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Amherst, NY 14231

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UBRAA Accepting Applications for First XV Scholarship

April 8, 2018


The University at Buffalo Rugby Alumni Association is now accepting applications for the 2018 UBRAA First XV Rugby Scholarship.


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.


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 Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant must complete the Scholarship Application, be accepted and enrolled for the Fall 2017 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 activities and community involvement will also be considered as part of the selection criteria. Reference letters will also be accepted as part of the application. 


Application Deadline: All applications must be received by Monday May 14, 2018. The scholarship application form can be downloaded at or by request in writing to   


Please send completed application along with any supporting materials to:


UBRAA First XV Scholarship 
PO Box 942
Amherst, NY 14231


The First XV Scholarship is fully funded by donations to the UBRAA. To donate to the UB Rugby Alumni Association, click here.

About UBRAA: Formed in the summer of 2016, the goal of the UB Rugby Alumni Association is to provide a network of alumni support across the country and to raise funds for travel expenses, equipment, training, recruitment and scholarships.



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