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 Frank Prentice Rand Scholarship in Drama
Established to provide one or more scholarships for an undergraduate or graduate drama student or students in the Department of Theater and Dance. ...
Established to provide one or more scholarships for an undergraduate or...
  • Deadline: 04/18/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/18/2020
Varies Lawrence and Anna Wikander Scholarship
This fund provides scholarship support to a student who has chosen to earn a General Educational Development (GED) credential rather than a...
This fund provides scholarship support to a student who has chosen to...
  • Deadline: 04/18/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/18/2020
Varies Sam Butterfield Daily Collegian Memorial Scholarship
Supports a student (any major, campus-wide). In order to qualify for this scholarship you must have worked at or be currently working at The Daily...
Supports a student (any major, campus-wide). In order to qualify for...
  • Deadline: 04/18/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/18/2020
$0.00 Coleman Family Fund Scholarship
The Coleman Family Fund Scholarship is made available through the generosity of legal studies alumni Christopher F. Coleman ’94 to support legal...
The Coleman Family Fund Scholarship is made available through the...
  • Deadline: 04/20/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/20/2020
$1,000 - $3,000 HFA Summer Internship Scholarship
The HFA Summer Internship Scholarship helps students participate in valuable summer internship experiences that have great potential but offer no...
The HFA Summer Internship Scholarship helps students participate in...
  • Deadline: 04/27/2020
  • Award: $1,000 - $3,000
Deadline04/27/2020
Varies Alvord Dairy Fund
Scholarship support for a junior student majoring in Veterinary and Animal Sciences with an interest in dairy animals with the intention of...
Scholarship support for a junior student majoring in Veterinary and...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/30/2020
Varies Anthony Borton Equine Studies Scholarship
The Anthony Borton Equine Studies Scholarship, established in honor of the former professor and program director, provides stipends for...
The Anthony Borton Equine Studies Scholarship, established in honor of...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/30/2020
Varies Byron E. Colby Scholarship
The Byron E. Colby Scholarship, established in honor of the late professor, provides awards for animal science majors. The recipients will be...
The Byron E. Colby Scholarship, established in honor of the late...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/30/2020
Varies Equine Studies Program Endowment
The Equine Studies Program Endowment was established to support equine studies, primarily through graduate training, research, and outreach. The...
The Equine Studies Program Endowment was established to support equine...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/30/2020
Varies Jay A. Pirog Scholarship (Veterinary and Animal Sciences)
The Jay A. Pirog Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Joseph Pirog by his mother and the proceeds of a fundraiser sponsored by WITT/WRNX...
The Jay A. Pirog Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Joseph...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/30/2020
$2,000 John W. Lederle Endowed Student Internship Fund in Public and Non-Profit Service Scholarship
Established by Angie K. Lederle in the name of her husband, John W. Lederle, former President of University of Massachusetts, 1960 – 1970, to...
Established by Angie K. Lederle in the name of her husband, John W....
  • Deadline: 04/30/2020
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline04/30/2020
Varies R.C. Foley Scholarship
The R. C. Foley Scholarship, established by the bequest of the late Professor Foley, is awarded to a senior majoring in Veterinary and Animal...
The R. C. Foley Scholarship, established by the bequest of the late...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/30/2020
$1000 each UMass Transit Services Scholarship
In 2019, UMass Transit Services celebrated its 50th Anniversary on campus. In honor of the anniversary, alumni raised funds for a scholarship for...
In 2019, UMass Transit Services celebrated its 50th Anniversary on...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2020
  • Award: $1000 each
Deadline04/30/2020
Varies V.A. Rice Scholarship
The V.A. Rice Scholarship was created in honor of Professor Rice at the time of his retirement from the university. The scholarship is awarded to...
The V.A. Rice Scholarship was created in honor of Professor Rice at the...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/30/2020
Varies William P. Brooks, William B. Drew and Shirley Upton-Drew Memorial Fund
The William P. Brooks, William B. Drew and Shirley Upton-Drew Memorial Fund was established in memory of alumni Brooks (class of 1875), Drew (class...
The William P. Brooks, William B. Drew and Shirley Upton-Drew Memorial...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/30/2020
Varies Albert Wadsworth Meserve and Helen Clark Meserve Memorial Trust Fund
The Albert Wadsworth Meserve and Helen Clark Meserve Memorial Trust Fund provides scholarships to worthy degree-seeking students in the study of...
