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
$10,000 Tabacco-Schmidt Scholarship
Renewable support to a CHC student from Massachusetts with financial need. Recipients must have received Pell Grants and taken out student loans....
Renewable support to a CHC student from Massachusetts with financial...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2021
  • Award: $10,000
Deadline02/28/2021
1,000.00 Tina Brown-Stevenson & Harry C. Stevenson Diverse Scholars Healthcare Scholarship
Established to support Commonwealth Honors College undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid...
Established to support Commonwealth Honors College undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2021
  • Award: 1,000.00
Deadline02/28/2021
$0.00 ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry
The purpose of the undergraduate Inorganic Chemistry Award is to recognize achievement by undergraduate students in inorganic chemistry and to...
The purpose of the undergraduate Inorganic Chemistry Award is to...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$0.00 ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry
The undergraduate Organic Chemistry Award is intended to recognize senior students who display a significant aptitude for organic chemistry and...
The undergraduate Organic Chemistry Award is intended to recognize...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$0.00 ACS-CVS Student Award
This award includes a one-year membership to the American Chemical Society, a subscription to the ACS Journal of the student’s choice and $75. It...
This award includes a one-year membership to the American Chemical...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$9,700 each ACS-Hach Scientific Scholarship
The Hach Scientific Scholarship is awarded to two undergraduate chemistry majors who are full-time students with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better,...
The Hach Scientific Scholarship is awarded to two undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $9,700 each
Deadline03/01/2021
$0.00 American Chemical Society Membership Awards
This award provides two memberships in the American Chemical Society.
This award provides two memberships in the American Chemical Society.
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$0.00 American Institute of Chemists Award
The award provides membership in the American Institute of Chemists for a graduating senior.
The award provides membership in the American Institute of Chemists for...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Charles D. Baker II Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Charles D. Baker IV to honor the memory of his grandfather, Charles D. Baker II, who, despite experiencing...
This scholarship was established by Charles D. Baker IV to honor the...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
varies Chemistry Department Undergraduate Summer Research Awards
This is the application for the following undergraduate awards in the Department of Chemistry: The Professor Jack Ragle Endowed Fund in Chemistry,...
This is the application for the following undergraduate awards in the...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Chemistry Undergraduate Research Fund
The award for the Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Research is funded by donations. The award is given to a chemistry major of high academic...
The award for the Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Research is...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
$100 each Department of Chemistry Recognition Award
The Departmental Recognition Award is given to two chemistry majors of high academic achievement who have demonstrated service to the department...
The Departmental Recognition Award is given to two chemistry majors of...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $100 each
Deadline03/01/2021
$200 Department of Chemistry Senior Class Award
The Department of Chemistry Senior Class Award is given to a member of the senior class for exemplary scholarship and citizenship. Senior...
The Department of Chemistry Senior Class Award is given to a member of...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $200
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Grace K. Fey Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of the former Chair of the UMass Board of Trustees to provide recognition and financial assistance to an...
This scholarship was established in honor of the former Chair of the...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies James J. Karam Scholarship
The James J. Karam Scholarship was established in 2013 by James J. Karam. Mr. Karam is President and founder of First Bristol Corporation, a N.E....
The James J. Karam Scholarship was established in 2013 by James J....
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies John A. Chandler Memorial Scholarship
The John A. Chandler Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry, which provides scholarships for undergraduate students, honors the late Professor Chandler...
The John A. Chandler Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry, which provides...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Michael Bruno Chemistry Scholarship
Scholarship support for an undergraduate student in the department of chemistry with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated financial need as...
Scholarship support for an undergraduate student in the department of...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Mr. Tompkins Award
The Mr. Tompkins Award is funded by faculty donations. The award is given to two chemistry majors who have excelled in the research lab. Students...
The Mr. Tompkins Award is funded by faculty donations. The award is...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
$400 Oliver Zajicek Memorial Scholarship Award
The Oliver Zajicek Memorial Scholarship Award honors the late faculty member and is awarded to a chemistry major who has demonstrated excellence in...
