Students accepted to any 1-week, 2-week or 3-week program may apply for a partial, need-based scholarship. Scholarships are not guaranteed, as funding is limited. Unfortunately scholarships are not available for the 6-week Research Intensives. See below to learn how to apply.
UMass Summer Programs is offering one full, need-based scholarship for each of the following programs: Summer Engineering Institute and Forensic Anthropology. See below to learn how to apply.
The following programs also offer need-based, partial scholarships through their host departments: McCormack Sport Leadership Academy* and Summer Engineering Institute. See below to learn how to apply.
How to Apply for a Scholarship
To apply for a scholarship, with the help of your parent or guardian, please write a statement addressing how receiving a scholarship would affect your ability to attend the program you have applied for. We cannot process your scholarship application until you have completed and submitted your online application (with all supporting materials). Your scholarship essay should include your application number, name, date of birth, and the name and email address of your parent or guardian. Send scholarship letters to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A letter of verification from a community member who is aware of your family's financial situation is helpful as we review your application. Letters from high school principals, guidance counselors, community or religious leaders, or a representative from a social service agency are all acceptable. The letter should describe the nature of your relationship and a statement verifying your financial need. This letter should be emailed to: email@example.com. The deadline is March 31st. Any available scholarships will be disbursed shortly after the deadline.
*McCormack Sport Leadership Academy: The McCormack Department is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment in the classroom, and the sports industry. Young women and students of color who cannot meet the financial obligations of the McCormack Sport Leadership Academy are encouraged to apply for a scholarship. Applications will be judged based on the applicant’s academic record, sport-related work or participatory experience, and a short, 500 word essay that describes their career aspirations. Please submit scholarship essays to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is March 31st.