List of Available Scholarships

Group 1 Majors

Animal Science, Building and Construction Technology, Earth Systems, Environmental Science, Food Science, Geography, Geology, Natural Resources Conservation, Plant, Soil, and Insect Sciences, Pre-Veterinary, Stockbridge School of Agriculture AS majors, Sustainable Food and Farming, Sustainable Horticulture, Turfgrass Science and Management

Albert and Helen Meserve Scholarship

Need-based scholarship open to students in arboriculture, horticulture, and forestry or other studies connected with ecology, conservation and tree care.

Arvo "Pop" Aho Memorial Scholarship Fund

Need-based scholarship. Must be a North-Central MA resident with an interest in production agriculture or related industries.

Ascension Farm School Fund

Students in agriculturally-related majors. Resident of Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire or Franklin Counties.

Frank Plumb Scholarship

Need-based scholarship open to students in Agriculture.

Fred Farwell Family Memorial Scholarship

Agriculture or Natural Resources majors (Horticulture preferred). Scholarship based on need and participation in athletics and other university activities.

George M. and Edith H. Codding Scholarship

Open to students who graduated from public schools in Taunton or Martha's Vineyard. You must apply using the attached Codding Scholarship Application. The application deadline is May 1.

Henry B. Peirson Memorial Scholarship

Open to worthy students with preference to those studying forest and shade tree insects.

J.D.W. French Scholarship

Need-based scholarship open to Vet and Animal Science and Forestry Majors.

Marions Mahoney Scholarship

Annual scholarship awarded to two rising juniors or seniors in good academic standing who are female U.S. citizens with a serious interest in teaching mathematics or science after graduation. Please describe future teaching plans on application form.

New York Farmers Scholarship

Need-based scholarship open to students interested in food, agriculture or the environment and active in campus activities.

Non-Traditional Scholars Opportunity Fund

Provides support to one or more students who have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office and who meet one of the following criteria: transfer students, students who are of a non-traditional age to be entering college, students with a dependent other than a spouse, or students who are veterans of the U.S. Armed forces.

Otto Degener Scholarship

Need-based scholarship awarded to one or more students who show both academic excellence and financial need. Preference is given to students of biology (odd years) or botany (even years).

Porter L. Newton Scholarship

Need-based scholarship open to students in Agriculture; preference to Middlesex County residents.

Robert Burrell Memorial Scholarship

Eligible recipients are rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors who have shown financial need and academic ability and have earned a grade point average of 3.0 or above in the most recent semester. Preference given to students interested in biological control or entomology research.

Robert H. and Patricia A. Ruf Scholarship Fund

Scholarship awarded to rising sophomore or junior students who are matriculated in one of the Life, Environmental or Agricultural Sciences.

Stanley Jez Scholarship

Scholarship open to students majoring in forestry, environmental science, or arboriculture. Preference given to Catholic students from the Immaculate Conception Parish of Indian Orchard, MA or the Holy Trinity Parish of Westfield, MA. Second preference will be given to Catholic applicants from any Catholic high school in the Springfield Diocese. Third preference will be given to applicants submitted by the Bishop of Springfield. Fourth preference will be given to applicants submitted by a Bishop from another Catholic Diocese in Massachusetts. Absent sufficient applicants above, eligible students in forestry or other environmental studies programs will be considered. The application deadline is May 1. You must apply using the attached Jez Scholarship Application.

Group 2 Majors

Astronomy, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Microbiology, Physics, Psychology, Science

C.D. Youngren Scholarship Fund

Supports a stipend and laboratory expenses for a student engaged in a research opportunity during the summer following her/his junior year and continuing through her/his senior year. Recipient will be outstanding students in natural sciences and mathematics, with preference to those majoring in one of the following areas: astronomy, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics & statistics, and physics.

Dr. Arthur and Dr. Helen Poland Scholarship

Scholarship for a rising junior in good academic standing, with preference to a student with demonstrated financial need and a strong work ethic. This is a two-year award.  

Eleanor W. Bateman '23 Family Scholarship

Merit-based scholarship.

George H. and Lillian Millman Scholarship Fund

Scholarship for a full-time student. Recipient must demonstrate financial need, be eligible for financial aid, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship support for undergraduate students majoring in physics (first preference), or astronomy, biochemistry & molecular biology, biology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics & statistics, or microbiology.

Hokkaido Scholarship

Scholarship for students based on academic achievement, need, and participation in campus activities. Preference given to students with interest in Japan and its people and culture.

Joya Chakrabarty Memorial Scholarship

Need-based scholarship awarded to a rising sophomore with academic excellence and a 3.5 or higher GPA.

Luise Bronner Scholarship Fund

Provides 2 scholarships: one for a student majoring in science, and one for a student majoring in languages.

Marions Mahoney Scholarship

Annual scholarship awarded to two rising juniors or seniors in good academic standing who are female U.S. citizens with a serious interest in teaching mathematics or science after graduation. Please describe future teaching plans on application form.

Non-Traditional Scholars Opportunity Fund

Provides support to one or more students who have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office and who meet one of the following criteria: transfer students, students who are of a non-traditional age to be entering college, students with a dependent other than a spouse, or students who are veterans of the U.S. Armed forces.

Otto Degener Scholarship

Need-based scholarship awarded to one or more students who show both academic excellence and financial need. Preference is given to students of biology (odd years) or botany (even years).

Robert H. and Patricia A. Ruf Scholarship Fund

Scholarship awarded to rising sophomore or junior students who are matriculated in one of the Life, Environmental or Agricultural Sciences.

Verne and Irene Fogg Scholarship

Need-based scholarship open to students working to finance their own education.

Scholarships are available according to major. Please select your PRIMARY major to see the list of scholarships that are available for that major. Please keep in mind that many of the scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement. Therefore, rising juniors and seniors are generally most competitive for the majority of scholarships.

Students in the exploratory track should select the major that most closely resembles their academic plan.