List of National Scholarships

Below you will find a list of the major scholarships and fellowships you can apply for through ONSA. We also assist students interested in other nationally competitive awards. Each scholarship contains a further link to important resources and application tips.

After exploring the scholarship links, we invite you to fill out our Request Advising Appointment form, to let us know what scholarships you're interested in and what your goals are.

Also, you may contact us at onsa@honors.umass.edu to schedule a scholarship advising appointment.

Beinecke Scholarship

Campus Deadline:
January 22, 2020
(4 months 4 weeks away)
Who Should Apply?:
Juniors, U.S. citizens, with documented financial need
Fields of Study:
Humanities, Social Sciences
What It's For:
Graduate degree (up to 5 years)

Boren National Security Education Scholarship & Graduate Fellowship

Campus Deadline:
December 16, 2019
(3 months 3 weeks away)
Who Should Apply?:
Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, as long as they are enrolled at UMass Amherst; U.S. citizens
Fields of Study:
Any field relevant to U.S. national security
What It's For:
Study abroad (one semester or full year) in specific geographic areas and languages

Churchill Scholarship

Campus Deadline:
September 30, 2019
(1 month 5 days away)
Who Should Apply?:

Seniors & recent graduates, U.S. citizen
U.K./Ireland Pre-Application must be completed and submitted before June 1.

Fields of Study:
Science, Engineering, Mathematics
What It's For:
One year at Cambridge University for graduate degree in science, engineering, or mathematics

DAAD Scholarships and Grants (German Academic Exchange Service)

Campus Deadline:
Who Should Apply?:

Undergraduates and graduates

Fields of Study:
Any field
What It's For:

Research and study opportunities in Germany

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Campus Deadline:
September 3, 2019
(1 week 1 day away)
Who Should Apply?:

Seniors, graduate students, UMass Amherst alumni, U.S. citizens
Fulbright Pre-Application must be completed and submitted by June 1, 2019.
PDF iconFulbright Pre-Application.pdf

Fields of Study:
Any field
What It's For:

Travel abroad to conduct independent research in adacemics or the arts, to pursue study, or to serve as an English teaching assistant.

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

Campus Deadline:
Who Should Apply?:

Seniors and graduate students, non-U.K. citizenship
U.K./Ireland Pre-Application must be completed and submitted by June 1.

Fields of Study:
Any field
What It's For:

Graduate degree at Cambridge University

Goldwater Scholarship

Campus Deadline:
November 4, 2019
(2 months 1 week away)
Who Should Apply?:

Sophomores and juniors, U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Fields of Study:
STEM fields such as engineering, Mathematics, natural science (student must be planning a research career)
What It's For:

Undergraduate study in natural sciences, engineering, mathematics (STEM fields)

Marshall Scholarship

Campus Deadline:
August 15, 2019
(0 sec away)
Who Should Apply?:

Seniors or within two years of graduating from their undergraduate institution; U.S. citizens

U.K./Ireland Pre-Application must be completed and submitted by June 1.

Fields of Study:
any field offered at a U.K. institution
What It's For:

1–3 years of graduate study in the United Kingdom

Mitchell Scholarship

Campus Deadline:
August 15, 2019
(0 sec away)
Who Should Apply?:

Seniors and graduate students; U.S. citizens
U.K./Ireland Pre-Application must be completed and submitted by June 1.

Fields of Study:
Any field offered at an Irish Institution
What It's For:

One year of graduate study in the Republic of Ireland

Rhodes Scholarship

Campus Deadline:
August 15, 2019
(0 sec away)
Who Should Apply?:

Seniors and graduate students; U.S. citizens
U.K./Ireland Pre-Application must be completed and submitted by June 1.

Fields of Study:
Any field
What It's For:

Graduate degree at University of Oxford, England

Schwarzman Scholarship

Campus Deadline:
Who Should Apply?:

Rising seniors, recent graduates

Fields of Study:
Any field
What It's For:

One-year master's degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China; master's in global affairs

Truman Scholarship

Campus Deadline:
December 2, 2019
(3 months 1 week away)
Who Should Apply?:

Juniors interested in public service

Fields of Study:
Any field
What It's For:

Graduate degree and career in public service

Udall Scholarship

Campus Deadline:
March 2, 2020
(6 months 1 week away)
Who Should Apply?:

Sophomores and juniors

Fields of Study:
Any: for students committed to a career related to environmental science, Native American healthcare, Native American Tribal Public Policy
What It's For:

Undergraduate degree for students dedicated to a career in the environment, or to Native American students dedicated to Native public policy careers