Der Hagopian Scholarship

Award Background
David J and Cindy Der Hagopian Scholarship: This scholarship, exclusively available to students from Florida, is meant to encourage prospective students to stretch beyond their state borders and pursue their educational goals at UMass. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a top ranked public research university and a place of tremendous cultural diversity where students learn to excel while pursuing a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.
Award Details
This generous award is meant to help alleviate the customary financial burdens that come with out of state residence, and covers the gap between in state and out of state tuition (estimated to be $18,000 per year). This award is renewable for up to three years provided that the recipient meets the qualifications of high need, as determined annually by the FAFSA, and maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
Please complete the application below, along with the FAFSA form if you would like to be considered for the David J. and Cindy Der Hagopian Scholarship. Though the application process is managed by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, students intending to major in any academic department at UMass Amherst will be considered.
Personal Information
Essays and File Uploads
Please write a brief statement of financial need which describes any important or extenuating financial circumstances related to your need for this scholarship. (100 word limit)
Why do you want to pursue a college education at UMass Amherst? (100 word limit)
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
By completing this application I declare that the information included is true and complete. If I am selected as a recipient of this award, I give my permission to share select information with the donor of the scholarship. The recipients of this award will be expected to write a thank-you letter to the donor of this scholarship.