Scholarships in Massachusetts

Presidential Scholarship

Award: $8,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a first-time, domestic, undergraduate degree-seeking student entering the university in the fall. Applicant must have a cumulative 3.5 GPA at the end of their junior year and a minimum composite ACT score of 25 (combined SAT Reasoning score of 1130). Applicants are automatically considered for award provided they apply to the university.

Urban Scholarship

Award: $8,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a student graduating from a public high school in the Massachusetts cities of Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Chelsea, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, or Somerville.

NTA Massachusetts Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a permanent resident of Massachusetts, enrolled as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality- related program of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the U.S., with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants enrolled in a two-year college, will be entering the second year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours by the end of this semester or term. Applicants enrolled in a four-year college or university will be entering junior or senior year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 60 or 90 credit hours respectively by the end of this semester or term. Applicant is required to submit a U.S. passport as proof of citizenship, or U.S. Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, a Massachusetts driver's license as proof of permanent state residency, resume, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (one academic, one professional), an official transcript, and an essay. Essay topic: Discuss what segment of the travel and tourism or hospitality industry your current program of study focuses on. What opportunities are you taking advantage of as you prepare for a career in the industry? Please tell us about your academic and extracurricular activities and experiences, i.e. work, internships, etc., and how they tie into your present and future goals. Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.

NEEBC Scholarship Award

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate student who is considering a career in a benefits-related area such as: health care program design, pension plan design, implementation or administration, retirement strategies, ERISA and legal aspects of employee benefits, work/life programs, health risk management, institutional investing of retirement savings, multi-employer plans, workers compensation, actuarial and underwriting analysis, or employee benefits communications. Selection will be based upon specific employee benefit related study, activities, and goals, school and community activities, work experience, future potential, and academic performance. Application, transcript, and two recommendations are required to be submitted.

Travel Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a full-time, dependent student from the United States or Canada (excluding Minnesota and western Wisconsin).

Merit Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student who will graduate high school on the United States mainland. Information provided on the admissions application, along with a high school transcript will determine criteria and eligibility of the award.

Out-of-State Tuition Waiver

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be an out-of-state student.

Dean's Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a non-resident freshmen student who has a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1150 (minimum composite ACT score of 25) and a GPA between 3.25 and 3.49.

Presidential Scholarship

Award: $9,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an entering non-resident freshman student who has a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1150 (minimum composite ACT score of 25) and minimum 3.75 GPA.

Provost's Scholarship

Award: $7,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an entering non-resident freshman student who has a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1150 (minimum composite ACT score of 25) and a high school GPA between 3.5 and 3.74.

Out of State Award

Award: $3,000, Deadline: May 1 (priority)

Applicant must be a United States resident who is living outside of New York State and who visits the college before January 31st of their senior year.

Jayhawk Generations Scholarship

Award: $12,154, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be an admitted first-time, non-resident freshman student whose parent, step-parent, legal guardian, grandparent, step-grandparent, or great-grandparent earned a degree at the university. Minimum 3.5 GPA and combined SAT Reasoning score of 1090 (composite ACT score of 24) required.

Blazer Elite Scholarship

Award: $9,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a non-resident student. Selection is based upon academic achievement.

Blazer Gold Scholarship

Award: $5,500, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a non-resident student. Selection is based upon academic achievement.

Blazer Achievement Scholarship

Award: $3,500, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a non-resident student. Selection is based upon academic achievement.

Blazer Pride Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a non-resident student. Selection is based upon academic achievement.

W + M Donham Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a New England resident who is majoring in business/economics.

Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 6

Applicant must be a high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA who has proven their ability to put the spirit of competition above winning while participating in a varsity sport. Community service work is also required. Applicant must write an essay explaining why they are a good sport on and off the field. Applicants who meet all requirements and complete the essay will be voted on in an online competition; 10 applicants from each New England state with the most votes will be interviewed by a select panel of judges.

Out of State Grant

Award: $2,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a full-time student and one of the following: a United States citizen who is a non-Florida resident living in the United States or a United States territory or an eligible non-citizen (permanent resident).

Hanscom Air Force Base Spouses' Club Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must be a dependent of a retired, deceased or current active duty member of any branch of the military, hold a valid military ID card, and reside within a 150 mile radius of Hanscom Air Force Base or be a dependent of a sponsor stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base. Children of service members must be high school seniors.

Air Force ROTC Scholarships

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be pursuing a bachelor's degree at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Applicant should contact the Department of Aerospace Studies for an application, interview and physical examination.

Alumni Association Leaders in the Making Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a full-time sophomore or junior in good standing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus and demonstrate distinctive character, leadership and motivation particularly through active university, community or civic service.

Alumni Association Life Member Scholarship for Internships

Award: $2,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a full-time sophomore or junior in good standing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus who has an unpaid summer internship that is located away from the student's home. Top candidates may be interviewed for final selection.

Alumni Association Michael W. Morris Scholarship Fund

Award: $2,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a freshman, sophomore or junior student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus residing in Lawrence or Lowell, MA. Distinctive character, leadership and motivation, and active participation on campus and in community or civic service must be demonstrated.

Arlindo Jorge Scholarship Fund

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be enrolled in the electrical and computer engineering major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus and in good academic standing. Strong preference given to applicants who show interest in taking courses in Portuguese language, literature and culture.

Benedict F. & Stella Galas Scholarship Fund

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be an entering first-year student who graduated from a high school in Monson, MA; Palmer, MA; or Pathfinder Regional Vocational High School.

Francis M. Dowd Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be the son or daughter of a permanent Raytheon employee, who has been accepted to the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus as a full-time student in engineering, physical sciences or mathematics. Selection based on academic promise and financial need.

The Karen Jacobs Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: December 4

Applicant must be a Massachusetts resident enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy educational program in Massachusetts (One $500 scholarship for the professional level, one $250 scholarship for an occupational therapy assistant program). Applicant must also be a member of the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy.

A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation, Inc., Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a legal resident of New England who is attending an accredited college or university as a full time student (taking at least nine credit hours). Applicant must be the child (biological/adopted/step) of an A.L.S. patient (either living or deceased).

Reggie Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a United States legal resident who resides in California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Rhode Island and is legally blind. Proof of acceptance to an accredited institution of higher learning or a recognized vocational program.