Our Opportunities

Welcome to the UMass Boston scholarship system!

Below you will find a listing of scholarships available to students with brief information about the scholarship qualifications. To apply to scholarships, you must first sign in with your WISER log-in credentials to access the campus login portal.

What to Expect:

  • You will be presented with the general application after logging in.
  • After completing you general scholarship application, you may be presented with other scholarships opportunities that need additional information to determine your eligibility.
  • After submitting each of these steps, you can see your application status on your dashboard. If your status is not listed as “submitted,” you have not fully completed your application.
  • If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you will receive an email notification to your UMB email account.

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 if they meet a number of other factors. All of our scholarship opportunities are very competitive and funding is limited so not all qualified students will be selected for an award.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$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: 03/04/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/04/2020
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: 03/04/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline03/04/2020
$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: 03/04/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/04/2020
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: 03/04/2020
  • Award: up to $5,000
Deadline03/04/2020
Up to $1,000 The Putnam UMass Scholarship
The University of Massachusetts is offering this scholarship to provide recognition of and financial assistance to an outstanding student. The...
The University of Massachusetts is offering this scholarship to provide...
  • Deadline: 03/04/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline03/04/2020
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: 03/06/2020
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline03/06/2020
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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/13/2020
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: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$0.00 Anthony J. DiPaolo Award
These funds are to be used by the dean of the college to assist a student or students who are working on a degree or are engaged in a research...
These funds are to be used by the dean of the college to assist a...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/01/2020
$2,000.00 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: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/01/2020
$0.00 Gina M. Capello Scholarship
The Fund will provide scholarship support to students with outstanding financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Preference will...
The Fund will provide scholarship support to students with outstanding...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/01/2020
$8,500.00 Goddard House - Doane Scholarship
Available to student enrolled in a CNHS program during the 2019-2020 academic year (all levels and incoming students welcome) and have one or more...
Available to student enrolled in a CNHS program during the 2019-2020...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $8,500.00
Deadline04/01/2020
$1,000.00 Rick Srinivasan Memorial Scholarship
The Rick Srinivasan Scholarship Fund for 1-2 students per year who meet the following criteria as determined during the comprehensive scholarship...
The Rick Srinivasan Scholarship Fund for 1-2 students per year who meet...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies The Alton J. Brann Endowed Scholarships
To fund scholarships for undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 30 credits, but not more than 90, and who are majoring in Biology,...
To fund scholarships for undergraduate students who have completed a...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$663 The Anthony S. Chan Award for Asian American Studies
To endow awards for students involved in activities related to the work of the Institute for Asian American Studies. Recipients must have satisfied...
To endow awards for students involved in activities related to the work...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $663
Deadline04/01/2020
$1,000.00 The Arredondo Brothers' Memorial Scholarship
Provided by the Arredondo Family Foundation, the Arredondo Brothers’ Memorial Scholarship provides financial support to UMass Boston students who...
Provided by the Arredondo Family Foundation, the Arredondo Brothers’...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/01/2020
$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: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $266.00
Deadline04/01/2020
$1,000.00 The Battista & Stewart Scholarship
The annual Battista & Stewart Scholar will be a full-time undergraduate from New England who demonstrates financial need and enters the university...
The annual Battista & Stewart Scholar will be a full-time undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/01/2020
$1,020 The Carol DeSouza Student Support Fund
To provide financial assistance to degree seeking students to purchase adaptive equipment and /or technology that will provide them with the...
To provide financial assistance to degree seeking students to purchase...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,020
Deadline04/01/2020
$952 The Carol Torto Memorial Scholarship
To endow a scholarship for students enrolled in the master of Science in Public Affairs Program.
To endow a scholarship for students enrolled in the master of Science in...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $952
Deadline04/01/2020
$1,260 The Christine Armett-Kibel Scholarship Fund for Women in Science
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship assistance for undergraduate women students in their junior and senior years at the University...
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship assistance for...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,260
Deadline04/01/2020
$780 The College of Management Award for Excellence in Finance
To endow an annual scholarship to recognize a College of Management student’s overall academic standing and his/her outstanding achievement in...
To endow an annual scholarship to recognize a College of Management...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $780
Deadline04/01/2020
$5286 The Dr. Berkeley W. Cue Endowed Scholarship Fund in Chemistry
To make an annual scholarship award to one or more Chemistry or Biochemistry majors who have completed their sophomore year at UMass Boston.
To make an annual scholarship award to one or more Chemistry or...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $5286
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies The Duncan Nelson Butterfly Fund
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies The Ella Brehm Scholarship
To provide scholarship assistance to students with demonstrable financial need majoring in chemistry, mathematics/computer science, physics,...
To provide scholarship assistance to students with demonstrable...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$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: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $720
