Rick Pitino is Head Coach of basketball at the University of Louisville and has coached at Boston University, Providence College, and the University of Kentucky. Pitino holds the distinction of being the only men’s coach in NCAA history to lead three different schools (Providence, Kentucky, and Louisville) to a Final Four and the only coach in the NCAA to lead two different schools to an NCAA National Championship (Kentucky and Louisville). In 2013, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. As a student at UMass Amherst from 1971-1974, Pitino played guard for the Minutemen.
- 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.