Emily Crespo came to UML for its affordability – and for the River Hawk Scholars Academy, now a supportive community for first-year, first-generation college students.
Shakira Fedna came to UMass Lowell because of the River Hawk Scholars Academy, a support program for first-generation college students.
As student newspaper editor, Ashley Rivera helps other people tell stories.
Javier Palma is earning a teaching license along with his B.S. in electrical engineering.
River Hawk Scholars Academy News
The River Hawk Scholars Academy is expanding its programs for first-generation college students, including adding a study abroad course and a conference organized by students, thanks to federal aid and grants from nonprofits.
The River Hawk Scholars Academy’s new Pathways to Career program helps first-generation college students in their junior year take advantage of resources available to them in the Career and Co-op Center.
U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey visited campus to announce $500,000 in federal funding for the River Hawk Scholars Academy, which serves first-generation college students at the university.
The Office of National Scholarships, run by Associate Director of Honors Scholarship and Curriculum Rae Mansfield, encourages students to apply for external scholarships for research, academic and international experiences.
UMass Lowell has been awarded nearly $1.5 million by the U.S. Department of Education to support Asian American and Pacific Islander students, who now comprise 13% of the student body.