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UMass Lowell to Award More Than $1M in Summer Scholarships

Funds Dedicated to Support New and Current Undergraduate Students

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LOWELL, Mass. – In an effort to help offset the financial hardships that many are experiencing, UMass Lowell is allocating more than $1 million for scholarships for currently enrolled UMass Lowell undergraduate students or for new students accepted into an undergraduate degree or certificate program for the summer 2021 semester.
Steven Tello, vice provost for graduate, online and professional studies, said these UMass Lowell Summer Scholarships are being offered in addition to traditional financial-aid programs such as federal grants and student loans. He also encouraged students to apply for the new aid soon by visiting UMass Lowell’s Summer Financial Aid page, as early applications will be given priority consideration.

“We have frozen tuition rates for the third straight year and increased our scholarship and grant funding, creating a more affordable opportunity for students to move their education forward,” Tello said. “We realize the financial challenges facing our students have increased due to the overall impact of COVID-19. We want to see them succeed and we hope these efforts assist our students in achieving their educational and professional goals.”

UMass Lowell is nationally recognized for quality with more than 25 years of experience in online education. The university offers a robust offering of online and on-campus undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs year-round. Summer Session I starts Monday, May 17 and Summer Session II starts July 6. 

For additional information about online education at UMass Lowell, connect with the Division of Graduate, Online and Professional Studies at, 978-934-2474 or 800-480-3190.

UMass Lowell is a national research university offering its more than 18,000 students bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences. UMass Lowell delivers high-quality educational programs and personal attention from leading faculty and staff, all of which prepare graduates to be leaders in their communities and around the globe.