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Hannah Frilot Memorial Scholarship

Spring 2024 News and Updates

Scholarship Endowed by University

We are happy to announce that the Hannah Frilot Memorial Scholarship has raised enough funds to be endowed and self sustaining.
Thank you to everyone who helped raise awareness and funds to get to this point.

Applications for academic year 2024-2025 will open Spring Semester 2025.

 


 

About the Scholarship

In memory of Hannah Frilot, this annual scholarship supports undergraduate women and nonbinary students in STEM majors. Each year a student whose life mirrors Frilot’s receives a $1,000 scholarship.

Frilot was a hard-working, passionate student and active member of her community. Her impact stretched across campus, from her time at UMass Amherst IT as a student worker to her role as treasurer for the UMass Amherst Pride Alliance, which was done while pursuing a degree in industrial engineering. Hannah’s optimism and enthusiasm were infectious because she made friends easily. She became an integral member of her IT crew, and also loved music, playing, and singing at many open mic sessions in the Amherst area. 

Hannah was a fierce advocate for her fellow women and LGBTQIA students, taking part in the Pride Alliance and supporting the Stonewall Center on campus. In all walks of life, she worked to spread awareness of the various and intersecting forms of prejudice, discrimination, and privilege while promoting equality.

 


 

Follow us on Facebook for event updates and more: facebook.com/FrilotFund

For more information about Hannah Frilot, see the UMass Amherst Daily Collegian article posted by Marie MacCune on Thursday, September 11, 2014.

 


 

Eligibility

The Hannah Frilot Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who exemplifies Hannah Frilot in the following ways:

Required

  • Must be an undergraduate student (with at least one more semester before degree completion, in addition to the current term) enrolled in a STEM program.
  • Maintain GPA over 2.0
  • Be involved in extracurricular activities (e.g., Registered Student Organizations, community outreach).

Preferred: Students with a demonstrated interest in, or commitment to, working to promote the needs of LGBTQIA individuals and/or overcoming gender equality gaps in common spaces.

 


 

How to Apply

To apply for the scholarship, complete the online application and obtain a letter of recommendation from someone familiar with your involvement in extracurricular activities. As part of the application process, you will be asked for:

  • Your gender identity
  • Major
  • GPA
  • Extracurricular activities
  • A personal statement describing why you qualify for the scholarship
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Financial need statement (optional)
  • Be available to promote and publicize the Frilot scholarship in the media

Letter of recommendation can be submitted directly to FrilotFund@umass.edu.

 


 

Previous Recipients

2020 Hannah Frilot Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Cynthia Camacho ’21 Math

 

2019 Hannah Frilot Memorial Scholarship Recipients

  • Lauren Kenyon '21, Computer Science
  • Marisa Mulvey '20, Kinesiology, Spanish

Read more: Recipients of 2019 Hannah Frilot Memorial Scholarship Announced

 

2016 Hannah Frilot Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Julie Boshar ’17 Chemical Engineering

Read more: Scholarship Winner Julie Boshar Gets Her Inspiration from Her Beloved Grandfather and Two Great American Heroines

 

2015 Hannah Frilot Memorial Scholarship

Olivia Gilligan Corsetti ’19 Mechanical Engineering

Read more: Somerville Resident Olivia Gilligan Corsetti Awarded UMass Amherst Scholarship