This award was established by the college in honor of Joyce Agnoli who helped found the Women in Business program at HCC. That program evolved into Women in Transition (WIT) and later, New Directions. This award is for a student who enrolled at HCC through the New Directions program and will be transferring to a four-year institution in the fall.
This scholarship is made possible by Jeff Aldrich, the former owner of Eighty Jarvis Restaurant in Holyoke, and his father, Walter. It is a tribute to a woman who believed that good food and good friends were the most important ingredients to a fulfilling life. This scholarship assists a deserving HCC culinary student.
This scholarship was made possible by Bobbi Rougeau '06, owner of Alphabet Soup Childcare Center, Co. and passionate Early Educator since 1986. It gives preference to students who work in the field of early childhood education to assist with their educational advancement within this profession.
This scholarship is given by the HCC Alumni Association to students enrolled through our Office for Students with Disabilities and Deaf Services who have documented disabilities.
This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Henry S. 71' and Carol Andrus in recognition of the outstanding teaching of retired English professor Marion Copeland.
Longtime residents of Holyoke, the Barowsky family established this scholarship for a new or continuing student from the greater Holyoke area enrolled in any associate degree curriculum.
This scholarship was made possible by Ned Barowsky and the Barowsky family in memory of Mischa Barowsky, a lifelong Holyoke resident. This scholarship gives preference to Holyoke residents majoring in any business program.
Dr. David M. Bartley '54 served as president of Holyoke Community College for more than 25 years, transforming the institution into the premier community college in the state. This scholarship will help deserving HCC students enrolled in any academic program.
Made possible through the generosity of Berkshire Bank, and is open to anyone enrolled in an academic program at HCC.
Mindful of their father's interest in the community college system, sons Paul ‘67 and George '66, established a scholarship in their father's memory for a graduate of South Hadley High School.
This scholarship has been established by Florence Savings Bank in honor of Professor Bridgman's many years of devoted service to the students of HCC, where he served as Professor of Accounting from 1967 to 1991. During his tenure at the college, Professor Bridgman served as president of the Faculty Senate, chairman of the Curriculum Committee, chairman of the Academic Standards Committee, and chairman of the Faculty Senate Rules Committee. He had a long-time association with Florence Savings Bank where he served as Chair of the Board who generously made this scholarship possible.
This scholarship fund assists adult women who have interrupted their education and is intended to be a bridge between a student's need and other aid. It was made possible by the late Kitty Broman Putnam, a pioneer in local television broadcasting.
Upon his retirement from National Blank Book, Paul Buckwalter gave freely of his time, energy and talent to help students identify and pursue their career goals. A scholarship was established for students enrolled in select business programs.
Eleanor Burns was an incredible life force whose warm personality and dedication to HCC students is legendary. This scholarship was made possible through the generosity of Brian '85, Cindy '84, and family.
Named after a longtime dean at HCC, this scholarship will be awarded to a student with outstanding academic achievement who plans to transfer to a four-year institution.
Working together, Elena and Frank Cataldo founded and built the successful Food Mart chain of supermarkets. In recognition of the spirit of giving and helping which characterized them both, their children established a fund to provide scholarships for students accepted or enrolled in any business-related curriculum.
Chicopee Savings Bank endowed a scholarship for a new or continuing student living in either Chicopee, Ludlow, West Springfield, South Hadley, or Ware and enrolled in any associate degree curriculum.
This scholarship was made possible through a bequest of Kate C. Payne. It gives preference to female students accepted for transfer to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution upon completion of their associate degree and to those planning to attend Mount Holyoke College, particularly in the Frances Perkins Scholars program.
Maureen D'Amico '82 was a single parent when she came back to school to continue her education. Her son Damon has endowed this scholarship in her memory.
This scholarship is for a student who is a single parent and interested in pursuing a career in business, banking, or finance. It was made possible through the generosity of HCC Foundation board member William Bagshaw and Attorney Frank Fitzgerald.
The late George Page, former owner of the Delaney House in Holyoke, endowed a scholarship for a student enrolled in either the hospitality or culinary field.
