The Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) Foundation is pleased to announce an award of $24,000 from the Career Readiness and Educational Access Grant Program of the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts.
The funds will be distributed through the MWCC Student Stabilization Scholarship Fund which aims to provide at least 24 full-time and/or part-time north central Massachusetts residents approximately $1,000 scholarships annually to minimize the student’s unmet financial need while they attend MWCC in the 2022/2023 academic year.
“The first priority for funding will be focused on students who have dropped out or stopped their college education at MWCC since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis, but who are closest to completing their program,” notes MWCC Foundation Director Carla Zottoli. “The second priority will be to aid those whose educational plans were impacted due to the pandemic and who have unmet financial needs.”
“We are thankful for the support of the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts,” said MWCC President James Vander Hooven. “This grant enables us to extend assistance to students most impacted by the pandemic, enabling them to complete their education.”
The Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation, Inc. is a private, independent, non-profit organization established in 1971 to serve as an avenue to assist with the financial support of MWCC. The mission of the MWCC Foundation is to secure time, talent, and treasure from private sources that will enable to college to provide accessible, affordable education and to implement social, economic, and cultural initiatives.