For many, earning a degree can be a challenge. Professional & Continuing Education at UMass Dartmouth provides educational opportunities that are within your reach. With locations in North Dartmouth, Fall River, Fairhaven, and Cape Cod, UMass Dartmouth PCE provides the tools necessary to reach the next level of success. Learn more about available scholarships.
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SUN Scholarship Program
Tough economic times are impacting everyone. To assist students in meeting today's financial challenges, Professional & Continuing Education has introduced the SUN (Summer University Now) Scholarship. All UMass Dartmouth students who take eligible credit courses during the summer will receive a scholarship of $50 or more for each course. To be eligible, you must be a UMass Dartmouth undergraduate student, full-time or part-time – and matriculated in any one of our degree programs. Scholarships are on a per course basis, therefore the more courses you take, the more you will be awarded.
To obtain your scholarship award level, call the Enrollment Center at 508.999.9129 or 508.999.8857. The amount of each student's SUN Scholarship is determined by the Financial Aid Office and is based on family income level. Please read the Scholarship Exception Policy* below.
Success By Degree Scholarship Program
UMass Dartmouth's Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) 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 PCE. Full-time or part-time PCE students are able to take on campus, online, blended, and weekend courses year-round during fall, winter, spring, and summer sessions. Read more...
UMD Teacher Transition Scholarship
Responding to local and regional budget cutbacks, Professional & Continuing Education has partnered with the School of Education, Public Policy and Civic Engagement in announcing a scholarship opportunity for recently laid-off K-12 teachers. This scholarship responds to the rising unemployment rate and layoffs in the K-12 teaching profession, providing laid-off teachers access to professional and educational opportunities during their transition.
Teachers are required to bring a copy of the letter notifying them of their change in teaching status at the time of registration each semester. The UMD Teacher Transition Scholarship can be applied to most PCE courses. Please read the Scholarship Exception Policy* below.
South End Business Association Scholarship
South End Business Association Scholarship is available to qualified applicants in good academic standing who reside or work in the South End of the City of New Bedford; or work for a business who is a member of the South End Business Association.
* Scholarship Exception Policy:
PCE 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, PCE Scholarships cannot be combined with any waivers.
Scholarships based on merit and/or need through the office of Financial Aid:
Scholarships available at all UMass campuses:
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