Scholarships

STPEC Scholarships

  • STPEC Summer Grassroots Internship Scholarship: STPEC is committed to help our students participate in the work of grassroots social change organizations. To this end, STPEC alums have generously donated money to ensure that all interested students have this opportunity.  Applications are due in April. Exact date TBD.
  • Sara Lennox Fund Scholarship: Every spring STPEC awards two $1000 scholarships to two students based on their previous, current and future plans for activism and community services. Please apply within Academic Works (see below). Applications are due in March. Exact date TBD.

 

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Internship Scholarships

  • "Early Decision SBS Internship Scholarship Funding: This award supports SBS students who will complete internships during the summer or fall semester. Candidates must be in good academic standing with at least 45 credits. Preference will be given to students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Please note, the Early Decision round is for students with confirmed internship offers only. Deadline is in March.

  • General SBS Internship Scholarship Funding: This award supports SBS students who will complete internships during the summer or fall semester. Candidates must be in good academic standing with at least 45 credits. Preference will be given to students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Students can apply to this funding regardless of whether they have received confirmation of acceptance to their internship. Students who are awaiting formal confirmation of internships at the time of application must show documentation of their offers prior to dispersal of an award. Deadline is in April.

  • Connor Internship Award: This award supports SBS students who will complete internships during the summer or fall semester. Candidates must be in good academic standing with at least 45 credits. Preference will be given to students with financial need as determined by the financial aid office. Preference will also be given to students with confirmed internship offers, but students who are awaiting formal confirmation may still apply. All internships must be confirmed to receive the award. Deadline is in April.

  • Christopher C. Gardner Internship Award: This scholarship supports SBS students who are conducting an internship abroad or international company with offices in major US cities or conducting an internship in the technology or E-commerce industries. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA to apply. Preference will be given to students with financial need as determined by the financial aid office and students with confirmed offers but students awaiting formal confirmation may still apply. All internships must be confirmed to receive the award. Deadline is in April. 

 

All your scholarships. All in one place.

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) has implemented an exciting and convenient new system, Academic Works, which automatically matches you with the scholarships you’re eligible for. These include scholarships offered through SBS, Commonwealth Honors College, CICS, the Alumni Association, financial aid, and your major department. By spring 2019, all scholarships offered at UMass will be 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 us at acadworks@umass.edu.

Enroll in Academic Works

 

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