CWC YIS Scholarship: My UMass Bystander Moment




YIS: Your Intervention Strategies represent bystander options to make a difference in our community. 


“YIS Moments” are actions that help create a safe and welcoming community, such as: 

  • Supporting a friend through a hard time.  
  • Transforming our community through collective action, like advocating for policy change. 
  • Educating a friend when they say or do something harmful.   
  • Leading a direct response to prevent a violent situation from occurring.   
  • Empowering others to make a difference.   


In honor of the Center for Women & Community’s (CWC) 50th Anniversary, CWC was delighted to launch the YIS Scholarship in the 2022 - 2023 Academic Year. The CWC YIS Scholarship asks students to share a time they stepped in as a bystander to help our UMass Amherst community. 


 Stay tuned for the 2023-2024 academic year scholarship application, which will be open to current undergraduate UMass students of any major who will still be enrolled Fall 2024.   

Applications will open in February 2024.
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