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Prosperity Scholarship Deadline Extended to April 18

Release date
Apr-07-2011

Contact
Jacqueline Molik Ghosen
716-645-2833
ghosen@buffalo.edu

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Juniors, seniors and graduate 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 twelve-month academic scholarships offer a maximum award of $20,000 per student to cover students’ unmet costs to attend UB and complete summer internships at leading companies across a variety of industries throughout the region.

Prosperity Scholarships also are available to students in the UB 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.

Last year’s average award amount was $19,000. Of the 32 Prosperity Scholarships granted to UB over the past two years, 17 were awarded to School of Management students.

The application deadline for this year’s program has been extended to April 18. For more information on Prosperity Scholarships, visit www.wnyprosperityscholars.buffalo.edu.

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 has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal 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 mgt.buffalo.edu.

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