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Academic Opportunities

  Worried about your senior thesis/project? Don't be! We are here to help guide you through it. Visit our second information session in a series of thesis workshops which will be held throughout the year. Commonwealth Honors College graduate Hadiya Williams will discuss how she came up with her... Read More
Honors 323H, Junior Year Common Experience: How the 1960s Changed America 
Lecture: Wednesdays 4-5:30PM.
See SPIRE for discussion sections. Attention CHC juniors and seniors: enroll now in the innovative honors course "How the 1960s Changed America." As a General Education SB and DU... Read More

Scholarships and Support

The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a... Read More
Learn about the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for sophomore and juniors wishing to pursue a research career in STEM disciplines. ONSA Director Madalina Akli will speak about this exciting scholarship opportunity and answer questions about the scholarship application process. Register online here.
Learn about the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship which awards up to $30,000 to juniors or 3rd-year students with a senior standing who are pursuing graduate studies in public service-related fields. Find out about the scholarship application process and get all your questions answered.... Read More
The student deadline to apply for Honors Research Grants or Research Assistant Fellowships for Fall 2018 is Monday, October 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m.   Guidelines and link to online application system: https://www.honors.umass.... Read More
IPO will be hosting our Education Abroad Fair on Monday, September 17, 2018 from 1-3 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium. This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to access all of the IPO Education Abroad resources in one place. Education Abroad staff will be available to answer... Read More


Seeking nominations for the Fall 2018 Rising Research Awards. 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 results/scholarly publications; innocation/... 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... Read More

Honors College Events

Join Dr. Thomas Meagher, visiting assistant professor from the Department of Philosophy and Political Science at Quinnipiac University, for his keynote lecture during this fall's DuBois Research Day. 
Energy is essential to our survival and a way of life. We may take the availability of energy for granted, yet our primary sources of energy come from fossil fuels, which are finite and are leading contributors to climate change. Tapping into renewable energy sources is essential for a clean energy... Read More
Commonwealth Honors College holds an Honors Induction Ceremony to welcome first-year CHC students and kick off the academic year. The event is open to students, family members, and guests.
Reconnect with old friends and meet new people while you learn more about your opportunities here at CHC. At this year's Sophomore Meet-and-Greet, we will:   Discuss CHC Sophomore milestones Talk about the steps you can take in the upcoming year to maximize your CHC experience. Walk you through... Read More

Internships and Employment

Are you a UMass student? Do you love driving? APPLY... Read More