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Scholarship Title: GOLD Class Scholarships

Number Available : 15
Amount: $ 1,000
| Award Year: 2018
Class: Senior | Need/Merit: Need | Enrollment: Full Time
FAFSA needed: Yes | Renewable: No
Eligibility: Must be a senior (undergraduate) with demonstrated financial need, with preference given to under-represented populations.

Description: Established to provide support for seniors who demonstrate a financial need.

Scholarship Legacy Information: These annual GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) scholarships were established through matching funds provided by the UMass Amherst Foundation Board, a group of dedicated alumni and friends who support private fundraising on behalf of UMass. Awarded for the first time in the fall of 2017, the GOLD scholarships are made available through the combined generosity of the UMass Amherst Foundation Board and numerous UMass Amherst GOLD undergraduate alumni donors. Annually, the Foundation Board challenges members of each of the ten most recently graduated classes to make a gift of any amount to their favorite area of campus, as a way to show their pride in their alma mater. For every GOLD class that reaches 250 donors, 5 new $1,000 scholarships are “unlocked” and are awarded by Financial Aid to students of the upcoming senior class. If all ten GOLD classes achieve their goal in a given year, a total of $50,000 in new scholarships will be awarded to worthy seniors the following academic year.

How to Apply: Online Application (see field below)
Application Instructions: In order to be considered for this scholarship, please complete the General Application using the link below. This is not an application specific to this scholarship. By completing the General Application, you will automatically be considered for several scholarships awarded by Financial Aid. Students must be intending to enroll for the following semester in order to be considered for Financial Aid scholarships.
Online Application:

Scholarship Coordinator
Financial Aid Services

Thank You Letter Salutation
Please address your thank you letter to:
GOLD Alumni Donors and the UMass Amherst Foundation Board