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 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...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies The Ray Ethan Torrey Scholarship
The Ray Ethan Torrey Scholarship was established by Howard A. Turner ‘12 and his wife in memory of Dr. Torrey, who taught in the Department of...
The Ray Ethan Torrey Scholarship was established by Howard A. Turner ‘12...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Jessica Hayes Memorial Scholarship
The Jessica Hayes Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior student majoring in biochemistry who has a record of high academic...
The Jessica Hayes Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Linda Slakey Award/Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Student Support Endowment
Known in the department as the Linda Slakey Award, the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Student Support Endowment was established to...
Known in the department as the Linda Slakey Award, the Department of...
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  • Award: Varies
varies Class of 1933 Scholarship Fund
A scholarship awarded to a rising junior or senior majoring in a foreign language.
A scholarship awarded to a rising junior or senior majoring in a foreign...
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  • Award: varies
varies Class of 1945 Merit Scholarship Fund
Scholarship assistance to a College of Humanities and Fine Arts major with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Preference given to members of the Minuteman...
Scholarship assistance to a College of Humanities and Fine Arts major...
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  • Award: varies
varies Class of 1976 Humanities Scholarship
Awarded each spring to an incoming College of Humanities and Fine Arts graduate student. Graduating seniors and returning alumni are eligible. ...
Awarded each spring to an incoming College of Humanities and Fine Arts...
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  • Award: varies
varies College of Humanities and Fine Arts Achievement Award
Awards given to rising juniors or seniors whose major is in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, who have a high level of academic achievement,...
Awards given to rising juniors or seniors whose major is in the College...
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  • Award: varies
$4,000.00 Edward G. and Maureen Tracy Venti Scholarship
Scholarship available to College of Humanities and Fine Arts major who has high financial need.
Scholarship available to College of Humanities and Fine Arts major who...
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  • Award: $4,000.00
varies Ellsworth and Mary Barnard Scholarship
A scholarship to support a full-time, rising junior or senior student in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts based on need and merit.
A scholarship to support a full-time, rising junior or senior student in...
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  • Award: varies
varies Ernest H. Hofer Oxford Summer Seminar Scholarship
Scholarships that support participants in the Oxford Summer Seminar program who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who have demonstrated financial need....
Scholarships that support participants in the Oxford Summer Seminar...
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  • Award: varies
varies Frank Prentice Rand Fund
Established to support students with demonstrated financial need whose major is in theater or visual art.
Established to support students with demonstrated financial need whose...
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  • Award: varies
varies French and Italian Fund for Academic Excellence
This study-abroad scholarship supports a student enrolled in full-time studies in Italy or France. Applicants must be full-time students majoring...
This study-abroad scholarship supports a student enrolled in full-time...
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  • Award: varies
varies Henry and Jean Hall Humanities and Fine Arts Scholarship Fund
A scholarship that supports students majoring in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts who have financial need and who are in good academic...
A scholarship that supports students majoring in the College of...
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  • Award: varies
varies HFA Community Scholarship
Available to undergraduate majors in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to...
Available to undergraduate majors in the College of Humanities and Fine...
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  • Award: varies
Varies HFA Study Abroad Scholarships
This is the general application for HFA Study Abroad Scholarships. This application is for language majors only.
This is the general application for HFA Study Abroad Scholarships. This...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: varies
$5,000.00 John and Donna Farrelly Scholarship in English
Scholarship available to a student majoring in English who has high financial need.
Scholarship available to a student majoring in English who has high...
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  • Award: $5,000.00
$5,000.00 John and Donna Farrelly Scholarship in History
Scholarship available to a student majoring in History who has high financial need.
Scholarship available to a student majoring in History who has high...
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  • Award: $5,000.00
varies Luise Bronner Scholarship Fund
Supports one or more students majoring in a foreign language.
Supports one or more students majoring in a foreign language.
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  • Award: varies
varies Joanne Daughdrill Scholarship
The Joanne Daughdrill Scholarship is given to a student pursuing an undergraduate degree in psychology. The recipient must be entering their...
The Joanne Daughdrill Scholarship is given to a student pursuing an...
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  • Award: varies
varies Mary Carney Rockwell Scholarship
Mary Carney Rockwell was a member of the Class of 1945. She and her husband bequeathed funds for the scholarship, which provides support for a...
Mary Carney Rockwell was a member of the Class of 1945. She and her...
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  • Award: varies
varies Richard S. Milstone Psychology Scholarship
The Richard S. Milstone Psychology Scholarship provides a scholarship to be awarded yearly to a psychology major with demonstrated financial need.
The Richard S. Milstone Psychology Scholarship provides a scholarship to...
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  • Award: varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
varies Andrew D. Wise Memorial Endowment Fund
Andrew Wise received his BS in geology in 1990. His parents established the Andrew D. Wise Memorial Endowment Fund in 2007 to provide support to...
Andrew Wise received his BS in geology in 1990. His parents established...
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  • Award: varies
varies Elinor Fierman Memorial Fund
The Elinor Fierman Memorial Fund was established by Jack Fitzpatrick ’76, ’78MS to remember Elinor Fierman ’76, who was killed while working. The...
The Elinor Fierman Memorial Fund was established by Jack Fitzpatrick...
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  • Award: varies
varies Geography Alumni Award
The Geography Alumni Award was established in 1995 with gifts from alumni of the Geography Program. The award provides support to students for...
The Geography Alumni Award was established in 1995 with gifts from...
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  • Award: varies
varies Gloria Radke Memorial Fund
Gloria Radke ‘75AS was a graduate student interested in Pleistocene geology. Her friends and family established the Gloria Radke Memorial Fund to...
Gloria Radke ‘75AS was a graduate student interested in Pleistocene...
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  • Award: varies
varies H.T.U. Smith Memorial Geology Fund
H.T.U. Smith served as head of Geosciences from 1956 to 1959. The H.T.U. Smith Memorial Geology Fund provides one or more awards to undergraduate...
H.T.U. Smith served as head of Geosciences from 1956 to 1959. The H.T.U....
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  • Award: varies
varies Leo M. Hall Memorial Fund
The Leo M. Hall Memorial Fund, in memory of the late UMass geology professor, supports geological field work by students in the Department of...
The Leo M. Hall Memorial Fund, in memory of the late UMass geology...
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  • Award: varies
Varies Christopher C. Gardner Internship Award
This scholarship was funded by SBS alum Christopher C. Gardner and supports SBS students who are conducting an internship abroad or with an...
This scholarship was funded by SBS alum Christopher C. Gardner and...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Elaine E. Nord Internship Fund for Creative Communications
This internship funding opportunity is made available through the generous donation of Elaine E. Nord ‘81, a UMass Amherst alumna who majored in...
This internship funding opportunity is made available through the...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Knapp Scholarship
Established to fund scholarships for undergraduate Political Science students. This fund is shared by the Amherst and Boston campuses.
Established to fund scholarships for undergraduate Political Science...
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  • Award: Varies