Our Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities for Continuing Students

You have at least one semester under your belt and now you’re looking to the future! We are here to support your efforts in continuing your education. Explore the scholarship opportunities available below, which include the qualifications in the description. In order to apply for these scholarships, sign in using your WISER credentials to access the campus login portal.

What to Expect:

  • Start with the general application
  • The general application will require a two page essay
  • After completing the general scholarship application, you may see other scholarship opportunities with additional steps. These opportunities have been matched to you based on your qualifications.
  • You will receive an email to your UMass Boston email account if you are selected to receive a scholarship.

Each scholarship opportunity has its own individual criteria and guidelines. Some scholarships will only be open to students in certain majors, with certain cumulative GPAs, or a number of other factors. Our scholarship opportunities are highly sought over and funding is limited. Apply early to receive the most consideration.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Immigrant Achievers Scholarship
Tam Tran and Cinthya Felix were nationally recognized immigrant graduate student leaders from Brown and Columbia Universities. They worked...
Tam Tran and Cinthya Felix were nationally recognized immigrant graduate...
  • Deadline: 01/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/29/2021
Varies Education Scholarships (Spring Semester Awards)
This Scholarship is specifically for students in the College of Education and Human Development who meet the following criteria: -Be a degree...
This Scholarship is specifically for students in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/02/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/02/2021
$4,670.00 The David C. Knapp Political Science Scholarship
This scholarship is named for David C. Knapp, a former Political Scientist and President of the University of Massachusetts whom wished to promote...
This scholarship is named for David C. Knapp, a former Political...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2021
  • Award: $4,670.00
Deadline02/19/2021
$1,000.00 The Elizabeth Bussiere Scholarship
This scholarship is named for Elizabeth Bussiere, a political science professor at UMASS Boston, for her dedication and commitment to UMB students....
This scholarship is named for Elizabeth Bussiere, a political science...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/19/2021
$2,754.70 The Jalal Alamgir Memorial Scholarship
The Political Science Department is pleased to announce the Jalal Alamgir Scholarship to be awarded to an outstanding junior-level student in...
The Political Science Department is pleased to announce the Jalal...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2021
  • Award: $2,754.70
Deadline02/19/2021
$227.04 The Michael Dukakis Internship in Public Service Award
Endowed in 1995 by a generous gift from former Massachusetts Governor Michael S. Dukakis, the Michael S. Dukakis Internship in Public Service is an...
Endowed in 1995 by a generous gift from former Massachusetts Governor...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2021
  • Award: $227.04
Deadline02/19/2021
$3,549.00 The Rusty Simonds Award Fund
This scholarship is named for Arthur P. (Rusty) Simonds, an expert in political theory and member of the Political Science Department at UMB for...
This scholarship is named for Arthur P. (Rusty) Simonds, an expert in...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2021
  • Award: $3,549.00
Deadline02/19/2021
up to $1,000 First Year Student Achievement Scholarship
The First Year Student Achievement Scholarship is open to Freshman and first year transfer students. Scholarships vary between $500-$1,000 and the...
The First Year Student Achievement Scholarship is open to Freshman and...
  • Deadline: 02/26/2021
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline02/26/2021
$1,000 Michael A. Ventresca '69 Student Leadership Award
Initiated by members of the 2011-2012 Undergraduate Student Government, the Michael Ventresca ‘69 Leadership Award bestows $1,000 to an...
Initiated by members of the 2011-2012 Undergraduate Student Government,...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/01/2021
Up to $1,000 The Charles D. Baker II Scholarship
The Charles D. Baker II Scholarship has been established by his grandson, Charles D. Baker IV, to honor the memory of his grandfather who, despite...
The Charles D. Baker II Scholarship has been established by his...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline03/01/2021
$1,500 The Grace K. Fey Scholarship
The University of Massachusetts is offering $1,500 scholarships to provide recognition of and financial assistance to an outstanding student.
The University of Massachusetts is offering $1,500 scholarships to...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/01/2021
up to $5,000 The James J. Karam Presidential Scholarship
The James J. Karam Scholarship was established in 2013 by James J. Karam. Mr. Karam is President and founder of First Bristol Corporation, a N.E....
The James J. Karam Scholarship was established in 2013 by James J....
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: up to $5,000
Deadline03/01/2021
