Our Opportunities

Welcome to the UMass Amherst scholarship system!

Below you will find a listing of scholarships available to currently enrolled UMass Amherst students with brief information about the scholarship qualifications. To apply to scholarships, you must first sign in with the same user name and password you use to access the campus login portal.

What to Expect:

  • You will be presented with the general application after logging in.
  • After completing and submitting the general application, you will be presented with any additional school/college-specific questions, based on your major(s). Please note that you will not see your school/college-specific application until the application period for your school/college opens.
  • After completing and submitting any applicable school/college-specific questions, you will be presented with any scholarships where we need additional information to determine your eligibility, if applicable. Not all students will be presented with these applications where additional information is required.
  • After submitting each of these steps, you can see your application status on your dashboard. If your status is not listed as “submitted,” you have not fully completed your application.
  • If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you will receive an email notification to your UMass email account.

When browsing ‘All’ scholarships, please note that this is a list of all the scholarship opportunities within the UMass Amherst scholarship system, not scholarships for which you are receiving consideration. The number and award amount of the scholarships listed are for general purposes only and should not be considered a guarantee of what you will receive if selected. Actual award amounts vary based on students’ individual eligibility, funds available, and other factors.

For more information about the UMass Amherst scholarship system, please see our FAQ Page.

Important note:
Once you submit your general application, you will be automatically matched with scholarships for which you may qualify. You will NOT see your auto-matched scholarships. Qualifying/Matching does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Jack M. Wilson Presidential Scholarship
This scholarship provides special recognition to UMass undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence and a passion for...
This scholarship provides special recognition to UMass undergraduate and...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies John F. Smith Jr. Presidential Medal Scholarship
John F. Smith, Jr. is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Delta Airlines and was Chair of the Board of Directors of General Motors from 1996 to...
John F. Smith, Jr. is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Delta...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Rick Pitino Presidential Medal Scholarship
Rick Pitino is Head Coach of basketball at the University of Louisville and has coached at Boston University, Providence College, and the...
Rick Pitino is Head Coach of basketball at the University of Louisville...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
$1,000 Rosalind A. Matthews Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1988 to honor the late Rosalind A. Matthews, a former trustee of UMass who joined the board in 1985. Her career...
This scholarship was established in 1988 to honor the late Rosalind A....
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies UMass Club Academic Excellence Scholarship
This scholarship was established by members of the UMass Club in downtown Boston in 2011 to provide special recognition to UMass juniors who...
This scholarship was established by members of the UMass Club in...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies Amy Perrier College of Nursing Scholarship
This fund provides support for undergraduate or graduate students in the College of Nursing. The scholarship will be awarded annually to...
This fund provides support for undergraduate or graduate students in the...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies Angie L. Brown Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship recognizes outstanding achievement by a junior or senior in the undergraduate programs or a graduate student who is completing a...
This scholarship recognizes outstanding achievement by a junior or...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies Class of 1959: Faculty of the Future Fund
In honor of their 50th Reunion from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Class of 1959 was committed to finding a class gift that was of...
In honor of their 50th Reunion from the University of Massachusetts...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies Diversity in Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. Jacqueline S. Dowling to support diversity within the College of Nursing, consistent with the University’s...
This scholarship was established by Dr. Jacqueline S. Dowling to support...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies Dr. E. Ann Sheridan Scholarship
Please answer this question to complete your application for this scholarship: “Please write a short essay that includes your philosophy and...
Please answer this question to complete your application for this...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies Dr. Eileen Hayes Memorial Scholarship
To be considered for this scholarship: Please write an essay which includes a statement that explores coaching as a teaching tool and as a method...
To be considered for this scholarship: Please write an essay which...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies Dr. Lillian R. Goodman and Dr. Mary K. Alexander Fellowship
This scholarship was established by Dr. Goodman and Dr. Alexander to provide support to students pursuing a PhD at the College of Nursing. Dr....
This scholarship was established by Dr. Goodman and Dr. Alexander to...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies Dr. Rachel E. Tierney Nursing Scholarship
Established in 2009 by alumna Dr. Rachel E. Tierney, this fund will endow scholarships for doctoral nursing students. Dr. Tierney is an alumna of...
