Support life-changing scholarships.
With a scholarship gift, you gain the satisfaction that comes with helping others achieve their potential.
Need-based and merit scholarships are critical to achieving our mission of providing a high-quality education at an affordable cost. There are many ways to support students, and you can give to scholarships at any level.
Make an immediate impact by:
- Donating to the university's General Scholarship Fund.
- Establishing a scholarship in your name or in honor of someone important to you for a minimum gift of $2,000 a year. Call or email Jennifer Farner to discuss your named scholarship gift.
Interested in doing permanent good?
Consider establishing an endowment to benefit students.
Bromery Community Scholarship Fund
Help support diversity on our campus.
The university’s first African American Chancellor, Randolph W. Bromery, devoted his life to broadening opportunities for African Americans. By giving to this fund named in his honor, you help support diversity on campus.
UMass Amherst has a greater percentage of Pell grant recipients—the federal program for students with high need—than any of the other top universities in Massachusetts.
Did You Know?
That there are 80-plus campus organizations, academic programs, and resources supporting diversity.
“Like many Americans of my generation, I owe my own education to the GI Bill and to publicly supported universities and have devoted much of my effort over the years to broadening access to higher education, particularly for African American students. From this experience, I know that high tuition can be a real and perceptual barrier keeping many students from college.”
Endowed Research Fellowships
Fellowships help promising students pursue innovative research paths that serve the public good.
Fellowships for Graduate Students
Today’s graduate students will become tomorrow’s scholars, researchers, and leaders of industry. We focus on research opportunities where we can pursue a high level of quality and impact. Graduate fellowships are a critical part of developing innovations that serve the public good.
By creating an endowed fund for graduate students, you will:
- Establish a meaningful legacy for you or someone important to you.
- Ensure stable funding for the new, interdisciplinary paths regardless of cuts or shifts in state and federal funding.
- Help maintain the university’s leadership as a land-grant, research institution committed to serving the Commonwealth and the nation.
An endowed scholarship creates a permanent fund that can be named in honor of someone important to you. The impact of an endowed fund grows as the fund grows.
There are many reasons donors establish endowments: to pay it forward by helping others, to have a positive impact on society, or to make certain that a program will exist far into the future. In achieving our mission of providing an affordable, high-quality education, we must offer more generous merit and need scholarships.
By establishing an endowed scholarship fund you will:
- Establish a permanent fund that can be named according to your wishes for perpetuity.
- Encourage others to give—scholarship recipients often give back.
- Provide more aid over time as the fund grows.