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Annual Scholarships

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Scholarship

Scholarships of varying amounts are awarded annually to students majoring in mechanical engineering who excel in scholarship and have made a significant contribution to the Mechanical Engineering program at the University. Additionally, their grades should warrant continuing in mechanical engineering. The students shall either be juniors or seniors at the start of the next semester. The scholarship is funded by contributions from the Western Massachusetts Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. .

Asadorian Family Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship is available to a College of Business student from Rhode Island based upon financial need. This scholarship is renewable for the student’s subsequent years at the University provided he/she continues to meet the scholarship criteria. This scholarship was generously established by Guy Asadorian. Guy is a 1986 graduate of Western New England, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance. A former member of the Golden Bears football and baseball teams, Guy Asadorian is a currently a Wealth Director at BNY Mellon Wealth Management. Previously, he was a Principal and Co-Founder of Tameracq Partners, Inc., a Providence, RI-based mergers and acquisitions firm that specializes in advising buyers and sellers of middle market companies. Guy and his wife Ann live in East Greenwich, RI. 

Aspen Square Management Annual Scholarship - College of Business

A merit scholarship is available to a student of the College of Business during the recipient’s senior year of study. In order to be eligible the recipient must have earned a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 through the fall semester of their junior year at Western New England University. If there are multiple qualified candidates, there is a secondary preference for a student from the greater Springfield, MA metropolitan area. This scholarship was generously established by Aspen Square Management to help encourage outstanding achievement in business studies. Aspen Square Management is a for profit real-estate investment and property management firm based in West Springfield, MA with a sixty year track record of success rehabbing and re-positioning distressed assets. Aspen Square Management founder and local philanthropist, Mr. Harold Grinspoon, supports entrepreneurship activity among all of the colleges in the Pioneer Valley through the HGCF Entrepreneurship Initiative. HGCF has also provided direct support to the University. As a condition of this scholarship, the recipient of the scholarship will also be awarded a paid summer internship at Aspen Square Management at one of the company’s rental communities in the continental U.S. outside of New England for the summer following the student’s junior year. By accepting the scholarship, the student is also accepting the internship opportunity.  Aspen Square Management will also provide housing at no cost to the student, a vehicle, and personal air travel costs during the internship. Preference will be given to students with and interest in real estate, who have a strong work ethic demonstrated by work throughout high school and college, and who are open to a career in the Greater Hartford/Springfield area after college. Desirable traits include a confident and outgoing personality as well as a competitive nature.

Aspen Square Management Annual Scholarship - College of Engineering

A merit scholarship is available to a student of the College of Engineering during the recipient’s senior year of study. In order to be eligible the recipient must have earned a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 through the fall semester of their junior year at Western New England University. If there are multiple qualified candidates, there is a secondary preference for a student from the greater Springfield, MA metropolitan area. This scholarship was generously established by Aspen Square Management to help encourage outstanding achievement in business studies. Aspen Square Management is a for profit real-estate investment and property management firm based in West Springfield, MA with a sixty year track record of success rehabbing and re-positioning distressed assets. Aspen Square Management founder and local philanthropist, Mr. Harold Grinspoon, supports entrepreneurship activity among all of the colleges in the Pioneer Valley through the HGCF Entrepreneurship Initiative. HGCF has also provided direct support to the University. As a condition of this scholarship, the recipient of the scholarship will also be awarded a paid summer internship at Aspen Square Management at one of the company’s rental communities in the continental U.S. outside of New England for the summer following the student’s junior year.  By accepting the scholarship, the student is also accepting the internship opportunity.  Aspen Square Management will also provide housing at no cost to the student, a vehicle, and personal air travel costs during the internship. Preference will be given to students with and interest in real estate, who have a strong work ethic demonstrated by work throughout high school and college, and who are open to a career in the Greater Hartford/Springfield area after college. Desirable traits include a confident and outgoing personality as well as a competitive nature.        

Bachmann Family Annual Scholarship

A scholarship is available to a student enrolled in either the College of Business or the College of Engineering, who has academic promise and played high school sports. The student must maintain a University cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. This scholarship is renewable, provided the recipient(s) continue to meet the able criteria. Lisa and Bruce Bachmann generously established this scholarship. Lisa is a 1983 and 1990 graduate of Western New England, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting and Master of Business Administration. Bruce is a 1983 and 1990 graduate of Western New England, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Master of Business Administration. A former member of the Golden Bears Basketball and Softball teams, Lisa Bachmann is the Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising and Operating Officer for Big Lots, Inc. based in Columbus, Ohio. Lisa is a member of the Woman's Athletic Council at Western New England. A former member of the Golden Bears Ice Hockey team, Bruce Bachmann is retired from Pacer Global Logistics where he was the Director of Process Engineering.

Mark Berthiaume and Betsey Thompson Scholarship

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a fulltime freshman with demonstrated financial need. If the student continues to meet the criteria, the scholarship is renewable and will provide financial aid support for the student's four years at the University. The scholarship was established through the generosity of Mark L. Berthiaume `78BSBA and his wife, Betsey Thompson.

George W. Crawford Black Bar Association Scholarship  

Two $1,500 scholarships are available to students at Western New England University School of Law who have overcome significant economic, linguistic, cultural or educational obstacles or who belong to an underrepresented socio- or economically diverse ethnicity group. In addition, there is a preference for a student that exhibits leadership in promoting diversity issues or who demonstrates substantial and distinctive multicultural contributions to the School of Law and legal profession. This scholarship was generously established by the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association, a volunteer state-wide organization of attorney, judges, and law students in the state of Connecticut.

Irl and Peg Brown Scholarship

A scholarship is available to a student with demonstrated financial need and academic merit who is enrolled in the College of Business. This scholarship was generously created by Irl O. '57BBA and Peg Brown.

Coach Richard Burns Memorial Bowling Scholarship

A $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a returning Sophomore or Junior with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. There is a preference for a member of the Western New England University Bowling Team to receive this award.  Should a member of the Bowling Team fail to qualify for this scholarship, then preference should go towards a student who is majoring in education.  Richard "Dick" Burns was associated with the Western New England College bowling program for 40 years, including 33 as head coach of the varsity team. He was co-founder of the Tri-State Bowling Conference.  Dick was a 1950 graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University, served on a numerous national collegiate bowling committees and was the sectional coordinator for seven seasons. He also was a member of the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association All-America selection committee. Dick was a professor of science and education and faculty member at Western New England College from 1958 until his retirement in 1995. He passed away on Feb. 9, 1999.  This scholarship was generously created by Coach Burns' friends and former bowlers in memory of his dedication to Western New England, its Bowling Team, and his players.  

Richard M. and Catherine Cassata Scholarship

A scholarship is available to student enrolled in the College of Business based on financial need. This scholarship was generously created by Richard and Catherine Cassata. Richard received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance from Western New England in 1980 and was a member of the Golden Bear Baseball team. Richard is currently a Managing Director at Assured Guaranty Corporation in New York. Richard and his wife, Catherine reside in New Jersey.

Chester J. Chambers Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded annually to students from Longmeadow or Springfield who have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is funded through a trust established in memory of Chester J. Chambers '23LLB, who served as a trustee of Western New England College from 1959-1969, and by his wife, Margaret E. Chambers.

Class Council Leadership Scholarship

A scholarship of a minimum of $1,000 is awarded annually to a returning senior who has a cumulative Western New England University GPA of at least 2.75. The student must have demonstrated outstanding leadership and have been involved in University student organizations for at least two years. The scholarship may be awarded to a student in a paid or unpaid leadership position who has consistently devoted time to co-curricular programs. This scholarship was established by the Class of 2012 Council and continues to be funded through funds raised from annual senior fundraising events such as Jail Bail.

Class of 1979 Law Review Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship is available to a law student based upon a combination of demonstrated financial need and academic merit.  This scholarship was generously created by Jack S. White.  Jack received his law degree from Western New England in 1979.  He currently is a shareholder and managing director at the law firm Welts, White and Fontaine in Nashua, NH.

Coca-Cola Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded annually to an outstanding male/female student as determined by Western New England.  Award criteria and selection will be determined by Western New England University.

College of Business Board of Advisors Scholarship

A $2,500 scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the College of Business. In order to qualify for this scholarship, a recipient must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. The scholarship will be initially awarded to a freshman and may be renewed for subsequent years provided the student continues to meet the criteria of the fund. This scholarship was generously created by the Board of Advisors to Western New England University's College of Business.

College of Pharmacy Deans' Scholarship

Annually a $1,250 scholarship is awarded to the highest rated incoming student in the Professional Pharmacy program (as determined by the College of Pharmacy’s Admissions Committee) who demonstrates achievement and commitment to the College of Pharmacy’s mission, vision, and values during the first semester of the Professional Program.  This merit based scholarship was generously established by the Deans of the College of Pharmacy: Dean Evan Robinson, Associate Dean Beth Welch, Assistant Dean Kim Tanzer, Assistant Dean Joshua Spooner and Assistant Dean Matthew Dintzner.

Bruce D. Corl Memorial Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in the College of Business who has demonstrated financial need. This scholarship was created by Alex M. Corl '84BSBA in honor of his brother Bruce D. Corl, who passed away at the age of 45 after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

CVS Health Foundation Pharmacy Scholarship

Scholarships are available based on academic merit to students enrolled in the professional pharmacy program. Recipients should be students who are interested in a career within a community pharmacy practice. This scholarship was generously created by CVS Caremark  through their charitable arm of CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, Inc. (now known as CVS Health Foundation). The CVS Health Foundation’s mission is to give back to the communities in which the live by helping people on their path to better health through community engagement and support. Through this scholarship they are helping to educate the next generation of community pharmacists.  

The Richard and Judith DiRuzza Annual Scholarship     

An annual scholarship is awarded to a student entering the Junior year who has exhibited leadership abilities through participation in co-curricular activities at Western New England University and who has financial need.  This scholarship was created by friends and colleagues to honor Dr. Richard M. DiRuzza on the occasion of his retirement after 18 years of service at Western New England College, first as Dean of Students (1991-2001) and then eight years as Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students (2001-2009).

Robert W. and Marilyn P. Dobek Pharmacy Scholarship

Four $1,000 annual scholarships are available to students enrolled in the professional pharmacy program with demonstrated financial need. The recipients must be in good academic standing and hold a minimum grade point average of a 3.0.  Preference is given to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree program prior to matriculating in the College of Pharmacy.  This scholarship was generously created by Western New England University Trustee, Robert W. Dobek and his wife Marilyn.

Financial Partners, Inc. Excellence in Computer Science Scholarship

A merit-based scholarship is available to a full-time undergraduate who has completed their junior year of study and will be entering their senior and final year of study at the start of the academic year in which the award will be received.  The recipient of this scholarship must be majoring in either Computer Science or Information Technology and must hold and maintain a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  This scholarship was generously established by Financial Partners, Inc. (FPI) in order to help motivate bright and ambitious students to continue to excel in the field of Computer Science.  Established in 1995, Financial Partners, Inc. (FPI) is a seasoned technology company that provides high quality, leading edge, fully-integrated business and technology solutions to agribusinesses from coast to coast. As a dedicated service corporation and market leader, FPI has achieved success through a strong customer focus, treating all relationships as partnerships, and delivering superior quality products and services through continuous innovation, leadership and training.  FPI is proud to help enhance the learning experience for Western New England University students while also helping to prepare their future workforce. This scholarship has a silent internal tiebreaker preference.  In a situation where there are more than one student who qualifies for the above scholarship and the top recipients are equal in all criterion based qualities, there is a preference for the scholarship to be awarded to a female recipient if applicable. – This additional preference is not to be notated on any advertising for the award or made available in any copies of the description given to student recipients. 

Arthur R. and Nancy B. Finkelstein Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship is available to a law student starting in his or her second year based upon demonstrated financial need.  Provided the recipient continues to meet the criteria and remains in good standing this scholarship is renewable for the student’s subsequent years at the School of Law.  This scholarship was generously created by Arthur R. and Nancy B. Finkelstein.  Arthur received his juris doctorate from the School of Law in 1980.  He is currently a solo practitioner in Newton, MA, focusing his practice in the areas of trusts and estates.

Laura Fredericks Law Scholarship

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an entering first-year or transfer student who is from any of the United States or its territories, other than Massachusetts or Connecticut. The recipient can be attending the School of Law either full time or part time. The scholarship is renewable provided the recipient remains in good academic standing with a cumulative School of Law GPA of 2.0 or better. The scholarship was established through the generosity of Laura Fredricks, an almunae of the School of Law Class of 1983.

Fund for Western New England Annual Scholarship

Annually awards are made to students enrolled in any program within the University who have demonstrated financial aid.

Byrnes Guillaume Scholarship

A scholarship is available to a law student with an achieved academic average of a B or higher.  There is a preference for a student who is either a member of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) or who actively participates in BLSA sponsored activities. This scholarship is renewable provided the recipient continues to meet the minimum criteria. This scholarship was generously created by Byrnes Guillaume. Byrnes received his juris doctorate from Western New England University School of Law in 2006.  He is a solo practitioner with a growing practice in West Palm Beach, FL.

Rabbi Jerome S. Gurland Scholarship

A scholarship is available to either an undergraduate or a law student in good standing with financial need.  There is a preference for a student who is involved in spiritual life activities on campus and/or who exhibits qualities that reflect the promotion of religious harmony and tolerance at the University.  Rabbi Gurland served as an integral part of the Western New England community for over 30 years, retiring in 2012 as the Cultural Liaison Coordinator and as an adjunct faculty member of the cultures department.  His contributions to the campus and our students are numerous, including being a promoter of religious tolerance.  Rabbi Gurland is a William Pynchon Award recipient. He has also been honored by numerous other community service organizations, including the National Conference for Community and Justice for his commitment to civic understanding and cooperation among people of different races, religions and cultures.  Recognized as a guiding light on interfaith issues, Rabbi Gurland’s influence and legacy is continued through this fund by encouraging mutual respect and understanding within the campus community.

Norman and Minna Halperin Scholarship

A scholarship is available to a student enrolled in the professional pharmacy program with demonstrated financial need.  The recipient must be in good academic standing, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, have an interest in community pharmacy and have a demonstrated care and concern for fellow students.  Should there be more than one student that meets the above criteria, there are secondary preferences for a student who has worked or trained, prior to enrollment, in a retail pharmacy and who is from one of the western Massachusetts counties of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, or Berkshire.  This scholarship was generously created by the family and friends of Norman and Minna Halperin.  Norman and Minna Halperin were the owners of Norman's Pharmacy in Springfield, MA for over 30 years.  For many years, they have also been dedicated community and pharmacy association volunteers and avid collectors of pharmacy memorabilia from around the world.

Omojola Hebron Scholarship

A scholarship is available to an undergraduate student based upon financial need.  In order to receive this scholarship, the recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.7 and is renewable provided the recipient continues to meet the minimum criteria. This scholarship was generously created by Omojola Hebron.  Omojola received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Western New England University in 2006.  She is currently a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley and resides in Washington, DC.

Cheryl Ives and Peter L. Smith 3 plus 3 Law Program Scholarship 

This scholarship of $1,500 is awarded to a first-year student in the Western New England University School of Law who enrolled through the University?s 3+3 Law program and who has demonstrated financial need and the highest cumulative Western New England University GPA of all first-year law students enrolled through the 3+3 Law program. The scholarship is renewable for the returning student's second and third years of their education at the School of Law provided they maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Should the returning student not meet the criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to an eligible first-year law student. Should no students meet the criteria in a given year, the scholarship will be held and awarded to the next eligible first-year law student. In no case will more than $1,500 be awarded in a given year. This scholarship is funded through the generosity of Cheryl Ives Smith and Peter L. Smith, both members of the School of Law Class of 1983. Cheryl has served as the University's legal counsel and special assistant to the president since September 2000.

Thomas K. Kamp Memorial Scholarship     

A scholarship of one-half tuition is awarded annually to a senior in the College of Business. Preference is given to a veteran or the son or daughter of a veteran. The scholarship was established in memory of Thomas Keith Kamp '68BSBA, who was killed in action in Vietnam on November 17, 1969.

Johanna A. Kolodziejski Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship is available to an entering freshman with financial need who is studying either psychology or neuroscience.  There is a preference for a female student who has demonstrated strong academic success in high school despite enduring economic and/or other challenging life circumstances.   This scholarship has been created by Professor of Psychology, Dennis J. Kolodziejski, in memory of his daughter, Dr. Johanna Adeline Kolodziejski, who lost her courageous battle with cancer in 2009 at the age of 32.  Hanna grew up on the Western New England campus, engaging in scientific research while attending Longmeadow High School, and continued her studies by earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Brown University.  Following her undergraduate studies she spent a year of service with AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps program.  Despite a constant battle against cancer, she earned her Ph.D in Biology from Indiana University in 2007.  Following her studies, she began working as a professor at Keene State College in New Hampshire.  Always one to help others, Hanna overcame the adversity in her life by advocating for the success of others, focusing on numerous community initiatives.  Despite her short time in this world, her wonder, energy, optimism, and appreciation for the value of scientific education and social justice will never be lost.  Through this scholarship, her father hopes to inspire and recognize the same curiosity and spirit towards science and community activism in other young people who have already begun to make a difference.

Agnes M. Lindsay Trust Scholarship

Scholarship grants are awarded to students with demonstrated financial need from rural New England communities in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, or Massachusetts. This scholarship opportunity is made possible through contributions from The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust.

Anthony Lucki Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in any of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering or the School of Law at the University, fulltime or part-time, who has demonstrated financial need and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. It is renewable provided the recipient continues to meet the criteria.

William F. McMyne Scholarship

A $2,500 scholarship is awarded to an enrolling or existing part-time evening law student based on financial need. For an award to any currently enrolled student, their letter grade should be a B or higher or a GPA of 3.0 or higher. This scholarship was generously created by Michael McMyne is memory of his father. Michael received his law degree from the School of Law in 1990. Learn more about William McMyne, the man this scholarship honors, at www.billmcmyne.com.

Kristin Murphy Annual Scholarship

A scholarship is available to a full-time freshman in the College of Engineering whose high school GPA is a 3.0 or higher.  This scholarship is renewable for the student’s subsequent undergraduate years at the University provided the student maintains a 3.0 or higher GPA throughout their time at Western New England.  This scholarship was generously established by University Trustee, Kristin Murphy, who received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Western New England in 1993. 

National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships are available to students enrolled in the professional pharmacy program.  There is a preference for students who are interested in pursuing a career in community pharmacy.  This scholarship is generously sponsored by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation.  The NACDS Foundation Pharmacy Partners Scholarship Program is generously supported by many benefactors, consisting of NACDS Chain Pharmacy Companies and Associate Member benefactors.  This scholarship acts as a reflection of their continued commitment to pharmacy education and to strengthen the role of community pharmacy in enhancing patient care.

Wah Sing and Christine Ng Annual Scholarship

A $1,000 annual scholarship is available beginning in the freshman year to a student enrolled in the College of Engineering with demonstrated financial need. The recipient must be majoring in Electrical Engineering. This scholarship is renewable for the duration of the recipient's time at the University provided the student continues to meet the criteria. This scholarship was generously created by Western New England University Trustee, Wah Sing Ng and his wife Christine. Wah Sing Ng received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1968 and a Master of Business Administration in 1975, both from Western New England University. He is currently the president of NG Planning, LLC. Wah Sing and his wife Christine live in New Jersey.

Rite Aid Pharmacy Scholarship

Scholarships are available to students enrolled in the Professional Pharmacy program who have financial need.  This scholarship fund was generously established by Rite-Aid Pharmacy.

Jeffrey Sagalyn Law Scholarship

A scholarship is available to a law student based upon a combination of academic merit and financial need.  This scholarship is renewable for the student’s subsequent years at the University provided the student continues to qualify for the scholarship by maintaining good academic progress. This scholarship was generously established by Jeffrey B. Sagalyn, who received his juris doctorate from Western New England University School of Law in 1976.  Jeff is currently a solo practitioner in Chicopee, MA and together with his wife, Christine, resides in Wilbraham, MA.

The Salad Family Annual Scholarship

A Scholarship is available to a student or students at Western New England University, with a preference for a student(s) in the School of Law showing academic promise and financial need. However, the scholarship may be awarded to any undergraduate student(s) showing academic promise and need. This scholarship is renewable for the student's subsequent years at the University provided the student continues to qualify for the scholarship by maintaining good academic progress. This scholarship was generously established by Trustee Robert E. Salad, who received his juris doctorate from Western New England University School of law in 1983. Robert is a partner and President at Cooper Levenson Law Firm in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where is son, Michael Salad '12LLM, is an Associate Attorney. Robert resides with his wide Phyllis in Linwood, New Jersey.

Sigma Beta Tau Scholarship

A scholarship of varying amounts is awarded annually by the Sigma Beta Tau Honor Society to the student who has received the highest GPA in a regular sophomore engineering program. The student must be enrolled as a junior in an engineering curriculum at the time of the award.

The Frank J. Skrzyniarz, RPh Scholarship

A merit-based scholarship is available to a professional pharmacy program student who is interested in pursuing a career in hospital pharmacy.  The recipient of this scholarship must maintain a minimum 3.0 overall GPA. This scholarship was generously established by the Hospital Pharmacists of Western Massachusetts, in honor of former association president, Frank J. Skrzyniarz, RPh.

Smith & Wesson Merit Scholarship

A merit scholarship is available to a mechanical engineering major during the recipient’s sophomore year of study.  In order to be eligible the recipient must have earned a minimum overall GPA of 3.6 in their first year courses at Western New England University.  If there are multiple qualified candidates, there is a secondary preference for a student from the greater Springfield, MA metropolitan area. This scholarship was generously established by Smith & Wesson to help encourage outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering studies.  Founded in Springfield, MA in 1852, Smith & Wesson is a US-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products, and training to the global military, law enforcement, and consumer markets.  For over thirty years, Smith & Wesson has partnered with Western New England University to provide internships, senior project support, and collaboration opportunities with faculty, students, and alumni. As a condition of this scholarship, the recipient of the scholarship will also be awarded a paid summer internship at Smith & Wesson, in Springfield, MA for the summer following the student’s sophomore year.  By accepting the scholarship, the student is also accepting the internship opportunity.  This opportunity is subject to change in hours and the hourly rate is to be commensurate with similar internship opportunities.  

Stone Family Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship is available to an undergraduate student beginning in their freshman year based upon financial need.  This scholarship is renewable for the student's subsequent years at the University provided the student continues to have financial need.  This scholarship was generously created by Peter B. Stone.  Peter currently is the President and founder of P.B. Stone Associate, Inc., which provides merger and acquisition advisory services for privately held businesses.  He resides in Naples, Florida.

Philip W. Suomu Scholarship

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a full-time freshman with demonstrated financial need who is enrolled in the College of Business. If the student continues to meet the criteria, the scholarship is renewable and will provide financial aid support for the student's four years at the University. The scholarship was established through the generosity of Philip W. Suomu '83MBA.

Mary C. Swords Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship is available to a returning law student who has studied or is currently studying through the School of Law a course that addresses issues related to Environmental Law. The scholarship was established by family and friends in memory of Mary C. Swords, a 1976 graduate of Western New England University School of Law. Mary was a tremendous contributor to her community, having served for over 30 years on the East Longmeadow Conservation Commission. Mary was responsible for helping the town acquire, primarily by donation, nearly 200 acres of land and open space during her tenure as Chairperson of the Conservation Commission.

The Gary F. Thomas Law Scholarship

A scholarship is available to a returning law student based on financial need.  This scholarship was generously created by Gary F. Thomas, who received his law degree from the School of Law in 1976. Gary is president of The Wealth Technology Group based in Westfield, MA. The Wealth Technology Group provides wealth advisory, asset management, asset protection, and tax and retirement services to individuals, and businesses.

Roger W. Wade Annual Scholarship

A scholarship is available to a second-year law student who during his or her first-year best exemplified academic merit beyond expectations.  This scholarship is renewable for the student’s subsequent years provided the student continues to maintain high academic progress.  This scholarship was generously established by Roger W. Wade, a 1982 alumnus of the School of Law.  Roger is a principal and founding partner of G.W. and Wade, Inc.  G.W. and Wade serves successful entrepreneurs, professionals, and their families, providing extensive expertise in tax planning, investment management, retirement, and estate planning.

Walgreens Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Award

Annually an award is made to a student enrolled in the professional pharmacy program who has demonstrated a strong commitment to raising awareness in diversity or playing an active role in educating others about cultural competency and diversity related matters impacting the pharmacy profession. The award recipient will be a student who embraces diversity and promotes diversity and inclusion initiatives on campus. This award was generously created by Walgreens Pharmacy. For many years, Walgreens has shown a strong commitment to supporting programs and initiatives which foster diversity and inclusion within the pharmacy profession and the communities they serve.

Walgreens Diversity Scholarship

Annual awards are made to one or more student(s) of an underrepresented socio- or economically diverse ethnicity group enrolled in the  professional pharmacy program who have demonstrated a strong interest in community pharmacy. This scholarship was generously created by Walgreens Pharmacy. For many years, Walgreens has shown a strong commitment to supporting programs and initiatives which foster diversity and inclusion within the pharmacy profession and the communities they serve.

Henry S. Ziomek, Sr. Scholarship

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a full-time student beginning in their freshman year who resides in the towns of Granby or South Hadley, Massachusetts. In addition, the student must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.  There is a preference for a student who also participated in athletics while in high school.  If the student continues to meet the criteria, the scholarship is renewable and will provide financial support for the student's four years at the University. The scholarship was established through the generosity of the Ziomek Family in memory of Henry S. Ziomek, Sr., who was a strong advocate of the importance of athletic participation and educational pursuit within the towns of Granby and South Hadley.