1. UMass announces new scholarship program for community college honors students

    UMass announces new scholarship program for community college honors students

    UMass has participated in transfer programs that encourage students to take advantage of lower cost of community colleges while completing their degrees at the flagship campus but this is the first time it has provided money to help. According to the press release, UMass is making an initial commitment of about $360,000 on an annual basis by 2016. If successful, it would increase those contributions while seeking support from alumni and foundations to increase the number of scholarships available.  "I congratulate UMass Amherst on this visionary program which supports our Commonwealth's distinguished students," said Massachusetts Secretary of Education ...

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    1. I congratulate UMass Amherst on this visionary program which supports our Commonwealth's distinguished students.
    2. I am delighted to expand our work with the Commonwealth's outstanding community colleges and create another pathway into our integrated higher education system.
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