Financial Aid Recipients

Financial Aid Recipients

  • Bill Lovely

    Bill Lovely

    Industrial Management/Work Environment

    A bachelor’s degree in industrial management in 1992 helped Bill Lovely launch his career as an environmental scientist. Now he’s back pursuing a master’s in work environment with a concentration in cleaner production and pollution prevention.

  • Nairoby Gabriel

    Nairoby Gabriel

    Honors College, Political Science

    Nairoby Gabriel is graduating with an Honors College degree in Political Science after only one year at UMass Lowell, where she participated in Model UN for the first time – and was named an outstanding delegate.

  • Jason Norman

    Jason Norman

    French & English

    Jason Norman comes from a French-Canadian family in Lowell, but his ability to speak French really took off after a summer study abroad program in Paris.

  • Dimitrios Booras

    Dimitrios Booras

    English and Political Science

    For Dimitrios Booras, college learning isn’t something that takes place only in a classroom.

  • Sam Aikins

    Sam Aikins

    Political Science, Honors College

    Sam Aikins transferred to UMass Lowell because he wanted a greater challenge – and a place he could make his mark.

  • Catherine York

    Catherine York

    Nutritional Sciences

    Nutritional sciences major Catherine York seems to excel in all that she does.

  • Ruchika Shah

    Ruchika Shah

    Nursing

    The scholarships and financial aid Ruchika received from UMass Lowell helped tremendously in keeping her education affordable.

  • Ianna Hondros-McCarthy

    Ianna Hondros-McCarthy

    Psychology, English (pre-med), Peace and Conflict Studies

    Ianna Hondros-McCarthy knows that you don’t have to travel far, or mortgage your future, to get an excellent education. She says, “Coming to UMass Lowell was the best possible decision for me.”

  • Julie Lun

    Julie Lun

    Criminal Justice

    Julie Lun is the first in her family to attend college – and she wants to help other first-generation students start on the path to better lives.

  • Rebecca Farnham

    Rebecca Farnham

    Vocal Performance and Music Education

    According to music student Rebecca Farnham, you don’t need to travel far to get a world-class education. As the Lowell native says, “I wanted an excellent education close to home and didn't have to look much farther than my own backyard."

  • Mark Lalli

    Mark Lalli

    Chemical Engineering

    In just three years, Commonwealth Scholar and UMass Lowell alumni, Mark Lalli graduated with a B.S. in chemical engineering. Because of his research opportunities at the university, he was able pursue a Ph.D.

  • Casey O'Neill

    Casey O'Neill

    Business, Accounting concentration

    Casey O’Neill didn’t originally want to follow in her parents’ footsteps and study accounting at UMass Lowell. Now that she has, she couldn’t be happier with her decision.

  • Rimonda Maroun

    Rimonda Maroun

    Criminology & Criminal Justice

    Rimonda Maroun is doubling up on research and teaching experience as she pursues her Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice.

  • Marlon Pitter

    Marlon Pitter

    English, minor in Digital Media

    Marlon Pitter came to UMass Lowell from Connecticut because of the campus’ diversity, urban environment and strong music program.

  • Kevin Dibble

    Kevin Dibble

    Computer Science, Robotics minor

    During his six-month co-op at iRobot, Kevin Dibble was a full-time member of the software team – and he developed an automated testing system for a universal robot controller.

  • Kelsey McDonough

    Kelsey McDonough

    English

    Kelsey McDonough’s Emerging Scholar research on modernist women’s literature is taking her places.

  • Moniphal Bing

    Moniphal Bing

    English

    Moniphal Bing was able to study abroad in Cambodia, which his parents fled before he was born, through a new partnership with the American University of Phnom Penh.

  • Liz Ejaife

    Liz Ejaife

    Community Social Psychology

    A research assistantship helped Liz Ejaife continue into the Master’s program in Community Social Psychology – and gave her valuable research experience.

  • Peter Larsen

    Peter Larsen

    Biology, Biotechnology

    The Honors College offered Peter Larsen a chance to explore outside his major, giving him a true liberal arts education and changing his career plans. Then DifferenceMaker helped him realize his dream of providing unique and inexpensive prosthetic hands to kids.

  • Aleksandra Tugbiyele

    Aleksandra Tugbiyele

    English

    Aleks came to UMass Lowell for an education she could afford. She left with the skills to help others.

  • Rajia Abdelaziz

    Rajia Abdelaziz

    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Rajia Abdelaziz wants to run her own smart jewelry company – a goal that’s well within reach thanks to a research co-op and involvement with the Society of Women Engineers.

  • Abigail Giarosso

    Abigail Giarosso

    Chemistry

    Honors chemistry major Abigail Giarrosso found a work-study job her freshman year in the lab at the Toxics Use Reduction Institute. Now she’s helping develop and test a safer paint-stripper – with great success.

  • Tyler Farley

    Tyler Farley

    Political Science, Economics

    Tyler Farley has found much to satisfy his appetite for politics on campus and off, from serving in student government, to campaigning for Marco Rubio, to attending the Republican National Convention and more.

  • Matthew Desmond

    Matthew Desmond

    Mathematical Sciences

    As a UMass Lowell freshman, Matthew Desmond decided he wanted to be a math teacher and got hands-on experience through innovative teacher-training programs like UTeach and Jumpstart.

  • Steven Jacek

    Steven Jacek

    Chemical Engineering

    Research and community are important to Steven Jacek. Fortunately, he’s found opportunities for both on campus.