Office of National Scholarship Advisement

The Office of National Scholarship Advisement (ONSA) assists eligible students in the pursuit of distinguished nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. We also assist students who wish to apply for certain University scholarships available to undergraduates.

 

To help you with your application, we will give you advice on application information, recommendations, study and research proposals, personal statements, curriculum vitae, and interviews.

 

We recommend you begin by scanning the list of scholarships and then, if you are interested, complete the ONSA Internal Application. This application helps us find out who you are and which scholarships you might be best suited for. When answering the questionnaire keep in mind that some of these questions will also be found on the actual scholarship applications so be thoughtful in your answers.

 

Start exploring scholarships early in your college career. Preparing for these opportunities requires work well in advance of submission deadlines. Look for fellowships that match your interests and experience. In addition, consult your professors, and others. Watch for announcements and information meetings throughout the year, and visit ONSA to tell us about yourself, your interests, and your vision for the future.

 

Scholarship/Fellowship

Areas of Study

Who should apply

Campus deadline

National deadline

Beinecke Scholarship: For current juniors pursuing graduate school in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts.

Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts

Juniors

January 31, 2014

February 13, 2014

Boren National Security Education Fellowships: For current undergrads pursuing language and cultural study in areas vital to U.S. security interest.

Humanities, Social Sciences, Languages

All undergraduates

January 15, 2014

February 5, 2014

Churchill Scholarship: One year award to study at the University of Cambridge.

Science, Engineering, Mathematics

Seniors, recent graduates

October 17, 2014

November 11, 2014

Fulbright Grants: Study, research or teach abroad.

Any

Seniors, graduate students

September 12, 2014

October 10, 2014

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship:

Any

Seniors, graduate students

 

October 10, 2014

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship: For current undergraduate students pursuing careers as scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.

Engineering, Mathematics, Natural Science

Sophomores and juniors

January 15, 2014

January 30, 2014

Madison Fellowship: For students pursuing a master’s degree for a career in teaching high school.

American History, Education, Political Science

Seniors

February 14, 2014

March 1, 2014

Mitchell Scholarship:

Any

Seniors, graduate students

September 19, 2014

October 1, 2014

Marshall Scholarship: One year of post-graduate study at a British University

Any

Seniors, graduate students

September 19, 2014

October 1, 2014

Rhodes: Study at Oxford University

Any

Seniors, graduate students

September 19, 2014

October 3, 2014

Soros Fellowship: Awarded for two years of graduate study to newly naturalized American citizens or first-generation Americans.

Any

Seniors, graduate students

October 17, 2014

November 1, 2014

Harry S. Truman Scholarships: Post-graduate scholarship for students interested in public service.

 

Juniors

 

February 4, 2014

Udall Scholarships:

Environmental Science, Healthcare, Tribal Public Policy

Sophomores, Juniors

February 14, 2014

March 5, 2014

 

   

              

 

Director: Professor Susan K. Whitbourne ▪ Advising Hours: M,W,TH 1-3 pm

Administrative Assistant: Shirley E. Archambault ▪ Office Hours: M-F 8-4

ONSA ▪ 301 Commonwealth Honors College ▪  University of Massachusetts ▪ 157 Commonwealth Ave, Amherst, MA 01003

 onsa@honors.umass.edu ▪ 413-577-2615