The Oliver Zajicek Memorial Scholarship Award honors the late faculty...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $400
Deadline03/01/2021
$250 Positron Award
The Positron Award honors Professors Dhandapani Venkataraman and Justin Fermann and promotes teaching and research. The award is given to a...
The Positron Award honors Professors Dhandapani Venkataraman and Justin...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $250
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Putnam UMass Scholars Program
This scholarship was established by UMass alumni who work at Putnam Investments. Eligible applicants must be full-time undergraduate students with...
This scholarship was established by UMass alumni who work at Putnam...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
$100 Richard W. Fessenden Award
Established by students and friends of Richard W. Fessenden ‘26, ’28MS, the Fessenden Award is given to a graduating senior chemistry major who...
Established by students and friends of Richard W. Fessenden ‘26, ’28MS,...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $100
Deadline03/01/2021
$200 each Robert Maxwell Williams Memorial Scholarship
The Robert Maxwell Williams Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Williams, who taught organic chemistry for students not majoring...
The Robert Maxwell Williams Memorial Scholarship was established in...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $200 each
Deadline03/01/2021
$0.00 Royal Society of Chemistry Certificate of Excellence
The Royal Society of Chemistry Certificate of Excellence is a recognition for outstanding chemistry majors. Students are invited to apply with a...
The Royal Society of Chemistry Certificate of Excellence is a...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Sir Harold W. Kroto and Steve F.A. Acquah GEOSET Award
Dr. Steve Acquah, adjunct professor, coordinator of the UMass Amherst Digital Media Lab, and director of GEOSET (Global Educational Outreach for...
Dr. Steve Acquah, adjunct professor, coordinator of the UMass Amherst...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
$500 each Tarselli Family Research Award
The Tarselli Family Research Award is given to two rising juniors who are looking to pursue research careers in biotech and pharmaceutical fields. ...
The Tarselli Family Research Award is given to two rising juniors who...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $500 each
Deadline03/01/2021
$2,000 Thomas R. "Casey" Stengle Scholarship
The Thomas R. “Casey” Stengle Scholarship is awarded to one rising junior in the Chemistry Department who demonstrates financial need as determined...
The Thomas R. “Casey” Stengle Scholarship is awarded to one rising...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies William M. Bulger Presidential Scholarship
During President William M. Bulger’s tenure as leader of UMass from 1996–2003, he pursued the dual mission of excellence and educational...
During President William M. Bulger’s tenure as leader of UMass from...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
$0.00 “Early Decision” Spring SBS Internship Scholarship
Funded by multiple donors, this award supports SBS students who will complete internships during the summer or fall ’21 semester. Candidates must...
Funded by multiple donors, this award supports SBS students who will...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Pre-Med Scholarships Application
This is the general application for Pre-Med Scholarships. This application is for students in the Pre-Med program only.
This is the general application for Pre-Med Scholarships. This...
  • Deadline: 03/06/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/06/2021
Varies Disability Services Scholarship Application (3 scholarships)
This application is used for the following three scholarships: The Class of ’43 “Making a Difference” Scholarship, the Joseph V. Gavin “Keep the...
This application is used for the following three scholarships: The Class...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
2 awards @ $2,000 Leaders in the Making Scholarship
The Leaders in the Making Scholarship supports the pursuits of promising sophomores and juniors. Recipients have diverse records of achievement in...
The Leaders in the Making Scholarship supports the pursuits of promising...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: 2 awards @ $2,000
Deadline03/15/2021
2 awards @ $2,000 Life Members Internship Award
The Life Members Internship Award was created by the Alumni Association to defray the costs of summer internships for UMass Amherst students. The...
The Life Members Internship Award was created by the Alumni Association...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: 2 awards @ $2,000
Deadline03/15/2021
2 awards @ $500 Mary Killeen Bennett '93 EdD Book Fund
The Mary Killeen Bennett ’93 EdD Book Fund was established by the UMass Amherst Alumni Association in memory of the late Mary Killeen Bennett, a...
