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 going to our UMass blog page to scan the list of scholarships. If you are interested, please click here with instructions on how to send us an email.


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. Get started by checking out our Preparation Tips


Current UMass students, faculty, and staff can gain more detailed application information on the scholarship process by clicking here. Also, please follow us on Facebook to get announcements and information about meetings throughout the year, and visit ONSA to tell us about yourself, your interests, and your vision for the future.


Additional scholarship and fellowship information can be obtained on the website of the National Association of Fellowship Advisors


Please check out our new UMass blogs site for updates and other relevant postings as well.









Director: Professor Susan Krauss Whitbourne 

Administrative Assistant: Shirley E. Archambault 

ONSA ▪ 301 Commonwealth Honors College ▪  University of Massachusetts ▪ 157 Commonwealth Ave, Amherst, MA 01003 ▪ 413-577-2615