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Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship & Award Recipients!

The UMass Amherst Alumni Association proudly recognizes its scholarship and award recipients, and all that they contribute to our UMass community. You were. You are. UMASS.
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Leaders in the Making Scholarship

The Leaders in the Making Scholarship supports the pursuits of promising sophomores and juniors.  Recipients have diverse records of achievement in academics, volunteerism and leadership, and are student role models.

Stephanie Castro '18* Accounting
Colleen Madden '19*
Education; Communication

Life Members Internship Award

The Life Members Internship Award was created by the Alumni Association to defray the costs of summer internships for UMass Amherst students.  The program was designed to support the academic and career pursuits of commendable students from diverse campus populations whose records suggest that they will develop into alumni with admirable leadership qualities upon graduation.

Elizabeth Donoghue '19 Political Science; Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies; Spanish
Andrea Pulido '18 Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies; Communication
Brennan Tierney '18 Legal Studies; Economics

Michael W. Morris '63 Scholarship

The Michael W. Morris Scholarship helps make the dream of a UMass Amherst education a reality for worthy students from Lowell or Lawrence, MA. The scholarship is named in honor of Lawrence native and longtime UMass Amherst champion Michael W. Morris '63 who served as president of the Alumni Association and remains a vital and active alumni ambassador.

Shanelle Bonilla '18 Political Science; Journalism

Alumni Merit-Based Student Alumni Association Scholarship

The Alumni Merit-Based Student Alumni Association Scholarship recognizes a Student Alumni Association member who demonstrates outstanding leadership in the Student Alumni Association and within the larger university community.

Alec Dubrowsky '19 Hospitality and Tourism Management

Robert B. Collins '19 Student Alumni Association Scholarship

The Robert B. Collins '19 Student Alumni Association Scholarship was established through a bequest to provide scholarship assistance to active members of the Student Alumni Association who also have strong academic records.

Mary Lavery '19* Public Health; Spanish

Mary Killeen Bennet '93 EdD Book Fund

The Mary Killeen Bennett ’93 EdD Book Fund was established by the UMass Amherst Alumni Association in memory of the late Mary Killeen Bennett, a passionate advocate for UMass Amherst and leader in the Pioneer Valley. The fund provides financial support for graduates of public high school in the Pioneer Valley who are in their first year at UMass Amherst to defray the anticipated cost of textbooks.

Maylene Rodriguez Scott '20 Sociology
Angelica Troche '20 Spanish

Greater Boston Alumni Network Scholarship

The UMass Amherst Greater Boston Alumni Network Scholarship was established by the Greater Boston Alumni Network to assist with the educational pursuits of students from Boston high schools. Recipients demonstrate diverse records of achievement in academics, leadership and are student role models.

Misgana Alemu '18* Accounting

Cape Cod Alumni Network Scholarship

The UMass Amherst Cape Cod Alumni Network Scholarship was established by the Cape Cod Alumni Network to provide financial support to qualified Cape Cod students planning to attend UMass Amherst. Recipients demonstrate diverse records of achievement in academics, leadership and are student role models.

Andy Knowles Scholarship  
Nathan Ryan '20 Engineering
   
Lois B. Steele Scholarship  
Gabrielle Carroll '20  Biology
   
General Scholarships  
Audrey Calianos ’20 Human Nutrition
Kathleen Codair ’20 Pre-Med
Connor Coyne ’20 English
Madison Cuppels ’20 Chemistry
Daniel Emerson ’20 Engineering
Hannah Paige ’20 Engineering
Gabrielle Poekel ’20 Communication

Life Sciences Alumni Network Scholarship

The UMass Amherst Life Sciences Alumni Network Scholarship was established to assist with the educational pursuits of students who are interested in pursuing careers in a life sciences industry. Recipients seek opportunities to connect their academic achievements, campus involvement and community service to their career aspirations.

Gisele Andree '19* Chemistry; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Bella Scholarship

The Bella Scholarship was established by an Alumni Association board member in honor of his daughter. It is intended to provide financial support for UMass Amherst undergraduates of select majors who are residents of Merrimack Valley.

Anthony Nguyen '18* Nursing

David R. Nunez '03 Scholarship for Community Service & Leadership

The David R. Nunez '03 Scholarship for Community Service and Leadership was created in honor of the late David R. Nunez, an outstanding student leader at UMass Amherst. David served as Student Government President, worked in Residential Life and was a member of ALANA Affairs. David’s greatest passion was equal access to higher education and keeping UMass Amherst affordable. Recipients demonstrate a strong commitment to community service and student leadership.

