Originally announced on July 19, 2019
Amherst, MA. - The Hannah Frilot Memorial Scholarship committee is proud to name not one, but two recipients for this year’s scholarship!
After receiving a record number of applications, the committee has selected Lauren Kenyon(’21, Computer Science)and Marisa Eleanor Mulvey(’20, Kinesiology, Spanish)as this year’s recipients, providing a $1,000 scholarship to both undergraduate students. Both are upstanding members of the UMass Amherst community who have gone above and beyond when it comes to helping their fellow students and the community at-large, all while pursuing degrees in a STEM field.
Lauren Kenyon is a Computer Science student who advocates for LGBTQ+ representation in STEM fields in as many ways as she can. An active member of multiple organizations on campus, Lauren serves as the president of the College of Information and Computer Science (CICS) Pride and Allies group, the CICS officer for Out in STEM (oSTEM), and also takes part in the Women in Computer Science club, among many others.
Described as a “top-notch coder” by one of her professors, she’s taken part in several hackathons put on for worthy causes, in addition to volunteering with various organizations outside of campus, including ServeUP, Stop Hunger Now, and more. She also finds time to assist her peers as an ExSEL leader at the Learning Resource Center and as a CICS undergraduate course assistant.
Marisa Eleanor Mulveyis a Kinesiology student with a passion for volunteer work and all things math and science. A research assistant in the Kinesiology department’s Physical Activity and Health Lab and student advisor, she also serves as the Membership Vice President of her co-ed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega Kappa Omicron, taking part in many of the fraternity’s community outreach efforts. This includes shifts at local soup kitchens and food pantries, including the first non-profit, for-student food pantry on campus to combat food insecurity.
Outside of her fraternity, she is a member of the Red Cross Club and a certified swim instructor, leading swimming lessons at the Amherst Regional Middle School and a local YMCA Youth Swim Lessons program.
These just are some of the many achievements and accolades both students have earned during their time at UMass Amherst, in addition to the glowing recommendations submitted by their professors and more.
The committee thanks them, as well as the many students who applied for this year’s scholarship. We invite them to apply again during the next application window, which will be announced in the months ahead.
Learn more about Hannah Frilot and the scholarship set up in her memory: umass.edu/it/about/hannah-frilot-memorial-scholarship