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Scholarships

Endowed Scholarships

The following endowed scholarships are available to incoming freshmen, regardless of residency:

Scholarship Application (pdf)

Joseph Priestley Scholarship

The Priestley Fund will provide scholarship assistance to graduates of Lowell High School who are entering the Francis College of Engineering at UMass Lowell as freshmen. The fund will provide scholarships to students who demonstrate academic promise and good character.

Alexander Stewart Scholarship

The Stewart Scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman engineering student. The recipient must be a Massachusetts resident, with first preference being a resident of Andover. The fund will provide two scholarships of $500 each.

Francis McKone Scholarship

The Francis McKone Scholarship provides assistance to students enrolled in the programs of the Francis College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Gandolfo Family Scholarship

Joseph and Sandy Gandolfo have established this endowment fund to provide scholarships to entering freshman students at the Francis College of Engineering. Scholarships shall be awarded by the Dean based on the following preferences:  

  • At least a 2.7 grade point average out of high school
  • Resident of the North Shore
  • Submission of a 500-word essay to the Dean (essay forms may be picked up at the Dean's office).

Krishna & Aruna Vedula Scholarship

The purpose of the fund will be for scholarship aid for engineering students with high financial need at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Gregg Hughes Fund (for E-council Members)

The Greg T. Hughes Fellowship is given each year by Greg's father Thomas Hughes. Awards are made to members of the Francis College of Engineering E-Council for the engineering students.  Members of the E-Council must maintain a 2.5 GPA and be active members in the council. Awards are made yearly.

Academic Engineer Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to acknowledge the additional coursework or extra-curricular activities from humanities, social sciences, and fine arts that engineering students engage in during their tenure as a student at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The following guidelines as to administration of this scholarship will apply:

  • The student must be entering the junior year in any discipline offered by the Francis College of Engineering. 
  • The student must have maintained a minimum of a 3.0/4.0 GPA scale. 
  • The student should be involved in an activity from the humanities, social sciences, or fine arts area. An example would be in Music, Theatre, English (Beat Attitudes Conference), etc. 
  • The student must demonstrate financial need. 
  • The student must be in good standing on the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus.

Eagle Scholarship for Women in Engineering

To benefit women engineering students at UMass Lowell's Francis College of Engineering. First preferences shall be for women returning from the work force to pursue graduate-level degrees in Engineering.

Francis College of Engineering Scholarship

The Francis College of Engineering Endowment Fund, created by the generosity of Francis McKone '56, gives the Dean of the college the flexibility to award scholarships to outstanding incoming freshman students. Awards are made at the Dean's discretion to students in the top one-third of their high school classes who have been accepted and plan on enrolling in the Francis College of Engineering in the fall.

The Laska Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the fund will be to award scholarships for University of Massachusetts Lowell engineering students who have demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship.

The Edward J. Snyder, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

The purpose of the fund will be to award scholarships for University of Massachusetts Lowell students pursuing degrees at the Francis College of Engineering.


Other available scholarships can be found on the Mass. resident entrance scholarships page.

There are also scholarships available to non-Massachusetts residents who are not part of the New England Board of Higher Education Regional Student program or Proximity Program.