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Scholarships and Support

Learn about the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which awards up to $30,000 to juniors, or third-year students with senior standing, who will pursue graduate studies in public service. ONSA Director Madalina Akli will speak about the application process and answer questions about this... Read More
The student deadline to apply for Honors Research Grants or Research Assistant Fellowships for Fall 2017 is Monday, October 2 at 11:59 p.m. Juniors who will be seniors next year may apply for grants to support their research expenses, and freshmen and sophomores may apply as research assistants for... Read More
Are you thinking about applying to law school?  Curious about the different kinds of practice areas? Want to know what the life of a lawyer is really like?  Meet some UMass Amherst alumni attorneys and get all your questions answered at Meet the Law.  A light dinner of sandwiches and sides will be... Read More


Rising Researchers are exceptional UMass Amherst undergraduate students who demonstrate leadership and impact in their chosen area of study.  Impact can take the form of research result/scholarly publications; innovation/entrepreneurial activities; or significant contribution to a creative work... Read More
Do you know a faculty member deserving of recognition? They could be the next UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar.  The Spotlight Scholar Program recognizes faculty members whose research, scholarship, or creative activity really shines. Anyone can nominate a scholar, and it takes only minutes to do!... Read More

Honors College Events

Families of current CHC students are invited to a program that explores opportunities in Commonwealth Honors College through interviews with a faculty member, two current students and a CHC program director. This program is part of the campus-wide Family Weekend programming. RSVP at: https://apps.... Read More

Campus Announcements and Activities

Come hear about how women entrepreneurs are revolutionizing farms and food systems. UMass Student Farm's Amanda Brown and Book & Plow Farm's Maida Ives will speak on Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the Paige Lab Conference Room-Room 202 at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. During this lecture,... Read More
Are you interested in graduate degree programs in public policy, public administration, and international development? Attend the Harvard Kennedy School information session to learn more about degree programs, student life, and career opportunities.  Please RSVP if you will attend this session.
The UMass Amherst Libraries invite the public to the 19th Annual Fall Reception, “If You Want to be Happy, Be Grateful: The Life and Teachings of Brother David Steindl-Rast,” on Sunday, October 1, 2017, from 3 – 6 p.m. in Old Chapel, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The event is free and... Read More