UMass Global has compiled a list of local and school specific scholarships for your consideration. Scholarships do not need to be repaid and may be merit-based, need-based or awarded based upon your background, place of residence or course of study.

UMass Global Scholarships

If you are pursuing one of the following scholarship types: Ed Assist, CAEL, Value Partners, Premier Partners, CPEP or ED Link, fill out the scholarship application form:

If you are in need of loan forgiveness programs:

In addition, UMass Global has compiled a list of local and school specific scholarships for your consideration.

  • Social Work: The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

  •   The American Association of University Women’s Career Development Grant
    • Eligibility: Adult women who are returning to college to obtain a degree in business. Grant awards are determined by academic achievement and financial need.
    • Awards: amounts vary
    • Source:

    The MBA Insight Scholarship

    Taco Bell Foundation Scholarship

    The John Colvin Memorial Scholarship, in coordination with the Greater Irvine Chamber

  • TEACH Grant

    TEACH is a federal award which provides funds to students who are completing coursework that is required to begin a teaching career. Recipients must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high need field in a low income school for a minimum of four years.

    • Eligibility: Students who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 enrolled in one of the following UMass Global programs:
      • BA.LIBS (MTC Concentration – Integrated California Multiple Subjects Teaching Emphasis)
      • MA.TCH (SE Concentration)
      • MA.TCH (EE Concentration)
      • MA.TH.10.MM
      • MA.TH.10.MS
      • MA.TH.10.MMS
    • Awards: Undergraduate Degree: up to $16,000 -- Master's Degree: Up to $8,000
    • For More Details: CLICK HERE

    IMPORTANT NOTE: If the service obligation is not completed, the funds are converted to Federal Direct Unsubsidized loan with interest accruing from the date of disbursement which must be repaid. For more information, please visit here.

    Antelope Valley Clear Teaching Credential Scholarship Application

    • Antelope Valley Division of the California Retired Teacher's Association is offering a $1,000 scholarship for individuals working on a Clear Teaching Credential.
    • For More Details: CLICK HERE

    STEM Teacher Graduate Scholarships

    CalRTA, Solano Division's "Inspire Our Future" $500 Scholarship

    The Bright Futures Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Students whose educational opportunities will be increased by financial assistance. Special considerations are given to those who are pursuing a teaching or master's degree with an emphasis in teaching mathematics.
    • Award: Up to $10,000
    • Source:

  • The Sallie Mae Fund's Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate School Students

    • Eligibility
      • Enrolled full-time or part-time at an accredited post-secondary institution graduate level program during the 2023 – 2024 academic year.
      • Current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
      • A U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I 551
      • Demonstrate leadership abilities and good moral character in all aspects of your life, including personal, professional, educational, in your community, and online presence.
    • Awards: Ten students enrolled at least part-time in an accredited graduate level program will be selected to receive a scholarship up to $10,000 for the 2023 – 2024 academic school year.
    • Deadline: This application opens Feb. 6, 2023 at 12 p.m. E.T. and closes March 27, 2023 at 12 p.m. E.T.
    • Flyer: Click here to download the flyer.

  • Kaiser Permanente Health Equity Scholars Program

    • Eligibility: Students must have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a clinical (e.g., pharmacist, physician, practitioner, nurse) or non-clinical (e.g., accounting, business administration, human resources, marketing, public policy) career in the healthcare industry
    • Awards: $2500
    • Source:

    BSN Students

    DNP Students

    RN-BSN Scholarship

    • Eligibility: New, qualified, RN to BSN students
    • Awards: up to $2700 toward the RN to BSN program with an ADN block transfer
    • Source: call 1-800-581-4100

    The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association Undergraduate Scholarship

    • Eligibility: U. S. citizens pursuing their nursing studies at a participating college or university. Awards are based on academic achievement, as well as financial need.
    • Awards: Scholarship amounts range from $1000 – $2500 per year.
    • Source:

    The AfterCollege-AACN Nursing Scholarship Fund

    • Eligibility: Students seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program.
    • Awards: $2,500/quarter
    • Source:

    Indian Health Service (IHS) Loan Repayment Program
    • Eligibility: Commit to work a minimum of two-year within an Indian health program in your chosen health professional discipline
    • Awards: A monthly stipend of no less than $1,500/month
    • Source: 

    National Black Nurses Association
    • Eligibility: Offers a variety of scholarships for NBNA members currently enrolled in a nursing program and in good scholastic standing at the time of application.
    • Awards: Ranges from $1,000-$6,000
    • Source:

    NHSC Scholarship Program
    • Eligibility: Nurse Practitioners (post graduate degree with clinical practice focus) committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in an accredited U.S. school. Requires commitment to work at least 2 years at an NHSC-approved site in a medically underserved community.
    • Awards: Scholarship awards are based on the cost of full-time attendance at the initial school of record
    • Source:

