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scholarships

As part of its commitment to increasing access to higher education, UMass Amherst offers dozens of scholarships each year. Check out the UMass Scholarship Search. It's a simple tool that helps match students with scholarships.

UMass Amherst UWW also offers its own scholarships. Here are some of the $500-$2500 scholarships our students have the opportunity to apply for each semester. UWW students are kept informed of scholarship opportunities and deadlines throughout the year via email, social media and the UWW student portal.  

Bonnie Lynn Scholarship Fund
This annual award is designated for a student enrolled in UWW who is in good academic standing and demonstrates financial need. In the spirit and memory of Bonnie Lynn, the individual awarded this scholarship will be someone who exhibits a strong determination in the pursuit of their goals, and who has succeeded in the face of adversity without having sacrificed their humor and compassion. 

Chicopee Savings Bank Scholarship
Through a generous contribution from Chicopee Savings Bank, UWW awards this scholarship twice a year to a UWW student living in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire or Hampden counties in Massachusetts who is in good academic standing and demonstrates financial need. 

David A. Cole Scholarship for Continuing & Professional Education and University Without Walls
This scholarship is available for students in CPE and University Without Walls programs at UMass Amherst who are making career changes and who have financial need.

Edward J. Harris Lifelong Learning Fund
Named in honor of the founding director of UWW, this scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the University Without Walls who is in good academic standing and demonstrates financial need. 

Jeffrey C. Taylor Educational Opportunity Fund
Established by and named after Jeffrey Taylor, UMass UWW alumnus and founder of Monster.com, this scholarship is awarded fall and spring semesters to a student enrolled in the University Without Walls who demonstrates financial need. Completed application and essay of no more than 750 words required.

Misty Catherine Bassi Memorial UWW Scholarship
In the spirit and memory of 2009 graduate Misty Bassi, this scholarship is awarded fall and spring semesters to a student enrolled in University Without Walls who demonstrates financial need and is in good academic standing. 

UWW Faculty Student Scholarship Fund
Established to honor the dedication and passion of the UWW faculty, past and present, this scholarship is awarded fall and spring semesters to a student enrolled in the University Without Walls student who demonstrates financial need and is in good academic standing. 

 

Yellow Ribbon Program