Deadline04/01/2020
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: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$3,048 The Gaston Internship Fund
The fund will provide an annual award to an undergraduate or graduate student(s) at the University Of Massachusetts Boston that will allow the...
The fund will provide an annual award to an undergraduate or graduate...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $3,048
Deadline04/01/2020
$2,100 The Harold Weinberg Memorial Scholarship
To provide scholarship assistance to a deserving UMass Boston student with high academic performance. Like Harold Weinberg, a student dedicated to...
To provide scholarship assistance to a deserving UMass Boston student...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $2,100
Deadline04/01/2020
$1,022.50 The Helen and Warren Wilkins Endowed Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarship assistance to students in the College of Nursing and other undergraduate programs.
To provide scholarship assistance to students in the College of Nursing...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,022.50
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies The IBEW 2222 Scholarship
The purpose of the Fund will be to provide undergraduate scholarships, in the amount of $1,000.00 each, to the children, stepchildren and...
The purpose of the Fund will be to provide undergraduate scholarships,...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$440 The John Ryan Scholarship
To award the student who has achieved the highest cumulative average for four semesters in residence during his Freshman-Sophomore years.
To award the student who has achieved the highest cumulative average for...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $440
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies The Joseph W. Joyce Scholarship
To support the expenses of an undergraduate student at UMass Boston including tuition, fees, books and related costs. Selection will be made by the...
To support the expenses of an undergraduate student at UMass Boston...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$1,235.50 The Kyran E. Kennedy Award
The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support to a full-time UMass Boston student with preference afforded to a student who is a veteran...
The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support to a full-time...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,235.50
Deadline04/01/2020
$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: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $3467
Deadline04/01/2020
$5,162.00 The Louise H. Bronner Endowed Fund in Support of Graduate and Undergraduate Students
To provide scholarships or fellowships for undergraduate or graduate students in Languages and Sciences at UMass Boston.
To provide scholarships or fellowships for undergraduate or graduate...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $5,162.00
Deadline04/01/2020
$1,551 The Lucia Mayerson David Scholarship
The Lucia Mayerson-David Endowment was established by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Lucia after her passing in 2011. It supports...
The Lucia Mayerson-David Endowment was established by family, friends...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,551
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies The Manning Certificate in Gerontology Scholarship Fund
To provide financial assistance for students who enroll in the Frank J. Manning Certificate in Gerontology Program. The award is intended for...
To provide financial assistance for students who enroll in the Frank J....
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies The Marcia Keach Memorial Poetry Prize
To support a first and second prize for the best poems submitted by graduating seniors. Recipients will be selected by an external judge named by...
To support a first and second prize for the best poems submitted by...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies The Mary T. Mroz Scholarship Fund
The purpose of the fund will be to support graduate students entering the field of elementary education.
The purpose of the fund will be to support graduate students entering...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$1,666 The Masters' Candidates in Education Scholarship Award Fund
To provide support for outstanding students participating in a Masters’ level program of the College of Education and Human Development: Teachers...
To provide support for outstanding students participating in a Masters’...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,666
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies The Michael A. Ventresca Scholarship Fund
To be awarded to entering freshman with continuing support for four year. The scholarship is given to students who have demonstrated through...
To be awarded to entering freshman with continuing support for four...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$1,360.00 The Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Carron Veterans Scholarship Fund
The Fund will provide scholarships to student(s) enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program who is/are a veteran of any military...
The Fund will provide scholarships to student(s) enrolled in an...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,360.00
Deadline04/01/2020
$1,309 The Nyhan Award
To support UMass Students going into journalism careers. Students must be in good academic standing.
To support UMass Students going into journalism careers. Students must...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,309
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies The Pauline and Thorndike Litchfield Scholarship
The fund is to provide financial assistance to a student who is pursuing a graduate course study in the field of mental retardation (special...
The fund is to provide financial assistance to a student who is pursuing...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$475 The Professor Joann Phelps Stewart Scholarship Award
To provide scholarship assistance for seniors majoring in economics. A. Applicants will have a minimum of 85 credits earned and will be completing...
To provide scholarship assistance for seniors majoring in economics. A....
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $475
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies The Public Safety 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: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$3,231 The Raymond G. and Patricia T. Malbone Family Endowed Fund
The donor established the fund to provide financial assistance and to reward superior academic achievement to Masters and Doctoral degree...
The donor established the fund to provide financial assistance and to...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $3,231
Deadline04/01/2020
$6,406.75 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: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $6,406.75
Deadline04/01/2020
$3,081 The Sam Walker Scholarship Fund
To provide annual scholarship assistance for needy and deserving undergraduate art majors. Preference will first be given to students with a major...
To provide annual scholarship assistance for needy and deserving...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $3,081
Deadline04/01/2020