Ansin Study Abroad Fellowship

Award Background
Ronald Ansin and his family established the Ansin Study Abroad Fellowship in 1999. Mr. Ansin is the father of two UMass Amherst alumni, Ken ’87 and Bob ’96, who were both political science majors. This award helps undergraduates to live and study overseas. Since its inception, the Ansin Study Abroad Fellowship has provided scholarships to more than 250 individuals. The award supports undergraduates in SBS who plan to study abroad during the summer, fall semester or for a full year.
Award Details and Deadline
Average award: Approximately 20 scholarships, averaging $1,000 each are given in the spring. Deadline: March 31, 2017.
Personal Information
Please use the number at which you will be best reached.
Academic Information
Program Information
Essays and File Uploads
Please write a brief statement (no more than 250 words) of financial need which describes any important or extenuating financial circumstances related to your need for this scholarship.
Please provide an essay (no more than 300 words) that describes your goals for studying abroad. How is your plan to study abroad and the specific location related to your field of interest? How will this experience help you meet both academic and career goals?
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Please upload your financial summary. To do this in Spire, select on Main Menu > Finances > View Financial Aid > Click Current School Year. From here, you can print the page to a pdf and upload the pdf document.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf doc docx.
Budget for your study abroad program (this can typically be found on the study abroad program’s website or in their printed materials).
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
By completing this application I declare that the information included is true and complete. If I am selected as a recipient of this award, I give my permission to share select information with the donor of the scholarship. I also recognize that I will be required to write a thank-you letter to the Ansin family upon return from the study abroad program.