The University of Massachusetts is pleased to announce our partnership with Project Lead the Way (PLTW).
PLTW is a nationwide non-profit organization that promotes STEM teacher training and related educational opportunities for students in grades 9-12. In recognition of this partnership, UMass Lowell announces the UMass Lowell Project Lead the Way Scholarship.
Scholarship awardees must enroll at UMass Lowell in a STEM field and also meet one of the following criteria:
Benefits of completing Project Lead the Way coursework:
When reviewing student transcripts for university admission, it can be challenging to interpret and compare course information across schools, and thus hard to ensure an accurate picture of each student’s academic profile. The School Courses for the Exchange of Data (SCED) Classification System was developed to meet the need for common, widely understood, standardized course codes that can be used to compare course information, maintain longitudinal data about students’ coursework, and efficiently facilitate the exchange of transcript information. The SCED System, while voluntary, has become a widely used standard in the K12 education data community. Please note that UMass Lowell considers the course(s) that a nominee completed as an official PLTW course(s) only if the name on the secondary school transcript is an exact match to the course name(s) on the national listing of PLTW courses.
Each Project Lead The Way high school course has a specific SCED code, allowing for easy identification of PLTW courses on a student’s transcript. SCED code usage for identification of PLTW courses continues to gain popularity, as the value of highlighting this coursework for universities becomes more apparent.
Nominate A Student
Note that if the nominated student is selected but does not enroll at UMass Lowell, the scholarship is not transferable. The scholarship has a maximum award value of $5,000 for students from Massachusetts and $10,000 for those from other states. The scholarship is renewable for four years of undergraduate study, provided a minimum GPA of 3.0 is maintained, and does not extend to graduate programs at UMass Lowell. Please note that scholarship funding is limited.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is pleased to partner with you on the important work of promoting STEM education to a diverse talent pool and preparing students for future success. We look forward to receiving your nominations. For questions, please contact Michael Belcher.