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
$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:
  • Award: $500
$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:
  • Award: $1,000
$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:
  • Award: $1,000
$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:
  • Award: $2,500
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:
  • Award: Varies
$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:
  • Award: $1,500
$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:
  • Award: $2,000
Varies Orlando "Ollie" Capizzi Stockbridge Scholarship
The Orlando “Ollie” Capizzi Stockbridge Scholarship provides support for students enrolled in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. Eligible...
The Orlando “Ollie” Capizzi Stockbridge Scholarship provides support for...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Priscilla M. Clarkson Graduate Scholarship in Kinesiology
The Priscilla M. Clarkson Graduate Scholarship in Kinesiology supports students pursuing a graduate degree in Kinesiology, specifically...
The Priscilla M. Clarkson Graduate Scholarship in Kinesiology supports...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
$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:
  • Award: $1,250
$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:
  • Award: $10,000
Varies The Rouzier Family Pre-Health Professional Scholarship
The Rouzier Family Pre-Health Professional Scholarship supports rising upperclassmen with an interest in the health care field. Preference for...
The Rouzier Family Pre-Health Professional Scholarship supports rising...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies The Stewart Fellowship
Established to provide financial support to graduate students enrolled in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public...
Established to provide financial support to graduate students enrolled...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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:
  • Award: 1,000.00
Varies Yablonski Fellowship Fund
The Yablonski Fellowship provides support for masters level students enrolled in any of the Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology,...
The Yablonski Fellowship provides support for masters level students...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Albert L. Delisle Scholarship
The Albert L. Delisle Scholarship was created when Dr. Delisle ’32, a teacher and pioneering researcher in botany, named the University of...
The Albert L. Delisle Scholarship was created when Dr. Delisle ’32, a...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Charles D. Baker II Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Charles D. Baker IV to honor the memory of his grandfather, Charles D. Baker II, who, despite experiencing...
This scholarship was established by Charles D. Baker IV to honor the...
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  • Award: Varies
varies David J. Klingener Endowment
The David J. Klingener Endowment was established in memory of Dr. David J. Klingener, professor of biology, to support the management,...
The David J. Klingener Endowment was established in memory of Dr. David...
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  • Award: varies
Varies Grace K. Fey Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of the former Chair of the UMass Board of Trustees to provide recognition and financial assistance to an...
This scholarship was established in honor of the former Chair of the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies James J. Karam Scholarship
The James J. Karam Scholarship was established in 2013 by James J. Karam. Mr. Karam is President and founder of First Bristol Corporation, a N.E....
The James J. Karam Scholarship was established in 2013 by James J....
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  • Award: Varies
varies Jane Hallenbeck Bemis Endowment for Research in Natural History
The Jane Hallenbeck Bemis Endowment for Research in Natural History was established for the curation of the zoological and botanical collections...
The Jane Hallenbeck Bemis Endowment for Research in Natural History was...
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  • Award: varies
$2,500 Marcia Lockhart Ruma Scholarship
The Marcia Lockhart Ruma Scholarship was established by Mrs. Ruma ’65, a mathematics major, and her husband, Charles J. Ruma ’64, ’65MBA. The...
The Marcia Lockhart Ruma Scholarship was established by Mrs. Ruma ’65, a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500
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...
  • Deadline:
  • 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...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Jessica Hayes Memorial Scholarship
The Jessica Hayes Memorial Scholarship was established through the generosity of the Hayes family. Jessica Hayes ’01 was a staff member of the...
The Jessica Hayes Memorial Scholarship was established through the...
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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...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
$1,000.00 Allen Davis and Nancy Mainor Social Justice Activism Scholarship
Awarded to a student with demonstrated interest in and activities that address social and economic justice, with a preference for those addressing...
Awarded to a student with demonstrated interest in and activities that...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
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...
  • Deadline:
  • 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...
  • Deadline:
  • 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...
  • Deadline:
  • 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...
  • Deadline:
  • 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...
  • Deadline:
  • 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...
  • Deadline:
  • 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...
  • Deadline:
  • 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...
  • Deadline:
  • 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...
  • Deadline:
  • 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...
  • Deadline:
  • 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...
  • Deadline:
  • 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...
  • Deadline:
  • 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.
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
Varies Associated General Contractors of Western Massachusetts: Building and Construction Technology Endowment
The Building and Construction Technology Endowment was established by the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA), which provides...
The Building and Construction Technology Endowment was established by...
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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...
  • Deadline:
  • 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...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
Varies David Mix Barrington Scholarship in Computer Science
The purpose of the David Mix Barrington Scholarship in Computer Science is to provide scholarship support to undergraduate rising seniors. Eligible...
The purpose of the David Mix Barrington Scholarship in Computer Science...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies David W. Stemple Scholarship in Computing
The purpose of the David W. Stemple Scholarship in Computing is to provide support to a first-year graduate student in Computer Science pursuing a...
The purpose of the David W. Stemple Scholarship in Computing is to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
varies Dean's International Scholarship
One or more international students in the Computer Science degree program will be selected for the Dean’s International Scholarship. Recognizing...
One or more international students in the Computer Science degree...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies