Scholarship List - Fall 2024

 

Donated by Mashu and Abu Alam to support MCC students who are from Bangladesh or who have parents or grandparents from Bangladesh.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a Health Careers or STEM major.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant will be required to share their connection to Bangladesh (their life growing up in Bangladesh or the experience of your parents or grandparents in Bangladesh).

Aldersgate is a family of faith called out by Jesus Christ to serve our congregation, community and the world through loving, witnessing, and teaching God's word. The Vision of Aldersgate is to be a beacon of God's love radiating faith, hope, and joy everywhere! Aldersgate is known in the Chelmsford community for its education program, its outstanding music program, challenging and exciting worship, and multiple opportunities for service through outreach. But most important, it is known as "the place with the warm heart" given in affection to all who enter the door; guided, nurtured, taught, and made whole by Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit. With the above in mind, the founding donors wish to support Middlesex Community College students of color in their quest to earn a college education.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an enrolled full-time BIPOC (Black Indigenous Person of Color) student at Middlesex Community College
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

This scholarship was created by the MCC Alumni Association Board to assist a Part Time MCC student who has demonstrated an intention to complete a degree, but is in need of financial assistance to reach their goal.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a part-time student taking less than 12 credits.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicant must have completed 15 credits by the end of the fall 2023 semester.

The Aradhya-Beauchemin Arts Scholarship was established by Jennifer Aradhya to honor her late father, David F. Beauchemin, who was a passionate supporter of the arts. This award is to assist talented students who are pursuing an associate degree in graphic design, studio art, or music or who have a strong passion or talent in graphic design, studio art, or music. Preference will be given to students who are residents of Lowell, Chelmsford or Groton and who are the first generation in their family to attend college.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an enrolled MCC student pursuing a degree in graphic design, studio art, or music or a student who has a strong passion or talent in graphic design, studio art, or music.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 6 credits.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

This Scholarship is established in memory of Audrey A. Cogliano to celebrate a life filled with compassion and generosity to others. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist a student who has demonstrated a commitment to charitable and community-based works.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be involved in volunteer charitable work or community service.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 9 credits.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.

The Middlesex Community College (MCC) Foundation is offering the Barbara B. Saloom Scholarship to a deserving graduating high school senior who resides within the college's service delivery area and whose potential for succeeding at the college level is often blurred by traditionally accepted measures. The intent of the award is to inspire a student who might otherwise forego the opportunity to obtain a college education. The scholarship can be awarded for up to five academic years; two to three years at Middlesex Community College (up to a $15,000 award) and two subsequent years at any four-year college of his/her choice (up to a $15,000 award) provided the student continues to be successful and adheres to the post-award requirements.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an incoming MCC Dual-Enrolled student who resides within the college's service directory area (Acton, Arlington, Bedford, Billerica, Boxborough, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dunstable, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Maynard, Stow, Tyngsborough, Westford, Wilmington, Winchester, or Woburn).
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Applicant must obtain a letter of recommendation from their high school counselor, teacher, staff member, coach/club advisor, or their MCC Dual Enrollment Professor.
  • If awarded, the recipient must sign the Barbara B. Saloom Scholarship agreement and maintain 9 credits or more per semester at MCC. The recipient will also be required to meet with a designated MCC Administrator at least twice per semester to review their academic progress and address issues that may impact academic success.

Bruce J. Corcoran was a lifelong resident of Dracut who unexpectedly passed away at the age of 53. He was loved by all who knew him and known for his warm heart and contagious sense of humor. While supporting a family and working a full-time job at Verizon, Bruce earned his associate degree from Middlesex Community College in his forties and his bachelor's in business administration degree from Emmanuel College at the age of 50. This fund was created to honor the value that Bruce placed on higher education. The award will support a student from Dracut who is involved in community service.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be involved in volunteer charitable work or community service.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least 6 credits.
  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

The scholarship is awarded to honor the memory of Caryl Dundorf, her commitment to Middlesex Community College, and the value she placed on service to the community in which we live. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist a male student completing an associate's degree in pursuit of a bachelor's degree. Preference is for a male student pursuing a degree in a field traditionally populated by women.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a male student who plans to enter a field traditionally populated by women.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 6 credits.
  • Applicant must have already completed 12 credits by the date of the application.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Established by the loving family, friends and colleagues of Catherine L. Goodwin to celebrate her life and legacy of commitment to the community. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist a student majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences or Liberal Studies. Preference is given to those with an interest in history or art history.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a Liberal Arts and Sciences major or a Liberal Studies major.
  • Applicant must reside in the Greater Lowell area, consisting of Billerica, Chelmsford, Dunstable, Groton, Lowell, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, and Westford.
  • Applicant must be a student who, before entering MCC, was out of a traditional school setting for 3 or more years.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 9 credits.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

This scholarship honors the memories of Charlie and Olga (Singelakis) Malvers. Charlie and Olga, both children of Greek immigrants, worked hard throughout their lives to contribute to their working-class families. They exemplified their values for family, strong work ethics, and religious faith. Charlie's career included work in automotive mechanics and sales, welding, real estate, and as a restaurant owner. Olga's work ranged from shoe factory worker in Haverhill, MA to restaurant owner and, later in life, as an elementary classroom aid for special needs children. Though they were not afforded opportunities to pursue higher education, they both valued education and made it possible for their children to obtain college degrees.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a pursuing an associate's degree in one of the following academic programs: business administration, early childhood education, and hospitality management-culinary arts. Preference for students continuing on to a bachelor's degree.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 9 credits.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

The Collegiate TRIO Programs at Middlesex Community College are federally funded programs that support students who are low-income, first-generation to college, or individuals with disabilities. Middlesex Community College has two collegiate TRIO Programs on campus with the goals of assisting students to succeed academically, earn associate degrees, and transfer to four-year institutions. The Program for Student Achievement (PSA) works with 100 individuals with disabilities. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist a deserving collegiate TRIO participant from the Program for Student Achievement in pursuing an associate's degree and transferring to a four-year institution.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in the collegiate TRIO - Program for Student Achievement (PSA) at Middlesex Community College.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 9 credits.
  • Applicant must be pursuing an associate's degree with the intent of transferring to a four-year institution.
  • Applicant should plan to describe any obstacles they have overcome and how those obstacles have had an impact on the pursuit of their degree.

The Collegiate TRIO Programs at Middlesex Community College are federally funded programs that support students who are low-income, first-generation to college, or individuals with disabilities. Middlesex Community College has two collegiate TRIO Programs on campus to assist students to succeed academically, earn associate degrees, and transfer to four-year institutions. The Student Success Program works with 200 low-income, first-generation, and disabled college students. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist a deserving collegiate TRIO participant from the Student Success Program in pursuing an associate's degree and transferring to a four-year institution.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in the collegiate TRIO - Student Success program at Middlesex Community College.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 9 credits.
  • Applicant must be pursuing an associate's degree with the intent of transferring to a four-year institution.
  • Applicant should plan to describe any obstacles they have overcome and how those obstacles have had an impact on the pursuit of their degree.

The Delta Dental of Massachusetts scholarship was established to benefit full-time MCC Dental Health Program students to assist them with promoting preventative dental care and good oral hygiene through their academic studies, clinical experience, and careers within the Greater Lowell community.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an enrolled full-time MCC student in one of the Dental Health Programs.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Preference is for a student of color.

This scholarship was created by members of the Portuguese-American community in Lowell. Deolinda Mello, a child of immigrants was born and resided in Lowell until her death. Mrs. Mello dedicated forty years of her career serving immigrants who made Lowell their home. Mrs. Mello served as the executive director of the International Institute of Lowell, a role that she held for twenty-one years, after having served on the board of directors since 1939. Mrs. Mello dedicated her life to care for and help everyone regardless of their race, color, creed or nationality. She believed that each immigrant and refugee brings with him a contribution of talents, skills and culture that in turn enrich our city. The Deolinda Mello Memorial Scholarship has been established to support immigrants and/or children of immigrants in Lowell who are MCC students and who wish to dedicate their lives to helping others.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must reside in Lowell, Massachusetts.
  • Applicant must have already completed 24 credits by the date of the application.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 2.7 or better.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 9 credits.

The Dr. Ellen B. Decker Memorial Scholarship was established to recognize and honor Dr. Ellen B. Decker for her devotion to the pursuit of learning and educational excellence in public urban education. Dr. Decker was both a dedicated teacher and school principal who worked tirelessly to create a school environment that was inclusive and supportive to all teachers and students. The purpose of this award is to assist students who are committed to helping their communities and/or who aspire to contribute to the field of public education.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 12 credits.
  • Applicant must be an Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education major.

The Dr. Michael R. Tramonte Memorial Scholarship Fund was set up by his wife Josephine, his son Michael and his daughter Michelle. Dr. Tramonte taught psychology courses at MCC from 1977 to 2019. He took pride in mentoring his many students. A kind and caring professor, he always enjoyed taking extra time to help them with their individual needs. Whether it be college students, special needs students, or families dealing with national or local disasters, he was always prepared to give aid. A psychologist and educator, he espoused the following motto: "We need to make the world a better place for others." The family is seeking a candidate who has a community service background and is in financial need. Preference would be recommended for a student planning a career in psychology or secondarily in education.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must be involved in volunteer charitable work or community service.

Established by the loving family, friends, and colleagues of Emily Boudrot to celebrate her life and legacy of commitment to the community. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist a nursing student who is a single mother. Preference will be given to a student with a goal of gerontology, palliative care or hospice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must be a nursing major.
  • Applicant must be a female student.
  • Applicant must be a single mother.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 9 credits.

This scholarship was established by Galia Rabinkin '04 and Donald Smith to assist a student in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program who is a single mother demonstrating academic excellence and financial need. The founding donor, Galia Rabinkin earned a Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate from MCC in 2004. Galia chose sonography as a "second act" career and went on to have a successful, fulfilling career in ultrasound field. In choosing this "second act", Galia not only improved her own life and that of her family, she also made a tremendous difference in the lives of the patients she had the honor to serve over the course of her career.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an enrolled full-time MCC student in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
  • Applicant must be a single mother working to improve her family's life circumstances.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

This Scholarship was established in memory of Geraldine B. Deragon by her husband and four children. After Gerri's youngest child was in school, she embarked on a journey to become a nurse. She received her ASN from Middlesex Community College and continued on to earn her BSN and MSN. Gerri had a wonderful career in psychiatric nursing for over 25 years. She also loved teaching. She was a wonderful teacher to many students at Middlesex Community College and took pride in being able to mentor students and watch them continue on in the nursing field. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist a student who is pursuing a nursing degree at Middlesex Community College while also being the primary caregiver for his/her family.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a nursing major.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 9 credits.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant must be the primary caregiver for his/her family.

At the request of Philip J. Sisson, MCC's Fifth President, the Hope & Healing Scholarship was established at Middlesex Community College in memory of his daughter, Anya Fisher, to support students in Health Careers and/or Human Services programs to achieve their dream of a college education. This scholarship will assist students with funds to close their financial aid gaps in expenses related to completing their program here at MCC.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must be majoring in Health Careers and/or Human Services.

Long-serving Middlesex Community College Trustee Dr. Cheryl E. Howard and her husband Dr. Jeffrey P. Howard established the Howard Legacy of Hope Scholarship to benefit students of African origin who attend Middlesex Community College and aspire to continue their education by earning a Bachelor's degree. The donors seek to support MCC students in their academic endeavors to provide opportunities to assist them in improving their lives and the lives of others through their career choices and giving back to others within their community.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be of African origin (African-American, Afro-LatinX, Afro-Asian, Afro-Caribbean, or African).
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 12 credits.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or better.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must have intentions on attending a four-year university to complete their Bachelor's Degree.

James and Dorothy Sullivan began their respective careers in education, Dorothy as a first-grade teacher and James as a high school teacher, then a college professor, and then university leader. Both believe that a quality education is rooted in the preparation of the teacher and her commitment to life-long learning. The award will support a female student interested in pursuing an Associate's Degree and/or Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or the STEM field.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a female student.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant must have already completed 15 credits by the date of the application.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 6 credits.
  • Applicant must be an Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or STEM major.

The James C. and Judith G. Mabry Completion Scholarship is designed to assist a student who has successfully completed a significant portion of their degree coursework but is struggling financially. The student should be on the path to an associate degree at MCC and have a plan to use the scholarship to finish more quickly. The scholarship can to be used to accelerate degree completion and may be used to cover tuition, fees, books, materials, and other eligible costs as approved by Middlesex Community College.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must have completed 24 credits by the date of the application.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

This award has been established by the family and friends of John Keough (Bedford High School '73) and a graduate of Middlesex Community College, Class of 2002. "In spite of the substantial hurdles thrown his way by his physical condition, John poured his considerable talent and energy into his studies and into his beloved music. It is this music which consoles the many people who loved him." Funds for this award were raised by local musicians, friends, family, and by John's own band, The DeZiners.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be registered with MCC Disability Support Services with a documented medical condition which has caused educational challenges.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

Juniper Networks connects people all over the world. The task of delivering a network in the digital transformation era pivots on the creativity and commitment of our people. It demands that we consistently put our values into practice. At our core, we believe that excellence depends on seeking out diverse ideas and fostering a culture where all employees are engaged. The goal of this scholarship is to attract, develop, sponsor, and retain a uniquely innovative workforce that is diverse and inclusive. Preference will be given to under-represented Black, African American or BIPOC students focused on a Computer Science or STEM degree.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Preference for this scholarship is for STEM or Computer Science majors (who have taken CSC-151 Programming 1).
  • Applicant must attain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and full-time status throughout the three years in the program.
  • Applicant must have completed at least 15 credits at MCC.
  • Final candidates must consent to an interview with Juniper and MCC representatives in early June before recipient decisions are confirmed.
  • Recipients are expected to continue their studies in Computer Science or STEM at UMass Lowell (to be eligible for continued funding for years 2 & 3).

Karen N. Frederick serves as Community Teamwork Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer and has made her career in community action since 1978. Karen plans to retire in November of 2024, and this award is a way to honor her many years of service to the Greater Lowell Community. The scholarship was established to honor Karen and benefit a Middlesex Community College student in one of the following areas: Human Services, Liberal Arts, Psychology, or Early Childhood Education.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an enrolled MCC student pursuing a degree in Human Services, Liberal Arts, Psychology, or Early Childhood Education.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

This award was established by the family, friends, and colleagues of Kathy Reticker to celebrate her lifetime of work and advocacy for affordable, high-quality childcare and education for all children and families. Kathy was a beloved leader in the field of early childhood care and education and the non-profit community in general, as well as an inspiration, role model, and mentor to generations of champions for children and families. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a student who is pursuing a program in early childhood education. Preference will be given to students with an interest in advancing the rights of all children and women.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an early childhood major.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 6 credits.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 2.0 or better.

The scholarship was established in memory of Keri-Lyn (Gleason) Farley. Keri-Lyn worked as the librarian at Crocker Elementary School in Fitchburg. She was active in the Fitchburg Girl Scout Program, the Crocker Parent Teacher Organization, as well as the Lassie Softball League Program. Keri-Lyn's passion was her devotion to teaching and being with children. She always considered every interaction with a young person as an opportunity to teach them about the world in which we live. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist a female elementary education major planning to transfer to a 4-year school in order to become a teacher.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a female student.
  • Applicant must be an elementary education major.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 9 credits.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

This scholarship honors the memory and outstanding achievements of Kim M. Forte, a Middlesex alumna and instructor in MCC's Dental Assisting Program and Mathematics Department. When Kim graduated from high school, her yearbook quote was, "It's nice to be important, but more important to be nice." This is how Kim loved her life - always a smile, always a helping hand. Her legacy will always be remembered. Established by her husband, Lou Forte, the Kim M. Forte Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student in a dental program at Middlesex Community College with preference to one pursuing a dental assisting degree.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a dental hygiene or dental assisting major.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 9 credits.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

The Scholarship is being established to honor the memory of Leah N. Knowlton, Founding long time faculty member and supporter of Middlesex Community College. The scholarship is established to support single parents in financial need.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a single parent.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

AFCEA is an international professional organization comprised of government, industry, and military personnel formed for the purpose of encouraging a free flow of ideas and open discussion of common technical issues. The Lexington-Concord chapter seeks to promote engineering education for undergraduate students. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist two students pursuing a degree in engineering, computer science, or physical science with the intention of pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 12 credits.
  • Applicant must have already completed 24 credits by the date of the application.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant must be seeking a science, technology, or engineering associates degree.
  • Applicant must be in pursuit of a bachelor's degree following achievement of an associate's degree.

AFCEA is an international professional organization comprised of government, industry, and military personnel formed to encourage a free flow of ideas and open discussion of common technical issues. The Lexington-Concord chapter seeks to promote engineering education for undergraduate students. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a student pursuing a degree in engineering, computer science, or physical science with the intention of pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 12 credits.
  • Applicant must have already completed 24 credits by the date of the application.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant must be seeking a science, technology, or engineering associates degree.
  • Applicant must be in pursuit of a bachelor's degree following achievement of an associate's degree.

