UMass Amherst offers multiple scholarships specifically aimed at undergraduate students studying or working with insects. Applications are conducted through UMass AcademicWorks. These scholarships are not associated with the Fernald Club, but all UMass undergrad club members should consider applying for them!
Robert W. Burrell Memorial Scholarship in Entomology
The Robert W. Burrell Memorial Scholarship in Entomology supports undergraduates studying entomology in the College of Natural Sciences. The recipients shall be rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors who demonstrate financial need and academic ability (demonstrated by a GPA of 3.0 or above in the most recent marking period). Preference shall be given to students interested in biological control or entomology research.
Henry H. and Sylvia Richardson Scholarship
The Henry H. and Sylvia Richardson Scholarship is awarded to one or more undergraduate students studying entomology at UMass Amherst on the basis of financial need. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and provide two letters of recommendation from faculty. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens.
Henry B. Peirson Endowment Fund
The Henry B. Peirson Endowment Fund supports a scholarship for at least one student with need who is studying forest and shade tree insects.
Undergraduate students conducting research on insects may also be eligible for various biology scholarships offered by the UMass Biology Department. These scholarships are not insect-specific and are generally open only to biology majors, or to students of any major working in a biology lab.