David  and Leigh Weisblat

David and Leigh Weisblat

David Weisblat is a 1975 graduate of UMass Amherst. He and his wife Leigh established the scholarship in honor of his parents, Abe and Jan Weisblat.

Abe Weisblat (1919 – 1998) was an agricultural economist who emphasized networking and nourishing human capital, especially in developing countries. He was educated in the great land-grant tradition that gave birth to the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Jan Weisblat (1918 – 2011) was a linguist, educator, and antique dealer that never said “no” to an adventure. Both Abe and Janice loved western Massachusetts and knew that a strong education nourishes a person throughout life. They firmly believed that a good education should be available to all regardless of ability to pay. Both took pride in their son David and his education at UMass Amherst.

Please address your thank you letter to Mr. & Mrs. Weisblat.