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Jack Carvalho is a cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston.
January 19, 2018

UMass Boston receives six-figure gift to fund Langley Scholarship


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Donor will honor career and work of former Provost

The University of Massachusetts Boston today announced that alumnus Jack Carvalho will endow a scholarship in honor of his former political science professor and former UMass Boston provost Winston Langley. The scholarship will support a UMass Boston graduate student studying international relations in the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. The six-figure gift is one of the largest single gifts the campus has received from an individual donor.

“I am honored that Jack has recognized my teaching efforts in establishing this scholarship,” said Langley. “UMass Boston faculty are devoted first and foremost to their students, as I always strived to be. I’m very pleased, and humbled, that one of my former students would make this commitment, and I thank Jack for his contribution to furthering the success of UMass Boston students.”

Carvalho is a loyal donor to UMass Boston, and in 2008 created the Roger Feinstein Memorial Scholarship for First Generation College students, in honor of his former political science professor. During its first five years, the award benefitted one student per year. In 2012, Carvalho increased his annual gift, allowing the scholarship to benefit two students per year. He and his family are committed to continuing their support for the Feinstein Scholarship and UMass Boston into the future.

“The gift establishing the Winston Langley Graduate Scholarship in International Relations is a fitting tribute to an eminent scholar of international organization and global governance,” said Paul A. Kowert, director of the McCormack Graduate School International Relations program. “These are prominent themes in our program, and they reflect the need for training to enable our students to tackle the challenges of globalization in the 21st century. This scholarship, in particular, will make it possible for students, including first-generation college students and veterans, to get this crucial training and to pursue internationally oriented careers.”

Carvalho will continue to fund the Feinstein Scholarship, as well as endow the Winston Langley Scholarship, to honor and thank both professors for “teaching and equipping me to lead a life of meaning and service to others.”

Roger Feinstein taught political science at Boston State College beginning in 1971, and then joined UMass Boston in 1982, where he taught until his death in March 2005. His focus was American politics, specializing in urban and metropolitan problems, the environment, public policy, and administration. He believed all students could benefit from public service.

Langley was a professor of political science at Boston State College beginning in 1972, joining the UMass Boston faculty in 1982. He held faculty and administrative roles before serving as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs from 2008 to 2017. In that position, Langley was responsible for advancing the university's academic mission and the quality of its intellectual life. His scholarly interests include human rights, alternative models of world order, religion, and politics.

Carvalho, the first in his family to go to college, grew up in Inman Square, Cambridge, and Union Square, Somerville. Carvalho is a cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston and holds an MBA from the Manderson Graduate School of Business at the University of Alabama. He is a managing director at Morgan Stanley in its Private Wealth Management division. For more than 25 years he has provided banking services to some of the world’s wealthiest family groups, their corporations, and other affiliated holdings. He resides in Atlanta with his family.

The Jack Carvalho Family Fund was set up more than 10 years ago and has helped more than 30 students complete their college educations at UMass Boston and the University of Alabama.

The University of Massachusetts Boston has 173 endowed scholarships, and hundreds of annual scholarships funded by alumni and friends of the university.