The Joel D. Lapin and Family Scholarship in Social Sciences

Location: United States Experience Type: Scholarship Opportunities

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 Academic Works for application closing dates and to get started. 

Award Amount: $1,500