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Opportunity Scholars

Are you a first semester student from an underrepresented population or a first generation college student in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts or our Exploratory Track?

You may want to join the HFA Opportunity Scholars, a program that promotes personal development, scholarship, leadership, community service, and connection to people, cultural centers, and resources on campus.

HFA Opportunity Scholars receive one-on-one mentoring, participate in field trips, academic and social events, explore potential careers, and hear from guest speakers and College alumni.

Students who successfully complete this class with a grade point average of 3.00 or better will receive a textbook stipend for the following semester.

If you are interested in joining the program, please contact the HFA Advising and Career Center at advising@hfa.umass.edu.