The University of Massachusetts Boston was founded on the principles of
inclusion and access. We believe that no person who is capable of higher
education should be denied the opportunity.
For some of our students, this opportunity is in jeopardy.
Many of our students born outside the United States have been adversely
affected by the recent executive orders on immigration. Others may be at
risk from future changes in state, federal, and local policies. And
still others are forced to balance their educational pursuits with
competing economic realities like keeping a roof overhead and food on
And yet, our students persist.
In response to these challenges, the university has created the Beacon
Student Aid Fund. This fund, established with gifts from alumni and
friends, will be available to students who face emergency situations as a
result of threats to their rights, educational access, or economic
Your gift to the Beacon Student Aid Fund sends a message of solidarity with our most vulnerable students.
The Beacon Student Aid Fund will help meet the needs of individuals who are adversely affected by recent changes in federal immigration policy.