$5,000.00 The William M. Bulger Endowed Scholarship Fund
To provide financial support on an annual basis to William M. Bulger Scholars at the UMass Boston campus. For continuing students, an overall GPA...
To provide financial support on an annual basis to William M. Bulger...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
up to $2,000 Charles J. Hoff Leadership Scholarship
Charles J. Hoff, President of the Hoff Foundation and a former trustee of the University of Massachusetts, credits the education he received at...
Charles J. Hoff, President of the Hoff Foundation and a former trustee...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies The Police Department Scholarship
The Department of Public Safety is sponsoring a scholarship funded by the revenue generated from the collection of parking fines. Applicants should...
The Department of Public Safety is sponsoring a scholarship funded by...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2021
Varies Alumni Association Scholarship
This scholarship is made available to UMass Boston undergraduate students who have demonstrated a commitment to the university through campus...
This scholarship is made available to UMass Boston undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2021
$1,000.00 Camille M. Presti Scholarship Fund
To provide an annual award to an undergraduate or graduate student in a historically CPCS major at UMB. Recipient should be of sophomore or higher...
To provide an annual award to an undergraduate or graduate student in a...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/01/2021
$1,024 The Alvin Levin Scholarship Fund
To recognize the contributions of Alvin Levin in the areas of civil rights and community organizing with a scholarship awarded to a non-traditional...
To recognize the contributions of Alvin Levin in the areas of civil...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $1,024
Deadline04/01/2021
Varies The Evonne HIll-Shepard Memorial Award
To provide support for students and student related activities and programs in the College of Public and Community Service, including, but not...
To provide support for students and student related activities and...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2021
$0.00 The Paul M. English ’87 Computer Science Endowed Scholarship
The University of Massachusetts Boston acknowledges with gratitude the generous commitment from Paul M. English to establish The Paul M. English...
The University of Massachusetts Boston acknowledges with gratitude the...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/01/2021
up to $3,500 The West End Scholarship
To provide annual scholarship support for students enrolled in traditionally College of Public and Community Service majors. Recipients must be...
To provide annual scholarship support for students enrolled in...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: up to $3,500
Deadline04/01/2021
Varies The Young Alumni Scholarship
The Young Alumni Scholarship was created to award rising Juniors and Seniors each year.
The Young Alumni Scholarship was created to award rising Juniors and...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2021
$8,000.00 The Roger Feinstein Memorial Scholarship for First Generation Students
Provided by a 1992 alumnus of the University of Massachusetts Boston, The Roger Feinstein Memorial Scholarship for First Generation Students is...
Provided by a 1992 alumnus of the University of Massachusetts Boston,...
  • Deadline: 04/12/2021
  • Award: $8,000.00
Deadline04/12/2021
$0.00 Dr. Albert E. Beaton Scholarship Fund
The purpose of the fund will be to provide scholarship support to full-time undergraduate students in the College of Science and Mathematics who...
The purpose of the fund will be to provide scholarship support to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $0.00
$266.00 The Arthur and Tiffany Brown Scholarship
The purpose of the Fund will be to provide financial support to an incoming freshman enrolled in the College of Management. Preference will be...
The purpose of the Fund will be to provide financial support to an...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $266.00
$720 The Ethel and Herman Rosansky Scholarship Fund
To provide a scholarship to a student who is need of funds to complete his/her degree in Chemistry.
To provide a scholarship to a student who is need of funds to complete...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $720
$3467 The Litton Industries Scholarship
To fund not more than two scholarships of equal value for third and fourth year undergraduate students majoring in mathematics, computer science,...
To fund not more than two scholarships of equal value for third and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3467
$0.00 The Mabbett Family Endowment for Student Veterans
The purpose of the fund will be to provide financial support to a veteran of any military branch, including the US Coast Guard, who is enrolled in...
The purpose of the fund will be to provide financial support to a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $0.00
$466.11 The Theresa M. Corcoran/George M. Rody Physical Education Graduate Scholarship
To award scholarships to senior physical education majors at the Boston campus who have been accepted by a graduate program in physical education...
To award scholarships to senior physical education majors at the Boston...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $466.11