Admissions & Financial Aid

Scholarships for Transfer Students

Ali Taqi, Foster Furcolo Scholarship recipient, in Campus Center on 1st floor

"The scholarship made all the difference. I could afford to come here, and my credits transferred easily." -Ali Taqi, recipient of the Foster Furcolo Scholarship

UMass Boston offers merit scholarships to qualified transfer students.


The Transfer Merit Scholarship

We are currently accepting applications for students beginning in the spring 2018 semester. We will offer a limited number of one-time, non-renewable scholarship for students beginning in the Spring 2018 semester of up to $1,500.


To Apply

Please complete the Transfer Merit Scholarship Application Here.


All applications must be submitted by December 15th, 2017 for consideration.


The Foster Furcolo Scholarship Program

Awards two-year scholarships covering tuition and most mandatory fees to one graduate of each public community college in Massachusetts.

Established to honor Foster Furcolo, who served as governor of Massachusetts from 1957 to 1960. He was instrumental in the creation of the system of public community colleges in the Commonwealth .

Nomination Procedure


Deadline: May 1st


The Osher Reentry Scholarship

Awarded to newly entering UMass Boston students who are returning to college after an interruption in study of five years. This five year timeframe need not be consecutive. Osher Reentry Scholars will receive up to a $5,000.00 per year scholarship. The scholarship is potentially renewable.


To Apply


December 1st, 2017 for students entering in spring 2018
August 1st, 2018 for students entering in fall 2018


Massachusetts Advantage Plus Program (MAPP)

Eligible MassTransfer students receive a tuition credit, up to $1,714, when they enroll at UMass Boston. The scholarship is renewable for up to four semesters.


For more information visit the MassTransfer website.