SBS Scholarship Descriptions

SBS Internship Scholarship
Supporting SBS students who will complete internships during fall, spring, or summer semesters, this pooled opportunity includes awards for the Christopher C. Gardner Internship, the Vogel Internship Award and the Norment/Sheils Internship Scholarship. Candidates must be in good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher) with at least 45 credits completed.

Fall & Spring Award Cycles:
The fall application cycle supports internships during the spring semester.
The spring application cycle supports internships during summer and fall.
For application closing dates, please see Academic Works.
Award Range: $250-$6,000

SBS Early Decision Internship Scholarship
This fund supports SBS students who will complete internships during spring or summer semesters who have received early confirmation of their assignments. Candidates must be in good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher) with at least 45 credits completed.

Please note, the Early Decision opportunity is for students with confirmed internship offers only. SBS in DC participants are welcome to apply. Students who are awaiting formal confirmation of internships should apply to the general, SBS Internship Scholarship opportunity which opens at the same time as the Early Decision opportunity but has a later closing deadline (offering more time to confirm internship details).

Spring Award Cycle Only: Please see Academic Works for application closing dates.
Award Range: $250-$6,000

SBS Study Abroad Scholarship
Supporting SBS students who will study abroad during fall, spring, or summer semesters, this pooled opportunity includes funds from the Norment Shiels Study Abroad Scholarship and the Ansin Study Abroad Fellowship. Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, with at least 45 credits completed. Preference will be given to students with financial need. Study abroad programs must be approved by the International Program Office.

Fall & Spring Award Cycles:
The fall application cycle (Norment Shiels Study Abroad Scholarship) supports study and travel during spring semesters.
The spring application cycle (the Ansin Study Abroad Fellowship) supports study and travel during the summer or fall semesters, or full academic year programs.
For application closing dates, please see Academic Works.
Award Range: $500-$5000

SBS Research Scholarship
Supporting undergraduate SBS students who are working as research assistants with a UMass Amherst faculty member in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences during the summer or fall or summer semesters, thispooled opportunity includes funds from the LeBovidge Undergraduate Research Award and the Feldman-Vorwerk Research Scholarship. Preference is given to candidates who are conducting original research that has the potential to address current social problems.

Spring Award Cycle: The spring application cycle supports research during summer and fall. For application closing dates, please see Academic Works. Award Range: $2000-$3000

SBS Financial Aid Scholarship
Supporting SBS students who have demonstrated financial need as verified by the Office of Financial Aid, this pooled opportunity includes funds from the Dr. Charles W. and Doris J. Solt Scholarship, the William Kelleher Scholarship, the William M Bluestein Memorial Scholarship, and the Rodell Greatest needs Scholarship. Candidates must be in good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher)

Spring Award Cycle: Please see Academic Works for application closing dates.
Award Range: $200-$2,000

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 the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. 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 U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. 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.

Spring Award Cycle: Please see Academic Works for application closing dates.
Award Amount: $5,000

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 cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Preference 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, this scholarship is intended to support those from middle-income families who qualify for financial aid, but not for free sources of funding. The opportunity is renewable for one year if the student maintains the GPA and financial need requirements.

Spring Award Cycle: Please see Academic Works for application closing dates.
Award Amount: $1,500

The Maillet Scholarship
Funded by Ms. Jeanette E. Maillet, this award supports undergraduate students who are underrepresented in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and who aspire to a career in a government agency, on the federal, state or city level. Candidates must be in good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher) and must have demonstrated need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Preference will be given to Political Science majors, but all students who have a major in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences will be considered.

Spring Award Cycle: Please see Academic Works for application closing dates.
Award Amount: $2000

Sam Butterfield Daily Collegian Memorial Scholarship
Supports a student (any major, campus-wide). To qualify for this scholarship, you must have worked at or be currently working at The Daily Collegian. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need. The successful candidate will also possess outstanding journalistic skills and ethics and a passion for news reporting.

Spring Award Cycle: Please see Academic Works for application closing dates.
Award Amount: $1200