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 John Thomas and Nancy Butterworth Scholarship
The John Thomas and Nancy Butterworth Scholarship is awarded to a third-year student with an interest in advanced floriculture. The scholarship...
The John Thomas and Nancy Butterworth Scholarship is awarded to a...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Kurt T. Chambers Memorial Endowment Award
The goal of the Kurt T. Chambers Memorial Endowment Award is to provide support for students in need of special services that might not otherwise...
The goal of the Kurt T. Chambers Memorial Endowment Award is to provide...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Marsha H. Nute Memorial Fund
The Marsha H. Nute Memorial Fund was established in memory of alumnus Marsha H. Nute ’77AS and provides an award for a senior student in a two-year...
The Marsha H. Nute Memorial Fund was established in memory of alumnus...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Massachusetts Association of Lawn Care Professionals Scholarship
The Massachusetts Association of Lawn Care Professionals Scholarship is given to students studying turfgrass management in the two-year degree...
The Massachusetts Association of Lawn Care Professionals Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Oscar G. Anderson Memorial Fund
The Oscar G. Anderson Memorial Fund provides support to a worthy student of good character and in need of assistance for the purchase of textbooks...
The Oscar G. Anderson Memorial Fund provides support to a worthy student...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Paul H. and Bette (Baker) Jennings Scholarship
The Paul H. and Bette (Baker) Jennings Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students studying plant or soil science, with a preference given to...
The Paul H. and Bette (Baker) Jennings Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Ralph E. Stratton Scholarship Award
The Ralph E. Stratton Scholarship Award, established by a bequest from Mr. Stratton ’32, is given to students in the two-year degree programs in...
The Ralph E. Stratton Scholarship Award, established by a bequest from...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Rob Mercurio Memorial Scholarship
The Rob Mercurio Memorial Scholarship, established by the parents of Rob Mercurio ’10AS, provides support to student in the Stockbridge School of...
The Rob Mercurio Memorial Scholarship, established by the parents of Rob...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Robert G. and Dorothy P. Tilden Memorial Scholarship
The Robert G. and Dorothy P. Tilden Memorial Scholarship was established by a bequest from Winifred (Tilden) Gelinas in honor of her parents. The...
The Robert G. and Dorothy P. Tilden Memorial Scholarship was established...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Sidney H. Cole Agricultural Scholarship
The Sidney H. Cole Agricultural Scholarship honors a late Stockbridge alumnus who was a successful poultry farmer in Westhampton, Mass. The...
The Sidney H. Cole Agricultural Scholarship honors a late Stockbridge...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Stockbridge School Alumni Fund
The Stockbridge School Alumni Association created the Stockbridge School Alumni Fund in 1963. The Fund supports scholarships for worthy students...
The Stockbridge School Alumni Association created the Stockbridge School...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies The Michael J. Turchan Memorial Scholarship
The Michael J. Turchan Memorial Scholarship, established by his wife, Susan Bascom ’67, is given to a student in the two-year degree programs in...
The Michael J. Turchan Memorial Scholarship, established by his wife,...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Theodore S. Bacon, M.D. (M.A.C. 1894) Scholarship for the Pre-Medical Program
The Theodore S. Bacon, M.D. Scholarship was established in memory of the alumnus who graduated from the Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1894...
The Theodore S. Bacon, M.D. Scholarship was established in memory of the...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Vic Keedy Fund
Victor A. Keedy, Jr. ’70AS, ’76 was a long-time employee of UMass Amherst and his colleagues and friends contributed to the fund in his name. The...
Victor A. Keedy, Jr. ’70AS, ’76 was a long-time employee of UMass...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
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: 02/03/2019
  • Award: 2 awards @ $2,000
Deadline02/03/2019
3 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: 02/03/2019
  • Award: 3 awards @ $2,000
Deadline02/03/2019
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: 02/03/2019
  • Award: 2 awards @ $500
Deadline02/03/2019
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: 02/03/2019
  • Award: 1 award @ $2,000
Deadline02/03/2019
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: 02/03/2019
  • Award: 2 awards @ $1,000
Deadline02/03/2019
1 award @ $2,000 The Bella Scholarship
The Bella Scholarship was established by an Alumni Association board member in honor of his daughter. It is intended to provide financial support...
The Bella Scholarship was established by an Alumni Association board...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2019
  • Award: 1 award @ $2,000
Deadline02/03/2019
$1,000 for 2 years (awarded every two years) The David R. Nunez '03 Scholarship for Community Service and Leadership
The David R. Nunez ’03 Scholarship for Community Service and Leadership was created in honor of the late David R. Nunez, an outstanding student...
The David R. Nunez ’03 Scholarship for Community Service and Leadership...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2019
  • Award: $1,000 for 2 years (awarded every two years)
Deadline02/03/2019
1 award @ $2,000 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: 02/03/2019
  • Award: 1 award @ $2,000
Deadline02/03/2019
1 award @ $1,000 UMass Amherst Life Sciences Alumni Network Scholarship
The UMass Amherst Life Sciences Alumni Network Scholarship was established to assist with the educational pursuits of students who are interested...
