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Litton and Brann Scholarships

There are two kinds of endowed scholarships available to science majors.

1.  There are tuition* scholarships that were established by Litton Industries in 1992. They are awarded to undergraduate students who will be at the junior or senior level in the coming fall semester.

2.  There are additional tuition* scholarships that were established by Alton J. Brann. They are awarded to undergraduate students who have a minimum of 30 credits but no more than 90 credits.

In both areas the selection of the scholarship winners will be based primarily upon the student’s scholastic achievement and character.  Financial need will not be a primary factor.

Qualified students may apply directly or may be nominated by a faculty member. Applications and nomination must contain:   (1) a letter from the student stating his or her goals and aspirations, and (2) a letter from a faculty member who has reviewed the student’s qualifications for the award. There is no special application form, but we do ask that the student’s letter include: his/her name, resident address, resident phone number, email address (optional), major and student ID number. The last mentioned item is especially needed so that we may obtain a transcript from the Registrar’s office at the end of the spring term.

A call for nominations usually goes out to departments around the end of the Spring semester. 

Litton Industries, based in California, is a technology-based company applying advanced electronic products and services worldwide to defense, industrial automation and geophysical markets.  Alton Brann is the Chairman and CEO of Western Atlas, Inc., which is one of the major branches of Litton Industries.  He was a member of the first graduating class of this University, receiving his degree in mathematics in 1969.  He has gone on to become one of America’s leading corporate executives.  In that capacity he has assumed a leadership role in the support of public higher education in California.  These scholarships demonstrate the loyalty and affection of this alumnus for his own public undergraduate institution, the University of Massachusetts Boston.  He has also founded a chair of mathematics and science here.

* Please note that each tuition scholarship is roughly for the amount of tuition that a resident of
   the Commonwealth of Massachusetts would pay and it does not include any fees and it does
   not match what a non-resident would have to pay.