By applying and being accepted to UMassD, you'll automatically be considered for the following scholarships.

Note: There are also Admissions Scholarships for which you'll need to take action, either by applying or submitting verification.

Chancellor's Merit Scholarship

To automatically be considered for this scholarship, students must:

  • be a first year applicant
  • possess a minimum combined SAT I Math & Critical Reading score of 1100 or ACT score of 27
  • have a minimum 3.0 grade point average

The scholarship is valid for a total of four years as long as student earns 24 credits per academic year (fall and spring semesters) and maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

If the student completes fewer than 24 credits per academic year and/or falls below the required 3.0 GPA, the scholarship is permanently forfeited.

University Extension courses and changes are not covered by this program.
Award may decrease based on final tuition and fee changes and will not be refunded.

Chancellor's Transfer Scholarship

To automatically be considered for this scholarship, students must:

  • be graduating from a two-year college (public or private) with a grade point average of 3.25 or higher
  • have completed their associate degree program by the start of their enrollment at UMass Dartmouth

The scholarship is valid for a total of two years as long as student earns 24 credits per academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) and maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

If a student completes fewer than 24 credits per academic year and/or falls below the required 3.0 cumulative GPA, the scholarship is permanently forfeited.

University Extension courses and changes are not covered by this program.
Award may decrease based on final tuition and fee changes and will not be refunded.

Community Living Award

To qualify this scholarship, students must:

  • be first year out-of-state applicants
  • have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • score 1050 or higher on the SAT

A student must live on campus and be charged the out-of-state tuition and fee rate. Students in a "regional" program, or who choose to live off campus, are not eligible for this award.

The Housing Award is valid for a total of four years as long as student earns 24 credits per academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) and maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

If the student drops below full time (less than 12 credits) per semester and/or falls below the required 3.0 GPA, the scholarship is permanently forfeited.

University Extension courses and changes are not covered by this program.
Award may decrease based on final tuition and fee changes and will not be refunded.

University Commonwealth Scholarship

For exceptionally well-qualified students who are residents of Massachusetts and who have shown outstanding academic achievement and potential. Recipients must have:

  • A cumulative weighted grade point average of at least 3.75 after 7 semesters, or a ranking in the top 5 percent of their class
  • A combined SAT I Math & Critical Reading score of at least 1400 (old SAT) or 1450 (new SAT) or ACT score of 32
  • Demonstrated through participation in activities and programs a potential to make meaningful contributions to the university, their communities, and society

This scholarship pays for mandatory tuition and fees.

The University Commonwealth is valid for a total of four years as long as the student maintains a 3.25 cumulative GPA and completes at least 30 credits each academic year (Fall and Spring semesters).

If the student completes fewer than 30 credits per academic year and/or falls below the required 3.25 GPA, the scholarship is permanently forfeited.