Below you will find a list of the major scholarships and fellowships you can apply for through ONSA. We also assist students interested in other nationally competitive awards. Each scholarship contains a further link to important resources and application tips.
We invite you to fill out our Start the Process Today form, to let us know what scholarships you’re interested in and what your goals are.
While ONSA accepts advising appointment requests, we also have open walk-in hours on Thursdays, 2 PM to 4 PM, on the 3rd floor of UMass Amherst’s Commonwealth Honors College building.
|Scholarship||Who Should Apply?||Fields of Study||What It's For||Application's Campus Deadline|
|Juniors, U.S. citizens, with documented financial need||Humanities, Social Sciences||Graduate degree (up to 5 years)||January 22|
|Boren National Security Education Scholarship & Graduate Fellowship|
|Undergraduate & Graduate students, U.S. citizens||Field of study must be relevant to U.S. national security||Study abroad (one semester or full year) in specific geographic areas and languages||December 3|
|Seniors & recent graduates, U.S. citizen||Science, Engineering, Mathematics||One year at Cambridge University for graduate degree in science, engineering, or mathematics||August 29|
|DAAD Scholarships and Grants (German Academic Exchange Service)||Undergraduates and graduates||Any field||Research and study opportunities in Germany||No campus deadline; national deadline varies according to funding (visit daad.org/en/find-funding)|
|Fulbright Scholarship |
|Seniors, graduate students & alumni, U.S. citizens||Any field||Research, study (research and study grants require host country language proficiency), or English language teaching abroad||August 31|
|Seniors & graduate students, non-U.K. citizenship||Any field||Graduate degree at Cambridge University||August 29|
|Sophomores & Juniors, U.S. citizen or permanent resident||Engineering, Mathematics, Natural Science (student must be planning a research career)||Undergraduate study in natural sciences, engineering, mathematics||November 2|
|Seniors & graduate students, U.S. citizen||Any field offered at U.K. institution||1–2 years of graduate study in the UK||August 29|
|Seniors & graduate students, U.S. citizen||Any field offered at an Irish institution||One year of graduate study in the Republic of Ireland||August 29|
|Seniors & graduate students, U.S. citizen||Any field||Graduate degree at Oxford University||August 29|
|RISE (Research Internships in Science & Engineering)||All undergraduates||Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, Engineering||Undergraduate summer internship in Germany||No campus deadline; for national deadline, visit daad.org/en/find-funding/undergraduate-opportunities/research-internships-in-science-and-engineering-rise|
|Rising seniors, recent graduates||Any field||One-year master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing||August 29|
|Soros Fellowship||Seniors & graduate students, only first-generation or newly naturalized U.S. citizens||Any field||Graduate degree in any field, including law and medicine||No campus deadline; for national deadline visit pdsoros.org|
|Juniors interested in public service||Any field||Graduate degree in public policy or service field||November 26|
|Sophomores & Juniors||Environmental Science, Healthcare, Native American Tribal Public Policy||Undergraduate degree for students dedicated to career in the environment, or to Native American students dedicated to Native public policy careers||February 8|