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General Scholarships

For matriculated students. Read descriptions for eligibility requirements and application process. If a separate application is required, it will be listed with the scholarship.

For those scholarships that require a Merit-based General Scholarships & Eligibility Application, only one completed application is necessary to be considered for multiple scholarships.

Submission deadline: March 1 (unless otherwise noted)

General Scholarships
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Ethel & Edward Adaskin Memorial Fund

Preference to entering undergraduate students residing in Dartmouth, Fall River, Freetown, Westport, Somerset or Swansea and who demonstrate a financial need.

A completed 2014-2015 FAFSA by March 1 will automatically allow students who meet eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship.

Shaukat Ali Memorial  Humanitarian Scholarship

To support a student with financial need who shows academic promise and who lives by humanitarian ideals. Preference will be given to students who are maintaining a GPA between 3.0-3.75. Community service and volunteerism will also be considered.

Shaukat Ali Scholarship Application

Submission deadline:
March 1

Alice S. Ayling Scholarship Fund

For entering freshmen who are Massachusetts residents with a demonstrated financial need will be considered. This scholarship is open to any undergraduate major.

This scholarship may be renewable if student continues to demonstrate financial need and keeps with the mission of the fund.

The Executive Director of the Ayling Scholarship Foundation will be on-campus one day during the fall semester to meet with each of the recipients to discuss their academic activities and to gain a sense of the consequences this scholarship may have had. Attendance is encouraged for this meeting.

Application for admission and subsequent acceptance to UMD will automatically allow students to be considered.

Solveig E.J. Balestracci

For new freshmen undergraduate students. Must be a resident of Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Lakeville, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester or Westport.

A completed 2014-2015 FAFSA by March 1 will automatically allow students who meet eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship.

Theodore S. Bochenek Memorial Scholarship

For undergraduate or graduate student with demonstrated financial need.

A completed 2014-2015 FAFSA by March 1 will automatically allow students who meet eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship.

Borden & Remington Scholarship Fund

For the offspring of Borden & Remington employees who attend UMass Dartmouth. Said employee must be on the payroll of Borden & Remington Corp at the time of the application and must have been successfully employed with the company for at least two years.

Contact the UMass Dartmouth Foundation Office at (508) 999-8760.

Carrier-Pisarczyk Scholarship Fund

To support one or more full-time, matriculated graduate or undergraduate student(s). Decisions will be based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need.

A completed 2014-2015 FAFSA by March 1 will automatically allow students who meet eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship.

Daniel and Helen Carrier Scholarship Fund

For entering freshmen students who graduated from Dartmouth (MA) High School and who were in the top 1/3, but not the top 10 of his or her graduating class.

Merit-based Scholarship Application

Submission deadline:
March 1

A. J. Carvalho Memorial Scholarship

To support an incoming freshmen female student of Portuguese descent who has graduated from New Bedford High School with a GPA of at least 3.0, or a full-time, matriculated student at UMD with a GPA of at least 3.0.  Applicants must have demonstrated financial need.

A completed 2014-2015 FAFSA by March 1 will automatically allow students who meet eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship.

Chancellor's Centennial Scholarship

For students in a matriculated Master's Degree program who demonstrate excellent academic standing in their chosen field of study. Applicants should have at least one semester of full-time study at UMass Dartmouth. Demonstrated financial may also be considered.

Chancellors Centennial Scholarship Application

Submission deadline:
March 1

Earle P. Charlton Scholarship

Must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student with superior standing. Preference given to greater Fall River and Somerset (MA) residents.

Merit-based Scholarship Application

Submission deadline:
March 1

Dartmouth Industrial Development Foundation Scholarship

To support full-time, matriculated undergraduate or graduate students with demonstrated financial need. Must be a resident of Dartmouth, MA.

A completed 2014-2015 FAFSA by March 1 will automatically allow students who meet eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship.

Mary M.C.H. Eccles Scholarship

To support full-time, fully matriculated students at UMass Dartmouth. Scholarships will be based on merit and financial need with an emphasis on merit. Students must reside in the greater New Bedford area.

Merit-based Scholarship Application

Submission deadline:
March 1

Fall River Endowment Scholarship

For an undergraduate student with demonstrated financial need. Must be a resident of Fall River.

A completed 2014-2015 FAFSA by March 1 will automatically allow students who meet eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship.

William Firth Scholarship

For an undergraduate or graduate student with demonstrated financial need.

A completed 2014-2015 FAFSA by March 1 will automatically allow students who meet eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship.

Louise A. Habicht University Honors Scholarship

To support a full-time, matriculated undergraduate students in the University Honors Program, specifically senior students working on their honors theses at UMass Dartmouth.

The recipient will be determined by the Honors Program Director. There is no application process.

