Community Scholarships

The idea that higher education should be open to all, regardless of background or finances, remains one of our guiding principles.

A college degree is a pivotal factor in social mobility in the United States. Yet, college graduation rates have stagnated for low-income students. 

Community Scholarships benefit students with demonstrated financial need with a preference for first-generation college students or those from underrepresented groups on campus. 

Open the doors of opportunity for a student with financial need:

  • Named endowed Community Scholarship: $25,000
  • Named current-use Community Scholarship: $2,000

To establish a named Community Scholarship, email or call Christopher Crooker. You can also support this initiative by giving a gift of any amount to the Randolph W. Bromery Community Scholarship Fund.

Download a Case Statement to learn more economic facts about higher education and how you can help keep a UMass education accessible and affordable.

Generous alumni and friends have committed more than one million for Community Scholarships so far, and we hope you join this important effort.

Contact: 

Christoper Crooker
Christopher Crooker
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development
413-545-5867