Donor Sponsored Named Scholarships and Awards


Western New England University has a long history of making transformative educational experiences accessible to individuals with academic potential who also have financial need.  Today, more than 70 percent of full-time undergraduates require financial aid each year.  Many of our generous donors recognize the importance of providing opportunities to new generations of students by creating named scholarships at Western New England University. 

The following is a list of Endowed and Annual Scholarships, along with their descriptions, available to full and part-time undergraduate students at Western New England University.  For scholarships available to law students please click here.

Though the number of scholarships has grown dramatically over the years, student need still outpaces the University’s ability to provide financial assistance to all students. If you are interested in contributing to an existing named scholarship fund, we encourage you to specifically designate the name of the scholarship when making your gift.  If you would like to make a contribution now, please click here to give online.  If you are interested in creating a new named scholarship, please contact our office for further information.

These scholarships/grants are need based unless stated otherwise.  Students are automatically considered for these awards during the financial aid application process.  Unless noted, there is no need to separately apply for individual scholarships on this webpage.  Students who have questions about specific scholarships should e-mail the Financial Aid Office at finaid@wne.edu.

Named Scholarships and Special Awards Available to Full-Time & Part-Time Undergraduate Students

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George I. Alden Endowed Scholarship  Scholarships are awarded annually from a fund established by the trustees of The George I. Alden Trust in Worcester, MA, and by alumni and friends of the University. Funds are awarded to full-time undergraduate students and to graduate or professional students who have a demonstrated financial need.

Alumni Association Golf Tournament Endowed Scholarship  This scholarship is awarded to a junior who is a returning student and who has a cumulative Western New England University GPA of at least 3.0. The student must have demonstrated financial need and have been involved in University student organizations or community service programs. Preference is given to students who graduated from a high school in Massachusetts or Connecticut. The scholarship is renewable for the student’s senior year provided they continue to maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 and meet the other scholarship criteria. This endowed scholarship was established by the Western New England University Alumni Association through funds raised from its annual golf tournament. The tournament is one of the longest standing traditions in the Alumni Association’s history, and scholarship recipients are encouraged to attend the event each year that they receive the scholarship.

Alumni Endowed Scholarship  Scholarship awards are made annually by the Alumni Association to a full-time student from each of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Engineering. Two awards are also made to part-time students. The University selects the recipients on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated financial need.

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.

Edward L. & Robert L. Anastasi Endowed Scholarship  A scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student in the College of Business, majoring in Management. The recipient must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is awarded starting in the freshman year and can be renewed for the student’s subsequent undergraduate years at the University provided he or she maintains a GPA of at least 3.0 and continues to have financial need. Edward L. “Ted” Anastasi received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Management from Western New England University in 1989. Ted is currently a Vice President with Fidelity Investments. Robert L. Anastasi received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Management from Western New England University in 1985. Rob is currently a Vice President with Anastasi Masonry & Construction, Inc. This endowed scholarship was created though the generosity of Ted Anastasi ‘89BSBA.

Dr. Emma Wilder Anderson Endowed Scholarship  This scholarship of not less than $1,000 was established through gifts to an endowment fund by friends, family, and admirers in honor of Dr. Emma Wilder Anderson (1903-1998), distinguished civic leader, internationalist, and devoted friend of Western New England. In recognition of her accomplishments, of her contributions to society and to the local Springfield community, and of the spirit of hope she embodied, Dr. Anderson was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by Western New England University on May 16, 1998. This merit scholarship is awarded to a returning full-time student, U.S. citizen or international, with a GPA of at least 3.0 in the first semester of the first year, with a record of community service and volunteerism while at the University or prior to studying at the University, and with a commitment to engage in service on or off campus while a student at the University. The scholarship is renewable upon demonstration of meeting the established criteria for the scholarship.

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 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.

Banknorth Endowed Scholarship  This scholarship is available to a full-time undergraduate student who is a resident of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, or New York. The recipient must have demonstrated financial need. This endowed scholarship fund was created through the generosity of the Banknorth Charitable Foundation.

Henry J. Bazan Endowed Scholarship  A scholarship fund has been established by the Management Association and alumni in honor of Professor Henry J. Bazan, a faculty member from 1963 to 2000. A scholarship is awarded to a student in the College of Business. Preference is given to students who are involved in a leadership position in a student organization or are enrolled in ROTC.

