How to Apply
- Continuing UMass Boston students are those who have earned at least 12 credits at the university and should apply for scholarship consideration a semester in advance. Continuing students may apply for fall 2013 scholarship awards now, with deadlines beginning in March.
Many schools reserve scholarship funds for first year students. We are proud to reward new students and continuing students for their academic achievements.
You can be considered for seven different scholarships if you meet the eligibility requirements. Submit your merit scholarship application and provide all supporting documentation. Merit scholarships are awarded based upon academic excellence. Sometimes, you must demonstrate merit and financial need to qualify for certain scholarships.
We encourage you to apply for scholarships at the same time you apply for admission.
- March 1st for round 1 consideration (aimed at entering freshman students).
- June 1 for round 2 consideration (aimed at new transfer students).
For eligibility details and the supporting documentation required, see details about all seven scholarships under New Students Scholarships tab.
Scholarships for continuing students range from as little as $250 to as much as $5000. Students may qualify for more than one.
Most scholarships are awarded for the spring semester to help continuing students complete each academic year. Scholarships awarded for the fall semester are more limited.
To be considered, you must demonstrate superior academic performance for two semesters (24 credits) in most cases. One semester (12 credits) is the minimum requirement for a limited number of programs.
For example, apply in the fall semester of sophomore year. If you qualify, you can receive an award for your spring semester, sophomore year.
In the fall, qualified students complete a single, comprehensive application to compete for many spring scholarships. Every spring, you must submit individual applications.
- Mid November for spring semester awards
- March for fall semester awards.
You must reapply for scholarships every year and continue to earn good grades.
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