The Matt Drouin Scholarship recognizes efforts by students who have engaged in activities centering on themes of social justice and civic engagement.
Division of Student Affairs Matt Drouin Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 24, 2017
The initiation of, and participation in, activities which encourage a free and open exchange of ideas and respect for personal and cultural difference are essential for a successful application. The Drouin Scholarship is for a student who was a very dynamic leader during his time on campus serving as a member of Student Government Association, the International Relations Club, Senior Class president, Who’s Who medal winner, Chancellor’s Award medal winner and two-time winner of our Student Leader of the Year award. The scholarship recognizes someone who follows Matt’s example and is willing to take on challenging subjects; someone who, by their actions, encourages our students and community members to examine themselves and their beliefs, in hopes of building a better community.
The recipient of the Drouin Scholarship will receive a full waiver equal to the cost of all in state tuition and fee responsibilities for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Please apply for this scholarship using the form below.
To be eligible for this award, the applicant must:
- Demonstrate leadership and commitment to social justice and civic engagement.
- Be a freshmen, sophomore or junior status with a minimum 2.5 GPA
- Must be a returning student as the award will be used to offset expenses for the 2017-2018 academic year.
- A brief essay (no more than 1,000 words, 12 pt font, double spaced, 1” margins) addressing the following:
- What specific issues are important to you, and how do those issues relate to the University and society as a whole?
- How have you been able to promote a more understanding community through your efforts?
- How have you been able to provide a safe and open environment for the discussion of controversial subjects?
- What groups of people (and how many) have you been able to reach through your efforts?
- What have you learned about social responsibility and ethics that you will take with you to your new community when you leave UMass Lowell?
- A resume that outlines your work experience, community services, and your involvement with clubs, organizations or university committees during your college years or the past five years, whichever is less. (No activities should be listed occurring earlier than 2012.)
- Briefly describe each role and your dates of participation. Please also include any applicable honors or awards you have received during that time. For assistance in developing a resume, please contact the Office of Career Services, University Crossing, Suite 450, 978-934-2355.
- Two letters of support, written by any two members of the university community.
The successful applicants will receive the award at the Annual Student Activities Banquet on April 27, 2017 6-9 p.m. It is an expectation that the selected students will be present to receive the award at that time.