Scholarship Application Process - Spring 2021

Congratulations to the Spring 2021 MCC Foundation Scholarship Recipients:

Catherine Cullen - Prudence Drake Health Programs Scholarship
Tammy De Sola - Muriel G. Hervey Memorial Scholarship
Nicole DeFranzo - Prudence Drake Health Programs Scholarship
Stephen Deninger - Muriel G. Hervey Memorial Scholarship
Arlin Estevez - Prudence Drake Health Programs Scholarship
Erica Paddock - Marie Ryder Beacon of Hope Scholarship
Ashik Tamang - Prudence Drake Health Programs Scholarship
Kristen Wolf - Muriel G. Hervey Memorial Scholarship
Daniel Yepes Gonzalez - Prudence Drake Health Programs Scholarship


Donated by Mashu and Abu Alam, this scholarship supports MCC students who are from Bangladesh or who have parents or grandparents from Bangladesh.

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a nursing student interested in Mental Health with the financial support for his/her nursing education at MCC. This scholarship honors, retired faculty member, Maria Ryder, who served in the Nursing Department for more than 40 years at Middlesex Community College. 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.

This award recognizes three students who are majoring in paralegal studies and who demonstrate academic excellence and exceptional promise.

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. Two awards for certificate program students and two awards for degree program students.

This award was established by Judith Tarutz to celebrate her success in reshaping her career path to become a professional software technical writer and editor. The author of an award-winning book on technical editing and former instructor in MCC's Software Technical Writing Program, she serves on the College's Technical Writing Advisory Board. She created this grant to help promising new editors and writers acquire the education and skills to succeed in the field of technical publishing.

Last Modified: 8/2/21