College of Education

College of Education

Your support matters.

Holistic teaching, collaborative research, community engagement, and a focus on creating a socially just world are what sets the UMass Amherst College of Education apart. Our faculty and student researchers are practice-oriented, rolling up their sleeves in local communities helping students and teachers from vulnerable groups achieve success.

When you invest in the UMass Amherst College of Education, you help to prepare imaginative educators with a passion for social justice, advance education in Massachusetts, develop innovative education models for the nation and the world, and provide for the communities we serve.

Your support enables us to:

  • Provide scholarships to talented students—tomorrow’s teachers and administrators, school psychologists and counselors, college deans and presidents, directors of national and international organizations, policymakers, and government leaders.
  • Attract and retain exceptional faculty members whose research improves educational systems in our local communities and around the world, and whose mentorship fosters the next generation of educational professionals. 
  • Promote excellence and equity in public education through influential partnerships in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
  • Create environments that nurture collaboration, groundbreaking research, and opportunities for intellectual growth.

Support one of these College of Education Funds:

College of Education Priorities Fund

Supports the general needs of the College.

College of Education Student Emergency Fund

Directly impacts the lives of students facing unexpected hardships that would jeopardize their ability to continue their studies, including COVID-19 related needs.

Meline Kasparian Scholarship

Financial support for students who are accepted or currently enrolled in a teacher preparation program and have exhibited a desire to become public school teachers. 

Nieto/Rudman Endowed Scholarship Initiative

Honors two of the school’s beloved Emeriti faculty: Sonia Nieto and Masha Rudman.

Dr. Doren D. Fredrickson Graduate Scholarship

Provides scholarships to graduate applicants to the School Counselor Education or School Psychology programs.  Preference is given to applicants with counseling, teaching, or other appropriate work experience, or to applicants who have served in the military.

Marjorie R. Harrison International Impact Fund

The purpose of the Fund will be to provide support for graduate students in any College of Education doctoral program whose program of study will be enriched by international research or fieldwork. Applicants must submit a statement describing their research program and how the international experience will further their research goals. Selection will be based on the academic merit of the student’s proposal and the importance of international fieldwork to its success.

Early Childhood Education Scholarship

Financial support for graduate students studying young children and their families, with preference given to the study of the needs of the gifted and talented. To provide opportunities for graduate students to enhance their academic experience and become involved in outreach.

Grace Norton Carney Scholarship

Funding for tuition, fees, and some associated costs for students pursuing graduate degrees in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with the intent to teach. Students must hold an undergraduate degree from UMass Amherst, Framingham State College, or Bridgewater State College with preference given to graduates of Waltham High School.

Janice Camby Scholarship

Offers financial support for students accepted or enrolled in a teacher preparation program in the College of Education. Students must be from economically disadvantaged areas and in good academic standing.

Richard J. Clark Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education

Provides financial support to a student in the Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies department within the College of Education.  A GPA of 3.3 or better is required, as well as experience with community service, internships, employment that demonstrates a commitment to excellence and equity.  

Marylin C. Haley College of Education Award

Provides support to students who are attending or who would like to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst and who have exhibited a desire to become public school teachers. Applicants must be accepted or currently enrolled in a teacher preparation program.

Joseph W. Keilty Memorial Scholarship

Funding for graduate students formally admitted as degree candidates. Students with a demonstrated financial need, high academic performance, and exceptional promise are encouraged to apply.

Jerome and Florence McCormick Doctoral Award

This award will provide support to doctoral students in their dissertation-writing year in the College of Education. Students from any doctoral program in the College are eligible for the scholarship, with the selection based on merit. The Dean of the College of Education or designee will administer the Fund.

Anne Farmer Momot Scholarship

Provides support to a graduate student majoring in Special Education. Particular consideration will be given to candidates who demonstrate warmth, patience, and dedicated support for students.

Helen Timson Scholarship

Provides scholarship support to a deserving student in a College of Education program.

C. Lynn Vendien Scholarship

Provides scholarship support to graduate students from foreign countries. Preference will be given to students who are affiliated with Physical Education Teacher Education in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies.

Mary Margaret Whittaker-Webster Memorial Scholarship

Provides financial support to graduate students in the School Psychology Program for expenses and programs for which other sources of funding are not available, such as research travel expenses, travel to attend regional or national education or psychology meetings, software, research texts, journals.

Other ways to give.

Mailing your gift

Please make check or money order payable to: UMass College of Education. Print out and complete the donations form and send to:

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Records and Gift Processing

Memorial Hall, 134 Hicks Way

Amherst, MA 01003

Payroll deduction for faculty & staff

Complete the Faculty & Staff Payroll Deduction Form

Planned giving

What is a planned gift? This term usually refers to a gift that will not come to the College of Education for some time. We help people who want to support the College to arrange a variety of planned gifts, including bequests, charitable gift annuities, trusts, insurance gifts, and gifts of real estate. Some of them will provide you with an income stream for your lifetime. There may also be tax advantages, depending on the type of gift arranged. Click here for more information about Planned Giving.


Contact Brian Toohey, Director of Development, or 413-545-2999

Thank you!