Read the latest news about the Office of National Scholarship Advisement and UMass Amherst's awardees and finalists of nationally competitive scholarships.

Churchill Scholarship recipient Edridge D'Souza and ONSA Director Madalina Akli discuss Edridge's research and the impact of a prestigious national scholarship:

Goldwater Scholarships Awarded to Three UMass Amherst Undergrads
April 6, 2021
University juniors Nicholas Sbalbi of West Springfield, Mass.; Meredith Stone of Wakefield, R.I.; and Renos Zabounidis of Sharon, Mass., will receive the esteemed STEM fields scholarship to help cover tuition, mandatory fees, books, and room and board.


UMass Amherst alumna Jana Douglass named Marshall Scholarship finalist
January 21, 2021
Jana Douglass '20 was named a national finalist for the prestigious Marshall Scholarship. Beginning in 1954, Marshall scholarships were created in order to finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.


Alumna Jane Viviano '18 wins prestigious Rangel Fellowship
January 14, 2021
Jane Viviano ’18, a Commonwealth Honors graduate in Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, was awarded the 2021 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the fellowship supports extraordinary individuals pursuing a career in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State.


Alyssa Ryan receives German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) One-Year Grant for Doctoral Candidates fellowship
July 15, 2020
The DAAD Germany award provides doctoral candidates and young academics and scientists with a fully-funded opportunity to carry out research and continue their education in Germany with an academic adviser.

Shannon Silva, a biology major and Commonwealth Honors College junior, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, awarded by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

UMass Amherst Senior Wins Prestigious Churchill Scholarship
January 29, 2019
Edridge D'Souza is part of a select group tapped to complete a STEM-related master's degree at U.K.'s Cambridge University.

Michael Crowley of Leominster, a junior in Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been selected to receive the highly competitive Udall Scholarship, an award that recognizes college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or the environment.