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.

Frank Stanley Beveridge Endowed Scholarship  This scholarship is awarded to students from the Massachusetts counties of Hampden or Hampshire who have demonstrated financial need. The endowed scholarship is made possible by a contribution from The Frank Stanley Beveridge Foundation, Inc., a private family foundation directed by the family and descendants of the late Frank Stanley Beveridge, founder of Stanley Home Products, Inc. Through the years, the Foundation has been a generous supporter of Western New England University. Joseph Beveridge Palmer, a director of the Foundation, is a 1967 graduate of Western New England University.

Henry D. Blake Endowed Memorial Scholarship  This scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Business who has demonstrated financial need. This fund was established by Henry D. Blake’s wife, Rose Breslin Blake, in honor of his outstanding accomplishments in the educational field.

Susan Squire Bousquet Endowed Memorial Scholarship  A scholarship is awarded annually to a student in Continuing Education with demonstrated financial need. Susan was a student at the Western New England when she passed away in 1988. Her family and friends established this scholarship in her memory.

Julie K. Boyce Endowed Memorial Scholarship  Scholarships of varying amounts up to one-half tuition cost are awarded annually to undergraduate students who have demonstrated financial need and academic promise. Preference is given to students majoring in English. This fund was established by Mr.  and Mrs. Terry S. Boyce in memory of their daughter, Julie K. Boyce, a member of the Class of 1990. Miss Boyce passed away during the final semester of her senior year. While a student at the Western New England, Julie was active with many groups and served as Editor-in-Chief of The Cupola as well as on the staffs of The Westerner and the Review of Arts and Literature.

Hayden S. and Catherine L. Bradley Endowed Memorial Scholarship  Two scholarships of not less than $1,250 each are awarded per year to full- or part-time students who have attained sophomore standing prior to the beginning of the fall semester. Recipients must have demonstrated financial need, have a Western New England University cumulative GPA of 2.7 or better, and be from western Massachusetts, with preference for graduates of East Longmeadow High School. Transfer students are not eligible to receive the scholarship. The scholarship will be renewed for the student’s junior and senior years provided they continue to meet the award criteria. The scholarship is given to two students, one majoring in Finance, and one majoring in either Social Work or Biomedical Engineering. Should recipients subsequently change their academic majors, they will still be eligible to receive the scholarship. This endowed scholarship was created through the generosity of Hayden L. Bradley in memory of his parents. Mr. Bradley earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, graduating with the Class of 1964, and had a distinguished career at General Electric in Pittsfield, MA. He was an active volunteer for the Alumni Association, including serving on the Alumni Association Executive Committee from 1999-2004.

Brennan Family Endowed Scholarship  This scholarship is awarded to a full- or part-time freshman in the College of Engineering whose high school GPA is a 3.0 or higher and has demonstrated financial need. The scholarship can be renewed for the student’s subsequent undergraduate years at the University provided he or she maintains a GPA of at least 3.0 from the previous academic year and continues to have financial need. This endowed scholarship was created though the generosity of John J. Brennan, who earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1971.

Frederick N. and Maria E. Bromage Endowed Memorial Scholarship  Scholarships of varying amounts are awarded to full-time undergraduate students based on financial need from a fund established by the late Frederick '34/G'61 and Maria Bromage.

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.

John J. Brown Endowed Memorial Scholarship  This scholarship is awarded to students majoring in Mechanical Engineering beginning in their junior year. Recipients must have a Western New England University cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher, be members of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is renewable for students’ senior year provided they continue to meet the award criteria. This endowed scholarship was created through a bequest by Mae E. Brown to honor the memory of her son, John J. Brown. Mr. Brown was a graduate of the Class of 1964 who earned the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He passed away November 1, 1996. Mrs. Brown passed away April 13, 2004.

BTP Systems Endowed Scholarship  A merit scholarship is available to an engineering student in his or her junior or senior year. The student must have a minimum major and overall GPA which if continued would qualify the student to graduate with Magna Cum Laude honors and must maintain this academic threshold in order to maintain this award in subsequent semesters. There is a strong preference for an Electrical Engineering major focusing their studies in the area of RF/Microwave Engineering and who is currently pursuing a program of study consistent with the College of Engineering’s recommended RF/Microwave Engineering Sequence of courses. In any year, where there is more than one qualified candidate for this scholarship, there is a tiebreaker preference for a student who lives within a fifty mile radius of Ludlow, MA. Philip C. and Jill Beaudry have generously created this scholarship in order to help increase awareness in the career field of RF/Microwave Engineering. In establishing this award, Philip and Jill Beaudry hope to encourage bright young engineers to pursue studies within this growing area of expertise and to in turn expand the number of local engineering professionals with an expertise within the RF specialty. BTP Systems, LLC was founded in Ludlow, MA in October 2003, by President Philip C. Beaudry. Since its inception, BTP Systems has been committed to providing its customers with a team of professionals with the right attitude, experience, and strong desire to excel. Its team is fully focused on the success of its customers, always striving to exceed expectations.

Janet Johnson Bullard Scholarship  A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a full-time 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. This scholarship was established through the generosity of Janet Johnson Bullard ’69BBA.

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 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 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.   

Evelyn Burton Endowed Scholarship Fund  Scholarships of varying amounts are awarded based on demonstrated financial need to students who are single parents. This scholarship is provided from a fund established by University Trustee Thomas R. Burton ’70BSBA in memory of his mother, Evelyn.

Kathleen and Thomas Burton Endowed Scholarship  Scholarship awards in varying amounts are available to students from Massachusetts and Connecticut. Recipients may be enrolled in any program within the University and must have a demonstrated financial need.   This scholarship is provided from a fund established by University Trustee, Thomas R. Burton ’70BSBA and his wife Kathleen. 

William F. Campanella Endowed Memorial Scholarship  A scholarship is available to a full-time undergraduate student beginning in his or her sophomore year who has demonstrated leadership skills or community service involvement through participation in a Western New England campus organization and/or involvement in one or more of the fine arts, through the study of the arts or through the practice of the arts. The student must have financial need and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to minority students and to students who graduated from a high school in Springfield, MA. This scholarship was established by family, friends, and colleagues of Bill Campanella, who passed away unexpectedly on April 26, 2003. Bill’s passion for and devotion to community service was demonstrated by his involvement with the Western New England University campus as well as through his volunteer work with a wide array of community organizations in the greater Springfield area. Bill touched many lives through his excellent abilities as a listener, the guidance he offered, and through the quiet leadership he exhibited in pursuit of a goal. He served Western New England as admissions counselor, then alumni program director, and finally as associate director of alumni relations.

Dr. Anthony S. Caprio Endowed Minority Merit Scholarship  Merit scholarships of varying amounts will be awarded to a minority student or students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement through performance in high school or college. When financial need is a factor, this scholarship shall be in addition to any amount the student might otherwise receive. This award is renewed each year provided the student attains a Dean’s List standing at Western New England University. This scholarship has been established through a gift by President Anthony S. Caprio.

Esther and Salvatore Caprio Endowed Scholarship  This merit scholarship was funded by a gift to the endowment fund of the University by Esther and Salvatore Caprio, friends of the University and parents of the University’s fifth president. A scholarship of not less than $500 will be awarded to a student who at the time of application is a resident of Rhode Island, is beginning full-time study at Western New England University either as a first year or transfer student, and who has demonstrated superior academic achievement in high school or college. It is renewable when the student continues full-time study at the University and maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. The scholarship will be in addition to whatever gift award has been made by the University, based on either merit or need. When the Rhode Island student has initially been awarded a strictly merit based scholarship by the University, this scholarship will be added to the award at that time, thereby augmenting the award. When a scholarship has been awarded based on demonstrated need, this merit scholarship will replace a portion of the loan component in the financial aid award.

Carman Family Charitable Foundation Endowed Scholarship  This scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need. The scholarship was established through the generosity of Leon J. Carman, a graduate of the Western New England University School of Law, Class of 1941, and recipient of the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters in 1998 from Western New England; Mr. Carman’s son Barry I. Carman is also a graduate of the School of Law, Class of 1993; and his son Tracy E. Carman is an alumnus of the College of Business, having earned the MBA in 1990. The members of the Carman family have been longtime generous supporters of Western New England, donating and helping raise funds annually for the institution and its School of Law.

