The Double River Hawk Fellowship for UMass Lowell Alumni*  is offered to high achieving newly admitted master's student who hold undergraduate degree from UMass Lowell. We want to ensure that you thrive professionally and continue your lifelong learning journey at UMass Lowell. The purpose of this award is to make our excellent master's programs even more affordable for you.

Fellowships are offered in the range of $2,000 to $4,000. All eligible applicants will be automatically considered for the fellowship. No additional application is required. We strongly encourage graduate applicants to apply early to increase their chance in receiving fellowships. 

*Bachelor's to Master's students please refer to the Double River Hawk Graduate Fellowship.

Awardees Requirements

  • Must confirm enrollment online by the given deadline.
  • Enrollment must be in graduate level courses.
  • To receive the full fellowship amount:
    • Students must register for a minimum of six (6) on campus* credits per semester 
  • To receive partial fellowship amount:
    • The fellowship will be prorated by 50% if any of the required six (6) credits or online*.

Terms and Conditions

By accepting the Double River Hawk Legacy Fellowship for UMass Lowell Alumni award you agree to the following conditions:

  • Your residency classification for tuition determination must be in-state. If your residency status changes for any reason, you will not longer be eligible to receive this award.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • The award will be applied as a credit against tuition and fee charges, half of the award amount for your first semester and the remaining half of the award amount for the your second semester during the first academic year of your master’s degree program. This award is non-renewable.
  • Students who receive other tuition based awards, examples: NIOSH, NSF, or Fulbright scholarships; Teaching Assistant or Research Assistant appointments; and employee benefits, may have their awards cancelled.
  • If a student obtains other grant aid from the university, they will only receive the higher value scholarship.
  • Housing and meal plan costs are not covered.
  • You must register for your first semester classes as soon as possible. If you enroll in undergraduate courses as prerequisites, it is your responsibility to forward proof of the requirements by email to:
  • This fellowship award will be administered according to Federal Financial Aid guidelines. If the Graduate Fellowship is combined with other merit-based or need-based aid, the total cannot exceed the cost of education or the amount of defined need as applicable.