Community Scholarships

The idea that higher education should be open to all, regardless of background or finances, remains one of our guiding principles.

A college degree is a pivotal factor in social mobility in the United States. Yet, college graduation rates have stagnated for low-income students. 

Community Scholarships benefit students with demonstrated financial need with a preference for first-generation college students or those from underrepresented groups on campus. 

Open the doors of opportunity for a student with financial need:

  • Named endowed Community Scholarship: $25,000
  • Named current-use Community Scholarship: $2,000

If you are interested in establishing a Community Scholarship, call or email Jennifer Farner. You can also support this initiative by giving a gift of any amount to the Randolph W. Bromery Community Scholarship Fund.

Download a Case Statement to learn more economic facts about higher education and how you can help keep a UMass education accessible and affordable.

Generous alumni and friends have committed more than one million for Community Scholarships so far, and we hope you join this important effort.


Jenn Farner
Jennifer Farner '98
Director, Stewardship and Donor Relations