Ashley Olafsen '19* Empowerment through Education and Political Science

William F. Field Alumni Scholar Award

The William F. Field Alumni Scholar Awards were established in 1976 to recognize and honor third-year students for their academic achievements at UMass Amherst.  The program was named in honor of William F. Field, the university’s first Dean of Students, for his outstanding support of academic excellence and his personal commitment to bringing out the best in every student.

Hannah Youssef '18* International Affairs, Law and Human Rights
Helen Woods '18 Education; Theater
Kin Chau '18 Mechanical Engineering
Jordan Culver '18* Mechanical Engineering
Emma Durkee '18* Chemical Engineering
Adrianna Early '18* Civil Engineering
Michael Shliselberg '18 Electrical and Computer Engineering
Anh Duc Bui '18 Computer Science
Shivangi Singh '18* Computer Science
Shelby Cox '18* Linguistics, Mathematics
David Ferguson '18* Environmental Science
Amy Higgins '18* Psychology (Neuroscience track)
Jessica-Sophie Horoschak '18* Microbiology; Public Health
Margareta Ianosi-Irimie '18* Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Kristen Michaud '18* Biology; Environmental Science
Abigail Nauffts '18 Food Science
Liam O'Brien '18* Physics; Mathematics; Computer Science
Erin Phillips '18* Chemistry; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Sophia Upton '18* Pre-Veterinary Science
Monica Weisenbach '18* Earth Systems
Sarah Zapetis '18 Psychology; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Angelika Zhabinskay '18* Biology; Environmental Science
Nargis Aslami '18* Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies
John (Jack) Duff '18* Linguistics; Classics
Sarah Etkin '18 Theater
Angela Yu '18 History of Art and Architecture
Anthony Battista '18* Finance
Brittany Wiggin '18 Hospitality and Tourism Management
Cameron Simoneau '18* Marketing
Charlotte Hoff '18* Management
Cole Gladstone '18* Operations and Information Management
Emily McNally '18* Marketing
Jesse Gauvin '18 Hospitality and Tourism Management
Joshua Thomas '18* Management
Melanie Brondyk '18* Accounting
Riley Glosick '18* Finance
Samuel Dennis '18* Accounting; Sport Management
Shelley Hobson '18 Sport Management
Teresa Smichenko '18 Sport Management
Matthew Kronrad '18* Finance
Anthony Nguyen '18* Nursing
Meghan Orechia '18 Nursing
Rachel Guilfoil '18* Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning
Mica Reel '18* Anthropology
Bridget Thom '18 Communication
Anya Conti '18* Economics
Lucy Martirosyan '18 Journalism
Brennan Tierney '18 Legal Studies; Economics
Sara Andresen '18* Political Science
Alberto Grullon-Salcedo '18 Resource Economics
Erin Hamilton '18* Sociology
Brock Parent '18* STPEC
Luke Arieta '18 Kinesiology
Allison Daley '18* Public Health
Jihyun Jung '18 Communication Disorders
Paige Makuch '18* Nutrition
Abigail White '18* Public Health
Sarah Wilcox '18* Kinesiology
Lorri Moriarty ’18
Legal and Ethical Studies in Business

Senior Leadership Award

The Senior Leadership Award recognizes graduating seniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the UMass Amherst community.  Award recipients have distinguished themselves through important contributions to student organizations, campus jobs, academic excellence and community service.

Robert Ambrose '17* Computer Science; Math
Tobin Armstrong '17* Sustainable Energy Policy
Maria Bastos-Stanek '17 Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies; Architecture
Orett Burke '17 Biology; Environmental Science
Joseph Conant '17 Leadership Studies
Leighann D'Andrea '17 Civil Engineering
Sydney Doherty '17 Education
Avery Klepacki '17* Nursing
Madeline Lenahan '17* Political Science
Shannon Murphy '17* Accounting
Ruijia Wang '17 Public Health

21st Century Leaders Award

The 21st Century Leaders Award recognizes the strong academic record and exemplary achievement of undergraduate students who further distinguished their intellectual accomplishments and enhanced the reputation of the university by contributing to the campus community.

Meghan Berry '17* Public Health
Ryan Boyden '17 Physics; Astronomy
Victor Champagne '17 Mechanical Engineering
Lauren Coakley '17 Political Science
Bailey Ingalls '17 Chemistry; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Karen Li '17 Operations and Information Management
Heather Maclean '17 Psychology
Rebecca Toohey '17* Microbiology
Miguel Paredes '17 Theater
Jessica Williams '17 Communication; Philosophy

*denotes Commonwealth Honors College