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
$2,500 Frank and Helen DiGiammarino Scholarship
Supports CHC students who are participating in summer community service learning or community-engaged research. Students may apply in the spring of...
Supports CHC students who are participating in summer community service...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2019
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline02/28/2019
$500 Honors Dean's Award
Support for CHC students who demonstrate excellence in research. Students may apply in the spring of their senior year.
Support for CHC students who demonstrate excellence in research....
  • Deadline: 02/28/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/28/2019
$1,000.00 Jennifer Hanes Schromm Honors Scholarship
Supports Commonwealth Honors College students who demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to female students majoring in science,...
Supports Commonwealth Honors College students who demonstrate financial...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/28/2019
$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
$1,500 Kenneth L. O'Brien Scholarship
Renewable support for CHC student with outstanding academic records with preference for students participating in an intercollegiate olympic sport...
Renewable support for CHC student with outstanding academic records with...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline02/28/2019
Varies Lang Global Scholar Award
Scholarship support for a student enrolled in the International Scholars Program with financial need. The scholarship is intended to help the...
Scholarship support for a student enrolled in the International Scholars...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/28/2019
$500 Lawrence Payne '77 Public Service Scholarship
Support for CHC student with demonstrated outstanding academics and a strong record of public service. Students may apply in the spring of their...
Support for CHC student with demonstrated outstanding academics and a...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/28/2019
$1,500 Lewenberg Family Scholarship
Support for CHC students with financial need who are active in Hillel. Students may apply in the spring of their freshman, sophomore, or junior year.
Support for CHC students with financial need who are active in Hillel....
  • Deadline: 02/28/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline02/28/2019
$500 Lewis C. Mainzer Creativity Award
Award for Junior or Senior BDIC majors whose interdisciplinary course of study reflects a breadth of interests and takes a creative approach in...
Award for Junior or Senior BDIC majors whose interdisciplinary course of...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/28/2019
$1,000 Lynda Walker Dean's Opportunity Fund
Support to CHC students enrolled in the study abroad course: Alternative Theatres: Edinburgh Fringe Festival to assist with program costs. Students...
Support to CHC students enrolled in the study abroad course: Alternative...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/28/2019
$1,000 Maia Felisse McDermott Memorial BDIC Scholarship
Support for a BDIC student who demonstrates how their academic work will benefit and inspire others. Students may apply in the spring of their...
Support for a BDIC student who demonstrates how their academic work will...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/28/2019
$2,500 Marybeth T. Murphy Memorial Scholarship
Support for CHC student with financial need majoring in landscape architecture and regional planning. Students may apply in the spring of their...
Support for CHC student with financial need majoring in landscape...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2019
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline02/28/2019
Varies McGoldrick-Jenkins Family Scholarship
The purpose of the McGoldrick-Jenkins Family Scholarship is to provide financial support for Commonwealth Honors College students with strong...
The purpose of the McGoldrick-Jenkins Family Scholarship is to provide...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/28/2019
$1,500 Melvin Howard Scholarship
Support for CHC students with financial need and an interest in business or economics. Students may apply in the spring of their freshman,...
Support for CHC students with financial need and an interest in business...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline02/28/2019
$2,000 Nancy M. Cullen '76 Scholarship
Supports CHC students with financial need who participate in UMass Minuteman Marching Band. Students may apply in the spring of their freshman,...
Supports CHC students with financial need who participate in UMass...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline02/28/2019
Varies Oxford Summer Seminar at Trinity College Scholarship
Support for CHC students with demonstrated financial need accepted to the Umass Amherst Oxford Summer Seminar at Trinity College program.
Support for CHC students with demonstrated financial need accepted to...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/28/2019
$1,250 Rachel and John Morton Honors Scholarship
Support for CHC students with financial need with outstanding academic record. Some preference given to students from Stoughton, MA. Students may...
Support for CHC students with financial need with outstanding academic...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2019
  • Award: $1,250
Deadline02/28/2019
$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: 02/28/2019
  • Award: $10,000
Deadline02/28/2019
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: 02/28/2019
  • Award: 1,000.00
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
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: 03/17/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/17/2019
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: 03/17/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/17/2019
$5,000 Rosemary Hussey Werrett Scholarship
Funded by SBS alum Rosemary Werrett, this award supports Economics majors in good academic standing (GPA of 3.0+) with demonstrated financial need....
Funded by SBS alum Rosemary Werrett, this award supports Economics...
  • Deadline: 03/17/2019
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline03/17/2019
Varies Sherry Barber Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship
This scholarship, supported by a fund established in honor of Sherry Barber, provides tuition support to economics students. Sherry Barber...
This scholarship, supported by a fund established in honor of Sherry...
  • Deadline: 03/17/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/17/2019
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: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
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: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
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: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
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: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
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: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
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: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
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: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
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: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
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: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
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: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
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: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
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: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
Varies Mary Margaret Whittaker-Webster Memorial Award
Provides support to graduate students in the School Psychology program for student expenses and programs for which other sources of funding are not...
Provides support to graduate students in the School Psychology program...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
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: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
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: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
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: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
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: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
varies Joann Waite Bennett and George Neil Bennett Scholarship
An award given to an entering Master’s or doctoral candidate in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts who shows considerable promise. The...
An award given to an entering Master’s or doctoral candidate in the...
  • Deadline: 04/08/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/08/2019