Do you have an outstanding academic record? Have you gained service, research, or leadership experience? We help undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni find scholarships that are the perfect fit!


Go far with your scholarship! Many of the national scholarships involve research, study, teaching, or work abroad!


The ONSA team will assist you in applying for scholarships and fellowships, writing resumes and personal statements, interview preparation, acquiring letters of recommendation, and much much more! We've helped many scholarship winners over the years, and can help craft your application so it stands out from the crowd!

What We Do

ONSA helps eligible students—including UMass Amherst undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni not currently attending another graduate school—find and apply for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. We provide free advice and professional guidance throughout the application process and offer informational events, writing workshops, and other assistance during the year.

We also assist undergraduate students in applying for a set of highly selective university scholarships.

Recent Scholarship Winners

Rachel Carrillo

Rachel Carrillo

Rachel Carrillo will spend her Fulbright year teaching English at a university in Morocco, where she hopes to encourage her students to explore American culture and identity. Previously a Gilman Scholarship recipient, Rachel is originally from Norwell, Massachusetts, and graduated in 2015 with a dual degree in Communication...Read More
Sorelle Mbakop

Sorelle Mbakop

Sorelle Mbakop graduated from UMass in 2015 with a dual degree in Journalism and Environmental/Natural Resource Economics. While at UMass, Sorelle engaged underserved communities at home and abroad, tutored high school seniors and juniors in Springfield, and completed a full-time internship with the United Nations office in...Read More
Alexander Bogdan

Alexander Bogdan

Alexander Bogdan will travel to Romania to investigate the role of environmental exposures such as arsenic on incidence, diagnosis, and prognosis of cervical cancer in Romanian women. Through this experience, he hopes to help develop more effective statistical models to aid physicians with accurate disease prediction and...Read More

The Office of National Scholarship Advisement helps with

  • Searching for scholarships and fellowships
  • Writing resumes and personal statements
  • Interview preparation
  • Acquiring letters of recommendation

This website provides details about the major scholarships for which we provide assistance as well as steps to help you get started in the process.

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Looking Ahead...

Mar 2019

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session-6 March 2019 - 03/06/2019 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session: 18 March 2019 - 03/18/2019 at 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session: 20 March 2019 - 03/20/2019 at 10:10 am - 11:00 am
Truman Scholarship Info Session - 03/22/2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session: 27 March 2019 - 03/27/2019 at 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm
National Scholarships: Study in Asia - 03/29/2019 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am