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 Jim McGee Arboriculture Scholarship
The Jim McGee Arboriculture Scholarship provides scholarship support to students entering or enrolled in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture and...
The Jim McGee Arboriculture Scholarship provides scholarship support to...
  • Deadline: 07/17/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/17/2020
$500 - $1,000 HFA Summer Internship 2020
The HFA Summer Internship Scholarship helps students participate in valuable summer internship experiences that have great potential but offer no...
The HFA Summer Internship Scholarship helps students participate in...
  • Deadline: 07/19/2020
  • Award: $500 - $1,000
Deadline07/19/2020
Varies Edward J. Harris Lifelong Learning Fund
Named in honor of a founding director of UWW, this scholarship is awarded to a UWW student who demonstrates financial need and is in good academic...
Named in honor of a founding director of UWW, this scholarship is...
  • Deadline: 08/24/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/24/2020
Varies Friends of UWW Scholarship
Started by the Friends of UWW alumni group, this scholarship is awarded to a UWW student who demonstrates financial need and is in good academic...
Started by the Friends of UWW alumni group, this scholarship is awarded...
  • Deadline: 08/24/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/24/2020
Varies Jeffrey C. Taylor Educational Opportunity Fund
Established by and named after Jeffrey Taylor, UMass UWW alumnus and founder of Monster.com, this scholarship is awarded to a UWW student who...
Established by and named after Jeffrey Taylor, UMass UWW alumnus and...
  • Deadline: 08/24/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/24/2020
Varies Misty Catherine Bassi Memorial UWW Scholarship
In the spirit and memory of 2009 graduate Misty Bassi, this scholarship is awarded to a UWW student who demonstrates financial need and is in good...
In the spirit and memory of 2009 graduate Misty Bassi, this scholarship...
  • Deadline: 08/24/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/24/2020
Varies University Without Walls Scholarship Application
Complete this application to be considered for all scholarships specific to the University Without Walls Degree Completion Program. Only students...
Complete this application to be considered for all scholarships specific...
  • Deadline: 08/24/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/24/2020
Varies UWW Faculty Student Scholarship Fund
Established to honor the dedication and passion of the UWW faculty, past and present, this scholarship is awarded to a UWW student who demonstrates...
Established to honor the dedication and passion of the UWW faculty, past...
  • Deadline: 08/24/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/24/2020
Varies Paul Doherty Family Scholarship
Scholarship for a student from Springfield MA with financial need as demonstrated on the FAFSA. Preference for a student who participated in sports...
Scholarship for a student from Springfield MA with financial need as...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/30/2021
Varies Alumni Scholarships (First-Year Students)
Alumni Scholarships are awarded to freshmen or transfer students who are University of Massachusetts Food Science majors with a strong interest in...
Alumni Scholarships are awarded to freshmen or transfer students who are...
  • 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 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 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 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:
  • Award: varies
Varies 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: Varies
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
$4,000.00 Theodore Presser Award
The Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award is to be presented to an outstanding student majoring in music at the end of the student’s junior year...
The Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award is to be presented to an...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $4,000.00
$10,000 Isenberg Honors Scholarship
Renewable support for CHC students with financial need who are pursuing a major in the Isenberg School of Management. Students may apply in the...
Renewable support for CHC students with financial need who are pursuing...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $10,000
Ended
$1,600 BDIC Bright Idea Scholarship
Support for BDIC students with a business plan.
Support for BDIC students with a business plan.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,600
Ended
$2,000.00 Horizontes Study Abroad Scholarship
Study abroad scholarship awarded to a UMass student who has successfully completed upper-level Spanish or Portuguese coursework (300 level) and who...
Study abroad scholarship awarded to a UMass student who has successfully...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
Varies Non-Traditional Scholars Opportunity Fund
The Non-Traditional Scholars Opportunity Fund provides support to students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the College of Natural Sciences who...
The Non-Traditional Scholars Opportunity Fund provides support to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$571.00 Class of 2013 Dedicatory Scholarship
The Class of 2013 Dedicatory Scholarship provides assistance to students with high financial need, involvement in Isenberg Student Group(s), and a...
The Class of 2013 Dedicatory Scholarship provides assistance to students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $571.00
Ended
Varies Matthew E. Donovan Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship supports students in good academic standing with financial need. Preference for Marketing majors.
This scholarship supports students in good academic standing with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Sidhu Family Scholarship (Finance)
The Sidhu Family Scholarship supports students in good academic standing with financial need.
The Sidhu Family Scholarship supports students in good academic standing...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,500.00 Sidhu Family Scholarship (Management)
The Sidhu Family Scholarship supports students in good academic standing with financial need.
The Sidhu Family Scholarship supports students in good academic standing...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$3,000.00 Stephen and Sandra Levy Scholarship (Finance)
Established to fund undergraduate scholarships for Isenberg School students who demonstrate financial need and are significantly contributing to...
Established to fund undergraduate scholarships for Isenberg School...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
Varies Susan and Jonathan Yorks Scholarship
This scholarship assists academically talented undergraduates at Isenberg to realize their potential.
This scholarship assists academically talented undergraduates at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,500 a year (varies)
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $250- $500
Ended
varies Junior Fellows Program
Students eligible to apply to the Junior Fellows Program include life science majors in their junior year with an overall grade point average of...
Students eligible to apply to the Junior Fellows Program include life...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
Varies Sidney Topol Scholarship in Computer Science
The purpose of the Sidney Topol Scholarship in Computer Science is to provide support to first-year students in the BS or BA degree program in...
The purpose of the Sidney Topol Scholarship in Computer Science is to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Marjorie R. Harrison International Impact Fund
The purpose of the Fund will be to provide support for graduate students in any College of Education doctoral program whose program of study will...
The purpose of the Fund will be to provide support for graduate students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended