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 and his father, Walter, the former owners of 80 Jarvis Restaurant in Holyoke. It is a tribute to a woman who believed that good food and good friends were the most important ingredients to a fulfilling life. They are pleased that this endowed fund in memory of Rosetta will assist a deserving HCC culinary student.
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.
Avanza is a yearlong support program and service for high school students and their families who may be considering college, but are overwhelmed by the admissions process. The program is a partnership and collaboration between local area colleges and the Holyoke and Chicopee Public School Systems.
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 the Barowsky family in memory of Mischa Barowsky, a lifelong Holyoke resident. Preference is given 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.
This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Berkshire Bank. It 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.
Professor Bridgman developed the current Business Administration program and made sure transferring students had a smooth transition to the four-year college of their choice. This scholarship gives preference to Hampshire County residents.
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 fund targets adult women who have interrupted their education and is designed to provide a bridge between a student's need and resources available from other sources. It was made possible by Kitty Broman, 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 memorial 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 her son Brian '85 and his 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 permanent endowment to provide scholarships for two young people from a recent high school graduating class, and accepted in any Business Division 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.
The LouEllen Dabbs Scholarship is designed for a student who is a single parent and interested in pursuing a career in business, banking, or finance.
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.
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, a collaborative project of HCC and the Community Education Project. 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 endowed several scholarships for students enrolled in the Arts and Science program and left a substantial bequest to endow this fund.
Deb Ferriter was an animal lover. She took in strays and loved them as her own. 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 Ferriter and his wife Peggy have long been involved with HCC. Attorney Ferriter has served as a college trustee and most recently 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 birthday and gives preference to a student studying engineering.
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 continuing his or her education.
Interested faculty and staff at Holyoke Community College led a drive to endow this scholarship.
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 father for making this scholarship fund possible.
The Goldberg Family Foundation has endowed a scholarship for a student with financial needs of unusual or extenuating circumstances.
The Judith Kramer Goldberg Scholarship is designed for a student who is accepted or enrolled in the Music program. This scholarship was made possible through the Israel and Matilda Goldberg Foundation.
An HCC graduate, successful businessman and past HCC Foundation board member Joseph Gosselin '68, and his wife Diane, endowed a memorial scholarship in honor of his father for a student with financial needs of unusual or extenuating circumstances.
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 full 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 curricula with preference to Chemistry or Engineering majors. The donors are interested in assisting a student who wishes 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 and the Hispanic Resources, Inc., in West Springfield, and is for a deserving 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 through the generosity of the Holyoke Housing Authority. They 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 Edward '78 and 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 enhanced 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 was made possible through revenue generated by the local Mutt and Jeff Golf Tournament. David Killeen was a well-known Springfield business leader. This scholarship gives preference to Springfield residents and those involved in athletics or in the community.
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. His advisor encouraged him to pursue making candles as a possible career, hence the very beginnings of Yankee Candle Company. This scholarship honors his son.
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 annually 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 endowed this scholarship in memory of Mrs. Gosselin's mother, Yvette Laporte. Mrs. Laporte, an avid cook, was well known for her culinary skills. This scholarship is for a Hospitality Management student, with preference given to those in the Culinary program.
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. Preference will be given to immediate family of current H.B. Smith employees and then graduates of Gateway Regional High School.
Sr. Bernice was 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.
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 '08 Lockwood 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 enrolled 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, then earned a bachelors and masters degree in Nursing, all while continuing to teach full time. 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 three full tuition scholarships for members of current graduating classes at an accredited high school and accepted in Arts and Science, Visual Arts, or Music.
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 a member 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.
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 is for a student majoring in Radiologic Technology who has completed a minimum of 9 credit hours in the program. Recipients must also have a QPA of 3.0 or better.
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 woman and those from underrepresented groups who are majoring in mathematics.
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.
The Franklin Morris O'Connell Scholarship 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 is named in honor of Charles Oglivie, 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 and is the current chair of the HCC Foundation. Sue Ellen has served for many years on the Foundation's scholarship committee. In honor of this commitment, her family endowed an enhanced 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 current HCC President Bill Messner and his wife Eleanor giving preference to nontraditional 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 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.
This scholarship will assist a Liberal Arts or Education major at HCC and was made possible through the generosity of Dr. Richard L. Provost '49 in memory of his sister Erma.
This scholarship was endowed by 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.
This scholarship was endowed by Dr. Richard Provost '49 for a student accepted or enrolled in any Education curricula. Preference given 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 Dr. Richard L. Provost '49 for a student interested in the field of health sciences who hopes to become a nurse practitioner or physician's assistant.
This scholarship was made possible by our very generous alumnus Dr. Richard L. Provost '49. He recognized his brothers with this scholarship that 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 Dr. Richard L. Provost '49, a retired professor of Education and Psychology, whose paintings and carvings have received awards in juried exhibitions.
The Putnams began the 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 targeted at graduates of the Springfield public or charter schools.
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Quagliato endowed this scholarship in their son's memory for a current graduate of East Longmeadow High School, with 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.
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 family who owned the land on which Holyoke Community College's beautiful 165-acre campus now resides, the Sheehans graciously endowed these scholarships for students with financial need.
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.
Named for a longtime Holyoke family, this scholarship 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 options).
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 3.7 or higher.
William Taupier served as Holyoke's mayor from 1968-1975. He went on to lead the city of Lowell. William 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.
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 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.