Power Up Program Scholarship

Eligibility
Applying students MUST be entering freshman or transfer students with sophomore status. Students must have demonstrated financial need as determined by the UMass Amherst Office of Financial Aid.
Selection
Based on completion of the application, which includes a short essay, a scholarship committee will select the recipients who will be notified by August 11, 2017.
Additional Information
Deadline: Friday, July 21, 2017. We provide 5 – 10 awards to cover the full cost of this program (the number of awards is based on availability of funds). The recipients of this award will be expected to write a thank-you letter to the donors of the Power UP Scholarship. Contact Susan McDonough, Assistant Director of External Affairs, with any questions at scholarships@sbs.umass.edu.
Personal Information
Please provide the 8 digit student ID issued to you by UMass
Statement and Essay
Please write a brief statement of financial need (no more than 300 words), which explains why you would benefit from this scholarship. You might consider discussing the following points: 1) How are you planning to finance your education? What are your sources of financial aid? Help from family? Student loans or private loans? Working a part-time job? 2) What difficulties are you facing in paying for your education? Are there circumstances in your family or personal situation that the committee should consider when making these awards?
Please write a brief essay (no more than 500 words) that describes what you hope to gain from the Power Up for College Success program and how you believe it will help you succeed at UMass Amherst. Note: Before you enter your text into the online form, you may wish to write the essay separately and then paste it into the space provided.
Please include a current résumé that lists academic achievements, student activities and employment that you would like the selection committee to know about. Files should be in .pdf, .jpg or Word format.
Files must be less than 3 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
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.