Alan L. and Carol S. LeBovidge Undergraduate Research Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Alan LeBovidge ´64 (economics) and his wife Carol to provide undergraduates the opportunity to do meaningful research with a UMass Amherst faculty member in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Recipients receive a stipend to support up to 10 hours per week during one semester of substantive research assistance on a collaborative research project.

Eligibility: Students must be nominated by the SBS faculty member for whom they will be providing research assistance. Faculty may nominate only one student per year.

Selection: Five awards of up to $2,000 will be made. A review committee from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences will select recipients in the spring semester. Selection criteria are as follows:

  • Academic merit
  • Faculty recommendation
  • Quality of proposal, including an adequate description of the research plan
  • Preference will be given to applications that show genuine collaboration between the student applicant and the sponsoring faculty member
  • Fit of research project with student’s academic and future goals
  • The degree to which the project provides the student with clear opportunities for research involvement and development of professional experience

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The recipients of this award will be expected to:

  • Write a thank-you letter to Mr. and Mrs. LeBovidge
  • Attend the scholarship reception on Sunday, May 3, 2015

Contact: Susan McDonough , Associate Director of External Affairs for Donor Relations

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

235 Draper Hall

40 Campus Center Way

Amherst, MA 01003-9244


Phone: 413.577-1202

Fax: 413.577.0905


Student Application

Personal Information
If you are graduating in Spring 2015 you are NOT eligible to apply for this award.
Project Information
Please provide an essay (no more than 500 words) that describes the research project on which you will be working, what your role will be, and how this research opportunity relates to your academic and career interests. Please include a detailed research plan.
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Please list your academic achievements, student activities and employment in .pdf, .jpg or Word format.
By completing this application I declare that the information included is true and complete. If I am selected as a recipient of this award, I give my permission to share select information with the donor of the scholarship.

The faculty sponsor should fill out the form below and submit the online nomination materials.