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Scholarships are available at all UMass campuses

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Ryan David Reaves Memorial Scholarship
for online undergraduate students

If you are a UMass Dartmouth online student enrolled in one of our online undergraduate degree programs, you may be eligible for the Ryan David Reaves Memorial Scholarship.


  • Currently enrolled in a UMass Dartmouth online undergraduate degree program with 15 credit hours completed at UMassD
  • Must be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Complete the application form
  • Send in the 500-600 word essay described on the application

Application Deadline

Materials must be received by August 20, 2015, in order to receive funding in 2015-16. Download the application

History of the Scholarship

UMass Dartmouth received a $250,000 gift from an anonymous donor to honor Ryan David Reaves, of Houston, Texas, an online student who graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Liberal Arts in 2014. Ryan was able to finish his degree requirements before his unfortunate passing in December 2014. 


Success By Degrees Scholarship Program

University Extension will award qualified Massachusetts community college graduates (with a minimum GPA of 3.0) a scholarship equal to a 33% tuition waiver for each course taken to complete a bachelor's degree through University Extension.

Full-time or part-time University Extension students are able to take on campus, online, and blended courses year-round during fall, winter, spring, and summer sessions. Learn more about the Success by Degrees Scholarship Program.

University Extension Scholarship for Southcoast Education Compact and Cape Cod Teachers

University Extension has partnered with the STEM Education and Teacher Development Department in announcing a scholarship opportunity for teachers. 

Southcoast Education Compact and Cape Cod Teachers who qualify for this scholarship are required to submit to the registrar a letter indicating their teaching status at the time of registration each semester. This scholarship can be applied only to University Extension courses. Please read the Scholarship Exception Policy below.

Scholarship Exception Policy

University Extension Scholarships cannot be applied to grant-funded, specially priced programs, international programs, independent study, directed study, technology fees, contract learning, and non-credit courses. In addition, University Extension Scholarships cannot be combined with any other waivers.


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