Established in 2009 by alumna Dr. Rachel E. Tierney, this fund will...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies Elizabeth Battey Marchese Memorial Scholarship
The late Mr. Lawrence Marchese established the Elizabeth Battey Marchese Memorial Scholarship Fund at the College of Nursing in memory of his late...
The late Mr. Lawrence Marchese established the Elizabeth Battey Marchese...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies Elizabeth Czapran Scholarship
Illustrating her recognition of the important role of nurses in our nation’s healthcare, the late Elizabeth Czapran, BS ’58 and MEd ’72,...
Illustrating her recognition of the important role of nurses in our...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies Elizabeth Woolrich Scholarship (Nursing)
Please make sure to answer this question to be applied for this scholarship: “Please write a short essay describing your interest in hospice,...
Please make sure to answer this question to be applied for this...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies Enid S. Silverman Nursing Scholarship
Mr. Paul J. Silverman established this scholarship in memory of his wife, Enid S. Silverman, a graduate from UMass School of Education ’69, and a...
Mr. Paul J. Silverman established this scholarship in memory of his...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies Helen A. Reid Scholarship
Established to provide scholarship support for students enrolled in the College of Nursing, who have financial need as determined by the Financial...
Established to provide scholarship support for students enrolled in the...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship
Endowed Scholarship granted by the Helene Fuld Health Trust, supporting accelerated nursing students in the second bachelors program.
Endowed Scholarship granted by the Helene Fuld Health Trust, supporting...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies Karen M. Plotkin Nursing Scholarship
The purpose of the fund will be to provide scholarship support for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Nursing, who have demonstrated...
The purpose of the fund will be to provide scholarship support for...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies Kathleen Horan Berman Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship fund is a fitting tribute to the late Kathleen Berman and her passion for education, her nursing leadership and her strong...
This scholarship fund is a fitting tribute to the late Kathleen Berman...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies Linda Peters Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Linda Peters, by recognizing excellence in an undergraduate student. The Fund will support...
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Linda Peters, by...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies Margaret Wallenius Craig Scholarship
This scholarship is for undergraduate students, a junior or a senior; preference will be given to a student who is the child of a first generation...
This scholarship is for undergraduate students, a junior or a senior;...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies Mary A. Maher Scholarship
These scholarships for nursing students were established to honor the founding Dean of the College of Nursing, Mary A. Maher, who was instrumental...
These scholarships for nursing students were established to honor the...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies Nancy S. Anton Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Nancy S. Anton, by recognizing an outstanding achievement by an undergraduate student who...
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Nancy S. Anton,...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies Sara E. Maslin Scholarship
In order to be eligible for a Sara E. Maslin Scholarship award, students must be residents of Cambridge, Massachusetts, be enrolled in a four-year...
In order to be eligible for a Sara E. Maslin Scholarship award, students...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies The Cancellieri Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established by alum Joseph Cancellieri in 2011 to provide financial assistance to support a freshman nursing student in...
This scholarship was established by alum Joseph Cancellieri in 2011 to...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies Theodore S. Bacon, M.D. (M.A.C. 1894) Scholarship
This was established by Theodore S. Bacon, Jr., a former UMass Amherst faculty member, in memory of his father, Theodore S. Bacon, M.D., a graduate...
This was established by Theodore S. Bacon, Jr., a former UMass Amherst...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/16/2020
Varies Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry Award
The Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry Award Fund was established to provide support to College of Education graduate students in International...
The Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry Award Fund was established to...
  • Deadline: 10/17/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/17/2020
Varies Anne Farmer Momot Scholarship
Provides support to a graduate or undergraduate student majoring in Special Education.  Particular consideration will be given to candidates who...
Provides support to a graduate or undergraduate student majoring in...
  • Deadline: 10/17/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/17/2020
Varies Betty Katz Memorial Scholarship in Early Childhood Education
Provides support to an undergraduate junior admitted to the Early Childhood Education major, with renewal of the award* in the recipient’s senior...
Provides support to an undergraduate junior admitted to the Early...
  • Deadline: 10/17/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/17/2020
Varies C. Lynn Vendien Endowed Scholarship
Provides support to graduate students who are citizens of foreign countries. Preference will be given to students in the Department of Teacher...
Provides support to graduate students who are citizens of foreign...
