Students Say Thanks
UMass Boston students say "Thank You" for investing in them through the UMass Boston Fund.
"Thank you very much for your help and thank you for believing in me and thank you for seeing the potential in me. Since I have earned your trust, I won't disappoint you."
"My gratitude is endless. Not only is my award generous in amount, but it is generous in spirit -because now I feel invested in, encouraged, and recognized. I can also say with confidence now that there are people who act on the knowledge that education is of tantamount importance and freely give to be sure it is available. I will be sure to pay this forward. Thank you."
Alexis Van Pelt
"Thank you. I have primarily been putting myself through school, so the money allows me to work more on my studies and not so much on affording my final semester. "
"This scholarship means a lot to me in that it has helped me with the cost of my education and that it is great to know that the work and effort I have put into my studies has not gone unnoticed."
"Thank you very much for giving me this opportunity. You are making my dreams come true and letting me know that hardwork pays off and I should never limit myself on achieving anything."
East Taunton, MA
"Thank you for your generous gift and helping me fulfill my dream. I appreciate your consideration and your help. This has truly made a significant difference in my life."
"It is an honor to have been selected, and an enormous burden has been lifted from my family, emotionally as well as financially. This scholarship has reduced family tensions and stress, and has allowed me to continue doing what I love. I know I'm not the only one who needs this award, but nevertheless I thank you, humbly, from my heart."
"When I found out that I received this scholarship, I started crying. Despite working 2 to 3 jobs at a time, I was still unable to pay for my last semester at UMass. I have so much passion for what I plan to do with my education and the thought of not being able to finish was heartbreaking. Hearing that I received any scholarship, never mind one as generous as I was given, I was overwhelmed knowing that someone had a strong enough belief in my future to allow me such an opportunity."
"I am financially completely self-sufficient. This scholarship ensures that I don't have to worry about how I will make ends meet each month and can instead focus more on my studies. I am infinitely grateful for the trust they have in me."
"Thank you very, very, very much. I am a dedicated student who is focused and ready to do my best in what ever I do. Also not only is this incredible for me, but my family as well. I am married and will be having our first child in April, this is not only for me, but them as well."