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 cumulative 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, this scholarship is intended to support those from middle-income families who qualify for financial aid, but not for free sources of funding. The opportunity is renewable for one year if the student maintains the GPA and financial need requirements.
Spring Award Cycle: Please see AcademicWorks for application closing dates and to get started.
Award Amount: $1,500