When the award takes effect, you must be an undergraduate student with at least sophomore status (with 24 credit hours completed of UMass Lowell courses) in one of the colleges listed above, and you must be enrolled with at least a 12 credit course load each semester. Freshmen may apply for an award effective for their upcoming sophomore year.
All applicants must have a G.P.A. of 3.3 in UMass Lowell courses. Hoff Scholars selected must maintain a 3.3 Cumulative G.P.A. in order to retain their scholarship. Hoff Scholarships are available for a maximum of six semesters. During this time, students must demonstrate a systematic forward progression toward the achievement of their bachelor’s degree.
Students who receive the full-time day scholarship and who also wish to take courses through the Division of Online and Continuing Education must do so at their own expense. The Hoff Scholarship cannot be transferred to any other institution.
To remain eligible for renewal, recipients must file a FAFSA each academic year by the March 1 deadline and continue to demonstrate financial need each year.
In order for the scholarship to be credited to your account, a thank you letter or card written to the Hoff Foundation must be received within two weeks after you receive the award letter. Please don’t delay. Recipients will be required to attend a scholarship luncheon held this fall.