The James J. Karam Presidential Scholarship

The James J. Karam Scholarship was established in 2013 by James J. Karam. Mr. Karam is President and founder of First Bristol Corporation, a N.E. Real Estate Development Company. Mr. Karam’s current and past professional and civic affiliations are extensive. He is on the Board of Directors of the largest community for profit health care system in New England, Steward Health Care System, and was formerly the Chair of the UMass Board of Trustees. Mr. Karam also serves on the Board of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate in Boston, MA and is an alumnus of UMass Dartmouth.

up to $5,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a permanent resident of any of the following towns: Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, Freetown, New Bedford, Somerset, Swansea, Westpoint or Tiverton, Rhode Island?
  2. Please provide an essay (750 words or less) that addresses the following: Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, which marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community or family.