AFCEA is an international professional organization comprised of government, industry, and military personnel formed for the purpose of encouraging a free flow of ideas and open discussion of common technical issues. The Lexington-Concord chapter seeks to promote engineering education for an undergraduate veteran student. This scholarship aims to assist one veteran student pursuing a degree in engineering, computer science, or physical science with the intention of pursuing a bachelor's degree at UMASS Lowell.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a Veteran
  • Applicant must be seeking a science, technology, or engineering associates degree.
  • Applicant must be in pursuit of a bachelor's degree following achievement of an associate's degree in the science field.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 12 credits.
  • Applicant must have completed 24 credits by the date of the application.
  • Applicant must be planning to transfer to UMASS Lowell.

Linda Gallagher, a City of Lowell Health Department employee for 20 years, worked first as a School Nurse and then for 14 years as a Clinical Nurse Manager, overseeing nursing services in nine public schools during each school year. She sought to be a health educator to the students, parents/guardians, and families she encountered; an advocate for equality in health care for those without a voice; an example for her beloved profession of Nursing; and a friend to Lowell's refugee and immigrant population. Linda believes that the power of a scholarship to a recipient who has declared her/his intention to pursue a Nursing career could make the difference between aspiring to a career in that field and taking the steps necessary to turn aspiration into reality. The knowledge that someone else believes in your worth and ability can be inspirational. Mr. and Mrs. Gallagher hope that, through the Linda R. Gallagher Nursing Scholarship, worthy candidates will be motivated to pursue their dreams of a Nursing career.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 2.75 or better.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student who has been accepted into the Nursing Program.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Preference will be given to a City of Lowell resident.
  • Applicant must be a graduate of Lowell High School.

Established in 2018, the Living the Dream Partners are a diverse group of community members dedicated to honoring the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and supporting positive change for the Greater Lowell community. The Living the Dream Partners Scholarship intention is to benefit students from both the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Middlesex Community College. The preference for this award is to support under-represented Black, African-American or BIPOC students.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 6 credits.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must be an under-represented Black, African-American or BIPOC student.
  • Applicant must be involved in volunteer charitable work or community service.

Lowell Five is locally governed and managed mutual bank and is committed to serving the communities of northeast Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. This scholarship will assist a student attending Middlesex Community College to help further his/her education. Preference for this award will be given to Business, Legal Studies & Public Service majors.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 6 credits.
  • Applicants must be in the Business, Legal Studies & Public Service Division.

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist African-American or African student(s) pursuing associate degrees at Middlesex Community College

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an African-American or African student.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 12 credits.

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a nursing student interested in Mental Health with financial support for his/her nursing education at MCC. Marie Ryder retired from MCC in 2020 as a Nursing faculty member. It is estimated that during her tenure as an educator, Marie educated approximately 2500 nursing students. Marie certainly has positively impacted the nursing community, the veteran's community, the College, and the cities and towns surrounding Middlesex Community College. As she served these communities, she has kept caring - the framework of nursing - front and center of all that she does!

Marie Ryder earned her nursing degree from Boston College, graduating in 1963, and her master's degree from Boston University in 1977. She began teaching at Middlesex Community College in 1978 as an adjunct faculty member (only 6 years after the program's inception). In 1982 she moved into her full-time teaching position at MCC. Here, Professor Ryder has provided student nurses with opportunities to develop the specialized knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to provide care to those patients with mental health issues, and particularly veterans with these issues. Among her accomplishments, Marie has been instrumental in developing the MCC Veterans' Resources Center (VRC) with its goal to help veterans transition from military to civilian life through education. She describes the VRC as "a beacon of hope" for many of the patients at the VA Hospital, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, and she has provided a link between the veterans and MCC through the student nurses that she mentored at the VA Hospital. Marie has also worked to support the Commonwealth Honors Program at MCC. Through the program and over many years, Veterans have benefited from MCC students' projects - again creating a bridge between Veterans and Middlesex Community College. Marie has described the VRC center as "a beacon of hope," but we believe that Marie has been the beacon of hope for the countless students and veterans that she has served as a nurse, advocate, and educator.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a Nursing major.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

This scholarship was established by the Markowicz-Dundorf family to honor the memory of Reverend Walter A. Markowicz, Professor of Latin and Greek and creator of the medical ethics program at Wayne State University. Rev. Markowicz's philosophy of learning was the foundation upon which the Markowicz-Dundorf family became dedicated to public education and community service. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist a female student completing an associate's degree in pursuit of a bachelor's degree. Applicant must be pursuing an associate degree major in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM).

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a female student.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 12 credits.
  • Applicant must be pursuing an associate degree major in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM).
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant must have already completed 24 credits by the date of the application.

