Our Opportunities

Welcome to the UMass Amherst scholarship system!

Below you will find a listing of scholarships available to 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 Class of 1952 Scholarship
Established to provide scholarships to students who demonstrate academic merit, need of financial assistance and coping with the loss or illness of...
Established to provide scholarships to students who demonstrate academic...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Class of 1954 Scholarship
Established to provide scholarships to students who have demonstrated financial need, leadership potential or community responsibility, have...
Established to provide scholarships to students who have demonstrated...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Class of 1957 Scholarship
Established to provide scholarships to students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need.
Established to provide scholarships to students at the University of...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Class of 1958 Scholarship
Established to provide scholarships for students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need.
Established to provide scholarships for students at the University of...
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  • Award: Varies
$2,500.00 Class of 1960 Million Heirs Scholarship Endowment
Established to provide scholarships to assist students to obtain a university education who otherwise might not have sufficient resources to do so....
Established to provide scholarships to assist students to obtain a...
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  • Award: $2,500.00
Varies Class of 1962 Scholarship
Awarded based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need.
Awarded based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need.
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Class of 1965 Emergency Scholarship
Established to provide emergency assistance for any student who has earned 48 college credits while making progress towards a bachelor’s degree;...
Established to provide emergency assistance for any student who has...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Class of 1968 Scholarship
Established to provide scholarship assistance to students whose parents served in the Vietnam War. Preference will be given to descendants of the...
Established to provide scholarship assistance to students whose parents...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Class of 1971 Chancellor's Scholarship
Established to provide scholarship assistance to: a) deserving students in financial need; b) the award will be based on merit, including but not...
Established to provide scholarship assistance to: a) deserving students...
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  • Award: Varies
$175.00 Class of 1971 Scholarship
Awarded to a UMass junior or senior who has been active in student activities on the Amherst campus.
Awarded to a UMass junior or senior who has been active in student...
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  • Award: $175.00
Varies Class of 1982 Scholarship
Scholarships for incoming freshman. Given to recipients based on merit and need.
Scholarships for incoming freshman. Given to recipients based on merit...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Class of 1984 Scholarship
An unrestricting award to aid deserving UMass students.
An unrestricting award to aid deserving UMass students.
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Crowley Family Scholarship
Established to provide a scholarship to an incoming student from the town of Framingham, MA or the city of Brockton, MA. Students must be in good...
Established to provide a scholarship to an incoming student from the...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Danforth Keyes Bangs Fund
Recipients of this scholarship will be industrious and deserving students with financial need.
Recipients of this scholarship will be industrious and deserving...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies David. C. Knapp Financial Aid Scholarship
Established to provide scholarships for needy undergraduate students.
Established to provide scholarships for needy undergraduate students.
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Dr. Franklin L. Warren Scholarship Fund
Established to provide scholarships to students from Bridgewater, Massachusetts. If during any one year no student from Bridgewater attends, then...
Established to provide scholarships to students from Bridgewater,...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Ed Tanski Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established to provide a scholarship for incoming freshman students who are residents of Easthampton, MA graduating from either Easthampton High...
Established to provide a scholarship for incoming freshman students who...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Eli W. Sherman Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established to provide scholarships to transfer students who are residents of Massachusetts and who are graduating from a Massachusetts community...
Established to provide scholarships to transfer students who are...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Elizabeth A. G. Beary Scholarship
Established to provide support for an undergraduate student who demonstrates any two of the following criteria: is in the U.S. Armed Forces, is a...
Established to provide support for an undergraduate student who...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies F.M. Dowd Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to full-time freshman students majoring in mathematics, any of the physical sciences, or any branch of engineering who is the...
Awarded annually to full-time freshman students majoring in mathematics,...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Franklin W. Marsh Scholarship
Scholarship for a needy undergraduate.
Scholarship for a needy undergraduate.
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Frederick G. Crane Scholarship
Worthy undergraduate student of limited financial resources at UMass. Preference will be given to residents of Berkshire County.
Worthy undergraduate student of limited financial resources at UMass....
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  • Award: Varies
Varies George W. Mitton Educational Fund
Scholarship for a worthy, needy student.
Scholarship for a worthy, needy student.
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  • Award: Varies
$1,000.00 GOLD Class Scholarships
Established to provide support for seniors who demonstrate a financial need.
Established to provide support for seniors who demonstrate a financial...
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  • Award: $1,000.00
Varies Gordon and Dolores Sutton Scholarship
Established in memory of Professor Gordon Sutton and alumna Dolores (Dee) Sutton ’78 to provide supplemental financial support to economically...
Established in memory of Professor Gordon Sutton and alumna Dolores...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Gregory S. Thomas Community Scholarship
To benefit students with need, first-generation in college, and/or are underrepresented on the UMass Amherst campus.