Sandra and Robert Carnevale Endowed Scholarship  A scholarship is awarded to a student in the College of Business based on demonstrated financial need and demonstrated academic ability. Preference is given to students who have an entrepreneurial drive, exhibited leadership skills, and have overcome adversity. The scholarship is provided by a fund established by University trustee Robert Carnevale ’68BSBA and his wife, Sandra.

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.

Norman J. and Doris S. Cartmill Endowed Scholarship  This is a merit scholarship for a returning part-time student majoring in business who has completed 30 credits. It was funded by a gift from Western New England University Trustee Emeritus Norman J. Cartmill '50BBA/'61MBA/'01Bacc(hon) and his wife, Doris.

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 from 1959-1969, and by his wife, Margaret E. Chambers.

Leon D. Chapin Endowed Scholarship  A scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student majoring in accounting and beginning the senior year. The student must have a GPA that, if continued, would qualify to graduate summa or magna cum laude. This scholarship is from a fund established in honor of Leon D. Chapin, who served as chief fiscal officer at Western New England from 1945 to 1979 and was executive vice president of the institution at the time of his retirement in August 1979.

The Chessey Family Endowed Scholarship  This scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student majoring in Accounting and/or Finance. This endowed scholarship was created through the generosity of Sandra and Joseph J. Chessey, Jr. Sandy graduated with her Bachelor's degree from Western New England in 1985, and earned her Master's Degree in Business Administration from Western New England in 1990. She served the institution as Controller from 1998 until 2003, and as Assistant Vice President for Finance and Administration from 2003 until 2011.

Professor Ralph Chimelis and Mrs. Florence B. Chimelis Endowed Scholarship  Scholarships are awarded to students of Western New England University who have demonstrated financial need. This endowed scholarship was established through a generous bequest by Florence B. Chimelis in honor of her husband, Professor Ralph Chimelis. Professor Chimelis was the first Spanish teacher at Western New England, serving from 1970 until his retirement in 1983.

Arthur and Barbara Clarke Endowed Scholarship  Funds are available to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need. The late Arthur Clarke was a longtime friend, benefactor, and trustee of Western New England.

Robert W. & Holly S. Clarke Endowed Scholarship  A scholarship is awarded to a full- or part-time undergraduate student who has demonstrated financial need, maintains a GPA of 3.0 or better, and is enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences. This scholarship was established through the generosity of University Trustee Robert W. Clarke and his wife, Holly S. Clarke.

Class Council Leadership Scholarship  A scholarship of a minimum of $1000 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 1986 Endowed Scholarship  This scholarship is awarded to full- or part-time freshmen in the College of Engineering who have demonstrated financial need and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or better.  Preference is given to students from greater Springfield.  The scholarship is renewable provided the students continue to meet the criteria and maintain a cumulative college GPA of 3.0, but the scholarship can be awarded to a student for a maximum of five years.  This endowed scholarship was initiated through the generosity of alumnus Albert L. Plante, who earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1986 and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1990.

Steven E. Cocchi Endowed Memorial Scholarship  Scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate students, with preference given to junior and senior undergraduate College of Business students from the greater Springfield area. The fund was created by the parents of Steven Cocchi in his memory after he passed away while a student at Western New England University.

Mark A. Coffey Endowed Memorial Scholarship  This scholarship is awarded to an accounting major with preference given to transfer students. The recipient must have demonstrated financial need and a 3.0 cumulative GPA. For an entering freshman, the GPA requirement is based on the four years of the student’s high school education; for an entering transfer student, it is based on the cumulative GPA at their prior institution; for a returning Western New England University student, it is based on the cumulative GPA for their entire university education. The scholarship was established by family, friends, colleagues, and students of Mark A. Coffey, professor of accounting, who taught at Western New England for 28 years. Professor Coffey served as chair of the Department of Accounting and Finance for two years and collaborated in the development of the Master of Science in Accounting degree program. He was the faculty advisor for the Student Accounting Association. Through the founding of the Student Accounting Association’s annual golf tournament, he helped initiate a means of networking among accounting professionals, accounting firms, and accounting students. Professor Coffey was very active in Western New England’s Faculty Senate, the Stageless Players, and the intramural sports program. He passed away June 6, 2002.