John DiNapoli was an esteemed member of the Holyoke Police Department when he was tragically killed in 1999. He was a compassionate officer with an unwavering respect for an individual's rights and a strong commitment to negotiation. Preference is given to a Holyoke resident enrolled in the criminal justice program.
This scholarship is made possible by Edward and Priscilla '76 Ryan in memory of Claire Gingras Doherty
Maurice Donahue made an indelible impact on higher education in Massachusetts, serving as the State Senate President from 1964-1970, and helping to establish Holyoke Community College at its present site after a devastating fire destroyed its former campus.
Jack Doyle '51 was a valued member of the HCC Foundation for nearly two decades. His expertise and financial acumen helped steadily grow the Foundation's assets and allowed the Foundation to support the college in a myriad of ways.
Friends and colleagues of Elia Dreyfuss established this scholarship to honor Elia and her life-changing work. She taught ESOL to Latino adults at the Community Education Project, a grassroots literacy program in Holyoke. In 2006, she became the Coordinator of the ABE Transition to College and Careers Program. This scholarship is given to a student who graduated from the Adult Basic Education-Transition to College and Careers program (ABE-TCC).
The name Dwight runs throughout Holyoke's history. Bill Dwight was a noted journalist, community leader and volunteer. This scholarship is awarded to someone pursuing a career in journalism.
This award is given to a part-time student taking evening classes with strong academic standing.
A delightful and generous lady from the city of Holyoke, the late Shirley Fallon left a substantial bequest to endow several scholarships for students enrolled in the Arts and Science degree program.
Deb Ferriter was an animal lover. She took in strays and loved them as her own. She also was a tireless supporter of the HCC golf tournament. This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of her many friends and will be awarded to a student in the college's veterinary technology program.
Maurice '52 and Peggy Ferriter have long been involved with HCC. Attorney Ferriter has served as a college trustee and as chair of the HCC Foundation. This scholarship will go to a deserving student from either Holyoke High School or Holyoke Catholic High School.
First Niagara has endowed this scholarship for a Massachusetts resident who is enrolled, or plans to enroll, in any business program.
Attorney Frank Fitzgerald and HCC Foundation board member William Bagshaw have endowed this scholarship to honor their mothers' commitment to education. This scholarship gives preference to a student majoring in education who intends to transfer to complete a bachelor's degree.
Rosemarie Cataldo Fitzpatrick '56 had a deeply rooted connection to HCC. She graduated in 1956, and her classmates voted her as the graduate with the most school spirit. In the wake of her untimely death, her family endowed this scholarship as a lasting memorial to Rosemarie's legacy.
This scholarship fund was endowed by the Fontaine family in honor of Carolyn Fontaine's birthday and gives preference to a student studying science, engineering or math.
This scholarship was endowed by the Fontaine family for a new or continuing student enrolled in any associate degree curriculum.
Named after the college's first president, this scholarship recognizes outstanding academic achievement and will be awarded to a student who is transferring to a four-year institution.
This fund provides scholarships for students at HCC who have participated in the Care Center (Community Adolescent Resource and Education Center) Program and is designated for young mothers and, in absence of eligible applicants, a scholarship would be made to young mothers who are students at HCC.
Professor Emeritus Gloria G. Lomax '75 and the late Professor Victor Thomas led a drive to endow this scholarship for students enrolled at HCC.
The Goldberg Family Foundation has endowed a scholarship for a student with financial need of unusual or extenuating circumstances.
Thomas Gill was a longtime member of the HCC information technology staff who died suddenly. He is sorely missed, and the college is grateful to his later father for making this scholarship possible in memory of his son and wife.
The Judith Kramer Goldberg Scholarship is designed for a student who is accepted or enrolled in the music program and was made possible through the Israel and Matilda Goldberg Foundation.
An HCC graduate, successful businessman, and past HCC Foundation board member emeritus Joseph Gosselin '68 and his wife Diane endowed a memorial scholarship in honor of his father Joseph, for a student with financial need of unusual or extenuating circumstances.
