University of Massachusetts Amherst Commonwealth Honors College students who are pursuing creative endeavors in the arts and humanities or in social sciences are eligible to apply for the Annaliese Bischoff Honors Scholarship. Preference will be given to first generation college students and/or those with financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.
This scholarship was endowed by a long time UMass Amherst and Commonwealth Honors College Professor and consists of a one-time award that is applied directly toward the student’s tuition and fees. Selection is based on a combination of financial need and academic achievement.
The amount of the scholarship varies from year to year depending on endowment earnings. In 2016 the award will be approximately $1,000 and will be applied to the recipient’s Fall 2017/Spring 2018 tuition and fees.
To apply, students must submit an “Annaliese Bischoff Honors Scholarship Application” accompanied by a typed one-page essay discussing their educational and career goals and how a scholarship will help them achieve those goals.
The application deadline is Monday, February 27, 2017, 5:00 p.m. to the Commonwealth Honors College office, Room 301, Amherst, MA 01003-9253.
The awards will be announced in early April and recipients will be invited to the Commonwealth Honors College spring awards ceremony scheduled for April 14, 2017.