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.