The University at Buffalo Daniel Acker Scholars Program is an individualized program for academically talented students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Students in the Acker Scholars Program will experience an individualized and transformative academic experience. Consideration is given to students with financial need, first-generation college students and underrepresented minority students (African-American, Latina/Latino American and Native American).
Acker Scholars have a long tradition of contributing to student leadership at UB and participating in community service. Participants have completed medical, dental and law school, MBAs, and various graduate programs nationally and at UB.
Acker Scholars come to UB as part of a community: they attend orientation together, live together during their freshman year, and learn from one another. This supportive, family-like atmosphere helps students develop friendships, realize their goals, get involved, and excel at UB.
Incoming first year students are screened by the Office of Admissions and if invited to participate in the Acker Scholars Program, receive a substantial scholarship renewable for up to four years of full-time undergraduate study at UB. Students must be New York State residents and United States citizens or permanent residents. A limited number of out-of-state students may also qualify.
In order to continue the scholarship award, Acker Scholars must maintain a cumulative 3.00 grade point average, be full-time students, and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester.
Last updated: January 27, 2016 3:23 pm EST