Scholarships for Students in the College of Education

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 Application Period is Now Open

Application Start Date:  8/23/22

Application Close Date: 10/23/22 at 11:59pm

The College of Education offers a scholarship program for current and new students within the college. Scholarships are offered to undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students who are preparing to work in the education profession (i.e., P12 schools or higher education.) The scholarship application should be completed online using academic works. 

The deadline to apply for scholarships this year is October 23, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. 

How to  apply:

  1. Go to the Academic Works webpage and sign in with your UMass Net ID and password.
  2. Complete both the General and College of Education Applications. Once you do this, you’ll see all the scholarships you qualify for.
  3. Click on a scholarship link and upload supplementary documents (personal statement, resumes, transcripts, additional materials depending on award)
  4. Submit your application and see your dashboard, which shows you the status of any pending and submitted applications.

For questions about scholarships, contact education@umass.edu.

Available Scholarships

Dr. Maurianne Adams Endowed Social Justice Education Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarship support to doctoral students in the Social Justice Education Program who have completed their comprehensive examinations. The fund may be used for travel or other expenses to complete research for doctoral proposals or towards expenses of completing their doctoral dissertations

Emily Belval Scholarship

Provide financial support to students in the School Psychology Department who demonstrates financial need. 

Janice Camby Endowed Scholarship

Provides support to any student accepted or enrolled in a teacher preparation program who demonstrates financial need and is from an under-represented group.  A current FAFSA must be filed with the UMass Financial Aid Office.

Grace Norton Carney Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is for any student in the P-12 teacher preparation program at the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Applicants must be a native or legal resident of Massachusetts within the last 10 years. Preference is given to students who hold an undergraduate degree from UMass Amherst, Framingham or Bridgewater State University and have a GPA of 3.3 or better. Preference will also be given to a graduate of Waltham (MA) High School. To be eligible, a student may not have a judicial record with the University, must participate in extracurricular activities and be active in community service in the Amherst area or home community.

Richard J. Clark Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education

Provides financial support to any student in the Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies Department who has a GPA of 3.3 or better.  They must also have experience with community service, internships and employment that demonstrates a commitment to excellence and equity. A current FAFSA must be filed with the UMass Financial Aid Office.

Early Childhood Education Graduate Fund

Provides funding for graduate students in a doctoral program studying early childhood, children or families.  Funds may be used to support research activities and other educational/professional expenses not covered by other support, or for emergent need of these students at the discretion of the Dean.

Dr. Doren D. Fredrickson Graduate Student Scholarship

Provides scholarships to graduate applicants to the School Counselor Education or School Psychology programs.  Preference is given to applicants with counseling, teaching, or other appropriate work experience, or to applicants who have served in the military.

Marylin C. Haley College of Education Scholarship

Provides funding for any eligible graduate student based on financial need. Preference will be given to students in a reading and writing, secondary, early childhood and elementary or special education teacher preparation program. A current FAFSA must be filed with the UMass Financial Aid Office.

Marjorie R. Harrison International Impact Fund

The purpose of the Fund will be to provide support for graduate students in any College of Education doctoral program whose program of study will be enriched by international research or fieldwork. 

Meline Kasparian Endowed Fund

Provides support to any student in a teacher preparation program who has exhibited a desire to become a public school teacher.

Betty Katz Memorial Scholarship in Early Childhood Education

Provides support to an undergraduate junior admitted to the Early Childhood Education major, with renewal of the award* in the recipient’s senior year if the selection/award criteria continue to be met.  Recipients will be chosen based on academic merit as determined by a GPA of 3.0 or higher, financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office and demonstrated passion for the field of early childhood education.

Joseph W. Keilty Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship provides support to full-time graduate students with preference given to doctoral students. Students with a demonstrated financial need, high academic performance and exceptional promise are encouraged to apply. A current FAFSA must be filed with the UMass Financial Aid Office.

Jerome and Florence McCormick Doctoral Award

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

Anne Farmer Momot Scholarship

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

Nieto/Rudman Endowed Scholarship

Provides financial support to any student in the Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies Department. Preference will be given to doctoral students in the Language, Literacy and Culture concentration. Applicants must be in good academic standing and have a GPA of 3.3 or better.

Harbert/Strachan Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

Provide scholarship support to undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education who demonstrate financial need as determined by the office of Financial Aid.

Dr. Florence Sullivan Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the fund will be to provide scholarship support to doctoral students in the College of Education with interests in learning sciences, computing education or technology/media education as demonstrated by their coursework, research, work experience or volunteer activities.  Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated experience in or commitment to working with LGBTQIA+ organizations or to promoting the needs of LGBTQIA+ individuals; first generation college students; students who are registered with the UMass Amherst Office of Disability Services; or student who come from an educations or cultural or geographic background that is underrepresented in the US or at the College of Education; or students who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to diversity meaning efforts in the US to reduce social, educational, or economic disparities based on race, ethnicity, or gender or to improve race relations in the US) in the academic, professional, or civic realm through their work experience, volunteer engagement, or leadership of as student or community organization or have experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances.

Helen Eaton Timson Scholarship

Provides scholarship support to any deserving student in a College of Education program.

Ruth Totman Scholarship

Provides scholarship to a Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies student in a teacher preparation program.  Preference will be given to a female student.

C. Lynn Vendien Endowed Scholarship Endowment Fund

Provides support to graduate students who are citizens of foreign countries. Preference will be given to students in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies.

C. Lynn Vendien Professional Prize Award Endowment Fund

This prize will be awarded to a doctoral student. Preference will be given to students in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies.

Mary Margaret Whittaker-Webster Memorial Endowment Fund

Provides support to graduate students in the School Psychology program for student expenses and programs for which other sources of funding are not available.  Examples include research travel, national education or psychology meetings, expendable items such as software or journals, or emergency situations such as student expenses for books, supplies, or fees.