John F. Smith, Jr. is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Delta Airlines and was Chair of the Board of Directors of General Motors from 1996 to 2003, serving also as GM’s CEO from 1992 to 2000. He serves also on the boards of The Nature Conservancy and Boston University. Mr. Smith earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from UMass Amherst in 1960.
- Massachusetts resident
- Enrolled in the Commonwealth Honors College at UMass Amherst
Deadline for all applications is September 28, 2018.
ALL PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS MUST BE APPLIED FOR ONLINE VIA UMass ACADEMIC WORKS
When on the Academic Works web portal, please follow application instructions carefully.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Your application will prompt you for the following:
- Transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Essay describing what you expect to see yourself doing ten years from today (up to 500 words)
This scholarship provides one merit-based award annually.