2020/21 College of Engineering Scholarship Application Process for Currently Enrolled Engineering Majors
December 11, 2019 — Online Application Process Opens
February 15, 2020 — Deadline to Submit Scholarship Application
Summer 2020 — Recipients are notified via email
More than $400,000 in undergraduate scholarship support was awarded by the College of Engineering for academic year 2019/20 to help students reach their academic and professional goals. These scholarships were generously funded by alumni and friends who wish to recognize academic success and/or address the unmet financial need of our students.
The College of Engineering (COE) has implemented an exciting and convenient new system, Academic Works, which automatically matches you with the scholarships and financial awards you're eligible for. These include scholarships and financial awards offered through COE, Commonwealth Honors College, the Alumni Association, financial aid, and your major department. All scholarships offered at UMass are in the AcademicWorks Platform. These include funding for internships, study abroad, financial need, and research. Please note that qualifying/matching does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship.
Simply enroll in AcademicWorks, fill out both the UMass general application and the COE Application to get started.
How to Enroll and Apply:
1. Go to the Academic Works webpage and sign in with your UMass Net ID and password.
2. Complete both the General and COE Applications.
3. Click on any recommended opportunity links and upload supplementary documents (scholarship specific essays, resumes, letters from faculty, etc.).
4. Check your dashboard, which shows you the status of any pending and submitted applications.
If you have questions about the new software, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All CURRENT undergraduate College of Engineering students who intend to return to UMass Amherst for the 2019-2020 academic year are encouraged to apply!
What Happens After You Apply
- Applications are reviewed — matched to criteria from the donor.
- You may be asked to interview for scholarships tied to internships
- The scholarship committee, with representatives from each department, meets in June to begin selecting recipients.
- Notification emails are sent through AcademicWorks over the summer.
- You will be required to complete a thank you letter to your scholarship donor and submit through AcademicWorks for review/approval.
- Credit will be applied to your university bill and will appear as an engineering scholarship.
- Scholarships may be affected if you decide to change your major or chose to work a co-op.
- If other scholarships become during the academic year, you will be considered and notified if you are selected.
- Selections are made by the College of Engineering Scholarship Committee, with faculty representation from each department.
- By completing the AcademicWorks general application and College of Engineering conditional application you will be considered for hundreds of scholarships the College awards each year.
- 56.2% of UMass Amherst College of Engineering undergraduates qualify for need-based aid.
- 48.8% of students enrolled in the College of Engineering have a gap between their college expenses and the amount of financial aid, which is often referred to as unmet need.
- The average unmet need is $6,886.
- The awards vary annually based on available resources.
- Different awards vary in their eligibility criteria. In general, academic performance (2.5 GPA or higher), financial need, and activities are the primary criteria for full-time students majoring in engineering. Some scholarships may be tied to internships with companies.
- You must be enrolled full-time as an engineering major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and have completed at least one semester to be eligible for any of these scholarships.
Please direct questions to:
Lorraine E. Robidoux
Director, Student Programs and Events
University of Massachusetts Amherst
130 Natural Resources Road
Office of Student Affairs, Marston 130
Amherst, MA 01003
First-year engineering majors entering UMass Amherst in Fall:
There are a limited number of merit scholarships offered through the University Admissions Office to the top applicants in the incoming class. Selection for these scholarships is based on your application to UMass Amherst (i.e. high school transcript, SAT scores, class rank, essay, etc.). There is no separate application to submit. For more information, please visit: http://www.umass.edu/admissions/facts-and-figures/scholarships