    Oncology Nursing Society Foundation
    • Eligibility:  Students enrolled in (or applying to) a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral nursing program at a NLN or CCNE accredited school
    • Awards: $3,000 - $7,500
    • Source:

    National Association of Hispanic Nurses
    • Eligibility: NAHN members enrolled in accredited baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs
    • Awards: $1,000 to $2,000
    • Source:

    Health Professions Education Foundation
    • Eligibility: Applicants must be currently accepted or enrolled in a Bachelor Degree or Nurse Practitioners nursing program in California and be willing to work in a medically underserved area for two years
    • Awards: $13,000 - $25,000
    • Source:

    National Student Nurses’ Association
    • Eligibility: Students currently admitted or enrolled in a state-approved nursing program leading to a bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree; or enrolled in an RN to BSN program
    • Awards: $1,000 to $7,500
    • Source:

  • AMVETS National Scholarship Program

    • Eligibility: Students must have proof of active duty or veteran status having served honorably, must have high school diploma or GED, demonstrate financial need, etc. Please see the source for more details.
    • Award: $1,000 up to four years
    • Source:

    Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Students must be a woman who has served or is serving honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, Army National Guard or the child of a woman who served honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard.
    • Award: $1,000 - $2,000
    • Source:

    Military Order of the Puple Heart Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Students must be a Purple Heart recipient or their spouse, children, or grandchildren. They must also be a full time student.
    • Award: Varies
    • Source:

    Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Students must be retired, honorably discharged, active duty, or a member of the National Guard or Reserve. They must also be separated with or currently hold a military rank of E-5 or below and demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Please see source for additional details.
    • Award: $5,000
    • Source:

    War Veterans Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Students must be on active duty in the uniformed military services or honorably discharged veterans of the Enduring Freedom - Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom Operations (2004 - present), and they must be currently enrolled and attending classes in an eligible STEM major degree program. Please see source for additional details.
    • Award: $2,500
    • Source:

    Vet Center Scholarship Program

    • Eligibility: Students pursuing accredited graduate degrees in the following programs: Social Work (MSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT), Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselors (LPMHC), or Psychology (Doctoral Degree)
    • Award: up to two years of graduate studies tuition
    • Deadline: April 30, 2023
  •  Here are some scholarships for a few of our campuses, we are working on getting at least one for every single one of our campuses. Your patience is appreciated if your city/campus is not represented while we continue vetting new opportunities.

    Antelope Valley

    The Raymond H. Krueger Scholarship

    Eligibility: Antelope Valley residents pursuing a course of study in an agricultural or related field, natural resource management, biology or botany. Please see source for more details.

    Awards: $500 - $2,000



    Danford and Frances Moore Scholarship

    Eligibility: Support a South Kitsap High School or Olympic College students interested in mechanical engineering. Please see source for more details.

    Award: $1000


    Fairfield/ Travis AFB

    Solano Association of Realtors Scholarship

    Eligibility: Students who are interested in succeeding in a career in real estate or related field. Residents must be “within the boundaries of the Solano Association of REALTORS®, including Benicia, Vallejo, Green Valley, Cordelia and American Canyon”. Please see source for more details.

    Award: $1,000

    Source: Scholarship Application rev 12-2-14.pdf>

    Fort Lewis

    The Baker Foundation Grant

    Eligibility: Students in Pierce County, WA and are within the areas of education, fine arts, or healthcare. Please see source for more details.

    Award: $2,500 - $10,000




    Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship

    Eligibility: Student who has completed one year of college and has a recent history of movement for agricultural employment. Please see source for more details.

    Award: Up to $20,000




    Orange County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Various scholarships for students residing within Orange County. Please see source for more details.

    Award: $1,000 - $5,000




    Olympia Tumwater Foundation Non-Traditional Scholarship

    Eligibility: Applicants must one year of degree or course work completed and a plan to complete future course work. Please see source for more details.

    Award: $500 - $3,500



    McChord AFB

    Master Builders Association Scholarship

    Eligibility: Applicants must reside in Pierce County and pursuing an education that benefits building trades. Please see source for more details.

    Award: Varies





    The Community Foundation of Riverside Scholarships

    Eligibility: Various scholarships including Altura CU Scholarship, James Buchner Memorial Scholarship, and the Desert Outreach Foundation Scholarship. Please see source for more details.

    Award: Varies



    San Jacinto Valley Women's Conference Annual Scholarship Program

    Eligibility: Open to Women in the San Jacinto Valley; Aguanga, Anza, Garner Valley, Gilman Hot Springs, Hemet, Idyllwild, Lakeview, Mountain Center, Pine Cove, Sage, San Jacinto or Winchester communities Scholarship. Please see source for more details.

