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HFA Graduate Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship applications for the 2014-15 academic year are currently being accepted.  Please note that the two scholarships listed below have different application deadlines..   

Welcome to the HFA graduate student scholarship page.  Two scholarships are open to graduate students and the Dean of the College of Humanities & Fine Arts invites those who meet the eligibility requirements outlined below to apply. 

Scholarship awards are valuable for the contribution they make toward reducing your tuition expenses and they are important for the recognition and honor they confer.  Our scholarships are made possible by the generous support of UMass alumni.  Awards are typically between $300 and $1,000.

Following the description of each scholarship opportunity is a link to the corresponding online application. 

Please note there is a separate application for each of these scholarships and they have different deadlines.

 


The Frank Prentice Rand Scholarship 

Application Deadline 12:00 noon on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Eligibility requirements:  Applicants must be in good academic standing and enrolled in one the performing arts programs in Departments of Music & Dance or Theater.  This scholarship is also open to undergraduate majors in the performing arts.

We encourage you to preview the application questions here.  You may find it easiest to compose some of your responses in advance so they can be pasted into the online application.  PLEASE NOTE that applications will only be accepted through the online form.  Do not use the preview question document as a form on which to submit your application.  Additionally, your application must be completed fully and submitted in a single session. The form will not allow you complete it partially and return later to finish. Similarly, once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to access it for editing.


The Class of 1976 Humanities Scholarship for Graduate Study

Application Deadline 12:00 noon on Monday, March 17, 2014

The Class of 1976 Humanities Scholarship was created during the classes Tenth Reunion Fund Drive (1985-1986) and established in 1989.  It is applied toward the tuition of a student who will continue his or her UMass Amherst education as a Graduate Degree candidate in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts.

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be a graduating senior in good academic standing who will begin work toward a graduate degree in a College of Humanities & Fine Arts department in the next academic year.  Undergraduate alumni of the College of Humanities & Fine Arts who will return to a department in the College to begin work on a graduate degree are also eligible to apply.  Applicants will be required to provide an official undergraduate transcript by the application deadline and a copy of their letter of acceptance as soon as it is available.

We encourage you to preview the application questions.  You may find it easiest to compose some of your responses in advance so they can be pasted into the online application.  PLEASE NOTE that applications will only be accepted through the online application form.  Do not use the preview question document as a form on which to submit your application.  Additionally, your application must be completed fully and submitted in a single session. The form will not allow you complete it partially and return later to finish. Similarly, once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to access it for editing.

Students seeking scholarship support should also investigate opportunities available in their departments.  If you have questions about these two HFA scholarships, please send them to: chfadev@hfa.umass.edu


We wish you the best of luck!