Chemical Engineering major Dan Ganz has recently been awarded two scholarships, the Class of 1941 Humanitarian Award given by the Honors College, and the Mark Bradley and June Wispelway Scholarship given by the College of Engineering. “The two awards I have received recently, from the College of Engineering and the Commonwealth College, are a real honor,” Ganz said. “When entering UMass, I did not expect such positive opportunities to develop as a person and as a professional.” His most recent scholarship, the 1941 Humanitarian Award, is for $2,000 and includes a reception for all the recipients on Saturday, April 30, in the Cape Cod Lounge of the Student Union.
Two 1941 Humanitarian awards of at least $1,000 are made annually by Commonwealth College to students who articulate how they plan to use their education toward the betterment of the world. Recipients are chosen from among junior and senior Commonwealth Honors College students in good standing who provide documentation of their community service and submit a written essay.
The Mark Bradley and June Wispelway Scholarship is just one of more than 60 College of Engineering Alumni and Friends Scholarships. There are also almost 50 College of Engineering Endowed Scholarships and 12 Foundation and Corporate Scholarships given at the college.
“I am proud to be a member of the UMass community in general and a part of the Chemical Engineering department in particular,” Ganz added. “I am also thankful to the professors, advisors, administrators, and scholarship donors for providing such a great learning environment.” (April 2011)