable information for our UB candidates.

If you are willing and able to help with any of these activities please contact Elizabeth Colucci to volunteer at 645-6134 or She is UB's Coordinator of Fellowships and Scholarships and is responsible for the University at Buffalo’s Fellowship and Scholarship effort.

At the very minimum, as you encounter outstanding students in your classes, labs, and research programs, please refer them to Elizabeth to discuss and identify fellowships and scholarships aligned with their strengths and future plans. She will provide guidance and support through the application process.

Last updated: January 04, 2017 4:55 pm EST