Scholarship Opportunities

The UMass Lowell scholarship application website is now open!

You can complete your application at: https://uml.academicworks.com/. Academic Works is the centralized scholarship hub where you can apply for a variety of scholarships. Note: The Veteran's Online and Off-Campus Scholarships and the ASL Adult Education Foundation Scholarships have a separate application process. Academic Works is not used for these opportunities.

To be considered for scholarships you must meet all the following criteria:
  • Be a current matriculated student in a degree seeking program (non-degree and certificate students are not eligible)
  • Be enrolled in at least 1 course for the current spring term
  • You must be a returning UML student for the upcoming Fall 2017 semester to receive consideration, as all scholarships will be awarded for the next academic year.
The system is accepting applications from February 1, 2017 until March 31, 2017

Don't delay - Complete your general application now at: https://uml.academicworks.com/

Continuing Education Scholarships 2017-2018

Dean's Scholarship for Continuing Studies - application deadline March 31, 2017

The Dean's Scholarship for Continuing Studies provides scholarships for students pursuing a degree through Online & Continuing Education. Students must be in either an Associate's or Bachelor's degree program in Online & Continuing Education, and have completed at least 24 or more credits at UMass Lowell towards an undergraduate degree as of the prior September. Recipients must have no more than 30 transfer credits towards an Associate's degree or 60 transfer credits toward a Bachelor's degree. Applicants must have a 3.5 GPA or higher and be U.S. citizens or other lawful permanent residents of the United States.

Leo F. King Endowment Fund - application deadline March 31, 2017

The Leo F. King Scholarship Endowment Fund provides scholarships for returning students who have been out of high school for at least 5 years, have a GPA of 2.8 or higher, are enrolled in at least 6 credits, and demonstrate a clear sense of purpose for pursuing an undergraduate degree.

Professor Bernard and Diana (Yana) Shapiro Scholarship (OCE) - application deadline March 31, 2017

The Shapiro (OCE) scholarship is a merit scholarship that is awarded annually to a student enrolled in an undergraduate degree program through Online and Continuing Education. Professor Emeritus Bernard Shapiro began teaching at the University in 1962 and retired from the Mathematics Department in 1996. He continued to work at the University as an advisor in Online and Continuing Education until his retirement in 2011. His wife, Diana (Yana) Shapiro, worked in Online and Continuing Education from 1975 until her retirement in 1996 and then continued to work in OCE on a part-time basis until her retirement in 2012. This scholarship is awarded to full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree in Online and Continuing Education. To qualify, students must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrate financial need through established federal financial aid formulas and be a U.S. citizen or other lawful permanent residents of the United States.

Criminal Justice Scholarship 2017-2018

Allan Roscoe Endowed Scholarship Fund - application deadline March 31, 2017

The Professor Allan Roscoe Endowed Scholarship fund was created in 2015 in memory of Criminal Justice Professor Allan Roscoe. The scholarship fund was created to provide scholarship support for students pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice at the University. The Fund provides scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice, including Online and Continuing Education students. To qualify, students must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

Applying to Scholarships - apply beginning February 1, 2017

To apply to any of the scholarships listed above, please go to UMass Lowell's online scholarship system, Academic Works at https://uml.academicworks.com/. Login using your User Name and Password (identical to your Student Information System (SIS) login) and fully complete and submit the General Application. Eligible applicants will be asked to answer supplemental questions and provide a letter of recommendation to complete the application process. The Academic Works website will not be open until February 1, 2017. You will not be able to apply to any of the scholarships above until then. The deadline to apply, without exception, for all of the scholarships above is March 31, 2017. Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions tab at https://uml.academicworks.com/ or email scholarships@uml.edu if you have any questions or concerns. Finalists for the Dean's, Leo F. King, and Shapiro Scholarships will be selected by a committee from Online & Continuing Education and may be invited to meet with representatives of this committee. Finalists for the Roscoe Scholarship will be selected by the Criminal Justice Department. UMass Lowell's Financial Aid Office will confirm all scholarship recipients final eligibility in June before awarding and sending an email notification to each recipient via Academic Works. The Scholarship will take effect for the first semester of the following academic year (Fall 2017). If a scholarship winner withdraws from UMass Lowell, the remainder of his/her scholarship will be forfeited and will not be renewable.

Other Scholarships 2017-2018

Veterans Online and Off-Campus Scholarships:

Scholarships will be awarded to Veterans who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree or certificate program for $300 each. These scholarships can be used one time only and for one course only. Applications will be evaluated by the Online & Continuing Education Scholarship Committee and will be judged by merit and thoughtfulness in written response. Get the Veterans Scholarship application form in .pdf file format.

*The PDF files on this page require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

ASL Adult Education Foundation Scholarships

Alpha Sigma Lambda Adult Education Foundation Scholarships are available for Online & Continuing Education students who are matriculated in Associate's or Bachelor's degree programs and who demonstrate academic strength and leadership. For more information, visit: https://www.alphasigmalambda.org/scholarships/

Read more about UMass Lowell's Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society for Online & Continuing Education students.

Speak with an Advisor

Our Student Support Staff are available to help you with your questions! Email Continuing_Education@uml.edu for assistance, or call for advising at (800) 480-3190 and press 1 to speak with an advisor. See links at the bottom of this page for technical assistance with your online course.

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FAQ's

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  • How can incoming freshmen, transfer and graduate student use the system?
  • How do I get started?
  • What happens after I complete the application/s?
  • When will I receive notice about the scholarships I received?
  • Why am I asked so many random questions on the General Application?
  • Do I have to apply every year?
  • Who can I contact with questions?
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