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The University of Massachusetts Amherst


UMass Amherst Scholarships

As part of our commitment to access in higher education, UMass Amherst awards hundreds of scholarships each year, and the UWW Department of Interdisciplinary Studies awards thousands of dollars in need-based scholarships each semester. Explore what opportunities are available and apply. 

Next departmental scholarship deadline: Tuesday, August 30 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time for fall 2022.

Please note: The UMass Amherst scholarship system will be down for annual maintenance July 2125, 2022. After annual maintenance, you may wish to resubmit your General Application in order to be considered for additional UMass Amherst scholarships throughout the 2022–23 academic year.

UMass Amherst Microgrants

If you are experiencing an unexpected financial emergency such as a loss of income or increase in expenses, resources may be available to you through the Dean of Students Office. We encourage you to apply for a microgrant of up to $500.

If you are a student parent facing unexpected expenses that would negatively impact your academic progress, resources may also be available through Student Parent Programs. We encourage you to apply for a family grant of up to $500. Unlike microgrants through the Dean of Students Office, family grants are available up to twice per academic year.

If you'd like to let us know that you applied for one of the grants and what the response was so we can get a better idea of how many UWW Interdisciplinary Studies students are benefitting, please email us at @email (optional and confidential).

Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program

You may be eligible for the Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program if you live in Massachusetts and work as an educator or provider in an early education and care program or out of school time program that is licensed or authorized by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). The UWW Department of Interdisciplinary Studies has one of the highest number of recipients of this scholarship in the state.