The Green Key Honor Society Scholarship was created to recognize the accomplishments of a driven, intelligent, and community-focused individual. The Society values strong work ethic, the active pursuit of knowledge, and willingness to aid and improve their community. This scholarship will be awarded to a qualifying individual who embodies the importance of these values. This individual will also demonstrate compassion and a strong understanding of the importance of giving back to society through community involvement.
Hampden Papers Inc. has been in continuous operation in Holyoke since 1880. Almost from the beginning of HCC, Hampden Papers has hired and employed many graduates. This scholarship is given to students with significant financial need.
Professor Hardy taught retail management and business courses at HCC for 15 years. To the great sadness of the HCC community, Carol passed away in 1995. This scholarship was made possible through donations and the generous funding of the Hardy family.
Hasbro Games Inc. of East Longmeadow endowed five tuition scholarships with a preference for minority students.
Hazen Paper Company endowed a scholarship for a student accepted or enrolled in any of the science, engineering or math programs with preference to chemistry or engineering majors. The donors are interested in assisting students who wish to pursue a career in manufacturing.
This award is given to currently enrolled students who have demonstrated strong academic proficiency, high financial need, and plan to attend HCC in the coming year.
This award is made possible through the generosity of Dr. Henry Julio East-Trou, President of Hispanic Resources Inc. in West Springfield, and is for a deserving Hispanic student.
Holyoke Gas & Electric is dedicated not only to creating a great place to locate or expand a business, but one in which to raise a family, and has established scholarships in any associate degree program for a resident of Holyoke.
These scholarships are made possible by the board of the Holyoke Housing Authority. These scholarships are for residents of the HHA who are either in public housing or through the Leased Housing/Section 8 Program, and registered as a full-time student with a minimum of 12 credits or a nontraditional student with a minimum of 6 credits.
These two enhanced scholarships honor the Holyoke Water Commissioners and the longtime relationship between the commission and Holyoke Community College.
Jean Hunter was an esteemed and admired professor of early childhood education at HCC for many years. She established this scholarship for students in science-related curricula in memory of her daughter, Laurie Jean.
This fund was made possible through a generous gift by the late Edward '78 and his wife Maxine Mazur. This fund is intended to assist women who have interrupted their education for three or more years and who have substantial unmet financial need.
The Kaplinskys ran the Elmwood Market in Holyoke for 40 years, and are fondly remembered for extending a helping hand to all. Their daughter, Dianne Vapnek, generously made these two scholarships possible in their memory.
Doris Kemble was a beloved member of the HCC nursing faculty. In recognition of her deep commitment to her students, her mother, Abbie, endowed five scholarships in her memory.
This scholarship is in memory of Martha Keochareon and is made possible by her family and friends for a student currently enrolled in the nursing, Foundations of Health or practical nursing program. Preference is given to residents of Massachusetts, non-traditional students, and students who have volunteered with a hospice organization.
This scholarship was made possible through revenue generated by the local Mutt and Jeff Golf Tournament run by local businessmen and HCC Foundation board member Bill Bagshaw, and Attorney Frank Fitzgerald. David Killeen was a well-known Springfield business leader. This scholarship gives preference to Springfield residents.
Michael Kittredge '73 came to HCC uncertain of what path to take in life. He had spent years making candles in his parents' basement, a hobby that continued during his years at the college, hence the very beginnings of Yankee Candle Company. This scholarship honors his son, Mick, founder of Kringle Candle.
Arthur W. Knapp was the 15th president of Westfield Bank and served the Westfield community from 1945 to his retirement in 1992. This scholarship, in recognition of his many years of service to the bank and the community, is awarded to a deserving student from the Westfield area.
This scholarship is available to students transferring to a four-year institution who have shown service to the college either as a member of the Student Senate, an active club, or organization.
A gift from HCC Foundation board member Joseph Gosselin '68 and his wife Diane, this scholarship in memory of Mrs. Gosselin's mother, Yvette Laporte. Mrs. Laporte, an avid cook, was well known for her culinary skills.
Established by an anonymous donor in memory of Marguerite Lazarz, a longtime employee of H.B. Smith Inc., who, with her strong work ethic, attention to detail, and 50 years of company service, became an H.B. Smith icon.