To benefit students with need, first-generation in college, and/or are...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Harold G. Dickey Scholarship
Established to provide scholarship support for undergraduate students.
Established to provide scholarship support for undergraduate students.
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Henry Gassett Scholarship
Established to provide a scholarship at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Established to provide a scholarship at the University of Massachusetts...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Higher Hopes Fund
Established to provide scholarship support for Massachusetts students with full financial need who might not otherwise have applied to college...
Established to provide scholarship support for Massachusetts students...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Honorable John T. Sweeney Scholarship
Established to honor the life and work of The Honorable John T. Sweeney by awarding scholarships to students pursuing their degrees in either...
Established to honor the life and work of The Honorable John T. Sweeney...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Ilene Sharon Saval Scholarship Fund
Established to provide one or more scholarships t entering students at UMass Amherst from the city of Revere, MA
Established to provide one or more scholarships t entering students at...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies James & Mary Cross Scholarship
Established to provide scholarships to assist UMass Amherst students to obtain a university education who otherwise might not have sufficient...
Established to provide scholarships to assist UMass Amherst students to...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Jesse A. Taft Scholarship Fund
The Jesse A. Taft Scholarship is for students from the Nipmuc Regional High School in Mendon, MA. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of...
The Jesse A. Taft Scholarship is for students from the Nipmuc Regional...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Joseph H. Forest Memorial Fund
Scholarship for needy student.
Scholarship for needy student.
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Kenneth R., Frances L., and Keith Edward Newman Scholarship Fund
For deserving, needy students.
For deserving, needy students.
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Kevin Michael Sullivan Scholarship Fund
Established to provide scholarship assistance to an undergraduate student with a scholastic rank of freshman. Preference will be given to immediate...
Established to provide scholarship assistance to an undergraduate...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Lizzie Dickinson Scholarship
For female deserving students from Amherst or Deerfield, Massachusetts.
For female deserving students from Amherst or Deerfield, Massachusetts.
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Lucius Clapp Scholarship
The Lucius Clapp Endowment Scholarship was established in 1902 to aid deserving students trying to secure a college education.
The Lucius Clapp Endowment Scholarship was established in 1902 to aid...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Margaret Murach '79 Berkshire County Scholarship
To provide a scholarship to a student entering his/her sophomore year. Eligible students will be from Berkshire County in Massachusetts;...
To provide a scholarship to a student entering his/her sophomore year....
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Margaret Ruth Pomeroy Hamlin Fund
Established to provide scholarship support for undergraduate students with preference to women.
Established to provide scholarship support for undergraduate students...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Marlane S. Wrenn Scholarship
Established to provide financial aid to any deserving female student or applicant who cannot attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst because...
Established to provide financial aid to any deserving female student or...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Mary Robinson Fund
Established to provide scholarships to aid in the support and education of any students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst needing such aid...
Established to provide scholarships to aid in the support and education...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Massachusetts Society for the Education of Women Scholarship
Established to assist women undergraduates who have completed their first year of study.
Established to assist women undergraduates who have completed their...
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  • Award: Varies
$2,500.00 MassMutual Scholars Fund
Established to provide scholarships to students in public high schools from Springfield, Massachusetts. Recipients will have demonstrated...
Established to provide scholarships to students in public high schools...
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  • Award: $2,500.00
Varies Matthew Peterson Memorial Scholarship
Established to provide an annual award to students who graduated from Framingham High School and have been admitted to the University of...
Established to provide an annual award to students who graduated from...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies May O. Whippen Scholarship Fund
Established to provide a scholarship to a student in need of financial aid who wishes to enter the university or continue his or her studies at the...
Established to provide a scholarship to a student in need of financial...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Miller Family Community College Transfer Scholarship
Established to provide scholarship assistance to students transferring into the University of Massachusetts Amherst from a Massachusetts Community...
Established to provide scholarship assistance to students transferring...
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  • Award: Varies
$2000.00 Myra Kraft Community Leadership Scholarship
The Myra Kraft Community Leadership Scholarship was established in 2013 with a generous donation from Mr. Robert K. Kraft with collaboration and...
The Myra Kraft Community Leadership Scholarship was established in 2013...
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  • Award: $2000.00
Varies Nancy Jean Lahteine Palmer Memorial Scholarship
Established to honor the memory of Nancy Jean Lahteine Palmer, Class of 1978 from the Department of Communication. She was an active member in the...
Established to honor the memory of Nancy Jean Lahteine Palmer, Class of...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Phillip Sheinfield Scholarship Fund
Scholarship to a deserving student in good standing at UMass Amherst.
Scholarship to a deserving student in good standing at UMass Amherst.
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  • Award: Varies