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How Does $4,000 Sound to You?

UMass Lowell's Immersive Scholars Program awards deserving students with $4,000 for work in research on campus or out in the community, or to apply toward a study abroad program. 

Explore this invaluable opportunity

Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

2018-2019 Merit Scholarships

Massachusetts Residents 

First-time, first-year in-state undergraduate applicants are eligible to be considered for the scholarships listed in this section.

Chancellor's Scholarship

UMass Lowell is proud to award the Chancellor's Scholarship, to a select number of our top 5% of academically qualified admitted freshmen who are permanent residents of Massachusetts.

  • Awards: Annual award of full tuition and mandatory fees.
  • Application not required. Admissions application must be received by the Early Action Deadline, November 1 to be considered for this scholarship. Students are notified via their admissions acceptance packet.
  • Renewal requirements: Cumulative GPA of at least 3.25, full-time status, maximum of 8 consecutive semesters.

Tsongas Scholarship

UMass Lowell is proud to award the Tsongas Scholarship to two of our most academically qualified admitted freshmen who are Massachusetts residents and graduates of Lowell High School.

  • Awards: Two annual awards of full tuition, fees and standard room/board, selected by Lowell High School & the UMass Lowell committee.
  • Requirements:
    • Open to Massachusetts residents and Lowell High School graduates
    • Application solicited by the Headmaster of Lowell High School
  • Renewal requirements: Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, full-time status, maximum of 8 consecutive semesters.

Dean's Scholarship Program

This scholarship is limited to a select number of the top 10% of our admitted freshmen to attract and reward those with high academic achievements.

  • Awards: Annual award up to half mandatory fees.
  • Application not required. Admissions application must be received by the Early Action Deadline, November 1 to be considered for this scholarship. Students are notified via their admissions acceptance packet.
  • Renewal requirements: Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, full-time status, maximum of 8 consecutive semesters.

Non-Massachusetts Residents 

First-time, first-year domestic out-of state, International, New England Regional and/or Southern New Hampshire proximity residency undergraduate applicants are eligible to be considered for the scholarships listed in this section.

UMass Lowell Legacy Scholarship"Celebrate the Past, Build the Future"

Beginning for Fall 2018, UMass Lowell offers the Legacy Scholarship to children and/or grandchildren of UMass Lowell graduates who live out of state. UMass Lowell offers this opportunity because we believe it is important to celebrate the past accomplishments to build the future for the next generation of RiverHawks!

  • Awards: Scholarship amounts range from $5,000 to $10,000
  • Application is required:Scholarship application must be received by March 1
  • Renewal requirements: Good academic standing, full-time status, maximum of 8 consecutive semesters, cannot be combined with other university merit scholarships

Out of State and International Scholarships

UMass Lowell offers a variety of scholarships to our first time, first year, undergraduate out of state and international applicants of exceptional merit.

  • Awards: Scholarship amounts range from $10,000 to $20,000
  • The type and amounts of the award depends on a comprehensive evaluation of each year's applicant pool.
  • Renewal requirements: Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 - 3.2, full-time status, maximum of 8 consecutive semesters.

New England Regional and Proximity Scholarships

In addition to the tuition discount program, UMass Lowell offers a variety of scholarships to our first time, first year, New England Regional and Proximity eligible applicants of exceptional merit.

  • Awards: Scholarship amounts range from $2,500 to $10,000
  • The type and amounts of the award depends on a comprehensive evaluation of each year's applicant pool.
  • Renewal requirements: Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 - 3.2, full-time status, maximum of 8 consecutive semesters.

Open to All Residencies  

RaiseMe Scholarship Program

UMass Lowell is a proud participant in the RaiseMe program.  RaiseMe is a new site where any high school student in 9, 10, 11 or 12th grade, in the US, can automatically earn scholarship money for individual achievements all throughout high school. For more information please visit the UMass Lowell and RaiseMe website. Scholarship amounts vary.

  • Requirements:
  • Students must register their RaiseMe profile on or before November 1 of their senior year.
  • Students must have a completed admissions application on file by the UMass Lowell admissions application deadline date and must be accepted into the University.
  • If a student is offered another UMass Lowell merit scholarship, the university will award either the RaiseMe scholarship or the UMass Lowell merit scholarship, whichever is of greater value.

WACE National Co-Op Scholarship Program

UMass Lowell is proud to partner with WACE to offer scholarships to incoming freshmen interested in cooperative education.

  • Awards: Up to sixteen $6,500 scholarships available to students who are chosen based on their application to the WACE Scholarship program.
  • Requirements:
  • Deadlines:
    • November 1 for Early Action Applicants
    • February 1 for Regular Decision Applicants

FIRST Robotics Competition

UMass Lowell has partnered with the USFIRST to offer an annual scholarship for students who have participated in the FIRST Robotics program.

Please Note: The scholarships listed on this page are not available to students enrolled in the Division of Online and Continuing Education (DOCE) and do not apply to DOCE courses. Scholarship information is subject to change depending on funding and quality of applicant pool.