Continuing Education Scholarship Information

Please Note: We are currently reorganizing the scholarship process. Please check back here in mid January for more information.

Questions regarding the scholarships listed below? Please email Peter Rossini at

Continuing Education Dean's Scholarship - Filing Deadline March 31, 2017

The Continuing Education Dean's Scholarship awards are for $1,200 and may be continued on a semester basis, conditional upon satisfactory academic performance. The maximum length of the award is 4 semesters.

Leo F. King Scholarship - Filing Deadline March 31, 2017

The Dean Leo F. King Scholarship is available as an annual award for adult learners in higher education.

Professor Bernard and Diana Shapiro Scholarship - Filing Deadline March 31, 2017

The Shapiro scholarship is a merit scholarship that is awarded annually to a student enrolled in  an undergraduate degree program through the Division of Online and Continuing Education. Professor Emeritus Bernard Shapiro began teaching at the University in 1962 and retired from the Mathematics Department in 1996. He continued to work at the University as an evening supervisor and advisor in the Division of Online and Continuing Education until his retirement in 2011.

His wife, Diana (Yana) Shapiro, worked in the Division of Online and Continuing Education from 1975 until her retirement in 1996 and then continued to work in OCE on a part-time basis until her retirement in 2012.

If you meet the above requirements, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship through the Division of Online and Continuing Education.

Scholarship restrictions: If a scholarship winner withdraws from the University, the remainder of his/her scholarship will be forfeited and not renewable.

Finalists will be selected by a committee and may be invited to meet with representatives of this committee in April. Announcement of these scholarships will be made at the annual Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society Induction Ceremony. The Scholarship will take effect for the first semester of the following academic year.

Professor Allan Roscoe Endowed Scholarship

The Professor Allan Roscoe Endowed Scholarship fund was created in 2015 in memory of Criminal Justice Professor Allan Roscoe. The scholarship fund was created to provide scholarship support for students pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice at the University. Scholarships will be awarded to students selected by the Office of Financial Aid in consultation with the Chairperson of the Criminal Justice Department and the Division of Online and Continuing Education based on the following criteria:

  • Students must be matriculated in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Criminal Justice, including Online and Continuing Education.
  • Students must have and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Students must have financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

Veterans Online and Off-Campus Scholarships:

Scholarships will be awarded to Veterans who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree or certificate program for $300 each. These scholarships can be used one time only and for one course only. Applications will be evaluated by the Continuing Education Scholarship Committee and will be judged by merit and thoughtfulness in written response. Get the Veterans Scholarship application form in .pdf file format!*

ASL Adult Education Foundation Scholarships

Alpha Sigma Lambda Adult Education Foundation Scholarships are available for Continuing Education students who are matriculated in associate's or bachelor's degree programs and who demonstrate academic strength and leadership. For more information, visit:

Read more about UMass Lowell's Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society for Continuing Education students.

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