Sr. Bernice had a tremendous influence on the radiologic technology program at Holyoke Community College having served as the first director of the program. This scholarship is endowed in her memory.
The family of HCC alumnus David LePage has funded this scholarship award in his memory. Students who reside in South Hadley or graduated from South Hadley High School and are either business or computer science majors are eligible for this award.
This scholarship, funded by the HCC Alumni Association, is intended for returning students and is named in honor of Ellie Lescault '99 who worked closely with the college's first president, Dr. George Frost, to found the HCC Alumni Association.
Danna Niedzwiecki Lockwood '08 has established this scholarship for a deserving student who is a Veterinary Technology major and intends to go into a career working with or for animals.
Professor Emeritus Gloria G. Lomax '75 was a longtime member of the college's early childhood education department. She has also worked tirelessly on behalf of the HCC Alumni Association serving as its president. This scholarship will recognize an outstanding student in our Education Studies Program.
Alfred J. Loomer '83 has endowed this scholarship in memory of his father for a deserving student in any health-related program.
Mrs. Lynch was the first secretary to Dr. George Frost, founder of Holyoke Junior College in 1946. During her 24 years at the college she provided support and guidance to countless students. Created in her memory, this scholarship is for a student in any associate degree curriculum, with preference given to a Holyoke resident.
Elaine Marieb, Ph.D., joined the HCC faculty in 1969. While teaching here, she enrolled, and graduated from, the HCC nursing program, she then earned a bachelors and masters degree in nursing, all while continuing to teach full time at HCC. She is a noted author of the most popular textbook in anatomy and physiology. These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of Dr. Marieb and are for adult women who have interrupted their education.
This award was established by Sheila McElroy Donohue '81. Preference is given to single mothers raising young children who are transferring to Mount Holyoke College with financial need.
These scholarships are made possible by the late Dr. John McHugh and his wife Anne. The scholarship recipients must be graduates of either Holyoke High School or Dean Technical Vocational School.
Dr. Ruth McIntyre, an accomplished scholar and nationally recognized historian, joined the faculty of HCC in 1962 as a professor of history. Through a bequest, Dr. McIntyre endowed scholarships for members of a current graduating high school class and accepted into the liberal arts & science program.
Dr. Ruth McIntyre, an accomplished scholar and nationally recognized historian, joined the faculty of HCC in 1962 as a professor of history. Through a bequest, Dr. McIntyre endowed a scholarship for members of the current graduating class at HCC, majoring in history or the social sciences.
A well-respected law enforcement official in the region, Thomas McNamara served as police chief for West Springfield for many years and taught Criminal Justice at HCC. This scholarship will assist a student in our criminal justice program.
This scholarship was made possible by Collette and the late Edward Moriarty in memory of Edward's parents. The scholarship recipient must be accepted or enrolled in the nursing or business programs with preference given to a Holyoke resident.
James D. Moriarty was a lifelong Holyoke resident who had a love of music, particularly the drums. He was a founding member of the Emerald Bagpipe Band. James Moriarty passed away in March 1999. This fund is for deserving music students.
This scholarship has been established by retired biology professor, Walter J. Mozgala, in honor of his son who loved going to the beach and deep-sea fishing with him. Walter taught biology, botany, and coral reef biology at HCC for more than 30 years. This scholarship gives preference to students studying biology.
The late Anabel Murphy was an esteemed and admired faculty member in the Humanities Division at HCC. In her memory, a scholarship was established by her friends and family for a new or continuing student 25 years or older in the liberal arts and science curriculum.
Foundation Emeriti member Edward M. Murphy, along with his siblings, established a scholarship in honor of their father, a lifelong resident of Chicopee. The award is for a student in any associate degree curriculum who graduated from Chicopee public schools.
This scholarship was endowed by Attorney Frank Fitzgerald and Bill Bagshaw, President of New England Archives, for a student enrolled in any associate degree curriculum.
This scholarship was endowed by longtime mathematics faculty member Jan Nettler. It gives preference to a minority woman and those from underrepresented groups who are majoring in science, engineering or math.
