Scholarships at UMass Dartmouth

2015-2016 Scholarship Applications Process


Individual scholarship descriptions contain specific eligibility criteria.

Review all scholarships to take advantage of each opportunity available to you:

  • General scholarships
  • Scholarships available within your college of study
  • UMass System Presidential Scholarships

How to apply

Submission deadline for all scholarships vary between March 1 and 31 (unless otherwise noted).  Please be sure to review all scholarships and deadlines. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. It is your responsibility to make sure you have followed the necessary steps for each scholarship submission. If you email your scholarship application(s), please submit all scholarship material for one scholarship per email and place the name of the scholarship you are applying to on the subject line.

Scholarship awarding for the 2015-2016 academic year begins during the spring 2015 semester and will continue throughout the 2015-2016 academic year. Only students that are selected for a scholarship will be notified. Scholarship applications will remain on file for consideration for the entire academic year. Students who receive a scholarship will be required to submit a thank you letter to the donor for their gift to you.

Helpful hints

  • Read each scholarship to determine what you may be eligible for.
  • Demonstrated financial need is determined by a completed FAFSA.
  • If you are ineligible to complete a FAFSA, then you do not qualify for those scholarships looking for demonstrated financial need.
  • A 2015-2016 FAFSA completed by March 1 will automatically allow students to be considered for most need-based scholarships. Some need-based scholarships have a separate application and will be listed with the scholarship.
    Be sure to review all scholarships.
  • Merit-based scholarships are determined by the requirements of each individual scholarship.
  • Application for merit-based scholarships is by a Merit-based General Scholarship & Eligibility application (one application will allow students to be considered for multiple scholarships); a separate scholarship application; or an application process through your college of study.
  • High school and transfer students entering UMD this fall, there are some scholarships specific for incoming freshmen and transfer students. You can supply a transcript from your high school and/or transferring college/university.
  • PhD and professional degree seeking students: At this time, we do not have any scholarships for this group of students.
  • Law School students: Law School students shold refer to the Law School Financial Aid Services website for a listing of Law Scholarships and Fellowships

UMass Dartmouth Scholarships


Private scholarships

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