The Mary Killeen Bennett ’93 EdD Book Fund was established by the UMass...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: 2 awards @ $500
Deadline03/15/2021
1 award @ $2,000 Michael W. Morris Scholarship
The Michael W. Morris Scholarship has been named in honor of Lawrence native and longtime UMass Amherst champion, Michael W. Morris of the class of...
The Michael W. Morris Scholarship has been named in honor of Lawrence...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: 1 award @ $2,000
Deadline03/15/2021
2 awards @ $1,000 Robert B. Collins '19 Student Alumni Association Scholarship
The Robert B. Collins ’19 Student Alumni Association (SAA) Scholarship is offered each year to a member of SAA who demonstrates outstanding service...
The Robert B. Collins ’19 Student Alumni Association (SAA) Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: 2 awards @ $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
2 award @ $1,000 UMass Amherst Greater Boston Alumni Network Scholarship
The UMass Amherst Greater Boston Alumni Network Scholarship was established by the Greater Boston Alumni Network to assist with the educational...
The UMass Amherst Greater Boston Alumni Network Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: 2 award @ $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000 UMass Amherst New York Metro Alumni Network Scholarship
The UMass Amherst New York Alumni Network Scholarship was established by the New York Metro Alumni Network to assist with the educational pursuits...
The UMass Amherst New York Alumni Network Scholarship was established by...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies Frank Rife Kinesiology Opportunity Scholarship
Established in honor of Dr. Frank N. Rife to endow a scholarship for students pursuing a degree in Kinesiology. The Fund will support...
Established in honor of Dr. Frank N. Rife to endow a scholarship for...
  • Deadline: 03/26/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/26/2021
$5,000 BDIC Go Get the World Scholarship
Scholarship established by a 1987 BDIC graduate who wants to support students with a vision for their future that does not fit within a major...
Scholarship established by a 1987 BDIC graduate who wants to support...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline03/31/2021
$400 C. Wright Mills Award for Sociological Imagination
This scholarship supports a sociology major. Applicants will be asked to craft an essay reflecting on how sociology has had an influence on their...
This scholarship supports a sociology major. Applicants will be asked...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $400
Deadline03/31/2021
Varies Dempsey Opportunity Fund for BDIC
Supports BDIC students pursuing internships in their area of concentration. Students may apply in the spring of their freshman, sophomore, or...
Supports BDIC students pursuing internships in their area of...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2021
Varies Garrett G. Hollands Memorial Scholarship
The Garrett G. Hollands Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship support to a rising senior enrolled in the Department of Geosciences. Preference...
The Garrett G. Hollands Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2021
Varies Graduate Student Child Care Support- SPP and CCAMPIS
Student Parent Programs awards funding to graduate student parents through our CCAMPIS and SPP Child Care Subsidy Programs to help defray the cost...
Student Parent Programs awards funding to graduate student parents...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2021
$400 Jane Addams Sociology in Practice Award
This award recognizes one or more sociology majors who have proven their ability to apply sociological ideas and insights to pressing sociological...
This award recognizes one or more sociology majors who have proven their...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $400
Deadline03/31/2021
$500 Lewis C. Mainzer Creativity Award
Established to make an annual award to a Bachelor’s Degree with Individual Concentration Program (BDIC) junior or senior whose chosen...
Established to make an annual award to a Bachelor’s Degree with...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/31/2021
Varies Maia Felisse McDermott Memorial BDIC Scholarship
Established in memory of Maia Felisse McDermott to support undergraduate students in the BDIC program who can demonstrate how their academic...
Established in memory of Maia Felisse McDermott to support undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2021
Varies Maureen Flanagan Fund
Established to provide scholarships for undergraduate students who have demonstrated financial need at the highest need category as determined by...
Established to provide scholarships for undergraduate students who have...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2021
varies Randolph and Cecile Bromery Undergraduate Scholarship
Established as part of the Randolph W. Bromery Fund by the late Dr. Bromery, a distinguished geophysicist and former chancellor of the University...
Established as part of the Randolph W. Bromery Fund by the late Dr....
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/31/2021
$400 & Certificate Sociology Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper, exam, or other product written by a sociology major in a sociology course, independent study, as...
The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper, exam, or other product...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $400 & Certificate
Deadline03/31/2021