The New Directions program, formerly known as Women in Transition (WIT), provides academic advising and support for nontraditional women students at HCC. These scholarships, for students who enrolled at HCC through the New Directions (or WIT) program, were originally established by WIT students.
Dick Nickerson was a valued member of the HCC Foundation Board of Directors for many years. Upon his tragic death, his widow endowed this enhanced scholarship in Dick's memory for a student studying either business or visual art.
This scholarship was made possible by the O'Connell Companies in memory of Franklin Morris O'Connell. It is for a student with financial need, with preference to a resident of Holyoke.
The James Joseph O'Connell Scholarship is for a student with financial need, with preference to a resident of Holyoke or Northampton. This scholarship was made possible by his widow, Mary Rose O'Connell.
This scholarship is named in honor of Charles Ogilvie, a student at HCC, who maintained a good academic GPA with severe disabilities.
Sue Ellen Panitch is a longtime community volunteer. She has served as an HCC trustee, chair of the HCC Foundation, and many years on the Foundation Scholarship Committee. In honor of her dedication to HCC and the surrounding community, her family endowed a scholarship in Sue Ellen's name for a deserving HCC student.
Tony Pellegrino was an integral part of Holyoke Community College for more than 38 years. He held many positions within the institution and was always an advocate for students continuing their education through the college's evening programs.
This award is named after Edwin Perez, a student at HCC, who died in a fire in Holyoke. He was a proud citizen of the city of Holyoke and a strong advocate of the Latino community where he was active in many civic organizations. This scholarship is for a student of Latino/Hispanic descent who has demonstrated outstanding character, initiative and service to others.
This scholarship is made possible by the Paper Industry Manufacturers Association (PIMA) for a new or continuing student enrolled in any business related curriculum. Preference is given to students interested in pursuing a career in the paper industry.
This scholarship is intended to provide assistance to nontraditional male students who have a demonstrated record of academic achievement and have dependents or financial needs of unusual or extenuating circumstances.
Janet Polvino was a highly respected HCC Music Professor for more than ten years. This scholarship was made possible, in her memory, by her family and colleagues.
This fund was established by President Bill Messner and his wife Eleanor giving preference to GED students with financial need.
The medical staff of Providence Hospital endowed this scholarship for a new or continuing nursing student.
This scholarship was endowed by the late Dr. Richard Provost '49 for a continuing nontraditional student who is enrolled in any nursing program. Preference is given to an individual who may have served in the Medical Corps as Corpsman.
Made possible by the late Dr. Richard Provost '49, this scholarship is for a student accepted or enrolled in any education curricula and gives preference to a nontraditional student or a student who has interrupted his or her education and may have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
This scholarship was made possible by our very generous alumnus the late Dr. Richard L. Provost '49. He recognized his brothers with this scholarship which assists a deserving engineering student.
This scholarship will assist an HCC student in the Visual Art curriculum. This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of the late Dr. Richard L. Provost '49, a retired professor of Education and Psychology, whose paintings and carvings have received awards in juried competitions.
This scholarship was endowed by the late Dr. Richard Provost '49 for a nontraditional student or a student who has interrupted his or her education studying psychology. Preference is given to an individual who may have served in the Medical Corps as Corpsman.
Roger and Caroline Putnam founded Catholic Scholarships for Negroes in 1948 in Springfield. Their belief was that true merging of African-Americans into the mainstream of society could only come about with educational opportunities. This scholarship has been expanded to include Hispanic students and is intended for graduates of the Springfield public or charter schools.
Anthony and Rosemarie Quagliato endowed this scholarship in their son's memory for a current graduate of East Longmeadow High School or a resident of East Longmeadow, with a preference given to a student who plans to enroll in business, electronics, or engineering.
The Captain Paul H. Racine Scholarship will assist a student studying criminal justice with a preference for Holyoke High School graduates. This scholarship was made possible by his daughter, Patti Seely '76.
This scholarship will benefit a student studying either food service management or culinary arts and is in memory of Pamela Reed '04.
Believing the most reliable route to a secure financial future is by having education following high school, this scholarship has been established by Ann Koski in honor of her parents. She was fortunate to have been awarded a $1,000 scholarship when in college and wishes to help other individuals attain their educational goals. This scholarship gives preference to students in good academic standing with financial need.
