UMASS AMHERST AWARDED $100,000 CUMMINGS FOUNDATION GRANT TO SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FIRST-GENERATION, UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS

AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of 140 nonprofits to receive grants through the Cummings Foundation $25 million Grant Program. UMass was chosen from among 590 applicants and will receive $100,000 over three years.

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By Adrian Grace
Adrian Grace Director of Undergraduate Advising
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Humans of SBS: AFP Diversity Fellows

Kaego

Wide smiles, flower barrettes, and matching t-shirts. My last memory was captured in a quick snapshot of my friends and me at our daycare and after-school program. For the majority of my life, I have gone to predominantly white …

By Odessa Burkett
Odessa Burkett Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development for SBS
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Humans of SBS: AFP Diversity Fellows

Kwarkor

I like to plan and make lists. Daily lists, monthly lists, everything was planned to a T, and I had a fabulous five year plan after senior high school; Graduate, move to South Africa for university and study law, …

By Odessa Burkett
Odessa Burkett Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development for SBS
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The Pathways Center has created some useful training and refresher videos to help students explore and register for classes. Below …

Students who are the first in their family to attend a college or university work hard to get there, and …

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