The Albert Wadsworth Meserve and Helen Clark Meserve Memorial Trust Fund...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
varies Alumni Scholarships
Alumni Scholarships are awarded to freshmen or transfer students who are University of Massachusetts Food Science majors with a strong interest in...
Alumni Scholarships are awarded to freshmen or transfer students who are...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Arvo "Pop" Aho Memorial Scholarship
The Arvo “Pop” Aho Memorial Scholarship was established in recognition of a long-time, loyal employee to provide a scholarship to a student who...
The Arvo “Pop” Aho Memorial Scholarship was established in recognition...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Ascension Farm School Fund
The Ascension Farm School Fund was established in 1951 and provides an award for education and training in agriculture to residents of Western...
The Ascension Farm School Fund was established in 1951 and provides an...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
varies Buttrick Scholarship
The Buttrick Scholarship, established in 1953 by the directors of the David Buttrick Company of Arlington, Mass., supports scholarships for junior,...
The Buttrick Scholarship, established in 1953 by the directors of the...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies C.D. Youngren Scholarship
The C.D. Youngren Scholarship, established by Clare (Youngren) Whaley ’38, is awarded to a rising senior engaged in a research opportunity during...
The C.D. Youngren Scholarship, established by Clare (Youngren) Whaley...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Dr. Arthur I. and Dr. Helen M. Poland Scholarship
The Dr. Arthur I. and Dr. Helen M. Poland Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student in the College of Natural Sciences who is in good...
The Dr. Arthur I. and Dr. Helen M. Poland Scholarship is awarded to an...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Eleanor W. Bateman '23 Family Scholarship
Established by Carlton Bates, Class of 1908, the Eleanor W. Bateman ’23 Family Scholarship is given to one or more deserving students in the...
Established by Carlton Bates, Class of 1908, the Eleanor W. Bateman ’23...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Frank H. Plumb 1892 Student Aid Fund
The Frank H. Plumb 1892 Student Aid Fund provides support to worthy students majoring in an agricultural field. Students in both two-year and...
The Frank H. Plumb 1892 Student Aid Fund provides support to worthy...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Fred Farwell Family Memorial Scholarship
The Fred Farwell Family Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one or more students in the College of Natural Sciences who have above-average...
The Fred Farwell Family Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one or more...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies George H. and Lillian Millman Scholarship in Science
The George H. and Lillian Millman Scholarship in Science is awarded to undergraduate students majoring in physics (first preference), or astronomy,...
The George H. and Lillian Millman Scholarship in Science is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Henry B. Peirson Endowment Fund
The Henry B. Peirson Endowment Fund supports a scholarship for at least one student with need who is studying forest and shade tree insects.
The Henry B. Peirson Endowment Fund supports a scholarship for at least...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Henry H. and Sylvia Richardson Scholarship
The Henry H. and Sylvia Richardson Scholarship is awarded to one or more undergraduate students studying entomology at UMass Amherst on the basis...
The Henry H. and Sylvia Richardson Scholarship is awarded to one or more...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies J.D.W. French Fund
The J. D. W. French Fund, established by the Bay State Agricultural Society, provides scholarships and awards for students in dairying (and its...
The J. D. W. French Fund, established by the Bay State Agricultural...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies J.D.W. French Fund (Dairy)
The J. D. W. French Fund, established by the Bay State Agricultural Society, provides scholarships and awards for students in dairying (and its...
The J. D. W. French Fund, established by the Bay State Agricultural...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Janet and Paul Belval Scholarship
The Janet and Paul Belval Scholarship was established by CNS alumna Jane Harver Belval ’84 and her husband, Paul N. Belval ’84, an SBS alumnus. The...
The Janet and Paul Belval Scholarship was established by CNS alumna Jane...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Joseph Perrozzi Memorial Scholarship
The Joseph Perrozzi Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one or more students majoring in Food Science who have completed a minimum of two semesters...
The Joseph Perrozzi Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one or more...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000 Joya Chakrabarty Memorial Scholarship
The Joya Chakrabarty Memorial Scholarship was established by Dr. Arup De ’95 in honor of his beloved aunt, who was a teacher. The scholarship...
