Scholarships

THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FOR 2015-2016 IS NOW AVAILABLE ON ICONNECT

To view available scholarships that may be applied for separately with different deadlines, visit the New Scholarship Opportunities page.

You may select either the continuing student or transfer scholarship application, based upon your intended college enrollment for Fall 2015. The list of scholarships below may all be applied for by completing the single MWCC scholarship form online.

Please contact Jo-Ann Meagher at 978-630-9387 or j_meagher@mwcc.mass.edu if you have any questions.

CONTINUING STUDENTS
For students that will be enrolled at Mount Wachusett Community College in the 2015-2016 academic year, the Continuing Student application should be selected, these Foundation Scholarships will  have a deadline of May 10, 2015.  These scholarships may only be used at MWCC, they will not be transferable to other institutions.

The application is available through iConnect at https://iconnect.mwcc.edu/group/mycampus/scholarship-opportunities.

SCHOLARSHIP NAME CRITERIA
Father Adamo Scholarship Student studying Roman Catholic theology or counseling; 3.3 GPA; continuing education to obtain bachelor of arts.
Alumni Association-Continuing MWCC Continuing MWCC student; Completed at least 1 semester of study; GPA of 3.0 or higher; Financial need.
David H. Butler Memorial Scholarship MWCC continuing student GPA of 2.7 or higher; demonstrated service to MWCC students; demonstrated service to community in which student resides; demonstrated financial need.
Ellen E. Daly Dental Hygiene Scholarship Second year MWCC dental hygiene student; GPA of 3.5 or higher; Clinical excellence; outstanding leadership; professionalism; willingness to assist other students with compassion; commitment to the field of dental hygiene and patient care.
Rebecca Ann DesJardins Memorial Scholarship Resident of Westminster, Gardner or Ashburnham; Preference to a female; MWCC continuing student; GPA 3.0 or higher and financial need. Direct costs-tuition, fees, books.
First Congregational Church of Gardner Student must be registered in one of the following programs: CHD, HS, MAS, NU, NUP, or PTA. Strong preference for students with a 3.3 GPA; 30 credits at MWCC or Transfer; Returning MWCC student; Must be willing to speak at a church service.
James O. Garrison Fund Must be enrolled full or part time in Early Childhood Education heading toward certificate or degree; can be used for tuition, books, fees, or childcare expense at MWCC Garrison Center; open to new and continuing students.
Robert H. Gilman Memorial Scholarship Returning MWCC student or transferring to a baccalaureate institution. Demonstrated commitment to education and volunteerism; Financial need.
Arthur F. Haley Scholarship Academic achievement-GPA 3.3 or higher; Preference-30 earned credits at MWCC; Transfer credits may be considered; Other considerations: Community service and financial need.
Twyla J. Haley Memorial Nursing Scholarship Second year MWCC nursing student; GPA of 3.0 or higher; Other considerations: Community service, employment status, financial need; Direct costs-tuition, fees, books.
HOPE Education Fund This fund was established to honor a founder of HOPE, Maxyne Schneider, upon her retirement. Preference given to non-traditional students who have graduated from the HOPE for Women program and are currently enrolled at Mount Wachusett Community College. Students who have participated in the HOPE Youth Programs may also apply.
Thomas and Alice Kymalainen Scholarship Academic achievement-GPA 2.5 or higher; Preference-30 earned credits at MWCC; Transfer credits may be considered; Financial need may be considered.
James D. Murphy Scholarship Given to the student who served as the student body representative on the MWCC Board of Trustees.
Nashoba Valley Healthcare Fund Open to full and part time non-traditional students, second career students, living or working in the Nashoba Region open to rad tech; med tech; nursing; physical therapy; speech and occupational therapy; imaging tech and medical assistant.
Carlton E. Nichols Scholarship Resident of Gardner Academic achievement-GPA 3.3 or higher; Financial Need.
Kathi J. Pullen Scholarship Female 30 years or older balancing home, work, and education; GPA 3.3 or higher; Earned 9 credits or more at MWCC.
Sterilite Student Success Fund Students must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.
Edward W. Stevens Scholarship A student with at least 30 credits continuing his/her education at MWCC. Engineering science in the field of S,T,E,M, LAS, CIS; QPA of 3.0; Financial need will be considered.
Albert H & Reuben S. Stone Fund Resident of Gardner; Academic achievement-GPA of 3.3 or higher; Financial need.
Sungard Higher Education Award Academic Achievement, community service.
Peter J. Trainor Leadership Award Given annually to the student, who in the opinion of the Academic and Student Affairs leadership teams has most exemplified these traits that Peter Trainor demonstrated during his career at the college.