Edward M. Hartley Scholarship

For undergraduate or graduate student with demonstrated financial need.

A completed 2014-2015 FAFSA by March 1 will automatically allow students who meet eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship.

Ida and Morris Horvitz, Jr. Endowment

For undergraduate or graduate student with demonstrated financial need.

A completed 2014-2015 FAFSA by March 1 will automatically allow students who meet eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship.

Leonard & Hilda Kaplan Scholarship Fund

To support a student(s) from the SouthCoast (MA) region, with a preference from New Bedford. Applicant(s) must demonstrate a combined historical interest of the South Coast region and an investment in helping children in this community.

A completed 2014-2015 FAFSA by March 1 will automatically allow students who meet eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship.

Harold & Virginia  Lash Scholarship

To aid a full-time, matriculated graduate or undergraduate student. Decisions shall be based on financial need and academic merit. A student with less need but greater potential for excellence shall prevail over a student with greater need but less potential.

Merit-based Scholarship Application

Submission deadline:
March 1

Gustave and Elsa LaStaiti Scholarship

For full-time students who have completed at least 24 credit hours at UMD or elsewhere; GPA of 3.0 or higher; and who have been actively involved in significant public service at UMass Dartmouth and/or in their home towns. Candidates must be residents of Bristol, Plymouth, Duke or Barnstable counties in Massachusetts. Preference will be given to those with demonstrated financial need.

Merit-based Scholarship Application

Submission deadline:
March 1

Helen and George MacCormack Memorial Scholarship

To support an undergraduate student who is the first in his or her family to attend college. This scholarship will be based on financial need and merit with financial need taking precedence.

Helen and George MacCormack Scholarship Application

Submission deadline:
March 1

Michael W. MacFarlane Jr. Memorial Scholarship

For undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need who plan to study abroad for a semester or for an entire academic year.

Preference will be for students who are, in order of preference: 1) member of the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity; 2) History or Political Science majors; or 3) members of the Phi Sigma Sigma, Delta Pi Omega, Iota Delta Nu or Alpha Sigma Tau sororities.

Michael W. MacFarlane Scholarship Application

Travel between Jul 1-Dec 31 deadline: March 1

Travel between Jan 1-Jun 30 deadline: October 1

Senator William Q. and Marjorie E. MacLean Scholarship

For full-time, matriculated undergraduate students, including entering freshmen and transfer students. Must be a resident of Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, or Rochester who has shown a deep involvement in public service or leadership on campus, and/or community activities.

Students must have demonstrated financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or higher, with more emphasis on need.

A completed 2014-2015 FAFSA by March 1 will automatically allow students who meet eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship.

George M. Mankut Scholarship

For full-time undergraduate student who is a resident of Fall River.

A completed 2014-2015 FAFSA by March 1 will automatically allow students who meet eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship.

Emery Manning, Jr. Scholarship

For undergraduate or graduate student with demonstrated financial need.

A completed 2014-2015 FAFSA by March 1 will automatically allow students who meet eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship.

Agnes Tavares Mendes
Memorial Scholarship Fund

For entering freshmen and full-time matriculated undergraduate students who are residents of Rochester, Marion, Wareham, or Mattapoisett. Must have GPA of 2.0 ("C" or satisfactory) and must demonstrate financial need. 

A completed 2014-2015 FAFSA by March 1 will automatically allow students who meet eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship.

Lynn Bross Trayser Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

For graduate or undergraduate UMass Dartmouth students serving environmental research or educational internships at the Lloyd Center for Environmetal Studies.

Contact the Center for Marine Science and Technology:
(508) 999-8413

New Bedford Italian Literary and Mutual Aid Society Scholarship

For undergraduate or graduate students of Italian descent with a preference to those who are residents first, of New Bedford, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Acushnet, or second, residents of Mattapoisett, Marion, Rochester, and Westport. Scholarship provides for tuition.

Merit-based Scholarship Application

Submission deadline:
March 1

Janet N. Phipard Endowment

To provide for summer fellowships for students at the Center for Marine Science and Technology for study and research in the field of marine biology, science and technology, including aquaculture.

Contact the Center for Marine Science and Technology:
(508) 999-8413

Jay Porter American Federation of Teachers Scholarship

For a student who is a Massachusetts resident with demonstrated financial need and in good academic standing. Preference is for a student whose parent(s) is a member of any recognized labor union in Massachusetts.

Jay Porter Scholarship Application

Submission Deadline:
March 1

Dr. Mona El Bayadi Racine Scholarship

To support full-time, matriculated graduate and undergraduate students. Award decisions shall be based on academic merit. Recipients may apply for successive Racine Scholarships, but an award does not imply continuation beyond a single year.

