The UMass Amherst Senior Campaign Committee, a program of the Student Philanthropy Committee, is proud to announce that three students, including Ashley Boudrow '13 (sociology), received scholarships this year thanks to the generosity of the Classes of 2008 and 2011.
Selected by the Senior Campaign Committee, each student has been be awarded $1,000 towards their tuition next semester. Both the Class of 2008 and the Class of 2011 Scholarships were created as Senior Campaign class gifts by the graduates of the respective classes. Alumni of both classes continue to fund the class gifts, allowing for the scholarships to be awarded for years to come.
"This scholarship helps me pay for my final semester at UMass," says Boudrow. "I have been solely responsible for college expenses, relying heavily on loans that constantly accrue interest while I am in school. Because of this scholarship, I will be able to take out a much smaller loan, helping me now, and in the future.
Boudrow, who plans to attend graduate school for an MSW, transferred to UMass as a sophomore. "It was one of the best decisions I ever made," she says. "I attended a smaller school previously but UMass has been a much better fit for me. I have taken courses with amazing professors and have really enjoyed the beauty of the campus and of Western Massachusetts as a whole."
SBS also offers congratulations to the other two scholarship recipients, Anthony Proia '13 (management) and Melanie Lund '14 (psychology). The Senior Campaign Committee of students aims to increase awareness of how philanthropy improves our campus and how contributors to UMass Amherst have enhanced the student experience. Click here to get involved or learn more about the Senior Campaign.