Scholarships for Continuing Students

To ensure the health and safety of our faculty, students, staff, and surrounding community, UMass Boston will continue to operate in hybrid fashion, with some courses lodged on campus and others—the majority—continuing in remote modality during the fall 2020 semester. Many answers about the campus's response to the coronavirus can be found in our special section.

Have questions about scholarships? Schedule a one-on-one appointment with us.

Each year UMass Boston offers hundreds of scholarships to continuing students.

We will begin collecting scholarship applications for the upcoming 2021/2022 academic year in August. Please check back at that time for a list of the many opportunities open to our continuing students.

While any current UMass Boston student is welcome to submit a scholarship application, competitive applications will typically:

  • Have a minimum of 24 credits completed at UMass Boston
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0
  • Be enrolled in a degree granting program

Once you have completed your scholarship application you will be able to view scholarship opportunities that may require additional steps for consideration. Browse these opportunities by clicking recommended opportunities on your AcademicWorks home page and following the Apply Now buttons.   

Scholarship awards may range from $500 to as much as $4,000.

If you have any questions about continuing student scholarships please contact us at merit.scholarships@umb.edu.

Scholarships with Upcoming Deadlines:

Late applications will not be considered.

The GRAD Last Mile Scholarship - Rolling Deadline until funding is exhausted

The GRAD Last Mile Scholarship is an award offered in collaboration with the City of Boston Mayor's Office. It is meant to assist students who are in their final year of undergraduate studies who have run into a financial road block that is preventing them from graduating.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a Resident of the City of Boston or have graduated from a BPS High School
  • Must be eligible to graduate in the 2020/2021 academic year

How to Apply:

If you meet the eligibility criteria as listed above please apply at www.umb.edu/lastmile.

  • We also encourage you to explore Fellowships Opportunities.
  • For students interested in the U.S. Coast Guard's College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI) Scholarship please visit Outside Scholarships.
  • Please check back often for more scholarship opportunities as new opportunities become available throughout the academic year.