College of Education Scholarship Program

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 College of Education offers a scholarship program for current and new students with financial need. 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.)  

Scholarship application for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

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 academic progress is maintained.  Recipients will be chosen based on academic merit, financial need, and demonstrated passion for the field of early childhood education.

Scholarships for Students in Teacher Preparation Programs Leading to Licensure

Grace Norton Carney Scholarship 
This endowed scholarship is a scholarship for any student in a P-12 teacher preparation program in 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.  Must complete FAFSA. 

Richard J. Clark Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education 
Provides financial support to any student in the Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies Department. They must have a GPA of 3.3 or better and have experience with community service, internships, employment that demonstrates a commitment to excellence and equity.

Marylin C. Haley 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.

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.

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

Janice Camby Endowed Scholarship
Provides scholarship support to any student 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.  Must complete FAFSA.

Winifred Green Scholarship
This scholarship is funded and awarded by the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society of the College of Education and sponsored by a professional organization of retired teachers in Massachusetts.  It provides support for any student enrolled in a teacher preparation program who is committed to making a significant difference in the lives of young people in the Commonwealth.  The recipient must be in good academic standing, a permanent resident of Massachusetts and have need for financial assistance.

Doctoral Student Scholarships

Jerome and Florence McCormick Doctoral Award 
Provides 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 selection based on merit.

Early Childhood Education Graduate Student Scholarship 
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 needs of these students at the discretion of the Dean.

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 standing and have a GPA of 3.3 or better.

Joseph W. Keilty Memorial Scholarship
This endowed scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time graduate students.  Preference given to doctoral students. Students with a demonstrated financial need, high academic performance, and exceptional promise are encouraged to apply. Must complete FAFSA. 

C. Lynn Vendien Professional Prize Award
This prize will be awarded to a doctoral student. Preference will be given to students in the Physical Education Teacher Education in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies.

International Student Scholarships

C. Lynn Vendien Endowed Scholarship 
Provides scholarship support to graduate students who are citizens of 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.

General Scholarships

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

Program Specific Scholarships

PLEASE NOTE:  The application process for these scholarships is through the individual program, NOT via the College’s general scholarship application.

Dr. Doren D. Fredickson Graduate 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.

Mary Margaret Whittaker-Webster Memorial Award
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 are research travel, national education or psychology meetings, or expendable items such as software or journals.