Frances and Norman Cohen Endowed Scholars Program  The Frances and Norman Cohen Endowed Scholars Program is a prestigious program which provides several outstanding College of Business students with not only a merit scholarship but also an opportunity to act as a College of Business ambassador. As a College of Business ambassador, Cohen Scholars will be offered the opportunity to attend special events and informal gatherings with faculty, alumni, and distinguished business leaders. Such programs will offer these outstanding individuals the opportunity to network with business entrepreneurs and executives. The Frances and Norman Cohen Endowed Scholars Program is funded through a generous bequest from the estate of Frances Cohen in memory of her husband, Norman Cohen ’34BBA. The Cohens founded and built Norco Appliance Distributors into the largest wholesale appliance business in Western Massachusetts before selling the company to Lechmere, Inc. in the early 1980’s. Both Frances and Norman were active philanthropists and regularly supported numerous community organizations. Through their generosity, generations of new business learners will be afforded the exemplary opportunity to not only be mentored but also to act as leaders within the campus community. Application is required and can be obtained from the College of Business.

College of Arts and Sciences Annual Financial Grant  Annually an award is made to a student enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences with demonstrated financial need. 

College of Arts and Sciences Endowed Scholarship  Funded by the Endowment for Student Financial Aid for the College of Arts and Sciences, this annual scholarship is awarded to undergraduate, upper-class, full-time students in the College of Arts and Sciences with demonstrated financial need and minimum cumulative GPAs of at least 3.0. Contributions from alumni, staff, and friends of the University fund this endowed scholarship

College of Business Annual Financial Aid Grant  Annually an award is made to a student enrolled in the College of Business with demonstrated financial aid.

College of Business Endowed Scholarship   Funded by the Endowment for Student Financial Aid for the College of Business, this annual scholarship is awarded to undergraduate, upper-class, full-time students in the College of Business with demonstrated financial need and minimum cumulative GPAs of at least 3.0. Contributions from alumni, staff, and friends of the University fund this endowed scholarship.

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 Engineering Annual Financial Aid Grant  Annually an award is made to a student enrolled in the College of Engineering with demonstrated financial aid.

College of Engineering Endowed Scholarship  Funded by the Endowment for Student Financial Aid for the College of Engineering, this annual scholarship is awarded to undergraduate, upper-class, full-time students in the College of Engineering with demonstrated financial need and minimum cumulative GPAs of at least 3.0. Contributions from alumni, staff, and friends of the University fund this endowed scholarship. Additional generous support was provided by the Engineering Society of Western Massachusetts.

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.

Louis T. Cormier Endowed Memorial Scholarship  A scholarship is awarded annually to a sophomore who is a candidate for a degree in Accounting, stands in the upper third of the class, and demonstrates qualities of good citizenship and leadership. This fund was established by Mary T. Cormier in memory of her husband, Thomas Cormier ’47BBA, formerly of the faculty of the College of Business.

Denise G. Crawford Endowed Scholarship  This scholarship is awarded to a part-time student in the College of Business. The scholarship was established by Mrs. Crawford's husband, Walter J. Crawford '61BBA, family, and friends in recognition of Mrs. Crawford's 35 years of outstanding service to her alma mater. At the time of her retirement, Denise Crawford '61BBA was the staff assistant to the academic vice president.

Kevin S. Delbridge Endowed Scholarship  A scholarship is awarded to a full-time student from Massachusetts who resides within a fifteen mile radius of Springfield, MA and is enrolled in the College of Business. The award is based on financial need and demonstrated academic ability. This scholarship is provided from a fund established by University Trustee Kevin S. Delbridge ’77BSBA.

The Delbridge Family Endowed Scholarship  A scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate from Massachusetts who resides within a fifteen mile radius of Springfield, MA and is majoring in a program within the departments of Physical and Biological Sciences or Psychology. The award is based on financial need and demonstrated academic ability. This scholarship is provided from a fund established by Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Kevin S. Delbridge ‘77BSBA and his wife, Sandra E. Delbridge.

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, first as Dean of Students (1991-2001) and then eight years as Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students (2001-2009).

Diversity Scholarship of Greater Springfield  Merit scholarships of varying amounts are granted to minority students from the greater Springfield area.

Doherty Family Endowed Scholarship  Scholarships are awarded to students from the counties of Hampden, Hampshire, or Franklin, Massachusetts, who have demonstrated financial need. This endowed scholarship was established by Paul S. Doherty, Esq. and Dianne F. Doherty. Mr. Doherty has been a longstanding friend of Western New England and served as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1973 to 1986. Mrs. Doherty received her Master of Business Administration from Western New England University in 1981.

