Incoming First-Year Students

UMass Amherst offers both merit and need-based scholarships to incoming first-year students who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in a variety of scholarly, extracurricular, and leadership activities. As an academically talented student, you may qualify. Your application for admission to the university serves as your application for these scholarships. No separate application form is needed. If you are selected, you will be notified in writing by the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Please note that Commonwealth Honors College does not evaluate applications for admission to CHC or for scholarships for incoming first year students.

The Undergraduate Admissions Office can respond to questions and provide more information about these university-administered scholarships.

Currently Matriculated Students

Once you are a matriculated student, you may qualify for scholarships available from Commonwealth Honors College. You must be enrolled at the university, having attended at least one semester, and also be a member of Commonwealth Honors College to apply for these scholarships and fellowships. For more information, please use the Scholarship Selector below.

Additional Scholarship Information

The Office of National Scholarship Advisement (ONSA), located in 301 Commonwealth Honors College, supports outstanding students in applying for nationally competitive scholarships, fellowships, and awards.

Scholarship Selector