The Philosophy Department awards scholarships to its outstanding students and those in need of financial assistance.
Talented sophomore and junior level students who are first-generation college/low-income and/or from traditionally underrepresented groups and who intend to pursue graduate study with the goal of obtaining a doctorate should consider the McNair Scholarship Program.
For more general financial aid information, contact the Financial Aid Office.
A $5,000 annual scholarship; half awarded at the beginning of the fall semester and half awarded at the beginning of the spring semester.
The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years provided the recipient earns a 3.0 cumulative GPA and continues to have a declared major in a humanities program (see below for list of Buffalo State humanities programs).
Established in 2010, the George T. Hole Philosophy Scholarship Fund provides one $1,000 scholarship each year to a student majoring in philosophy. To be eligible, candidates must meet the following criteria:
1. be a full-time, undergraduate student enrolled at Buffalo State
2. have a declared major in philosophy
3. be a sophomore or junior at the time the recipient is selected; and
4. have an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher.
The scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient continues to meet the above criteria.
The department chair identifies a pool of candidates each spring. The recipient is selected by a committee composed of the department chair and the personnel committee. The recipient will be notified in the spring and will receive the scholarship the following fall semester.
The Sterling Scholarship Award was established to provide scholarship assistance to outstanding sophomore students majoring in departments within the School of Arts and Humanities, in this case philosophy, to be used to provide multi-year scholarships of $300 to $1,000 annually. Award recipients must be enrolled full-time, have a declared major in philosophy, and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their major and a minimum GPA of 2.5 overall.
The department is grateful to our award donors Professor George T. Hole, Ph.D. and three emeriti Philosophy faculty: James Grunebaum, Ph.D., John Carbonara, Ph.D., and Lanse Pollock, Ph.D.
The Victor Balowitz Scholarship fund was established to provide scholarship assistance to outstanding students majoring in philosophy. Balowitz (1931-1996) received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia in 1969. He started teaching at Buffalo State in 1964 where he pursued his interests in Frege and Descartes. In 1994 Professor Balowitz received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
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