UMass Boston

Financial Aid

UMass Boston
Campus Center, 4th Floor
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125

Phone: 617.287.6300
Fax: 617.287.6323
Merit-Based Scholarship

Outside Scholarships

While UMass Boston offers many Merit-Based Scholarships, Grants, and other Financial Aid, it is always in your best interest to search on your own for outside scholarship opportunities as well.

We encourage you to keep the following things in mind when searching for scholarships:

  • Never pay a fee to be considered for a scholarship, or to access a scholarship search website.
  • Think local! Many scholarship opportunities come through your high school, clubs, the place of your parent or guardians’ employment, or a community group. Competition for local scholarships tends to be less competitive as they typically receive fewer applications.
  • Beware of scams or predatory websites, your personal information is a valuable resource. If something sounds too good to be true or you are being asked for more information than you are comfortable giving, don’t apply.
  • Outside scholarships have not been vetted or endorsed by UMass Boston 

If you are the recipient of an outside scholarship:

  • If you are the recipient of an outside scholarship please contact the Financial Aid Office to determine how it may impact your aid.
  • The awarding organization may require proof of enrollment please follow these directions to obtain an enrollment verification.
  • Check should be sent to:
    • Bursar's Office
      Campus Center, 4th Floor
      UMass Boston
      100 Morrissey Blvd.
      Boston, MA 02125

      Phone: 617.287.5350

Use Scholarship Search Engines to assist in your search:


Sponsored by U.S. News & World Report, EDU provides students with many scholarship related articles and searches.

Big Future

Big Future can help not only with scholarship searches but with internships and other funding opportunities through a series of questions about your background. Big Future is sponsored by the College Board Association.

Massachusetts Department of Education

See a list of scholarships, tuition waivers, and grants available to Massachusetts residents.

Outside Scholarship Opportunities:

Below are a handful of outside scholarships that many of our students have applied for in the past. We encourage you to review the criteria for each and determine if you may qualify.

The College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative - Through the U.S. Coast Guards College Student Pre Commissioning Initiative (CSPI) scholarship sophomores and juniors can receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Up to $3,600 monthly salary while in school
  • Up to two years of tuition, fees, and books
  • Paid medical and dental insurance
  • 30 days of annual paid vacation
  • Summer leadership training
  • For more information contact Scholarship Program

APIA Scholarship

Alray Scholars Program

Boston Art Dealers Association

Career Advancement Program Tuition Waiver

Categorical Tuition Waiver

Completing the Dream Scholarship

TheDream.US Scholarship

Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program

Fidelity Scholarship Program - UNCF

GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs) MA Scholarships:

Mary Cafolla Wallace Nursing Scholarship

Michelle Tortolani Engineering Leadership Scholarship

National Merit Scholarship Corporation

One Family Scholarship Program

Roothbert Fund Scholarship 

Udall Scholarship

SpeakOUT Boston Scholarship

Stephen D. Paine Scholarship

Tomorrow’s Teachers Scholarship Program

UNCF Scholarships

Valedictorian Program Tuition Waiver

Wize Prep College and University Scholarship

Zillion Women in STEM Scholarship

Mass High Demand


If you would like to advertise an outside scholarship opportunity on our website:

If you would like to advertise an outside scholarship on our website please email us with a brief description of the award you offer, the relevant deadlines, award amount, and the eligibility criteria.

We typically only post scholarships that meet the spirit of our mission and that we are able to verify the validity of.

Financial Aid

UMass Boston
Campus Center, 4th Floor
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125

Phone: 617.287.6300
Fax: 617.287.6323
Merit-Based Scholarship