Don and Phoebe Dowd Memorial Scholarship  A scholarship is available for a student from Western Massachusetts enrolled in an undergraduate program at the University based on financial need. This scholarship was generously created through a gift from the estates of Donald J. and Phoebe M. Dowd. Don Dowd was a democratic strategist who worked on Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign and on all of Senator Edward Kennedy’s campaigns. A former vice president of government affairs for the Coca Cola Company and president of Don Dowd Government Affairs Consulting, he was active in many charitable and professional activities including serving as the first president of the board of the Massachusetts Special Olympics and serving on the executive board of the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. Phoebe Dowd was a former West Springfield Board of Health Commissioner, a past president of the Ramapogue Club, a Democratic State Committee Woman and was also active in the Kennedy family organizations. Don and Phoebe’s daughter, Deborah A. Costello received her Bachelor of Arts in government from Western New England in 1976. Deborah was an active volunteer with the Special Olympics, and worked on the dedication of the J.F.K. Library in Boston. Deborah had been employed by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and the United States Post Office. This scholarship acts a testament to the Dowd family’s affection for Western Massachusetts and Western New England University.

Henry T. and Margaret S. Downey Endowed Memorial Scholarship  Scholarships of varying amounts are granted to undergraduate accounting students and to law students. The scholarship was established by family, friends, colleagues, and the Western New England Board of Trustees in memory of Henry T. Downey (1920-1973) and Margaret S. Downey (1916-2006). Mr. Downey earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Northeastern University-Springfield Division in 1950 and his law degree from the Western New England University School of Law in 1956. His dedication to Western New England is demonstrated by his service on the Corporate Board from 1960 to 1964 and on the Board of Trustees from 1964 to 1973. He served as vice-chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1971 to 1973. Mr. Downey played a key role in establishing the full-time law program at the School of Law. Mrs. Downey earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Northeastern University-Springfield Division in 1949 and received an Honorary Baccalaureate degree from Western New England University in 2001.

Rocco J. Falcone Endowed Scholarship  A scholarship is available to a College of Business student based on financial need. There is a preference for a student that is either a current employee or immediate family member of an employee of Rocky’s Hardware, Inc. Should there not be a student that meets the above criteria in any given year, the scholarship should be awarded to a student residing in Hampden County, MA but shall not be renewed in subsequent years, if an eligible candidate that meets the first preference becomes known. This scholarship was generously created by Rocky’s Hardware, Inc. Founded in 1926, by Rocco (Rocky) J. Falcone in Springfield, MA, Rocky’s is a family-owned business that has been supporting local communities for over 85 years.

Faculty and Staff Endowed Scholarship  This scholarship is awarded to students demonstrating financial need. The funds for the scholarship have been contributed through the years in honor or memory of various faculty and staff of Western New England University.

Financial Aid Endowed Fund  Scholarships of varying amounts are awarded annually to deserving students who have demonstrated financial need.

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.

Frank P. Fitzgerald, P.C., Endowed Scholarship  A scholarship of not less than $1,000 is awarded to students who are enrolled full-time as undergraduates or in the School of Law and who have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is renewable when the student continues full-time study at the University and makes satisfactory progress toward degree completion. This scholarship was funded by a gift to the endowment fund by University Trustee Frank P. Fitzgerald ’68BSBA/’73JD.

Kevin G. Foley Endowed Memorial Scholarship  A scholarship is available to an undergraduate student majoring in mechanical engineering based on a combination of financial need and merit. There is a preference for a student that resides within the greater Springfield, MA area. The scholarship is renewable for subsequent years provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria. This scholarship was generously created by the family and friends of Kevin G. Foley in his memory. Kevin G. Foley received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1967 and his Master of Business Administration in 1972, both from Western New England University. Kevin had been employed by Smith and Wesson for 25 years, ending his career as the Vice President for Engineering.

Fontaine Bros., Inc. Endowed Scholarship  This scholarship is awarded to a student who has transferred to Western New England University from Springfield Technical Community College.  The student can be pursuing a degree in any program of the University. This endowed scholarship was made possible through the generosity of Fontaine Bros., Inc.  Fontaine Bros., Inc. is a privately held construction company based in Springfield.  Founded in 1933 by Eudore J. Fontaine and his brother George, the company has since grown to become one of the most trusted and respected builders in New England.  The firm is currently headed by third generation builders David and Chris Fontaine.

