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Cummings 2023 Winner

Cummings Foundation Awards $105,000 Grant to AMSA!

AMSA is proud to be one of 150 local nonprofits that will share in $30 million through Cummings Foundation’s 2023 major annual grants program!

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AMSA was selected from 630 applicants during a competitive review process. The school will receive $105,000 over three years from Cummings Foundation.

The grant will fund a summer science experience to broaden student participation in engineering and increase access for underrepresented student populations in the AMSA and greater Marlborough community. 

“AMSA is excited for this opportunity to offer students a new and unique view of our engineering program and also see what an engineering program looks like at UMass Lowell," said Christina Jagielski, chair of AMSA’s science department.

“Along with access to the engineering program, this program is intended to encourage and motivate students to grow their knowledge, understanding and curiosity about required skills and opportunities in STEM fields,” said Padmaja Bandaru, chair of AMSA’s computer science department.

The Cummings $30 Million Grant Program primarily supports Massachusetts nonprofits that are based in and serve Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties. This year’s grant recipients represent a wide variety of causes, including housing and food insecurity, workforce development, immigrant services, social justice, education, and mental health services.

The complete list of 2023 grant winners is available here.


Joyce and Bill Cummings established Cummings Foundation in 1986 and have donated the large majority of their commercial property to the Foundation.

Now one of the largest private foundations in New England, Cummings Foundation has awarded $480 million to greater Boston nonprofits. 

Joyce and Bill Cummings