Scholarships to Support CNS Internships
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Maureen Flanagan Fund Scholarship
Supports student opportunities that go “above and beyond the college experience.” Opportunities can be unpaid or under-paid summer internships, research, study abroad, alternative Spring breaks, community service, or other initiatives that complement and enhance the student’s chosen course of study. Prepare a 1-page proposal describing initiative, how it supports your field of study, and estimated costs. Preference is given to undergraduate women with demonstrated financial need. FAFSA submission required. Average award: $3800 total, but varies with number of recipients and strength of proposals. Deadline to apply: March 31. (Applications accepted starting January 1).
Life Members Internship Scholarship Awards
Supports undergraduate students pursuing an unpaid summer internship. Applicants must have already applied to an unpaid internship opportunity for the summer. Must be a first year, sophomore or junior, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Award: $2000 stipends, awarded to 3 students. Deadline to apply: End of January.
UMass Amherst Life Sciences Alumni Network Scholarship
Supports undergraduate students seeking opportunities to connect their academic achievements, campus involvement & community service to their career aspirations in the life sciences, including via internships. Award can be applied to tuition. Must be a sophomore with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Award: $1000 stipend, awarded to 1 student. Deadline to apply: End of January.
Evans Family Scholarship for Environmental Conservation
Recognizes exemplary work on any aspect of the environment, completed as part of the student’s studies. All areas of study – including internships -- are eligible and may range, for example, from a painting or photograph, to poetry, policy or business models, or research into the changing migration of butterflies. Must be a secondsemester junior in good standing, with a minimum GPA of 3.7. All such students are eligible, but preference will be given to students in the Commonwealth Honors College. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member is required. Award: $1000 applied to senior year tuition. Deadline to apply: End of February.
Randolph and Cecile Bromery Undergraduate Scholarship
Supports one or more UMass undergraduate Geology or Earth Systems majors. Can be used to fund field research or to support a summer internship. Average award: $5000 per year across one or more students Deadline to apply: Mid-April Merriam Internship Award Application Supports students taking summer or semester-long internships in public policy, law, ecological conservation, and/or real estate development. Preference will be given to juniors who have financial need as determined by the UMass Amherst Financial Aid Office. Candidates must be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Preference given to students with a confirmed internship offer. Please note: seniors graduating in Spring are not eligible to apply. Average award: Two awards of up to $1,500 will be made in the Spring. Deadline to apply: End of March? for Summer or Fall internships
Jack M. Wilson Presidential Scholarship Applicaton
undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence and a passion for public service. Preference given to business, engineering, and physics majors. Preference given to students of any major who plan to study abroad. Must have earned a minimum of 15 credits and have a cumulative GPA of 3.25. Must have 2 letters of recommendation. Award: Varies. Deadline to apply: Late January.
Kathyrn F. Furcolo Awards
Recognizes students who participated in an unpaid internship in public service or government, and who demonstrate outstanding service to the community. Applications are submitted after students have completed their internships. All majors eligible, but application is by invitation only. Central Career Services will contact eligible students in early March to apply. Award: $2100 divided by number of winners. Deadline to apply: Late March.
Dempsey Opportunity Fund for BDIC
Supports BDIC (Bachelor’s Degree Independent Concentration) students pursuing internships in their area of concentration. Must be a freshman, sophomore, or junior, and apply in Jan/Feb. Award: $1000 Deadline to apply: Late February
Frank and Helen DiGiammarino Scholarship Fund
Supports Commonwealth Honors College students planning to pursue an intensive community engaged learning or research experience over the summer or during the academic year. Eligible experiences include community service learning internships, community-engaged research, or other projects that demonstrate value to a community and learning experience for the applicant. Must be a CHC student with a minimum GPA of 3.4 and be ready to work on a faculty supervised community-based research project. Award: $2500 stipend Deadline to apply: End of February.