This scholarship was created by the friends and family of Maryanne to honor her years of service to the students of MCC. She worked tirelessly for her students with the aim of furthering their ability to succeed in becoming impactful contributors to their families and to the community at large. When such a person returned to MCC after graduating and making their mark in life, Maryanne used them as models for what was possible for existing students, if they put in the time and effort.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • Preference for this scholarship is for international students. BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and English Language Learners are also encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants will be required to describe the challenges and/or obstacles they overcame in pursuing their education and how they worked through these challenges.

The Alam Family wishes to support recently enrolled MCC students with a preference for student(s) of Black/African-American or Latinx/Hispanic heritage. Preference for hardworking students who plan to pursue degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Nursing, or other Health Careers. If the recipient performs well at MCC, the donors would like to have the option to renew the student's scholarship for an additional year.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • Preference for Black/African-American or Latinx/Hispanic student(s)
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

The faculty and staff of the Dental Hygiene Program, and her family, wish to honor Maureen Silveria Strauss for her many years of service to Middlesex Community College and the Greater Lowell community by establishing The Maureen Silveria Strauss Dental Hygiene Scholarship to benefit Dental Hygiene students who share Maureen's love of service to the community. The donors seek to support MCC Dental Hygiene students in their academic endeavors to provide opportunities to assist them in improving their lives and the lives of others through their career choices and giving back to others within their community.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a 2nd year Dental Hygiene major.
  • Applicant must be enrolled student taking a minimum of 12 credits.
  • Applicant must have a demonstrated commitment to community service.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

This scholarship was established from the proceeds of the Murder-Mystery Event at Nesmith House in October of 2016, in which current students and alumni of the MCC Performing Arts program performed a Murder-Mystery play. The scholarship will assist a worthy student who is pursuing an associate degree in the Performing Arts at Middlesex Community College.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a Performing Arts/Theatre Arts major.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 9 credits.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

The purpose of this award is to recognize students who demonstrate academic excellence and exceptional promise.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.75 or better.
  • Applicant must have already completed 24 credits by the date of the application.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 12 credits.

This award is given in honor of Amy Cahill Lee for her many years of service to MCC and her dedication to the MCC Foundation Scholarship Program and the MCC Alumni Association. The purpose of this award is to recognize students who demonstrate academic excellence and exceptional promise.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.75 or better.
  • Applicant must have already completed 24 credits by the date of the application.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 12 credits.

The purpose of this award is to recognize students who demonstrate academic excellence and exceptional promise.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.75 or better.
  • Applicant must have already completed 24 credits by the date of the application.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking less than 12 credits.

The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize students who are majoring in paralegal studies and who demonstrate academic excellence and exceptional promise.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a paralegal major.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 6 credits.
  • Applicant must have completed 3 paralegal (PAR) or legal (LGL) courses at MCC by the conclusion of the Spring 2023 semester.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

The family and friends of Nathaniel Fabian wish to honor his memory by supporting a student in need within the Dental Assisting Program at Middlesex Community College. Nathaniel loved his work, his patients and others who he had the privilege to serve in his short career. His family and friends wish to assist a student who possesses the same love of the dental assisting field and the patients they serve. Nathaniel absolutely loved everything about his time at MCC and the Dental Assisting Program. He had a great job in a pediatric dental practice, which he loved. He was a huge kid himself, so he made so many of the pediatric patients feel at ease. It was the highlight of Nathaniel's day to see his patients happy and smiling. With this in mind, the family and friends are establishing this scholarship to honor his memory and continue his legacy of compassionate dental care.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an enrolled full-time student in the Dental Assisting Program.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Lowell, Massachusetts.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or better.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

The New England Woodcarvers (NEWC) is a non-profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of all woodcarving skills and the promotion of woodcarving, wood sculptures and whittling as public art forms. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a student(s) pursuing a degree in the arts. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the creation of fine arts such as sculpture, drawing, painting, and stained glass.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant(s) must be pursuing an associate's degree in the arts. Preference will be given to students enrolled in fine arts classes such as sculpture, drawing, painting, and stained glass.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 9 credits.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

