Scholarships

All your scholarships. All in one place.

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) has implemented an exciting and convenient new system, Academic Works, which automatically matches you with the scholarships you’re eligible for. These include scholarships offered through SBS, Commonwealth Honors College, CICS, the Alumni Association, financial aid, and your major department. By spring 2019, all scholarships offered at UMass will be in the Academic Works Platform.

Simply enroll in Academic Works, fill out the general scholarship application and the application for your college, and watch as all the scholarships you’re qualified for are populated on your screen.

How to enroll and apply

  1. Go to the Academic Works webpage and sign in with your UMass Net ID and password.
  2. Complete the General Application. Once you do this, you’ll see all the scholarships you qualify for. Once you do this, you’ll see any supplemental applications for your major(s).  Completing the supplemental applications will qualify you for additional scholarships.
  3. Click on a scholarship link and upload supplementary documents (resumes, letters from faculty, etc., depending on the award)
  4. Submit your application and see your dashboard, which shows you the status of any pending and submitted applications.

If you have questions, please email us at acadworks@umass.edu.

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Scholarships offered through Resource Economics

Herbert L. Forest | William (Red) Curtin | Joseph Rodman | Johnson | Knowlton | Marjorie Merchant Oreana Merriam | Helen Whittier

Herbert L. Forest Scholarship

A scholarship to honor the late Herbert L. Forest, a distinguished alumnus of the Department of Resource Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, was established by his friends and admirers on the occasion of his retirement. Mr. Forest served as Director of the Dairy Division of the Agricultural Marketing Service of the United States Department of Agriculture for most of his career. He supervised the establishment and operation of Federal Milk Marketing Orders throughout the United States and was also involved in numerous international negotiations related to trade in dairy products. Mr. Forest died during 1993. Since his death, the Herbert L. Forest Scholarship fund has continued to benefit significantly from the contributions of his family, friends, and admirers.

The  Herbert L. Forest Scholarship supports undergraduate students majoring in Resource Economics, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, or Food Science. Preference is given to applicants with a demonstrated career interest in government service with some additional preference for interest in government service related to dairy marketing. In addition, preference is given to students in good academic standing and with demonstrated financial need.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be juniors or seniors next fall majoring in Resource Economics.

William (Red) Curtin Scholarship

For 43 years Mr. Curtin was a financial writer and commodities market expert with the Boston Herald-Traveler newspaper. His commodity forecasts were circulated nationwide through the Associated Press. Mr. Curtin also ran a Commodities Market Service for the Northeast for 30 years. His friends and colleagues established this scholarship in 1984 to honor his memory.

The William “Red” Curtin Scholarship supports undergraduate students who are in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be undergraduate Resource Economics majors.

Joseph Rodman Scholarship

Mr. Rodman, who was very active in the New England food industry, established this scholarship for students planning on pursuing a career in the distribution segments of the food industry in New England. Additional criteria in awarding this scholarship, in order of importance, are as follows: personal character, academic achievement, and financial need.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be senior Resource Economics majors in the Managerial Economics option.

Mrs. Clifton Johnson Scholarship

A scholarship for Consumer and Family Economics students who exhibit academic achievement. Preference is given to students who are underrepresented in the field.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be undergraduate Resource Economics majors in the Consumer and Family Economics option.

Knowlton Scholarship

A scholarship for Consumer and Family Economics students who exhibit academic achievement. Preference is given to students who are underrepresented in the field.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be undergraduate Resource Economics majors in the Consumer and Family Economics option.

Marjorie Merchant Scholarship

A scholarship for Consumer and Family Economics students who exhibit academic achievement. Preference is given to students in good academic standing and with demonstrated financial need.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be undergraduate Resource Economics majors in the Consumer and Family Economics option.

Oreana Merriam Scholarship

A scholarship for a Consumer and Family Economics students who exhibit academic achievement.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be undergraduate Resource Economics majors in the Consumer and Family Economics option.

Helen Whittier Scholarship

A scholarship for a Consumer and Family Economics students who exhibit academic achievement.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be undergraduate Resource Economics majors in the Consumer and Family Economics option.