The Frank and Helen DiGiammarino Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 by members of the DiGiammarino family, many of whom are UMass Amherst alums, as a way to honor their parents, Frank and Helen DiGiammarino for their commitment to academic excellence.
University of Massachusetts Amherst Commonwealth Honors College students who are interested in doing community-engaged research over the summer and who maintain a GPA of 3.4 are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Students will work with faculty mentors who have an active community-based research project. Each scholarship recipient will be required to write up a summary of his/her work after the summer experience.
The amount of the scholarship varies from year to year depending upon the endowment earnings. In 2015 the scholarship will be up to three recipients will be awarded a stipend of up to $2,000.