Scholarships for 2019

Check out these opportunities and apply on AwardSpring (go to iConnect and look under My Apps)! You will be considered for all scholarships when you apply, there is no need to choose.

Application Deadlines:

  • March 15, 2019 for Transferring graduates
  • May 31, 2019 for Continuing MWCC students

13 Scholarship opportunities for MWCC students who will graduate and transfer to another college or university in fall 2019:

Name

Alumni Association-Transferring

Criteria Transfering MWCC student; Completed at least 1 semester of study; GPA of 3.0 or higher; Financial need
Amount  $500.00
Name

Barbara Chaplin Memorial Scholarship

Criteria 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
Amount $500.00
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Barnes & Noble Scholarship

Criteria 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. (2 awarded, $1000 each)
Amount $2,000.00
Name

Craig Hamel Scholarship

Criteria MWCC Nursing Graduate/Post Graduate with definite plans to further nursing education; Positive, healthy/compassionate attitude; Facilitates healing in self and others
Amount  $500.00
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Edith V Baldyga Scholarship Fund

Criteria Graduating MWCC student who is preparing for a career in Elementary Education.  This award will also be given based on financial need and academic performance.
Amount  $500.00
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James D Murphy Scholarship

Criteria Given to the student who served as the student body representative on the MWCC Board of Trustees
Amount  $500.00
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John C Burton Scholarship

Criteria Transfer to Baccalaureate Institution pursuing career in art;  Preference to openly gay/lesbian student
Amount  $4,000.00  (2 awarded, $2000 each)
Name

Joseph B Ruth, Jr. and Mary I. Ruth Scholarship

Criteria 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.
Amount  $500.00
Name

Joseph S Baldyga Veteran’s Fund

Criteria MWCC student, graduating from the business program and transferring to a four-year school and who is a Veteran of the armed forces.  This award based on academic performance.
Amount   $500.00
Name

Keith Nivala

Criteria Given to the graduate who has a high GPA and is also a law enforcement officer and transferring
Amount  $1,000.00
Name

Michael Greenwood Business Scholarship

Criteria Graduating MWCC business student transferring to Fitchburg State University to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in business.
Amount  $500.00
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Mount Observer Scholarship

Criteria 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.
Amount  $500.00

 


42 Scholarship opportunities for current students who will continue their studies at MWCC in 2019:

Name

Albert H. & Reuben S. Stone Fund

Criteria Resident of Gardner; Academic achievement-GPA of 3.3 or higher; Financial need.
Amount $1,000.00 (2 awarded)
Name

Alumni Association Continuing

Criteria Continuing MWCC student, Completed at least 1 semester of study; GPA of 3.0 or higher; financial need
Amount $500.00
Name

     Arthur F. Haley Scholarship

Criteria 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.
Amount $15,000.00 (divided among several students)

 

Name

Babineau-Johnson Nursing Scholarship Fund

Criteria A student in good standing, preferably in the in the Nursing program or a health-related field.
Amount $2,500.00

 

 Name

Babineau-Johnson Veteran’s Scholarship Fund

Criteria A veteran in good standing
Amount  $2,500.00
Name

Carl Tammi Award

Criteria Extraordinary CIS programming major; GPA of 3.0 or higher; second-year student continuing or transferring to a baccalaureate institution
Amount    $500.00

 

Name

Carlton E. Nichols Scholarship

Criteria Resident of Gardner Academic achievement-GPA 3.3 or higher Financial Need
Amount   $2,000.00 (divided among several students)
 Name

David H. Butler Memorial Scholarship

Criteria MWCC Continuing Student GPA of 2.7 or higher; demonstrated service to MWCC students; demonstrated service to the community in which student resides; demonstrated financial need
Amount   $500.00
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Dr. Daniel M Asquino “Second Chance” Scholarship

Criteria Must be entering or continuing MWCC student registered for a minimum of nine credit hours of work.  Have applied for Fin Aid.  Respond in writing to 2 questions: Why does this opportunity to study at the Mount represent a second chance to you?  What does this opportunity mean for you and how will this opportunity be a life-changing experience for you?
Amount $12,000.00 (awarded as needed to several students)
Name

Edward H. Stevens Scholarship

Criteria Continuing MWCC student; completed at least 1 semester of study; GPA of 2.7 or higher. Preparing for a career in Engineering, Mathematics, or Science  in one of the following programs; S.T.E.M., LAS, or CIS
Amount $100.00
Name

Father Adamo Scholarship

Criteria Student studying Roman Catholic theology or counseling; 3.3 GPA; continuing education to obtain a bachelor of arts
Amount $500.00
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First Congregational Church of Gardner

Criteria The 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 student. Must be willing to speak at church service.
Amount $500.00

 

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George Jones Sr. Scholarship Fund

Criteria Continuing student in good standing with a 3.0 GPA or higher and unmet financial need of $1000 or more.
Amount $3500 (divided as needed to various students)

 

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Green Society

Criteria Designed to accommodate and support students in the Natural Resources program. Awards of $250 are made annually to two qualifying students. Preference will be given to active Green Society members but membership is not necessary for consideration. Requirements: must be a Natural Resources major; must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher; students transferring to MWCC with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are ineligible; must have already earned 12 credits; will be attending MWCC the year the scholarship was applied for; must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
Amount  (2) $250 or (1) $500
Name