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.

Constance Gleason Furcolo Endowed Scholarship  This scholarship is awarded to students who are pursuing degrees in business and/or law and who have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship was established by the wife of former Massachusetts Governor Foster Furcolo in honor of his outstanding efforts to facilitate the education of worthy students.

George Sumner Gaunt Endowed Memorial Scholarship  One or more scholarships are awarded annually from a fund established in memory of Lt. George S. Gaunt ’68BSBA by his classmates and fraternity brothers. Recipients must be in the junior or senior year, enrolled in the College of Business or Engineering, and have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to students working with youth development.

Jimmy Geyer Memorial Scholarship A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a full-time freshman in the College of Business with a 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 is funded by the James G. Geyer Memorial Trust, established in 2002, through the generosity of his former classmates, teammates, and friends. Jimmy Geyer was a former wide receiver for Western New England's first NCAA Division III football team in 1981. Jimmy was a standout football player for four years at Western New England, and subsequently a wonderful husband and father. For those fortunate enough to know Jimmy, he was truly a loving, honest, and honorable friend. Jimmy passed away in 2001, and though his voice is quiet, his spirit echoes still.

Harley B. Goodrich and Francis A. Johnson Endowed Memorial Scholarship  Awards are made to students who have outstanding records either as undergraduates or in the School of Law. This scholarship was established in memory of Harley B. Goodrich ’27BBA/’42LLB, secretary of the Board of Trustees of Western New England from 1942-1974, by members of Pi Tau Kappa fraternity and the Western New England trustees, and Francis A. Johnson. Mr. Johnson earned the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Western New England in 1959 and the Master of Business Administration in 1961.

Matthew Alan Goodson Memorial Scholarship  A scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in either Pre-Pharmacy or Chemistry who has demonstrated financial need.  This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Matthew Alan Goodson.  Matthew was a full-time student at Western New England University and a full-time Certified Pharmacy Technician at Wal-Mart. Despite his demanding schedule, Matthew was able to successfully maintain high honors in his studies.  He lived by the philosophy that you could achieve anything and obtain whatever goals you have as long as you were willing to work hard for them.  The sky was the limit for Matthew and he lived a full life even though he was only 21 when he passed. His accomplishments in life also deserve high honors as he was successful in all that he did. He is still very much loved and greatly missed.

Clifford N. Grimshaw Endowed Memorial Scholarship  A scholarship is available to an undergraduate student in the College of Engineering.  This scholarship was established by Antonette Mazza in memory of her friend and companion, Clifford Grimshaw.  Clifford received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in 1968 and a Master of Business Administration in 1973, both from Western New England University.

Jeffrey and Teresa Gurski Scholarship  A scholarship of a minimum of $1,000 is awarded to a full-time freshman with demonstrated financial need who is enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences. Preference is given to students majoring in Mathematics. The recipient must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is awarded starting in the freshman year and can be renewed for the student?s subsequent undergraduate years at the University provided he or she maintains a GPA of at least 3.0 and continues to have financial need. If the student continues to meet the criteria, the scholarship is renewable and will provide financial aid support for the student?s time at the University. The scholarship was established through the generosity of Jeffrey M. Gurski and Teresa M. Gurski. Jeffrey received his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics in 1981 and his wife, Teresa, received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting in 1984.

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 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.

Hambro Family Endowed Scholarship  This scholarship is awarded to any student of Western New England University who has demonstrated financial need.  The scholarship was established through the generosity of University Trustee Bruce F. Hambro ’74BSBA and his wife, Marjorie.

Hampden Bank Endowed Scholarship  Scholarships are awarded to underrepresented undergraduate students from Springfield, MA, who have demonstrated financial need.  The endowed fund was established with contributions from Hampden Bank at the generous suggestion of University Trustee Thomas R. Burton ’70BSBA, President of Hampden Bank.  The scholarship assists Western New England University in attracting a diverse student body of deserving students.

Alison Mary Harris Endowed Memorial Scholarship  Awards are made to juniors and seniors in the College of Business. This scholarship was established in memory of Alison Mary Harris ’89BSBA by her classmates, friends, and family.

