The Rick Srinivasan Memorial Scholarship
Sriram (Rick) Srinivasan was a smart, big-hearted person who never let his health problems come in the way of his zest for life and his professional ambition. He had two kidney transplant operations, the first in 1998 and the second in 2006. Despite his health challenges, he attained the position of senior vice president in a major financial corporation and touched the lives of many people who worked with him. He was very proud of his degree in Economics. Rick was born in Bangalore, India. He came to the United States in 1985 and quickly embraced this country. He loved music and was a good guitar player and pianist. He enjoyed cooking and delighted in experimenting with recipes, the results of which he would proudly present to his wife, mother, family, and friends. Rick’s deep love was for his dogs, Boris and Boomer. They were his children, and he derived hours of pleasure from the silly games he played with them. He was a World War II history buff; one of his favorite TV shows was Hogan’s Heroes! He filled people’s lives with his booming voice, his full-throated laughter, and his warmth. Rick was 53 years old when he left this world on February 26, 2015.
The Rick Srinivasan Memorial Scholarship was established at UMass Boston in October 2015 by Rick’s devoted sister and brother-in-law. The scholarship will be awarded to 1-2 full time undergraduate students each year who complete the comprehensive scholarship process and meet the following criteria: 1st generation college attendee; 3.3 or greater GPA; sophomore status or higher, with financial need. Students can apply for renewal in subsequent years.