TRANSFER STUDENTS
For students who have graduated from Mount Wachusett Community College and will be starting their Junior Year at a four year institution and 3+1 students who have completed their sophomore year, the Transfer Scholarship application should be completed. The deadline is March 10, 2015. Transfer Scholarships may only be used at the transfer institution.

The application is available through iConnect at https://iconnect.mwcc.edu/group/mycampus/scholarship-opportunities.

SCHOLARSHIP NAME CRITERIA
Alumni Association-Graduated Transfer Completed degree or certificate at MWCC; GPA of 3.0 or higher; Transferring to baccalaureate institution in upcoming fall semester; Demonstrate financial need.
Barnes & Noble Scholarship Academic achievement-GPA 3.3 or higher; Preference-30 earned credits at MWCC. Transfer to a state college or university. Transfer credits may be considered; Financial need.
John C. Burton Scholarship Transfer to Baccalaureate Institution pursuing career in art; Preference to openly gay/lesbian student.
Barbara Chaplin Memorial Scholarship Non-traditional female student majoring in English or Education; Transferring or recently transferred to a baccalaureate institution; 3.0 GPA and completed 30 MWCC credits.
Jonathan C. Craven Scholarship This scholarship will be awarded to someone who epitomizes the traits of Jonathan C. Craven i.e. hard work , sacrifice, enthusiasm and appreciation for life and an interest in technology and humanity. Please submit a letter showing that you possess these traits and how you will use education to assist humanity; Financial need; GPA of 3.0 or better; Resident of MA; 30 credits earned at MWCC; returning to MWCC or transferring to baccalaureate institution.
Robert H. Gilman Memorial Scholarship Returning MWCC student or transferring to a baccalaureate institution. Demonstrated commitment to education and volunteerism; Financial need.
Craig Hamel Scholarship MWCC Nursing Graduate/Post Graduate with definite plans to further nursing education; Positive, healthy/compassionate attitude; Facilitates healing in self and others.
H. Marilyn (Wickeri) Kiosses Scholarship Nursing student demonstrating commitment to patient care.
Millie McGuire Foundation Single parent balancing home, work, and education; service to community/church; financial need for enrolling returning to MWCC or transfer student.
Mount Observer Scholarship Student has worked on the student newspaper, the Observer, at least one full year as an active staff member of the newspaper as either a reporter, assistant editor, editor, advertising representative, or graphic arts designer and is transferring to a four- year institution; financial aid is not absolute thought may be considered; other extenuating circumstances will also be considered. Tuition, books, and fees at college of student’s choice.
James D. Murphy Scholarship Given to the student who served as the student body representative on the MWCC Board of Trustees.
Keith Nivala Given to the graduate who has a high GPA and is also a law enforcement officer and transferring.
Joseph B. Ruth Scholarship Given annually to an MWCC student graduating from the business program and transferring to a four-year school. Award is given based on academic performance and financial need.
Sandy Signor Student who has persevered and achieved success in his college work.
Carl Tammi Award Extraordinary CIS programming major; GPA of 3.0 or higher; second year student continuing at MWCC or transferring to baccalaureate institution.
Veteran’s Memorial Scholarship Service in US Armed Forces – Honorable discharge; Enrolled full-time-MWCC or Transfer to baccalaureate institution; Demonstrated service to College and Community.
Robert Weibel Art Award Graduating student demonstrating progress and commitment to art.