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UMass Scholarships (UMass Amherst students only)

**UMass students need to remember that many of the partner organizations we list on our site (such as API, GlobaLinks, Alliance for Global Education, etc.) also have their own scholarship funds.  You should scan their websites for this information and apply to them directly.**

  • IPO Education Abroad Scholarship--SEMESTER/YEAR

    Eligibility:  Only open to UMass Amherst Undergraduate Students receiving Federal Pell Grants.  No exceptions.  

Deadlines:      Spring programs: October 15

                       Fall & Year programs: April 2

Criteria:  The following criteria will be considered preferentially but not exclusively in making awards:

  • First generation college students
  • Students going to non-traditional study abroad destinations (Africa, Asia, South America, Eastern Europe, Middle East)
  • Students in fields of study that are under-represented in study abroad (e.g. STEM, Public Health, Computer Science, Nursing, Environmental Conservation or Science, Music, lesser studied languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Urdu, Japanese)

Award: Limited number of need-based awards ranging from $500 to $2000 per student. Students must be actively applying for a program to be eligible.

Application: Part One of the application will be accessible from your online IPO account after your status has been changed by an Education Abroad Advisor  to "pending" for a particular study abroad program within our online system.  Part Two requires you to submit a paper copy of your *current* financial aid award AND the estimated expenses budget from your program.   Contact IPO Advising Center if you have questions.

 

IPO Education Abroad Scholarship--SUMMER

Eligibility:  Only open to UMass Amherst Undergraduate Students receiving Federal Pell Grants.  No exceptions. 

Deadline:      Summer programs: Friday before Spring Break (March 11, 2016)
                      
Criteria:  The following criteria will be considered preferentially but not exclusively in making awards:
 

  • First generation college students
  • Students going to non-traditional study abroad destinations (Africa, Asia, South America, Eastern Europe, Middle East)
  • Students in fields of study that are under-represented in study abroad (e.g. STEM, Public Health, Computer Science, Nursing, Environmental Conservation or Science, Music, lesser studied languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Urdu, Japanese)

Award: Limited number of need-based awards up to $1,000 per student. Students must be actively applying for a program to be eligible.

Application: Part One of the application will be accessible from your online IPO account after your status has been changed by an Education Abroad Advisor  to "pending" for a particular study abroad program within our online system.  Part Two requires you to submit a paper copy of your *current* financial aid award AND the estimated expenses budget from your program.   Contact IPO Advising Center if you have questions.
 

  • IPO Education Abroad Merit Awards

Eligibility: UMass Amherst Undergraduate Students with GPA of 3.8 or higher.  No exceptions.  For semester and year-long programs only.

Deadlines:     Spring: October 15

                         Fall & Year: April 2

Award: 5-6 awards per semester for  $1000 each.  Students are required to submit a paper application, a recommendation from an instructor or academic advisor, an unofficial transcript and an essay (500-700 words) that describes their academic and personal aspirations for their education abroad program.  Essays will be judged on the originality, lucidity and  quality of writing.  

Download the Education Abroad Merit Award Application Form (All Terms)

  • SBS Spring Study Abroad Scholarship

Eligibility:  Majors in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences who plan to study abroad during the Spring semester

Deadline:  Wednesday, November 12, 2014

This scholarship is made available through generous donations from alumni of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, in particular, Jeffrey Katz '69 (Economics) and Thomas Whitford '77 (Psychology).

Selection:  Based on financial need and/or academic excellence.  Approximately 20 scholarships will be given for the coming semester with an average award of $1,000.  Recipients of this award will be expected to write a thank-you letter to the donors.

Complete information and application forms are available on the SBS Website.

  • Ansin Study Abroad Fellowship Award

Eligibility: UMass Amherst Students Only/Affiliated with the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Deadlines: April 2  (summer, fall & academic year) NO SPRING SEMESTER ONLY AWARDS

Established in 1999 by Ronald Ansin and his family, the Ansin Study abroad Fellowship helps undergraduates to live and study overseas.  Approximately 20 need-based and merit-based fellowships at an average of  $1,000 are given annually.

Complete information and application forms are available on the SBS Website.

CIEE/UMass Amherst Scholarships

CIEE will award several $1,000 scholarships to UMass students studying at specific sites in South America, Central America, Asia, Africa and Europe.  CIEE will also award several $500 scholarships for specific summer programs around the world as well.  UMass students who are interested in a CIEE site should check with their Study Abroad Advisor to see if it has a CIEE scholarship possibility just for UMass students. 

  • SIT/UMass Amherst Scholarships

Eligibility: In-state UMass Amherst undergraduates on SIT programs only

Deadlines: March 15 for Fall; October 15 for Spring

Award: $1500 - $3000 (1-3 awarded each semester)

For more information and to apply, speak with your UMass Study Abroad Advisor.

Students applying to SIT programs are also eligible to apply for additional SIT scholarships and grants.  For information visit the SIT Scholarships website.

  • Maureen Flanagan Scholarship Endowment

Deadline: March 31

This endowment was established to provide scholarships for undergraduate students, with a preference for women, who have financial need as demonstrated in the content of their Financial Aid Application. Student applicants must prepare a one-page proposal, which describes the initiative and the projected costs, and submit the proposal to the Financial Aid Office by March 31st.

Click here for additional information [pdf].

  • International Scholars Program (ISP)

Deadline to apply to ISP: March 29th of the freshman year.

Commonwealth Honors College and the International Programs Office co-sponsor the International Scholars Program (ISP) which allows qualified students to integrate international studies coursework and study abroad during their undergraduate years.  ISP is highly competitive, admitting approximately 15-20 students per year.  Students must be able to commit three consecutive years to the Program.  ISP students are awarded $750 per semester for study abroad.

For additional information and an application form, visit the ISP website.

  • Citizens Scholars Program (CSP)

    Affiliated with the Commonwealth College, 504 Goodell. Some scholarships may be available specific to service learning and study abroad.

For additional information, visit the ComCol website.

  • Edinburgh Summer Course Scholarship

Eligibility: UMass Commonwealth Honors College students in good standing.  Granting of the scholarship is also dependent upon the student being enrolled in both English 397D and the honors colloquium English H397D.

Deadline: March 1

Scholarship of up to $1,000 to assist with program costs for the summer abroad course and hongors colloquium, English 397D and English H397D - Alternative Theatres: Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Festival. Selection is based on a combination of academic merit, financial need, and an essay by the student.

Additional Edinburgh scholarship infomation and application form are available on the ComCol website.  Information regarding the Edinburgh summer course is available at www.edinburghfestivalcourse.com.

  • UMass Amherst Oxford Summer Seminar Scholarship

Eligibility:  UMass Commonwealth Honors College students in good standing.  Granting of the scholarship is also dependent upon the applicant being accepted to the Oxford Seminar.

Deadline: March 1

Scholarship of up to $2,000 for the Oxford Summer Seminar held annually at Trinity College, Oxford Univesiy.  Selection is based on financail need and an essay by the applicant stating how the Oxford Seminar would ruther their academic program.

Additional Oxford scholarship information and application forms are available on the ComCol website.  Information regarding the Oxford Summer Seminar is available at http://www.umass.edu/oxford.

  • Sarah's Wish Foundation

    Specialized scholarship available for UMass student in the Pioneer Valley, in memory of Sara Schewe and Dr. Barbara Burn.

Deadlines & Eligibility: See website for details. 

Additional information is available at http://www.saraswish.org

  • Departmentally-based Awards

    Many departments have internal scholarships available for eligible students. Ask about potential scholarships or funding that could be applied to a study abroad experience.













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