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University+ Scholarship Application

David A. Cole Scholarship Fund

The David A. Cole Scholarship Fund was established by David Cole in 1983. Mr. Cole is a former continuing education student who changed careers after completing the Real Estate Certificate Program.

This scholarship is available for students enrolled in primarily University+ based programs who are making career changes, demonstrate financial need, and are in good academic standing.

Miriam Williford Scholarship Fund

The Miriam Williford Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Dr. Miriam Williford, former University of Massachusetts Amherst Associate Provost for Continuing Education and Public Service, to continue her commitment to lifelong learning and non-traditional students.

This scholarship is available for students enrolled in primarily University+ based programs who are pursuing degrees or certificates, demonstrate financial need, and are in good academic standing.

How to Apply

Awards from the University+ scholarships are made four times per year. Review of applications takes place on May 6 for summer, August 6 for fall, December 6 for winter, and January 6 for spring. To apply, submit the following application and email supporting documentation (if necessary) to @email. Decisions will be announced a week after the posted review date.

Supporting Documentation

If you are a degree-seeking student and have a FAFSA on file with UMass Amherst, no supporting documentation is necessary. If you are not seeking a degree, or if you otherwise cannot submit the FAFSA, please send a copy of your Federal Income Tax form for the previous year. Late or incomplete materials will not be considered.

Enter your 8-digit SPIRE ID
Which primarily University+ based program are you enrolled in?
Personal Statement: In up to 500 words, explain why receiving a scholarship would be important to you in staying on track to completing your program and in overcoming challenges and/or disadvantages.
Career Change Statement: In up to 100 words, in order to be considered for a David A. Cole Scholarship, describe the career change you are pursuing, your ultimate work goals, and the relevance of the specific program for which you are requesting a scholarship.

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