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Scholarships 2014-2015

Scholarship aid is available from the College of Nursing, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and foundations and private sources.

The scholarship application for 2014-2015 is now closed. Awards will be posted to SPIRE in September.

Achieving Diversity Initiative Scholarship Fund

This scholarship opportunity was established in 2012. The Achieving Diversity Nursing Workforce Enhancement Scholarship opportunity is designed to support nursing students dedicated to promoting diversity, increasing positive patient health outcomes, working to decrease health care disparities and promoting health equity.

Eligibility:  First and second semester junior nursing students from the Traditional Undergraduate Nursing and Second Baccalaureate Programs.

Selection:  Both merit and financial need based scholarships will be awarded. 

By accepting the Achieving Diversity Scholarship, the recipient agrees to participate in at least three (3) ADI community outreach activities and to continue working to maintain academic excellence.

Click here to apply now! Deadline: October 15, 2014.

College of Nursing Scholarships

Eligible student groups are notified during the fall semester that they may apply for certain scholarships with a deadline of April 26. Other selections for scholarships and awards are made by the College based upon eligibility criteria.

Scholarships and awards are presented annually at the College of Nursing Scholarship and Awards Reception. The actual scholarship monies will be credited to student SPIRE accounts for the Fall 2014 semester through the Financial Aid Office.

Scholarships from Other Sources

Visit Financial Aid’s comprehensive Scholarship Resource Guide for information on university-wide scholarships and scholarships from private sources, and for links to global scholarship search engines. The U.S. Department of State sponsors the Fulbright Program for U.S. Students. For further information, call the Financial Aid Office at (413) 545-0801.