Dr. Charles W. and Doris J. Solt Scholarship
Supports an SBS student who is in excellent academic standing and exhibits financial need. Preference will be given to out-of-state students. Additional preference will be given to students who indicate they are the first in their family to attend college.
Average award: one award of up to $1,200 awarded annually in spring.
William M. Bluestein Memorial Scholarship
Supports an SBS student with demonstrated academic and/or career interests in economics, technology or public policy. Preference will be given to students who are first in their family to attend college and those who have demonstrated financial need.
Award: one award of up to $2,000 awarded annually in spring.
Sam Butterfield Daily Collegian Memorial Scholarship
Supports a student (any major, campus-wide) who works at The Daily Collegian and has demonstrated financial need. The successful candidate will also possess outstanding journalistic skills and ethics, a passion for news reporting.
Award: one award of up to $1,000 is awarded annually in the spring.
The Joel D. Lapin and Family Scholarship in Social Sciences
Created to honor the memory of Joel's parents Aaron and Anne Lapin. Their love, sacrifices and support enabled him to be the first in his family to attend and graduate college. It expresses his appreciation of UMass Amherst for the superb undergraduate and graduate education that he received. This scholarship supports an undergraduate student from Massachusetts with a declared major in the SBS with a GPA of at least 3.0. Preference given to a student who has transferred from a Massachusetts Community College and is the first in his/her family to attend college. Must have demonstrated financial need and this scholarship is intended to support those from middle-income families who qualify for financial aid, but not for free sources of funding. Award is renewable for one year if the student maintains the GPA and financial need requirements.
Award: one award of $1,500 awarded annually in spring.
This scholarship supports undergraduate SBS students who aspire to a career in federal, state or city government agencies that serve the public. Students must have financial need as determined by the financial aid office. Preference will be given to students who are underrepresented in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and who are Political Science majors.
Award: one award of $2,000 awarded annually in spring.