The UMass Lowell History Department is pleased to offer several scholarships to history majors to help defray the cost of higher education. For additional information, please see the descriptions below, or contact the Department Chair, Prof. Christopher Carlsmith (email: Christopher_Carlsmith@uml.edu) or the Chair of the Awards & Prizes Committee, Prof. Chad Montrie (email: Chad_Montrie@uml.edu).
From early February to early April each year, students can apply, students can apply for UMass Lowell scholarships through the Riverhawk Scholarship Portal. The one exception is the Study Abroad Scholarship (see below). Even if students applied for scholarships last year, they have to complete a new application again this year. There are more than 400 scholarships available based on academics, financial need, student leadership, community services, and more. Students with questions should email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The History Department faculty Awards and Prizes Committee generally meets in April or May each year to recommend scholarship winners. To be considered for scholarships, you must meet all the following criteria:
The vast majority of the endowments require an established academic record at UMass Lowell, which means incoming/new students will not be able to apply through this system.
Named in honor of Dr. Daniel O’Leary, the former President of the Lowell State College and Chancellor of the University of Lowell, this scholarship is open to sophomore, junior, or senior students majoring in History.
The De Mallie Family Scholarship, provided through the generosity of Mary Elizabeth De Mallie and Stephen P. De Mallie, provides scholarships to sophomore, junior, or senior history majors with financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or higher, with a preference for students from the city of Lowell.
The Doris Kearns Goodwin and Richard N. Goodwin Endowed Scholarship, established by a couple who been extensively involved in creating and chronicling modern history as both speechwriter and historian, provides scholarships to students majoring in History who have financial need and a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
The Alexandria Zamanakos Endowed Memorial Scholarship, made possible through the generosity of Mr. Arthur Zamanakos in honor of his sister, provides scholarships to undergraduate students with financial need, a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and U.S. citizenship. Preference is given to history majors focusing on Greek and Roman civilizations.
The Bergeron and Denning Scholarship, created by two long-time faculty members in History and Political Science respectively, provides scholarships to full-time, undergraduate students in History who have financial need or for approved student projects that need funding.
Study Abroad scholarships are offered by the History Department to history majors wishing to pursue educational programs outside of the United States. The department will grant two to three awards of $500 in two cycles. The first is in late fall for use during the following spring, and the second is in late spring, for use during the summer or following academic year. Students must meet the following criteria: