SBS Scholarship Descriptions

SBS Early Decision Internship Scholarship

Funded by multiple donors, this opportunity supports SBS students who will complete internships during the summer or fall ’21 semester. Candidates must be in good academic standing with at least 45 credits. Preference will be given to students with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. * Please note, the Early Decision opportunity is for students with confirmed internship offers only. SBS in DC participants are welcome to apply. The Early Decision application will close March 1st.

*Students who are awaiting formal confirmation of internships can apply for funding in the regular decision Internship Scholarship which will open at the same time but have a deadline of April 1, 2021.

Award Amount: $200—$6,000
Deadline: March 1, 2021

SBS (Regular Decision) Internship Scholarship

Funded by multiple donors, this opportunity supports SBS students who will complete internships during the summer or fall ’21 semesters. Candidates must be in good academic standing with at least 45 credits. Preference will be given to students with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.

Award Amounts: $200—$6,000
Deadline: April 1, 2021

SBS Study Abroad Scholarship

The Study Abroad opportunity supports SBS students who will study abroad during summer or fall 21 semesters. Candidates must be in good academic standing with at least 45 credits. Preference will be given to students with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and those with financial need. Study abroad programs must be approved by the International Program Office.

Award Amounts: $200—$5,000
Deadline: April 1, 2021

SBS Research Scholarship

The Research Scholarship opportunity is funded by Alan and Carol LeBovidge and by Dr. Robert Feldman and Dr. Katherine Vorwerk to support an undergraduate student who is working as a research assistant with a UMass Amherst faculty member in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences during the summer ’21 or fall ’21 semesters. Preference is given to candidates who are conducting original research that has the potential to address current social problems.

Award Amounts: $2,000—$3,000
Deadline: April 1, 2021

SBS Financial Aid Scholarship

The general SBS Financial Aid opportunity is funded by multiple donors and supports SBS students who have demonstrated financial need as verified by the Financial Aid Office and who have good academic standing with a GPA of 2.0.

Award Amounts: $200—$2,000
Deadline: April 1, 2021

The Joel D. Lapin and Family Scholarship in Social Sciences

Created to honor the memory of Joel’s parents Aaron and Anne Lapin. Their love, sacrifices, and support enabled him to be the first in his family to attend and graduate college. It expresses his appreciation of UMass Amherst for the superb undergraduate and graduate education that he received. This scholarship supports an undergraduate student from Massachusetts with a declared major in the SBS with a GPA of at least 3.0. Preference is given to a student who has transferred from a Massachusetts Community College and is the first in his/her family to attend college. Must have demonstrated financial need and this scholarship is intended to support those from middle-income families who qualify for financial aid, but not for free sources of funding. The award is renewable for one year if the student maintains the GPA and financial need requirements.

Award Amount: $1,500
Deadline: April 15, 2021

Crowley Family Scholarship for Veterans

Funded by SBS Alum Dennis Crowley and his wife Peggy, the Crowley Family Scholarship for Veterans provides scholarship support for rising sophomores, juniors or seniors enrolled in SBS. Eligible recipients will have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and will have been honorably discharged from active duty with the US Army, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, US Navy, US Coast Guard, or from the National Guard if they have been activated and deployed to a combat area. Preference will be given to students who have served in a combat zone also for those who intend to pursue a career in criminal justice upon graduation.

Award Amount: $5,000
Deadline: April 15, 2021