Elinor C. Hartshorn Endowed Scholarship  This scholarship is awarded to a student with demonstrated financial need who has been selected through a Western New England University exchange program either to study abroad or to study at American University in Washington, DC. This endowed fund was established through the generosity of Elinor Hartshorn, Ph.D., friends, and colleagues. Dr. Hartshorn retired from the full-time faculty of Western New England in 1992 after a distinguished career teaching government and political science. This endowed scholarship fund reflects her belief that an opportunity to study in the unique environment of Washington, or to go abroad for a semester, enriches students’ lives and broadens their understanding of the world in which they live. A Western New England University education provides a valuable preparation for this experience.

Carl R. Hellstrom Endowed Scholarship  Scholarships of varying amounts are available to either full-time or part-time students. The scholarship was established by Carl R. Hellstrom in 1961. Applicants must be students of good standing in the University or incoming freshmen. Selection of candidates is made on the basis of academic aptitude and achievement plus qualities of good character, personality, and potential leadership. Financial need is not the controlling factor in the selection of the recipients, but such need will determine the amount of the scholarship to be granted. Awards are for one year only, but recipients may apply for renewal and be considered on the same basis as new applicants. The number and amount of grants in any year is dependent upon the income available from the fund. Preference is given to students whose parents are associated with Smith & Wesson, Inc.

John Henri Endowed Memorial Scholarship  Scholarship support is available to an undergraduate student enrolled in any program of the University who has demonstrated financial need. If the student continues to meet the criteria, this scholarship is renewable for the student's subsequent years at the University. This scholarship was establish through the generosity of John A. '77BSBA and Diane Dame.

Beaumont A. and Winifred S. Herman Endowed Scholarship  Scholarships of $500 or more may be awarded to students beginning their senior year. They must have a GPA that, if continued, would qualify them to graduate magna or summa cum laude. This scholarship was established in honor of Beaumont A. and Winifred S. Herman. Dr. Herman was president of Western New England from 1955 to 1976.

Peter W. Hess Annual Memorial Scholarship  A scholarship is to be awarded to a senior in the College of Business who has a minimum GPA of 3.0; who is from the greater Springfield area; and has financial need. This scholarship was generously created by Peter Hess’s family, colleagues, and former students in memory of his over thirty years of commitment and dedication to Western New England.

Dr. Nancy Hoar Endowed Memorial Scholarship  This scholarship is available based on financial need to an undergraduate student in the College of Arts & Sciences and is renewable provided the student continues to meet the criteria of the scholarship. Nancy Hoar was a faculty member at Western New England for 28 years, teaching in the Department of English and Communication; her infectious love of language and logic, as well as her generous and caring spirit, made her one of the most beloved teachers on the Western New England campus until her sudden passing during the 2009-2010 academic year. Nancy received her Master of Business Administration from Western New England in 1984. Her husband Marion Hoar, as well as her colleagues and former students, established this scholarship in her memory.

Dr. Robert H. Holdsworth Biology Endowed Merit Scholarship  A scholarship is available beginning in the first semester to a full-time freshman majoring in either Biology, Forensic Biology, or Pre-Pharmacy. The recipient must have a combined SAT score of at least 1100 (math/verbal) and have shown by his/her high school record a strong aptitude in biology, chemistry and mathematics. This scholarship is renewable for the recipient's subsequent years at Western New England provided the recipient continues to satisfy the criteria of the scholarship and maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. This scholarship was generously created by Dr. Holdsworth's wife, Elaine and his colleagues, former students and family members to honor his dedicated service to Western New England College and the study of Biology. In the early 1970's "Dr. Bob" Holdsworth was originally hired by Western New England to create the Biology program and for thirty-seven years he provided insight and knowledge to eager young scientific minds. After his many years of hard work and devotion, Dr. Holdsworth retired in the Spring of 2010 and was honored with the title of Professor Emeritus

Jacqueline Stratton Isenburg Endowed Scholarship  Scholarships are awarded to full-time freshmen who have physical or learning disabilities and demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students from New Hampshire and Vermont. The scholarship is renewable for the students? undergraduate careers at Western New England University. This endowed scholarship was created by family and friends in loving memory of Jacqueline Stratton Isenburg, who passed away March 24, 2006. Mrs. Isenburg graduated from Western New England College in 1986, having earned the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

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