What is an Immersive Scholar?

Immersive Scholars, formerly known as Co-op Scholars, are selected freshman applicants who are awarded merit scholarships through the early action admission process. Students cannot apply for the Immersive Scholar Award directly. Accepted incoming freshmen receive a letter notifying them that they have received this award for $4,000.

The program allows students from five colleges to work on research on campus or out in the community. Students have three program options to choose from:

  • Research experience on campus with a faculty or staff member
  • Community off-campus experience with an advisor
  • International experience approved through the UMass Lowell Office of Study Abroad and International Experiences

Immersive Scholars must maintain full-time status and meet the cumulative GPA requirement noted in their merit scholarship offer letter to remain eligible for the opportunity.