The Joya Chakrabarty Memorial Scholarship was established by Dr. Arup De...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Luise Bronner Scholarship for CNS
The Luise Bronner Scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in a science in the College of Natural Sciences.
The Luise Bronner Scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in a...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
2 scholarships for $2,500 each Marions Mahoney Scholarship
The Marions Mahoney Scholarship was established by Robert M. Mahoney ’70 in honor of his mother and sister to encourage women to go into science...
The Marions Mahoney Scholarship was established by Robert M. Mahoney ’70...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: 2 scholarships for $2,500 each
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Martin G. Fonseca Endowment
The Martin G. Fonseca Endowment supports scholarships for students in the life sciences.
The Martin G. Fonseca Endowment supports scholarships for students in...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies New England Farm and Garden Association Scholarship
The New England Farm and Garden Association Scholarship was established with funding when the association disbanded. The association was a women’s...
The New England Farm and Garden Association Scholarship was established...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000 each New York Farmers Scholarship
The New York Farmers Scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Natural Sciences who are studying in the fields of (1) agriculture or (2)...
The New York Farmers Scholarship is awarded to students in the College...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000 each
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Non-Traditional Scholars Opportunity Fund
The Non-Traditional Scholars Opportunity Fund provides support to students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the College of Natural Sciences who...
The Non-Traditional Scholars Opportunity Fund provides support to...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Otto Degener Scholarship
The Otto Degener Scholarship was established by the late Don H. Smith ’34 in honor of Dr. Degener, the botanist on staff at the university. The...
The Otto Degener Scholarship was established by the late Don H. Smith...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Porter L. Newton Educational Fund
The Porter L. Newton Educational Fund, established by a bequest in 1926, provides scholarships to worthy and deserving students who may tend to...
The Porter L. Newton Educational Fund, established by a bequest in 1926,...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Richard E. and Isabelle M. Nilsson Scholarship
The Richard E. and Isabelle M. Nilsson Scholarship is awarded to one or more undergraduate students in the Veterinary and Animal Sciences...
The Richard E. and Isabelle M. Nilsson Scholarship is awarded to one or...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Robert H. and Patricia A. Ruf Scholarship
The Robert H. and Patricia A. Ruf Scholarship is awarded to one or more rising sophomore, junior, or senior students majoring in one of the life,...
The Robert H. and Patricia A. Ruf Scholarship is awarded to one or more...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Robert Todd McGorum and Hazel McGorum Falk Scholarship (for Horticulture)
The Robert Todd McGorum and Hazel McGorum Falk Scholarship is awarded to one or more students majoring in horticulture or landscape architecture....
The Robert Todd McGorum and Hazel McGorum Falk Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Robert W. Burrell Memorial Scholarship in Entomology
The Robert W. Burrell Memorial Scholarship in Entomology supports undergraduates studying entomology in the College of Natural Sciences. The...
The Robert W. Burrell Memorial Scholarship in Entomology supports...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$5,000 minimum (each) Sherwood-Delaney Scholarship
The Sherwood-Delaney Scholarship was established to encourage meritorious students to pursue careers in science in order to ensure America’s...
The Sherwood-Delaney Scholarship was established to encourage...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $5,000 minimum (each)
Deadline05/01/2020
varies The Feldberg Scholarship
The Feldberg Scholarship is the top undergraduate scholarship awarded to a rising senior Food Science major. Recipients are selected based on...
The Feldberg Scholarship is the top undergraduate scholarship awarded to...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Verne A. and Irene F. Fogg Fund
The Verne A. and Irene F. Fogg Fund provides undergraduate scholarships for students in the College of Natural Sciences. Special consideration...
The Verne A. and Irene F. Fogg Fund provides undergraduate scholarships...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
varies Virginia Dare Award
The Virginia Dare Award is offered by Virginia Dare annually to one student at the University of Massachusetts who has shown outstanding aptitude...
The Virginia Dare Award is offered by Virginia Dare annually to one...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$27,000 Edith Robinson Scholarship
The Graduate School invites applications for the 2020-21 Edith Robinson Fellowship. This fellowship comes from a generous bequest by Ms. Robinson...
The Graduate School invites applications for the 2020-21 Edith Robinson...
  • Deadline: 05/04/2020
  • Award: $27,000
Deadline05/04/2020