This scholarship was established to assist a deserving student from a town in NEAR's service area: Andover, Billerica, Boxford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Lawrence, Littleton, Lowell, Methuen, North Andover, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, and Westford.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must reside in one of the 15 cities/towns of the NEAR service area: Andover, Billerica, Boxford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Lawrence, Littleton, Lowell, Methuen, North Andover, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, or Westford.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 12 credits.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a student majoring in Business with the financial support for their education at MCC. The scholarship was created to honor the memory of Mrs. Patricia R. Cahalane, who encouraged her children to become first-generation college students. Both of her sons earned their AA degree at MCC and later their bachelor's degree at four-year institutions in Massachusetts. The scholarship is funded by Patricia's son, William Cahalane, who earned his AA degree at MCC and later his bachelor's degree (Northeastern University) and MBA (Loyola Marymount University). Cahalane recognizes MCC as being a key component of his successful professional career and has established this scholarship as a means of providing support to other MCC students who are business majors and plan on transferring to a four-year college.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be pursuing a business-related degree.
  • Applicant must be a first-generation college student.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant must be working towards their associate degree with the intent on transferring to a four-year college.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 6 credits.

Created by the family and friends of Paul Sheehy to celebrate the life of the former Lowell City Manager and former State Senator. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist a deserving student of Middlesex Community College who demonstrates a commitment to community and plans to transfer from Middlesex Community College to UMass Lowell.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be planning to transfer to UMass Lowell from Middlesex Community College.
  • Applicant must be involved in volunteer charitable work or community service.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 9 credits.

This scholarship honors the memory of Paul Sullivan. Paul wore many hats: radio talk show host, newspaper columnist, political commentator, and a teacher here at Middlesex Community College. His favorite of all was teaching because he believed he was helping to shape the leaders of tomorrow. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a student pursuing a degree in Business or Communications.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 9 credits.
  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in business or communications.

Prudence Drake received care from MCC students while a resident at the Carleton-Willard Village Residential Home in Bedford, MA. Her wish was to establish a fund to support students in the Health Careers fields.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a Health Careers Major.
  • Applicant must have completed the first semester of a Health Program.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Marianne Russell, Middlesex Community College Radiology Program Faculty member, established this scholarship to assist a student in the Radiologic Technology Program who demonstrates academic and clinical excellence as well as financial need. The founding donor also wishes to honor and remember her parents, Ralph and Loretta Steeves, for their recognition of the importance and impact of higher education.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an enrolled MCC student in the Radiologic Technology Program
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 9 credits.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

This award has been established by the family, friends, and colleagues of Robert Cataldo to honor his commitment to the community and to Middlesex Community College. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist a deserving student who resides in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must reside in Lexington, Massachusetts.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 9 credits.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

This scholarship was established by the family of Robert Luddy to support a student from Africa, with a preference for a student from Cameroon.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a student who is originally from Africa.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 6 credits.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.

Born March 18, 1940 in the Kien Svay district of Kandal Province, Cambodia, Sarem Neou was a former French teacher, French government scholarship recipient, radio announcer for the Voice of America, participant in the UN backed Khmer Rouge Tribunal, and a graduate of Preah Norodom College and Lycee Sisowath in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In recognition of Sarem Neou's contributions to the Cambodian American community, and the value she placed on education, this scholarship is intended to assist high achieving Cambodian American students with the opportunity to earn an undergraduate education and beyond.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a Cambodian American student who resides in Massachusetts and who is enrolled at Middlesex Community College.
  • Applicant must have a completed 16 credits at the time of the application.
  • Preference will be given to students who are also working part or full time in addition to going to school.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

This award honors the memory of Shirley Thidemann and her contributions to the social services field. A 1977 graduate of Middlesex Community College with a degree in Mental Health Technology, she dedicated her life to the treatment of mental health and alcohol abuse, and encouraged others to do the same. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a student who is pursuing a degree related to mental health or the treatment of alcohol/substance abuse.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be pursuing a program related to mental health or alcohol/substance abuse. Individuals who have chosen these goals based on personal or familial experiences are strongly urged to apply.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 6 credits.

