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UBRAA Accepting Applications for First XV Scholarship

Updated: Sep 23, 2021

The scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming freshman who meets and exceeds the academic and personal standards that exemplify the tradition and values of the University at Buffalo and UB Rugby.

L to R: First XV winners Ken Mulvey, Matt Conforti, Brett Morseon, and Owen Lawther. Not pictured: Sean O'Brien.

The First XV scholarship is open to all incoming freshman that have committed to competing as student athletes with the University at Buffalo Rugby program. This is a $500 annual grant for all four years, for a total grant in the amount of $2,000 to the student athlete.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • The applicant must complete the Scholarship Application, be accepted, and enrolled for the Fall 2021 Academic Semester to receive final award.

  • The recipient/student must be enrolled and maintain full-time (12 credit hours) status each semester.

  • The recipient/student must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) for each academic calendar year.

  • In addition, the applicants must show a high aptitude for rugby both on and off the field.

High school and community activities are also considered as part of the selection criteria. All applications must be received on or before Monday May 24, 2021. The application is available online at

The First XV Scholarship is made possible by the generosity of the UB Rugby alumni community. Previous winners are making significant contributions to the team both on and off the field with multiple Rugby East and Liberty Conference honors, as well as assuming leadership positions with the club and student government.

Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the UBRAA so that we can continue and expand our annual scholarship program. It's making a difference.

UB Rugby


The UBRAA is registered with the New York State Department of State as a not-for-profit corporation and is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

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