FUND PURPOSE & BACKGROUND
The Jack M. Wilson Presidential Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 to provide special recognition to University of Massachusetts (UMass) undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence and a passion for public service. One (1) $1,000 scholarship will be awarded each academic year.
During President Wilson’s 2003-‐2011 tenure as leader of UMass, he was a strong advocate for research and innovation, understanding that robust research universities are critical to the state’s knowledge-‐based economy. Under his leadership, UMass took major steps forward in all key areas: from enrollment, to research funding, to endowment.
The Jack M. Wilson Presidential Scholarship Fund commemorates President Wilson’s strong record of accomplishment and creates scholarship opportunities for deserving students.
To be eligible for the Jack M. Wilson Presidential Scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
- Be currently enrolled at one of the UMass campuses -‐ Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, or Worcester or be currently studying online and enrolled for at least six (6) credits in an academic program through UMassOnline.
- Have an overall GPA of 3.25, with a minimum of fifteen (15) credits earned at UMass. UMass Worcester students must be in good standing.
- Preference for Business, Health Sciences or Education majors. Preference for students of any major studying abroad.
The scholarship is awarded for one year. GPA of 3.25 and full-‐time enrollment status at one of the UMass campuses in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, Worcester or enrollment in six (6) credits in an academic program through UMassOnline must be maintained throughout the duration of the scholarship. Eligible students may apply for a second year, but renewal of the award is not guaranteed.
Please submit application by Monday, September 1, 2015.