Scholarships

UMass Global has compiled a list of program and school specific scholarships and grants for your consideration. Scholarships and grants 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:

Scholarships and Grants by Program

UMass Global has compiled a list of degree specific scholarships for your consideration. In addition, applicants and students may also want to check with their local chamber of commerce, workforce development agency, employer, and other organizations local to their area of residence or work since many organizations provide scholarship opportunities.

  • 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: https://kp-health-equity-scholars.hsfts.net/scholarship

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

    • Eligibility: Offering a variety of scholarships and fellowships, including the CSWE Scholars Program, The Carl A. Scott Memorial Fund and the CSWE Minority Fellowship Program.
    • Awards: varies
    • Source: https://www.cswe.org/

    HCAI Behavioral Health Scholarship Program

    • Eligibility: BHSP provides scholarships to behavioral health students seeking education or training to become behavioral health practitioners through a certificate, associate, bachelor, master and/or doctoral degree program in exchange for a 12-month service obligation practicing and providing direct patient care in an underserved community, eligible applicants may receive up to $25,000. See additional requirements here.
    • Awards: varies
    • Source: https://hcai.ca.gov/

  •   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.
    • Award:Varies
    • Source:https://www.aauw.org/

    The MBA Insight Scholarship


    Taco Bell Foundation Scholarship



  • 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
    • Award: Undergraduate Degree: up to $16,000 -- Master's Degree: Up to $8,000
    • Source: Federal Student Aid. UMass Global students can apply 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.


    STEM Teacher Graduate Scholarships

    • Eligibility: Students who are actively pursuing a graduate degree or credential/licensure for teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) subjects grades K-12.
    • Award: $2,500
    • Source: AFCEA 

    CalRTA, Solano County

    • Eligibility: Solano County residents who have graduated from an accredited college or university with a baccalaureate degree and are pursuing a California teaching credential.
    • Award: Varies - $1,000 or more
    • Source: CalRTA 

    Teacher.org Educator Scholarships

    There are many scholarships and grants available for educators and those thinking of becoming educators.


    The Bright Futures Scholarship

    • Eligibility: For graduating high school seniors, currently enrolled undergraduate students, and reentry students pursuing a first associate (AA) or bachelor’s (BA) degree, and graduate students who can demonstrate academic excellence and financial need. Must be currently residing in California.
    • Award: Up to $10,000
    • Source: Silicon Valley Community Foundation


  • 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: Varies
    • Source: https://www.amvets.org/scholarships

    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 lineal descendant of a woman who has served or is serving honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard.
    • Award: Varies
    • Source: http://www.awfdn.org

    Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Must be a Purple Heart recipient, spouse or direct lineal descendant of a Purple Heart recipient. Applicants must also be a full time student with a 2.75 GPA.
    • Award: Varies
    • Source: http://www.purpleheart.org

    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: Up to $5,000
    • Source: https://www.vfw.org/assistance/student-veterans-support

    AFCEA War Veterans Scholarship (Undergraduate Only)

    • 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: http://www.afcea.org/site/?q=foundation/scholarships/war-veterans

    STEM students: you may be eligible for added benefits

    If you’re a Veteran using the Post-9/11 GI Bill or are a Fry Scholar, you may be eligible for additional benefits of up to nine months or $30,000.

    You must:

    1.  Be enrolled in a qualifying Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) program,
    2.  Have completed a certain amount of time on your degree,
    3.  Have six months or less of your benefits left (if you apply too soon, you’ll be denied).

    Learn more about what types of degrees and what fields qualify, and apply, on https://www.va.gov/education/other-va-education-benefits/stem-scholarship/

     


       
    • Fastweb.com - Best all-around search, it's free and you can set up a mailbox that will be continually updated with new scholarships according to your user profile.
    • Scholarship America - Scholarship America gives out over a BILLION dollars in scholarships each year.
    • Sallie Mae - Free database search to match you with scholarships based on your skills, activities, and interests.
    • Scholarship.com - A scholarship hub aimed to match students to scholarships that meet their needs.
    • Completing the Dream Scholarship Program - Students on-track to complete their degree or continuous education program who are facing financial challenges may apply to receive a one-time scholarship of up to $2,500 to help complete their post-secondary education program.
    • BigFuture - Free database search created by The College Board and updated annually.
    • UNCF - UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. Each year they award more than $100 million in scholarships to students attending more than 1,100 schools across the country.


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