In an effort to stem the migration in recent years of many young, talented professionals from Western New York, the Prentice Family Foundation has given a significant gift to help UB students graduate and establish their careers here in the eight-county region.
The Prentice Family Foundation’s Western New York Prosperity Scholarship Program is designed to help build a highly educated, innovative and experienced professional workforce prepared to contribute to the economic growth and sustainability of the area. These scholarships will enable qualified juniors, seniors and graduate students in the UB schools of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Management to become better acquainted with career possibilities with the region’s businesses and industries.
More than 20 scholarships are expected to be granted, each with a maximum award of $25,000. The scholarships will cover students’ unmet costs to attend UB during the academic year and fund summer internships at leading companies and industries throughout the region.