Scholarships for Professional Development

Investing in your professional development is an investment in your career success. And the funding opportunities below can help support your investment.

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The Wow Fund

The School of Management offers financial support for students interested in traveling to national conferences or competitions during the academic year. These can be life changing, “wow” experiences for a student, but they can also be costly. By submitting an application to the Wow Fund, you will be considered for funding to help offset the costs of your travel. All undergraduate, graduate and PhD students in the School of Management are eligible to apply for Wow funds. 

Applications for the Wow Fund will be accepted from July through September for the upcoming academic year. All School of Management students will receive an email during the summer announcing the live application in BizLink with exact deadlines.

Internship Scholarships

Sean Butler, BS '16, a 2015 Bauer scholarship recipient, describes his time as a finance intern at the Food Bank of Western New York.

The Internships and Experiential Learning team is proud to coordinate with our partners to provide students with the opportunity to defray the cost of summer internship tuition.

The scholarships detailed below are available to students interested in summer internships. Applications open each spring and instructions can be found in BizLink.

Internship Opportunity Scholarship Fund (i.O.S.)

The School of Management undergraduate class has created a fund to assist students completing credit-bearing internships. Students may apply by submitting an essay, application and current résumé through BizLink. All materials will be reviewed by our selection committee. Winners will receive $500 in tuition credit to help defray the cost of internship tuition.

Only junior and senior undergraduate students participating in a credit-bearing internship are eligible to apply (for-profit, nonprofit, domestic or international). Applicants will be asked to provide information about two leadership experiences they have taken part in (member of a club, teaching assistant, Management Volunteer Program, etc.). Western New York Prosperity Scholars are not eligible. 

WNY Prosperity Fellowship

The Prentice Family Foundation’s Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program is a truly unique program for college and graduate students with an entrepreneurial drive who want to make a difference in Western New York. Each fellow is awarded up to $25,000 in scholarship and internship support for an academic year, based on demonstrated financial need. If you are interested in applying, visit the Blackstone Launchpad for more information. 

If you have questions regarding these scholarships or application processes, contact Carrie Gardner at cg53@buffalo.edu.