Scholarships and Awards for BMB Undergraduates
The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and the College of Natural Sciences offer a variety of scholarships and awards to recognize the hard work and academic success of our students, assist students with the expense of their education, and support student research and internships. The majority of these scholarships and awards are funded through the generosity of alumni and other members of the CNS community. We encourage all current BMB students to apply.
How to Apply
The university has implemented AcademicWorks, an online application system for scholarships offered at UMass Amherst. Simply enroll in AcademicWorks, fill out both the UMass general application and the CNS application. The system will automatically submit your application to the scholarships and awards for which you are fully eligible and will inform you of other scholarships for which you would need to supply additional materials to apply.
Go to the AcademicWorks webpage and sign in with your UMass Net ID and password.
- Complete both the general application and the CNS application. The system will show if you are eligible for scholarships that require additional application materials.
- Click on each scholarship link and upload any required supplementary materials (such as resumes or faculty recommendations).
- Submit your application and check your dashboard to see the status of any pending and submitted applications.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Additional BMB Awards
Henry Little Award
Each year the BMB Department recognizes a Biochemistry major who has shown academic excellency throughout their college career.
Leading Strand Award
Each year the BMB Department chooses a Biochemistry major who has shown leadership, initiative and a demonstrated strength in working well with others.
Carol F. Ryan Award
Each year the BMB Department chooses a Biochemistry major who has significantly contributed to the department through their service to peer advising, admissions, and departmental events.