Giving Opportunities at the UMass Amherst College of Education

Geraldine and Richard A. Wise with recipients of the Mary Margaret Whittaker-Webster Memorial Award, established in memory of the Wises’ niece, at the Scholarship Donors and Recipients Reception.

Non-endowed Funds

College of Education Priorities Fund
Supports the general needs of the School.

Dean’s Scholarship and Fellowship Fund
Supports students in need.

Endowed Scholarships

Early Childhood Education Scholarship
Financial support for graduate students studying young children and their families, with preference given to the study of the needs of the gifted and talented. To provide opportunities for graduate students to enhance their academic experience and become involved in outreach.

Grace Norton Carney Scholarship
Funding for tuition, fees, and some associated costs for students pursuing graduate degrees in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with the intent to teach. Students must hold an undergraduate degree from UMass Amherst, Framingham State College, or Bridgewater State College with preference given to graduates of Waltham High School.

Janice Camby Scholarship
Financial support for students accepted or enrolled in a teacher preparation program in the College of Education. Students must be from economically disadvantaged areas and in good academic standing.

The Nieto/Rudman Endowed Scholarship Initiative
Honors two of the school’s beloved Emeriti Faculty: Sonia Nieto and Masha Rudman. Learn more...

Richard J. Clark Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education
Provides financial support to a student in the Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies department within the College of Education.  A GPA of 3.3 or better is required, as well as experience with community service, internships, employment that demonstrates a commitment to excellence and equity.  Learn more...

Marylin C. Haley College of Education Award
Provides support to students who are attending or who would like to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst and who have exhibited a desire to become public school teachers.  Applicants must be accepted or currently enrolled in a teacher preparation program.

Meline Kasparian Scholarship
Financial support for students who are accepted or currently enrolled in a teacher preparation program and have exhibited a desire to become public school teachers. 

Joseph W. Keilty Memorial Scholarship
Funding for graduate students formally admitted as degree candidates. Students with a demonstrated financial need, high academic performance, and exceptional promise are encouraged to apply.

Jerome and Florence McCormick Doctoral Award
This award will provide support to doctoral students in their dissertation-writing year in the College of Education. Students from any doctoral program in the College are eligible for the scholarship, with the selection based on merit. The Dean of the College of Education or designee will administer the Fund.

The application process for this award will include:

  • A detailed abstract that should include theoretical framework, significance of the study, purpose, research questions, research design and methods (context, subjects/participants, data collection and analysis) and potential implications similar to an AERA type abstract).
  • Evidence of successful completion of comprehensive exams.
  • D7 and D7A on file or ready to file (i.e., concurrent to application).
  • Nomination letter from faculty advisor.
  • The dissertation abstract should be no more than 2-3 pages (i.e., 250-300 words per page), New Times Roman 12 font, double-spaced with one-inch margins.
  • Tuition waivers are not available for this scholarship.
  • Due date: March 13

Anne Farmer Momot Scholarship
Provides support to a graduate student majoring in Special Education. Particular consideration will be given to candidates who demonstrate warmth, patience, and dedicated support for students.

Helen Timson Scholarship 
Provides scholarship support to a deserving student in a College of Education program.

C. Lynn Vendien Scholarship
Provides scholarship support to graduate students from foreign countries.  Preference will be given to students who are affiliated with Physical Education Teacher Education in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies.

Mary Margaret Whittaker-Webster Memorial Scholarship
Provides financial support to graduate students in the School Psychology Program for expenses and programs for which other sources of funding are not available, such as research travel expenses, travel to attend regional or national education or psychology meetings, software, research texts, journals.

Departments and Centers

Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration (EPRA)
Promotes the development of sound educational policy; higher education and international contexts; and advances educational research and evaluation methods

Department of Student Development (SD)
Promotes more effective and equitable public education through research on the learning and development of students in formal educational settings.

Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies (TECS)
Improves public education through research that furthers the understanding of teacher education, curriculum development, teaching and learning.

Center for Education Policy
Provides research expertise to develop, recommend, and evaluate educational policies and programs and provides a forum for faculty and students to engage in discussions of important issues in education.

Center for Educational Assessment
Applies the College's nationally recognized strengths in psychometric theory, assessment, and educational statistics to the solution of critical problems in education.

Center for International Education
Pursues grants and contracts for research and project implementation in primarily international context, but also in the US.

Center for School Counseling Outcomes Research and Evaluation
Dedicated to improving the practice of School Counseling by developing the research base that is necessary for responsible and effective practice.

Center for Youth Engagement
An interdisciplinary effort dedicated to the advancement of successful school and post-school outcomes for underserved and at-risk youth.