The UMass Amherst Life Sciences Alumni Network Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2019
  • Award: 1 award @ $1,000
Deadline02/03/2019
$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: 02/05/2019
  • Award: $9,700 each
Deadline02/05/2019
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: 02/05/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/05/2019
$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: 02/05/2019
  • Award: $200
Deadline02/05/2019
$100 each Dr. Uche Anyanwu Memorial Fund
The Dr. Uche Anyanwu Memorial Fund was established in 2012 by Dr. Ucheoma O. Akobundu to honor her late husband, who was part of the DV Group...
The Dr. Uche Anyanwu Memorial Fund was established in 2012 by Dr....
  • Deadline: 02/05/2019
  • Award: $100 each
Deadline02/05/2019
Varies J.F.B. Fund for Undergraduate Research
The J.F.B. Fund for Undergraduate Research was established by a member of the Class of 1959. The fund awards summer research support in the...
The J.F.B. Fund for Undergraduate Research was established by a member...
  • Deadline: 02/05/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/05/2019
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: 02/05/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/05/2019
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: 02/05/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/05/2019
$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: 02/05/2019
  • Award: $400
Deadline02/05/2019
$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: 02/05/2019
  • Award: $250
Deadline02/05/2019
$4,000 Professor Jack Ragle Endowed Fund in Chemistry
The Professor Jack Ragle Endowed Fund in Chemistry was established by Dr. Edward P/ Marram ’59, ’61MS in honor of the retired professor. The fund...
The Professor Jack Ragle Endowed Fund in Chemistry was established by...
  • Deadline: 02/05/2019
  • Award: $4,000
Deadline02/05/2019
$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: 02/05/2019
  • Award: $100
Deadline02/05/2019
$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: 02/05/2019
  • Award: $200 each
Deadline02/05/2019
Varies Roger G. Bates Chemistry Fund
Dr. Roger G. Bates ’34 established this fund to support the enrichment and extension of programs in the Department of Chemistry at the discretion...
Dr. Roger G. Bates ’34 established this fund to support the enrichment...
  • Deadline: 02/05/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/05/2019
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: 02/05/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/05/2019
$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: 02/05/2019
  • Award: $500 each
Deadline02/05/2019
$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: 02/05/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline02/05/2019
varies Edward S. Chang Endowed Fund for Undergraduate Research
The Edward S. Chang Endowed Fund for Undergraduate Research provides research grants for undergraduate physics majors pursuing physics research...
The Edward S. Chang Endowed Fund for Undergraduate Research provides...
  • Deadline: 02/25/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline02/25/2019
$1,000 John B's Roads(sic) Scholarship
The purpose of the Fund will be to make up to two $1,000 awards each year to eligible full-time junior year students who are also Transit Service...
The purpose of the Fund will be to make up to two $1,000 awards each...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/28/2019
$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: 03/17/2019
  • Award: $500-600
Deadline03/17/2019
$500 Economics Alumni Award for Distinguished Service
Granted by the Economics Alumni Advisory Board to students who have contributed extensively to the UMass Amherst community, particularly to the...
Granted by the Economics Alumni Advisory Board to students who have...
  • Deadline: 03/17/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/17/2019
$500 Economics Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement
This award is granted by the Economics Alumni Advisory Board to a student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement, either academically or...
This award is granted by the Economics Alumni Advisory Board to a...
  • Deadline: 03/17/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/17/2019
$1,000 Economics Writing Award
This award is presented to an Economics major who has demonstrated excellence in writing as determined by department faculty. Applicants must...
This award is presented to an Economics major who has demonstrated...
  • Deadline: 03/17/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/17/2019
$2,500 F. Ward McCarthy Scholarship for Interns
This award was made possible by the generosity of F. Ward McCarthy ’73. This scholarship will be awarded to economics majors with confirmed summer...
This award was made possible by the generosity of F. Ward McCarthy ’73....
  • Deadline: 03/17/2019
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline03/17/2019
$1,500 a year (varies) Finegan Family Scholarship
Established by the Finegan family, this scholarship supports undergraduate students majoring in economics. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0...
Established by the Finegan family, this scholarship supports...
  • Deadline: 03/17/2019
  • Award: $1,500 a year (varies)
Deadline03/17/2019
$250- $500 Highest Academic Achievement Award
The Highest Academic Achievement Award, granted by the Department Chair, will be presented to the senior primary major with the highest GPA within...
The Highest Academic Achievement Award, granted by the Department Chair,...
  • Deadline: 03/17/2019
  • Award: $250- $500
Deadline03/17/2019
$1,500 Jacqueline Dorfman Scholarship
Funded by SBS alum Jacqueline Dorfman, this award supports full-time undergraduate female Economics majors who are in good academic standing (GPA...
Funded by SBS alum Jacqueline Dorfman, this award supports full-time...
  • Deadline: 03/17/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/17/2019
$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: 03/17/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/17/2019