University of Massachusetts BostonEarly Intervention Scholars, Loan Forgiveness Program

UMass Boston

EECIS Program

What is the Early Intervention Scholars Program?
The Early Intervention Scholars Program is a loan forgiveness program. For each year you receive financial
support, you are required to work as an EI Specialist for two years. The United States government
then forgives your loan with your service. This program supports you in your last two years or final 60 credits of your bachelor's degree in the EECIS program with an EI concentration.

Watch the 12 minute video about EI in Massachusetts and being an EI specialist!
Video about EI

To apply to the program please click on the Application: EI Scholars Application

Applications will be reviewed: the first of each month.

Notifications will be sent out by 15th of the month.

Requirements to participate in the EI Scholars Program:
• You must be admitted to UMB with a major in Early Education and Care in Inclusive Settings (EECIS) with declared concentration in Early intervention (EI)
• You must have and maintain a 2.8 GPA
• You must apply the semester before reaching 60 credits, or at entry if you have an associate’s degree (AA) or 60+ credits upon admission
• You must complete all FAFSA forms and accept any scholarship money offered
• You must agree to the terms of funding by signing a contract and attending mandatory meetings each semester
• You must maintain up-to-date contact information with the EI Scholars Program

Job Prospects are excellent!
The starting salary for an EI specialist averages around $30,000-$35,000
*some Early Interventionists receive a bonus for speaking a second language in certain communities

Contact information:

Physical Address:
EI Scholars Program
Angi Stone-MacDonald
University of Massachusetts Boston
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125

Massachusetts EI Training Center