This scholarship, created in memory of Dr. Miriam Taylor Sajkovic, a longtime Professor of Philosophy and History at HCC, gives preference to a student who is majoring in philosophy.
Yadu, as he was affectionately called, was a much-beloved member of the HCC math department. Yadu passed away in June 2002, and through widespread support from friends, faculty and HCC employees, a scholarship was endowed in his memory for a student studying math, physics, or engineering.
Members of the Sheehan family, who once ran a dairy farm on the land where Holyoke Community College's beautiful 165-acre campus now resides, graciously endowed these scholarships in memory of Cornelius and Mary Sheehan for students with financial need.
This scholarship will assist a liberal arts or education major at HCC and was made possible through the generosity of the late Dr. Richard Provost '49 in memory of his sister Erma.
This award is made possible by retired Music Department chair Sidney Smith. The recipient must be accepted or enrolled in the music program and should be majoring in piano. Preference will be given to those with financial need.
This scholarship is made possible by the generosity of the Sobon Family for a new or continuing student taking any credit classes.
This award has been established by Nancy Fields '74 in honor of Gloria G. Lomax '75, retired president of the Holyoke Community College Alumni Association, and Joanna Brown, retired director of alumni relations at HCC. This award gives preference to returning students majoring in human services or psychology at HCC and who have demonstrated a commitment to social justice or humanitarian causes.
This scholarship, named for longtime Holyoke residents Patrick and Johanna Sullivan, gives preference to students of Hispanic descent.
Cynthia A. Sutter '90 endowed this scholarship to recognize the many outstanding professors she had when she attended HCC. This scholarship is intended for students enrolled in the New Directions program.
Very pleased with the nursing care given to his family members at the Willimansett Nursing Home, Michael Szczur established this scholarship for a new or continuing student, with preference given to someone who is a resident of Chicopee.
Upon his retirement as president of American Pad and Paper Company (AMPAD), Donald Taber donated works of art to the HCC Foundation and endowed scholarship opportunities for students enrolled in the visual arts including graphics & photography.
This scholarship was made possible by the late Dr. Richard Provost '49 for a student interested in the field of health sciences who hopes to become a nurse practitioner or physician's assistant.
Named in honor of Alan Taupier '55, a longtime member of the HCC Alumni Association, this award is for a returning student with a GPA of 3.9 or higher.
William Taupier served as Holyoke's mayor from 1968-1975 and went on to lead the city of Lowell. Mr. Taupier was a tireless supporter of the city and its residents and has asked that this scholarship be awarded to graduates of Holyoke High School or Holyoke Catholic High School in honor of his brother John.
This scholarship was made possible by HCC alumnus Ted Hebert '71 and is open to a student in any health care or veterinary technician program.
Made possible by Victor E. Thomas, a longtime faculty member and registrar at HCC, this scholarship was designed for students majoring in mathematics, engineering, or science, and accepted at four-year institutions.
The Unity Club tirelessly raised funds for this scholarship in memory of beloved Unity Club member Ralph Johnson '05. This scholarship is designated for students with disabilities who have demonstrated a commitment to community service.
This scholarship is made possible by longtime college supporters Gary and Peg '58 and Gary Wendlandt. This scholarship is intended for a student with significant financial need.
This is the second scholarship that longtime college supporters Peg'58 and Gary Wendlandt have endowed. This scholarship is intended for a student enrolled in nursing, practical nursing or Foundations of Health program.
Catherine Lowry attended HCC in 1994 and now teaches at the Isenberg School of Management at UMass. This scholarship is intended for a student majoring in accounting.
Longtime supporter of HCC, Westfield Bank has endowed this scholarship giving preference to students from Westfield, West Springfield, Agawam, or Springfield.
Angela '54 and Joseph '54 Wright are two of HCC's most distinguished and dedicated alumni. In order to recognize the manner in which Holyoke Community College has enriched their lives, Angela and Joe were the first donors to establish an endowed scholarship. This award is intended for a woman enrolled in any Business Division curriculum.