UMass Lowell Announces Scholarships for Community College Graduates

03/15/2006


Contact: Elizabeth James

LOWELL ߝ The University of Massachusetts Lowell has established a Community College Scholarship Program to recognize the outstanding academic achievements of community college graduates. As much as $37,500 will be awarded annually to students continuing academic progress toward a bachelor’s degree at UMass Lowell.

“As the workplace becomes increasingly complex and demanding, it is important for students to get the help they need to continue their education,” said Thomas Taylor, dean of Enrollment and Student Success. “UMass Lowell wants to recognize students’ success to date and support them as they continue their education at this campus.”

Thirty scholarships are available each year for community college graduates entering UMass Lowell in either the fall or spring semester. Each award is $2,500 per year for full-time students and can be renewed once for a maximum per-student total of $5,000. Amounts are pro-rated for part-time students.

Qualifying applications must have

* achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.7 (on a scale of 4.0),
* completed 45 credits for an Associates Degree at one of the 15 Massachusetts community colleges, and
* completed the transfer admissions process into a day school program at UMass Lowell.

Application deadlines are May 1 for those entering in the fall semester and Nov. 15 for those entering in the spring.

Scholarship application forms are available from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, UMass Lowell, 883 Broadway St., Suite 110, Lowell, MA 01854-5104, transferadmissions@uml.edu or from the transfer counselor at each community college.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell, a comprehensive university with special expertise in applied science and technology, is committed to educating students for lifelong success and conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic, environmental, and social health of the region. UML offers its 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students more than 80 degree programs in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management; the School of Health and Environment and the Graduate School of Education.  Visit the website at www.uml.edu.

For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224