Western New York Prosperity Scholarship

Dear UB Students,

The Western New York Prosperity Scholarship is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Please review the following for additional information.

Western New York Prosperity Scholarship | Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Seeking entrepreneurial students interested in improving the Western New York Region 

The application process for the 2012-2013 WNY Prosperity Scholarship is underway. This scholarship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the Western New York region. To be eligible for this scholarship support of up to $25K annually and based on financial-need, undergraduate students in engineering, management, biomedical science, and biotechnology must have at least junior-level standing during the award period; be in good academic standing; have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy; and have financial need. Graduate students are also eligible. For full details, visit the scholarship website at http://wnyprosperityscholars.buffalo.edu.

Western NY Prosperity Scholarship Information Sessions & Events

Students interested in applying for the Western New York Prosperity Scholarshipare encouraged to attend one of the following informational sessions to learn more about the scholarship program and gain valuable information about the Western New York Region.

§  Panel Discussion: Western New York Business Leaders

Thursday, February 23rd | 6:00 PM, 17 Norton Hall

Hear from leaders in Western New York who have harnessed the support of the community through entrepreneurship! Western New York Prosperity Scholars and students interested in applying for the scholarship are encouraged to attend.  Dinner will be provided.  Panelists include:

§  Beth O’Keefe, Business Development Officer, Erie County Industrial Development Agency

§  Martin Casstevens, Business Formation and Commercialization Manager, UB Office of Science, Technology Transfer & Economic Outreach

§  Jason Yots, Preservation Studios, practices community and economic development law.

§  Western New York Prosperity Scholarship Information Session

Wednesday, February 29th at 2:00 PM, 17 Norton Hall

Seeking entrepreneurial students interested in improving the Western New York Region.  Students interested in applying for the Western NY Prosperity Scholarship are encouraged to attend this information session to learn about the scholarship program and the application process.

To apply for the WNY Prosperity Scholarship, undergraduate applicants must be in an approved major in any of the programs in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; or in the School of Management’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program; or in either the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences or the Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Graduate applicants must be accepted into a UB graduate program in any of the programs in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, or in the MBA program in the School of Management, or in the MS program in Biotechnology in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

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