Social and Behavioral Sciences Internship Award

The Social and Behavioral Sciences Internship Award was created and is supported by contributions from alumni of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Eligibility: Candidates must be in good academic standing with at least 45 credits. Preference will be given to students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and who plan to complete unpaid internships during the spring semester that closely fit their professional interests. Evidence of internship placement is required.

Selection: Depending on availability of funds, approximately 5 awards of up to $2,000 will be made. A College of Social and Behavioral Sciences committee reviews all completed applications and chooses recipients in the fall semester.

Deadline to apply extendedWednesday March 30, 2016

The recipients of this award will be expected to:

  • Write a thank-you letter to the donors of the SBS Internship Award
  • Attend a scholarship reception on May 1, 2016

Contact: Susan McDonough , Associate Director of External Affairs for Donor Relations

Phone: 413.577-1202  |  Fax: 413.577.0905

Personal Information
If you are graduating in Spring 2016 you are NOT eligible to apply for this award.
Please note: seniors graduating in Spring 2016 are not eligible to apply.
If you checked "yes," please be sure to upload a copy of your current financial aid award below.
Program Information
Statement and Essay
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 the internship you will complete and how it is related to your field of interest and academic goals? How will it help you reach career goals. Note: Before you enter your text into the online form, you may wish to write the essay separately and then paste it into the space provided.
File Uploads
Please list your academic achievements, student activities and employment in .pdf, .jpg or Word format.
If applicable, evidence of your current financial aid package from UMass Amherst (you should be able to log on to SPIRE and copy and paste this information into a Word document). Be sure to click the "Upload" button once you've located your file so that your application will be complete.
An email or letter from your internship sponsor confirming your internship placement. If your internship is not yet confirmed, please provide contact information for the organization.
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.