Assistantships and Scholarships

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistantships

The Geosciences department offers Research Assistant (RA) and Teaching Assistant (TA) positions on a competitive basis.  Please contact a potential advisor to inquire about available RA funding.

Randolph and Cecile Bromery Graduate Fellowships and Undergraduate Scholarship

Provided by the generosity of Randolph ‘Bill’ and Cecile Bromery, these aim to increase the participation of underrepresented U.S. students within geology and earth sciences. Bill Bromery, a distinguished African American geophysicst, served as Commonwealth Professor at UMass, Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts and President of the Geological Society of America. He has also received numerous honorary degrees and accolades, including the National Academy of Sciences Outstanding Black Scientist award in 1997. Click on the above link to apply.

Scholarships and Awards for Geosciences Undergraduates

The Department of Geosciences and the College of Natural Sciences offer a variety of scholarships and awards to recognize the hard work and academic success of our students, assist students with the expense of their education, and support student research and internships. The majority of these scholarships and awards are funded through the generosity of alumni and other members of the CNS community. We encourage all current Geosciences students to apply.

How to apply

The university has implemented AcademicWorks, an online application system for scholarships offered at UMass Amherst. Simply enroll in AcademicWorks, fill out both the UMass general application and the CNS application. The system will automatically submit your application to the scholarships and awards for which you are fully eligible and will inform you of other scholarships for which you would need to supply additional materials to apply.

Go to the AcademicWorks webpage and sign in with your UMass Net ID and password.

  • Complete both the general application and the CNS application. The system will show if you are eligible for scholarships that require additional application materials.
  • Click on each scholarship link and upload any required supplementary materials (such as resumes or faculty recommendations).
  • Submit your application and check your dashboard to see the status of any pending and submitted applications.

Email acadworks@umass.edu if you have any questions.

Contact us

Department of Geosciences
627 North Pleasant Street
233 Morrill Science Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9297

Phone: (413) 545-2286
Fax: (413) 545-1200