  • Deadline: 10/17/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/17/2020
Varies C. Lynn Vendien Professional Prize Award
This prize will be awarded to a doctoral student. Preference will be given to students in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies.
This prize will be awarded to a doctoral student. Preference will be...
  • Deadline: 10/17/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/17/2020
Varies Dr. Doren D. Fredrickson Graduate Scholarship
Provides scholarships to graduate applicants to the School Counselor Education or School Psychology programs.  Preference is given to applicants...
Provides scholarships to graduate applicants to the School Counselor...
  • Deadline: 10/17/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/17/2020
Varies Early Childhood Education Graduate Student Scholarship
Provides funding for graduate students in a doctoral program studying early childhood, children or families.  Funds may be used to support research...
Provides funding for graduate students in a doctoral program studying...
  • Deadline: 10/17/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/17/2020
Varies Grace Norton Carney Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is for any student in the P-12 teacher preparation program at the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts...
This endowed scholarship is for any student in the P-12 teacher...
  • Deadline: 10/17/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/17/2020
Varies Helen Eaton Timson Scholarship
Provides scholarship support to any deserving student in a College of Education program.
Provides scholarship support to any deserving student in a College of...
  • Deadline: 10/17/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/17/2020
Varies Janice Camby Endowed Scholarship
Provides support to any student accepted or enrolled in a teacher preparation program who demonstrates financial need and is from an...
Provides support to any student accepted or enrolled in a teacher...
  • Deadline: 10/17/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/17/2020
Varies Jerome and Florence McCormick Doctoral Award
The Jerome and Florence McCormick Doctoral Award will provide support to doctoral students in their dissertation-writing year. Students from any...
The Jerome and Florence McCormick Doctoral Award will provide support to...
  • Deadline: 10/17/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/17/2020
Varies Joseph W. Keilty Memorial Scholarship
This endowed scholarship provides support to full-time graduate students with preference given to doctoral students. Students with a demonstrated...
This endowed scholarship provides support to full-time graduate students...
  • Deadline: 10/17/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/17/2020
Varies Marjorie R. Harrison International Impact Fund
The purpose of the Fund will be to provide support for graduate students in any College of Education doctoral program whose program of study will...
The purpose of the Fund will be to provide support for graduate students...
  • Deadline: 10/17/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/17/2020
Varies Marylin C. Haley Scholarship
Provides funding for any eligible graduate student with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students in a reading and writing,...
Provides funding for any eligible graduate student with demonstrated...
  • Deadline: 10/17/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/17/2020
Varies Meline Kasparian Scholarship
Provides support to any student in a teacher preparation program who has exhibited a desire to become a public school teacher.
Provides support to any student in a teacher preparation program who has...
  • Deadline: 10/17/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/17/2020
Varies Nieto/Rudman Endowed Scholarship
Provides financial support to any student in the Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies Department. Preference will be given to doctoral students...
Provides financial support to any student in the Teacher Education and...
  • Deadline: 10/17/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/17/2020
Varies Richard J. Clark Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education
Provides financial support to any graduate student in the Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies Department who has a GPA of 3.3 or better.  They...
Provides financial support to any graduate student in the Teacher...
  • Deadline: 10/17/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/17/2020
$500-600 E.W. Eldridge Jr. Memorial Scholarship
The E.W. Eldridge Jr. Memorial Endowment was established in 1966 for the purpose of awarding scholarships to economics students. Applicants will be...
The E.W. Eldridge Jr. Memorial Endowment was established in 1966 for the...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2020
  • Award: $500-600
Deadline11/01/2020
$1,000 James Kindahl Award 
This prize will be awarded to an economics student with a commitment to social issues or public policy concerns, strong writing skills, and/or a...
This prize will be awarded to an economics student with a commitment to...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline11/01/2020
Varies John Hubbe Award
Funded by John and Deborah Hubbe, this scholarship supports students with a major in economics. Applicants must have good academic standing and...
Funded by John and Deborah Hubbe, this scholarship supports students...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/01/2020
Varies Lisa B. '87 and John C. Desforge Scholarship
Created in memory of Keith R. Freedman this scholarship supports an undergraduate economics major who is in good academic standing and has...
Created in memory of Keith R. Freedman this scholarship supports an...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/01/2020
Varies SBS Internship Award
Funded by multiple donors, this award supports SBS students who will complete internships during winter-session, spring break or the spring...
Funded by multiple donors, this award supports SBS students who will...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/01/2020