Scholarships

All your scholarships. All in one place.

UMass Amherst has implemented an exciting and convenient system, Academic Works, which automatically matches you with the scholarships you’re eligible for. All scholarships offered by UMass Amherst are now in the Academic Works platform.

Simply enroll in Academic Works, fill out the general scholarship application and the application for your college, and watch as all the scholarships you’re qualified for are populated on your screen.

How to enroll and apply

  1. Go to the Academic Works webpage and sign in with your UMass Net ID and password.
  2. Complete the General Application. Once you do this, you’ll see all the scholarships you qualify for. Once you do this, you’ll see any supplemental applications for your major(s).  Completing the supplemental applications will qualify you for additional scholarships.
  3. Click on a scholarship link and upload supplementary documents (resumes, letters from faculty, etc., depending on the award).
  4. Submit your application and see your dashboard, which shows you the status of any pending and submitted applications.

If you have questions, please email acadworks@umass.edu.

Scholarships offered through Resource Economics

Herbert L. Forest | William (Red) Curtin | Johnson | Knowlton | Marjorie Merchant Oreana Merriam | Helen Whittier

All Department of Resource Economics scholarships are applied for and awarded in the spring semester. 

Herbert L. Forest Scholarship

The Herbert L. Forest Scholarship supports juniors and seniors majoring in Resource Economics, Managerial Economics, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, or Food Science. Applicants should have a demonstrated career interest related to dairy marketing and must be in good academic standing. The scholarship was established to honor the late Herbert L. Forest, a distinguished alumnus of the Department of Resource Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Mr. Forest served as Director of the Dairy Division of the Agricultural Marketing Service of the United States Department of Agriculture for most of his career. He supervised the establishment and operation of Federal Milk Marketing Orders throughout the United States and was also involved in numerous international negotiations related to trade in dairy products. Mr. Forest died during 1993. Since his death, the Herbert L. Forest Scholarship fund has continued to benefit significantly from the contributions of his family, friends, and admirers.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be juniors or seniors next fall majoring in Resource Economics (concentration in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics or Managerial Economics) or Managerial Economics or Veterinary and Animal Science or Food Science in good academic standing and with a career interest related to dairy marketing. 

William (Red) Curtin Scholarship

For 43 years Mr. Curtin was a financial writer and commodities market expert with the Boston Herald-Traveler newspaper. His commodity forecasts were circulated nationwide through the Associated Press. Mr. Curtin also ran a Commodities Market Service for the Northeast for 30 years. His friends and colleagues established this scholarship in 1984 to honor his memory. The William (Red) Curtin Scholarship supports undergraduate students who are in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.
 
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be undergraduate students majoring in Resource Economics (concentration in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics) in good academic standing and with demonstrated financial need. 
 
Note: This scholarship will not be awarded in 2021. 
 

Mrs. Clifton Johnson Scholarship

A scholarship for Resource Economics (concentration in Managerial Economics) or Managerial Economics students who exhibit academic achievement and are residents of Hampshire County.
 
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be undergraduate Resource Economics (concentration in Managerial Economics) or Managerial Economics majors and residents of Hampshire County. 
 

Knowlton Scholarship

A scholarship for Resource Economics (concentration in Managerial Economics) or Managerial Economics students who exhibit academic achievement.
 
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be undergraduate Resource Economics (concentration in Managerial Economics) or Managerial Economics majors.
 

Marjorie Merchant Scholarship

A scholarship for Resource Economics (concentration in Managerial Economics) or Managerial Economics students who exhibit academic achievement. Recipients will be chosen based on scholastic achievement and financial need.
 
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be undergraduate Resource Economics (concentration in Managerial Economics) or Managerial Economics majors with demonstrated financial need. 
 

Oreana Merriam Scholarship

Established to provide financial support to sophomores, juniors or seniors who are majoring in Resource Economics (concentration in Managerial Economics) or Managerial Economics.  Eligible recipients will have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
 
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be undergraduate Resource Economics (concentration in Managerial Economics) or Managerial Economics majors with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
 

Helen Whittier Scholarship

A scholarship for Resource Economics (concentration in Managerial Economics) or Managerial Economics students.
 
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be undergraduate Resource Economics (concentration in Managerial Economics) or Managerial Economics majors.