The Winston Churchill Foundation recently awarded University of Massachusetts Amherst senior Edridge D’Souza a 2019 Churchill Scholarship, which provides funding to American students for a year of post-graduate study in science, mathematics, and engineering at England’s University of Cambridge. D’Souza is a member of the Commonwealth Honors College and a biochemistry & molecular biology major and mathematics minor. He was previously awarded a 2018 Goldwater Scholarship in recognition of his exceptional... Read More
Four Commonwealth Honors College students have each been awarded a prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship for their exceptional achievements in the STEM fields. This highly-competitive, national award recognizes college sophomores and juniors pursuing research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering. It is extremely rare for all four student nominees, as nominated by UMass Amherst's Office of National Scholarship Advisement (ONSA), to each receive a Goldwater, as was the case this year. Out... Read More
Four Commonwealth Honors College students have each been awarded a nationally competitive scholarship for their outstanding research and achievements in the STEM fields.Edridge D’Souza, a junior biochemistry major, and Eric Wuesthoff, a junior ecology and conservation student, won the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship. Kyle Vedder, a junior studying computer science, won a Goldwater honorable mention.The Goldwater Scholarship is a highly competitive, nationally-recognized award for sophomore and junior... Read More
 On April 6, the Office of National Scholarship Advisement begins a month-long series of workshops and information sessions to educate UMass Amherst students about national scholarships and fellowships such as Fulbright, Marshall, and Rhodes. “These opportunities are realistic,” said Dr. Madalina Akli, director of UMass Amherst’s Office of National Scholarship Advisement (ONSA). With the month of workshops, ONSA strives to spread awareness about these programs and encourage more UMass Amherst students to put ... Read More
Rising senior and Commonwealth Honors College student Sarah Coomey '18 has recently been awarded the nationally competitive Beinecke Scholarship. The political science and French major will be researching the nature of personhood, aesthetics, and the political theory of home in the context of contemporary social thought and critical theory. Commonwealth Honors College wishes to congratulate Sarah on receiving this highly esteemed scholarship. To read more about Sarah Coomey and the Beinecke, visit UMass Amherst... Read More
We are the UMass Amherst chapter of the National Honor Society Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD). There are over 250 chapters of ALD nationally, and over 850,000 students have been inducted since its inception in 1924.   Currently, the University of Massachusetts ALD chapter has over 200 members in the class of 2012, almost 300 members in the class of 2013, over 350 members in the class of 2014, and over 250 members in the class of 2015.  This makes us one of the largest chapters in the nation with over 1,100 members... Read More
Morgan Opie, a math and physics double major, is one of 14 students in the country to receive a 2014 Churchill Scholarship. The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States offers the scholarships to outstanding American students who wish to pursue graduate studies in engineering, math or the sciences at the University of Cambridge in England. The scholarship, which is worth about $50,000, pays for a year of tuition, fees, living expenses and travel. The Churchill Scholarship is one of the most prestigious... Read More
Hannah Barrett '12, a psychology major from Lexington, Mass., has been named one of 29 Who Shine by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. At a ceremony held at the State House on May 10, the award was presented to one graduate from each of the state's community colleges, state universities and University of Massachusetts campuses. The other recipients are highlighted in the Boston Globe.   Hannah has also earned a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Australian National University and conduct research on... Read More
Miriam Tinberg '14 and Clara Wool '13 have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships to study critical languages during the summer of 2012. The critical languages program provides fully-funded, group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences. Both Tinberg, who is majoring in Middle East studies, and Wool, who is pursuing majors in Middle East studies and environmental design, will travel to Jordan to study Arabic. Graduate student John Hoskins... Read More
"Everybody knows it hurts. Theres' no getting around that fact," says Susan K. Whitbourne, professor of psychology and director of the Office of National Scholarship Advisement, about the New England Patriots Super Bowl loss, in the recent WGBH story "The State Of Biosensors And The Super Bowl."


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