This award has been established by the Support Staff of Middlesex Community College to assist a nontraditional adult student who has been out of the academic setting for an extended period due to family considerations or seeking job training to reenter the workforce.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a student who, before entering MCC, was out of a traditional school setting for more than 5 years.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 9 credits.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

This award has been established by AFCEA to recognize one of its members, Thomas O'Mahony, for his devotion to the pursuit of learning and educational excellence. AFCEA is an international professional organization comprised of government, industry, and military personnel formed to encourage the free flow of ideas and open discussion of common technical issues. The purpose of this award is to assist a student in a business-related associate degree program.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be seeking an associate degree in a business-related program.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 12 credits.
  • Applicant must have already completed 24 credits by the date of the application.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

TJX Companies, Inc., the leading off-price apparel and home fashion retailer in the U.S. and worldwide, was ranked 75 in the 2022 Fortune 500 company listings. At the end of fiscal 2022, the Company had nearly 4,700 stores across nine countries and three continents, and five distinctive branded e-commerce sites. TJX has long been committed to helping unlock educational opportunities for at-risk youth and vulnerable young people to help them reach their full potential. Over the years, our efforts have focused on quality enrichment and extracurricular programs that provide skills, resources, and opportunities to support school and career success in the hopes of helping to create a brighter future for children, teens, and young adults. With this mission in mind, we seek to support MCC students in their academic endeavors to provide opportunities to assist them in improving their lives and the lives of others through their career choices and giving back to others in need.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a Business or Fashion Merchandising program.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 9 credits.
  • Preference for this scholarship is for a student of color.

This scholarship was created by the family and friends of Tom McKay to celebrate a man who was a civic leader in the city of Lowell. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist a deserving Middlesex Community College student who demonstrates strong civic commitment.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be involved in volunteer charitable work or community service.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 9 credits.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

The Trooper Tamar Bucci Criminal Justice Scholarship was established in memory of Massachusetts State Trooper, Tamar Bucci who tragically lost her life in the line of duty when her patrol SUV was struck by a tractor trailer as she was assisting a disabled motor vehicle. To honor Trooper Bucci's memory, her family has created the Trooper Tamar Bucci Memorial Fund. Through this Memorial Fund, the family wishes to establish the The Trooper Tamar Bucci Criminal Justice Scholarship to benefit a Criminal Justice student at Middlesex Community College as they work toward their degree and consider a career in public service.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a Criminal Justice major.
  • Applicant must be a female student.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 9 credits.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or better.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

With a gift from the Unitas Corporation upon its dissolution, the Middlesex Community College Foundation created a scholarship to fulfill the mission of Unitas, "to promote the interests of Hispanic people in the city of Lowell, to integrate the Hispanic community for the purpose of lessening friction, avoiding confrontations and sponsoring progressive community harmony, and to strive for the fulfillment of the greatest economic and social potential of the Hispanic people of the City of Lowell." The purpose of the scholarship is to assist a Lowell resident of Hispanic origin who is currently attending Middlesex Community College.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be of Hispanic or Latino origin.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Lowell, Massachusetts.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 12 credits.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

This award was established by Dr. A.T. Stair, Jr. and his family, with the support of Carol T. Zachor ('90) and friends of MCC, to memorialize the community's memory of Verena, a model for nontraditional students seeking academic fulfillment. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist a nontraditional female student.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a female student.
  • Applicant must be a student who, before entering MCC, was out of a traditional school setting for two (2) years.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

In 1974, Karen Warren graduated from MCC with a Liberal Arts and Science Associates Degree, never expecting to later serve as a law enforcement officer. Karen comes from a large Irish family with many Police Officers and Firefighters. The scholarship is named for several of Karen's family members: Sullivan is for Karen's parents: her mother, Theresa, who was a school traffic officer and dispatcher for a police and fire department and her father, Bob, who was a firefighter. Wharton is for Karen's first husband, Stan, and daughters, Colleen and Sandra, who supported her while she trained and served as a police officer and EMT for over six years in the 1980s. As a way of background, MCC was the only way Karen could attend college when she graduated from high school. The experience and college credits earned at MCC made a difference when she returned to college in her early 30s, receiving a bachelor's degree in Business Management at Boston College and a Masters in Communication Management at Simmons College. This supported her advancement and 25-year career in investor relations. Karen and her husband, John, are grateful for the first responders who are saving lives and risking their own lives on a daily basis. This scholarship is intended to assist a student who is pursuing a career as a first responder.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be working towards a Criminal and Social Justice or Fire Protection & Safety degree.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or better.

Werfen, formerly Instrumentation Laboratory Company (IL), which is headquartered in Bedford, MA is a global developer of In Vitro diagnostic instruments for use in hospitals and laboratories around the world. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a worthy student who has completed a significant portion of the coursework required for his or her intended associate degree at MCC, but who is struggling financially to continue in a course of study. This award may be awarded to four MCC students, although two of the awardees must be students majoring in STEM/Life Science or Nursing.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant must be an enrolled student taking a minimum of 9 credits.
  • Applicant must have already completed 24 credits by the date of the application.

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