Merit-based Scholarship Application

Submission deadline:
March 1

Donald H. Ramsbottom Fundraising Endowment

To award a full-time student who has excelled in academic achievement, is involved in extra-curricular activities both on and off-campus, and who has raised a substantial amount of funds for the Annual Fund at UMass Dartmouth.

Decisions will be determined by the Director of Annual Giving, Director of Alumni Affairs, and the Executive Director of the UMass Dartmouth Foundation or their designees.

Estelle Woolfe Robinson and Ruth Soloman Smith Memorial Scholarship

To support a female non-traditional undergraduate student with demonstrated financial need who would be at risk for not attaining a college education without scholarship assistance.

Preference will be given to women who are returning to school after time off for a variety of reasons or for women who live on Cape Cod, particularly the outer portions. 

Robinson and Smith Scholarship Application

Submission deadline:
March 1

Signa Phi Rho Scholarship (aka Johnny Newkirk Scholarship)

For an underrepresented sophomore, junior or senior student with demonstrated financial need and a GPA of 2.65 or higher.

A completed 2014-2015 FAFSA by March 1 will automatically allow students who meet eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship.

Frank Stevens Scholarship

Must be a full-time undergraduate student with superior undergraduate standing. Preference given to a Swansea resident. Renewable if full-time status and high GPA are maintained.

Merit-based Scholarship Application

Submission deadline:
March 1

Charles Irwin Travelli Scholarship Fund

For entering freshmen who are Massachusetts residents with a demonstrated financial need will be considered. This scholarship is open to any undergraduate major.

This scholarship may be renewable if student continues to demonstrate financial need and keeps with the mission of the fund.

The Executive Director of the Travelli Scholarship Fund will be on-campus one day during the fall semester to meet with each of the recipients to discuss their academic activities and to gain a sense of the consequences this scholarship may have had. Attendance is encouraged for this meeting.

Application for admission and subsequent acceptance to UMD will automatically allow students to be considered. 

UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association Scholarship for Graduate Students

For graduate students who are currently full-time; completed nine (9) credit hours; have a minimum GPA of 3.2; and plan to be enrolled as a full-time student at UMass Dartmouth during the 2014-2015 academic year. Student must also demonstrate financial need.

Alumni Association Scholarship-Grad

Submission deadline:
April 15

UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

For undergraduate students who are currently full-time; completed 39 credit hours with at least 12 credits from UMass Dartmouth; have a minimum GPA of 3.0; and plan to be enrolled as a full-time student at UMass Dartmouth during the 2014-2015 academic year. Student must also demonstrate financial need.

 Alumni Association Scholarship-Undergrad

Submission deadline:
April 15

UMD Retirement Association Scholarship

To support a Master’s level graduate student in good academic standing and who has demonstrated financial need.

A completed 2014-2015 FAFSA by March 1 will automatically allow students who meet eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship.

Janet Adaskin Walder Memorial Scholarship

To support a sophomore student with demonstrated financial need.

A completed  FAFSA by March 1 will automatically allow students who meet eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship.

Donald & Ann Walker Scholarship

To reward upperclassmen with excellent academic standing who make outstanding contributions to the academic life of the University.

Merit-based Scholarship Application

Submission deadline:
March 1

Jeanne Walsh '76 Scholarship

Students with a chronic illness who show academic achievement. Demonstrated financial need is considered but decisions are mainly based on merit.

Jeanne M. Walsh Scholarship Application

Submission deadline:
March 1

Dean Mary Louise Walsh Scholarship for International Study

For undergraduate student or graduating UMass Dartmouth senior participating in degree courses in a foreign higher education institution.

Number of scholarships and amounts to be determined by committee.

Dean Mary Louise Walsh Scholarship Application  

Travel between Jul 1-Dec 31 deadline: March 1

Travel between Jan 1-Jun 30 deadline: October 1

Cecilia B. Ward Scholarship

For deserving students with specific literary or performing arts talent. Must demonstrate consistent outstanding achievement in the selected areas as indicated on her/his academic record and must be prepared to present a performance or reading of an original essay in a public forum at UMD.

Cecilia B. Ward Scholarship Application

Submission deadline:
March 1

Bobby and Rillis Watkins Scholarship

For a graduate of New Bedford High School. Preference is for a student with demonstrated performance in character, leadership, scholarship, and service in the classroom, on the athletic fields, and in the community.

Bobby and Rillis Watkins Scholarship

Submission deadline:
March 1

Cheryl Whitehead Memorial Scholarship

To support a deserving, non-traditional student who plans to start or continue his/her education in an undergraduate or degree program at UMass Dartmouth. Preference is for female students with financial need.

 

A completed 2014-2015 FAFSA by March 1 will automatically allow students who meet eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship.

 
Note: All Scholarship are subject to change

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