Matt Drouin Scholarship

The initiation of, and participation in, activities which encourage a free and open exchange of ideas and respect for personal and cultural difference are essential for a successful application. The Drouin Scholarship is named for a student who was a very dynamic leader during his time on campus serving as a member of Student Government Association, the International Relations Club, Senior Class president, Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities recipient, Chancellor’s Award medal winner and two-time winner of our Student Leader of the Year award. The scholarship recognizes someone who follows Matt’s example and is willing to take on challenging subjects; someone who, by their actions, encourages our students and community members to examine themselves and their beliefs, in hopes of building a better community.

The recipient of the Drouin Scholarship will receive a one time full waiver equal to the cost of all in state tuition and mandatory fees.
To be eligible for this award, the applicant must:
1. Demonstrate leadership and commitment to social justice and civic engagement.
2. Be a freshmen, sophomore or junior status with a minimum 2.5 GPA
3. Must be a returning student as the award will be used to offset expenses for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Student Affairs Office
Supplemental Questions
  1. A brief essay (no more than 1,000 words) addressing the following: What specific issues are important to you, and how do those issues relate to the University and society as a whole? How have you been able to promote a more understanding community through your efforts? How have you been able to provide a safe and open environment for the discussion of controversial subjects? What groups of people (and how many) have you been able to reach through your efforts? What have you learned about social responsibility and ethics that you will take with you to your new community when you leave UMass Lowell?
  2. A letter of support, written by any member of the university community. (Letter #2)
  3. A letter of support, written by any member of the university community. (Letter #1)