The Honors College and the Greater Lowell Community Foundation have partnered to offer UMass Lowell Honors Students fellowship opportunities to gain experience by working on projects that will assist the foundation in fulfilling its mission. Students would be guided by the GLCF staff. Students who receive a fellowship will have $1,000 credited off of their tuition and fee bill and they will be involved in a project for about 100 hours. The Greater Lowell Community Foundation is located in downtown Lowell.
If you are interested, please email James_Canning@uml.edu and express your interest.
The Greater Lowell Community Foundation is a philanthropic organization comprised of over 350 funds, currently totaling over $32 million, which is dedicated to improving the quality of life in 20 neighboring cities and towns.
The Community Foundation annually awards grants and scholarships to hundreds of worthy nonprofits and students, and is powered by the winning combination of donor-directed giving, personal attention from its staff, and an in-depth understanding of local needs. The generosity of our donors has enabled the Community Foundation to award more than $11 million to the Greater Lowell Community since 1999.
The Greater Lowell Community Foundation is seeking students from the University of Massachusetts Lowell Honors College to assist with communications and program related projects.
Communications – The Community Foundation uses Constant Contact for email marketing and has an extensive contact database. Currently, thousands of contacts are unsubscribed. Students could assist in implementing a best practice approach to managing unsubscribes, updating contacts, and creating procedural documentation.
Grant-making Programs – The Community Foundation administers five competitive grant cycles through its CommunityForce web-based software. Honors students could assist with grant-making programs including, working with grant applicants, proposal reviewers, as well as program planning and evaluation.
Scholarship Program – The Community Foundation holds a $4 million endowment and administers the scholarship program for Lowell High School. There are nearly 200 individual scholarship funds. Applicants apply online using CommunityForce. Honors students can assist in evaluating the online program, making program updates, responding to issues with applications, and reviewing requests.
Donor and prospect research - database design, analysis of prospect codes, data cleaning and data ETL (extraction, transformation and loading) into an existing tool (Blackbaud FIMS) or something new like Salesforce.