Harold E. Drake Jr. Veteran’s Scholarship Fund

Criteria Each spring the MWCC Scholarship Committee in cooperation with the Director of Veteran Services will select a recipient that is a veteran (any military branch is eligible) that has made a significant contribution of time and effort to his community.
Amount $1000

 

Name

H. Marilyn Kiosses Scholarship

Criteria Nursing student demonstrating a commitment to patient care
Amount $500
Name

HOPE Scholarship

Criteria This fund was established to honor a founder of HOPE, Maxyne Schneider, upon her retirement. Preference is 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.
Amount $1250
Name

James Murphy Scholarship

Criteria Given to the student who served as the student body representative on the MWCC Board of Trustees.
Amount $500
Name

James O. Garrison Fund

Criteria Must be enrolled full-time or part-time in Early Childhood Education heading toward certificate or degree; can used for tuition, books, fees, or childcare expense at MWCC Garrison Center; open to new and continuing students.
Amount $100,000 (divided among several students)
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The Jane G. Doyle Scholarship Fund

Criteria Awarded annually to a deserving and motivated candidate who is enrolled in the Mount Wachusett  Community  College Nursing Program.  The scholarship is based on financial need and not on academic performance and may be renewed as long as the student stays in good standing with the college. Scholarship amount varies.
Amount $1000
Name

Jonathan C. Craven Scholarship

Criteria Students that demonstrate traits similar to Mr. Craven – how you use education to assist humanity; financial need; GPA of 3.0 or better; resident of MA; 30 credits earned at MWCC; returning or transferring to a baccalaureate institution.
Amount $750
Name

Kathi J. Pullen Memorial Scholarship

Criteria Female 30 years or older balancing home, work, and education; GPA 3.3 or higher; Earned 9 credits or more at MWCC
Amount $500
Name

Melissa Herr Marsh Nursing Scholarship

Criteria MWCC nursing student entering their second year; academic achievement QPA of 3.5; married with children; nursing is second year; community service to college and/or community.
Amount $1,000
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Millie McGuire Foundation Scholarship

Criteria Single parent balancing home, work, and education; service to community/church; financial need for enrolling, returning, or transfer student.
Amount $500
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Nashoba Valley Community Healthcare Fund Scholarship

Criteria Open to full and part-time non-traditional students, second careers 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.
Amount Varies
Name

Peter J. Trainor Leadership Award

Criteria Given annually to the student, who in the opinion of the Academic and Student Affairs leadership team, has most exemplified those traits that Peter Trainor demonstrated during his career at the college.
Amount $500
Name

Rebecca Ann Desjardins Scholarship

Criteria A 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, and books.
Amount $500
Name

Robert H. Gilman Memorial Scholarship

Criteria Continuing or transferring MWCC student with demonstrated commitment to education, demonstrated volunteerism, financial need.
Amount $1,000
Name

Roberts Scholars

Criteria Must demonstrate strong academic performance and persistence, this student will demonstrate Christian fellowship through his or her collegiate, personal, or professional life. These attributes honor the same characteristics that Glenn Roberts espoused in his work and life. Glenn’s dedication to supporting students in their academic and career pursuits served as an anchor to many students who achieved success in spite of obstacles in their life. Glenn’s work served as an outward expression of his spiritual life and beliefs. In addition to a scholarship that will be awarded to support the student in his or her continuing studies at MWCC, the student will also be paired with a mentor to assist them in their pursuits for the year of their award. Through both financial and personal support, this scholarship will continue to fulfill the role so nobly undertaken by Glenn Roberts during his tenure at the College.
Amount $1,000
Name

Robinson Broadhurst Winchendon Scholarship

Criteria Awarded to continuing students who are Winchendon, MA residents to cover their unmet tuition, fees, books, and childcare expenses to attend MWCC. Awards are based on needs.
Amount $20,000 (divided among several students)
Name

Ron J. Daigle Nursing Scholarship Fund

Criteria Two awards are given each year, one to a male and one to a female. Must submit an essay on what nursing means to them.
Amount $1000 ($500 to a male, $500 to a female)
Name

Sandy Signor

Criteria A student who has persevered and achieved success in his college work.
Amount $500
Name

Sharyn Rice Award

Criteria Presented in honor of MWCC Senior Vice President Sharyn Rice who retired in 2013 after 25 years of service to the college and the greater community. Given to a student of good character each year who demonstrates a clear commitment to supporting their community; must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; good academic standing.
Amount $500
Name

Student Success Fund

Criteria Students must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.
Amount $100,000 (divided among several students)
Name

Sybil Arguijo Goldberg

Criteria Second-year student pursuing AS in Human Services. GPA of 3.0 or higher and commitment to Human Services field.
Amount $1,000
Name

Thomas & Alice Kymalainen Scholarship

Criteria Academic achievement – GPA 2.5 or higher; preference of 30 credits earned at MWCC; Transfer credits may be considered; financial need may be considered.
Award $1,000 (may be divided between students)
Name

Twyla J. Hayley Scholarship Fund

Criteria Second-year MWCC nursing student; GPA of 3.0 or higher; other considerations: community service, employment status, financial need; direct costs – tuition, fees, books
Amount $500
Name

Veteran’s Memorial Scholarship

Criteria Service in US Armed Forces – honorable discharge; enrolled full-time in MWCC or Transfer to baccalaureate institution; demonstrated service to the College aand community.
Amount $1,000