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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 day 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 day credits per academic year and/or falls below the required 3.0 GPA, the scholarship is permanently forfeited.

Online & Continuing Education courses and charges are not covered by this program. The award may be decreased based on final instuitional and direct charges or change to a student’s cost of attendance (including but not limited to tuition, room, board, and /or any applicable fees) 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.

Online & Continuing Education courses and charges are not covered by this program. The award may be decreased based on final instuitional and direct charges or change to a student’s cost of attendance (including but not limited to tuition, room, board, and /or any applicable fees) and will not be refunded.

University Commonwealth Scholarship

To be considered for this scholarship, which covers undergraduate day tuition and fees, students must:

Be 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 day 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.

Online & Continuing Education courses and charges are not covered by this program. The award may be decreased based on final instuitional and direct charges or change to a student’s cost of attendance (including but not limited to tuition, room, board, and /or any applicable fees) and will not be refunded.

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