Outside Scholarships

While UMass Boston offers many Merit-Based Scholarships, Grants, and other Financial Aid, it is always in your best interest to search on your own for outside scholarship opportunities as well.

We encourage you to keep the following things in mind when searching for scholarships:

  • Never pay a fee to be considered for a scholarship, or to access a scholarship search website.
  • Think local! Many scholarship opportunities come through your high school, clubs, the place of your parent or guardians’ employment, or a community group. Competition for local scholarships tends to be less competitive as they typically receive fewer applications.
  • Beware of scams or predatory websites, your personal information is a valuable resource. If something sounds too good to be true or you are being asked for more information than you are comfortable giving, don’t apply.
  • Outside scholarships have not been vetted or endorsed by UMass Boston 

If you are the recipient of an outside scholarship:

  • If you are the recipient of an outside scholarship please contact the Financial Aid Office to determine how it may impact your aid.
  • The awarding organization may require proof of enrollment please follow these directions to obtain an enrollment verification.
  • Check should be sent to:
    • Bursar's Office
      Campus Center, 4th Floor
      University of Massachusetts Boston
      100 Morrissey Boulevard
      Boston, MA 02125
      Phone: 617.287.5350
      bursar@umb.edu

Use Scholarship Search Engines to assist in your search:

Outside Scholarship Opportunities:

Below are a handful of outside scholarships that many of our students have applied for in the past. We encourage you to review the criteria for each and determine if you may qualify.

The College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative - Through the U.S. Coast Guards College Student Pre Commissioning Initiative (CSPI) scholarship sophomores and juniors can receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Up to $3,600 monthly salary while in school
  • Up to two years of tuition, fees, and books
  • Paid medical and dental insurance
  • 30 days of annual paid vacation
  • Summer leadership training
  • For more information contact Robin.c.Scott@uscg.mil

APIA Scholarship

Alray Scholars Program

Boston Art Dealers Association

City of Boston Scholarship Fund

Flywire Charitable Foundation

National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Udall Scholarship

Stephen D. Paine Scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Scholarships

If you would like to advertise an outside scholarship opportunity on our website:

If you would like to advertise an outside scholarship on our website please email us with a brief description of the award you offer, the relevant deadlines, award amount, and the eligibility criteria.

We typically only post scholarships that meet the spirit of our mission and that we are able to verify the validity of.