    Award: Varies





    The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award


    • Woman with primary financial responsibility of yourself and your dependents
    • Attending an undergraduate degree program or a vocational skills training program
    • Have a financial need

    Award: Varies


    For additional information about the Live your Dreams Award or this in-service contact Darlene Rodriquez-Silva [email protected]


    Community Foundation of Monterey County Scholarships

    Eligibility: Varies - 30 Scholarships. Please see source for more details.

    Award: Varies



    PhentermineClinics Health Scholarship

    Eligibility: You are currently enrolled in a college, university, high school or trade school. The content you submit in your application must be unique and must offer value to the reader. Creative, high-quality submissions have a higher chance of winning.

    Award: $1,000



    NAS Lemoore

    CCAPW Scholarship

    Eligibility: Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Must be an Asian or Pacific Islander Woman. Must be a current permanent resident of Fresno County or originally from Fresno. Please see source for more details.

    Awards: $500+



    Palm Desert

    SEIU Scholarship

    Eligibility: Undergraduate candidates that are SEIU members for 1 year. Please see source for more details.

    Awards: $1,000




    CalCPA Inland Empire Chapter Scholarship

    Eligibility: Candidates must be student members of CalCPA, be attending a school within the CalCPA chapter’s boundaries, and have a declared accounting major or emphasis in accounting. Please see source for more details.

    Award: Varies




    Supporting & Promoting Real Opportunities for Women to Thrive Scholarship

    Eligibility: The scholarship is open to female, CA residents who are non-traditional students. Candidates may be pursuing any path of their choosing. Please see source for more details.

    Award: $5,000



    Santa Clarita

    Executive Women International (EWI) Scholarship

    Eligibility: Non-traditional students pursuing an associates, bachelor, or master’s degree. Please see source for more details.

    Awards: $2,000 – $10,000



    San Diego

    Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) San Diego Chapter Scholarships

    Eligibility: Women in all accounting and finance related fields. Master’s Degree, Undergraduate, associate or certificate scholarships available. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. Please see source for more details.

    Awards: $250-$750



    Building Industry Association (BIA) Of San Diego County

    Eligibility: College students who graduated from a high school in San Diego County or college students living and attending college in San Diego; must be a California resident. Students must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the building industry. Please see source for more details.

    Awards: $1,000 - $4,000



    Santa Maria

    Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

    Eligibility: Candidates must have attended 4-6 years between grades 7-12 and graduate or receive a GED from Santa Barbara County high school, be a full time student, and a U.S citizen, permanent resident of AB 540 eligible. Please see source for more details.

    Award: $2,700 - $6,500



    Local Solutions to the Shortage of Special Education Teachers

    Eligibility: current/aspiring special education teachers in Santa Barbara County

    Grant Award: to be based on applicant pool and not to exceed $20,000 for any one individual (disbursement of funds to be determined by Governance Team)

    Source: Application Form 


    San Luis Obispo County Office of Education

    The San Luis Obispo County Office of Education is working directly with University of Massachusetts Global to ensure classified staff have access educational opportunities to obtain a bachelor’s degree and teaching credential. In addition, University of Massachusetts Global will be offering scholarships towards your education! Time is of the essence. Attend an informational meeting to learn more about grant funding and other scholarships available to help you meet your educational goals.

    Award: Eligible program participants may receive stipends for $2,500 – $3,000 per year for the next 4 years to cover eligible expenses (tuition, fees, and books).




    APIASF/ Southern California Edison Scholarship

    Eligibility: Candidates must be Asian or Pacific Islander as defined by the U.S. Census and U.S. citizens or permanent residents. In addition, they must be an undergraduate student with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 – 4.0 unweighted or earned a GED, and they must apply for FAFSA. Please see the source for more details. Please see source for more details.

    Awards: $2,500 - $20,000




    Robert Harrell Career and Technical Scholarship

    Eligibility: Candidates must be in a program in the technical and vocational fields. These fields are two-year or less career or technical programs, which lead to an associate degree diploma or certificate, but less than a bachelor’s degree. Candidates must reside in Tulare County, and be enrolled in one vocational class for their program. Please see the source for more details.

    Award: $1000



    Whidbey Island

    Ajia Matthews Educational Scholarship Fund

    Eligibility: Candidates must be a high school senior that has a minimum 3.0 GPA. Please see source for more details.

    Award: $500 - $5,000


    SDEC $500 Scholarship opportunity

    Ajia Matthews Educational Scholarship Fund

    Eligibility: Available for students transferring from a local San Diego area Community College. Students must have completed at least 12 units to be eligible. See attached flyer for details. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2023.

    Award: $500

    Source: SDEC $500 Scholarship Opportunity

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