Scholarships Awarded in 2016

Thanks to its many generous donors and volunteers, the Foundation has awarded more than $84,000 in scholarship money to 92 students for this coming academic year. This is the largest amount to be given out in a single year in the history of MxCC. For a list of this year’s scholarship recipients, click here.

For academic year 2017-18, the scholarship process will begin in January of 2017 with an application deadline of March 3, 2017. Click here to see the current listing of scholarships that will be available.

If you have questions about the scholarship process or would like to learn more about how to apply, please contact Associate Dean of Development Cheryl Dumont-Smith at 860.343.5869 or Assistant to the President Corey Martell at 860.343.5701.


Grants to the College That Came Through the Foundation

During the past fiscal year, the MxCC Foundation has been the recipient of grant funds from the following companies and/or foundations which have been used by The College to improve the quality of educational experience for MxCC students. These grants exceeded more than $108,000 in funding for scholarships and other programs. Sincere thanks to all of our generous funders.

  • Thomas J. Atkins Memorial Trust Fund
  • Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation
  • Bank of America
  • Community Foundation of Middlesex County
  • Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation
  • Connecticut Humanities Council
  • CUNO Foundation
  • Meriden Foundation
  • Middletown Commission on the Arts
  • James Napier Foundation
  • Newman’s Own Foundation
  • Henry E. Niles Foundation
  • Peach Pit Foundation
  • People’s United Community Foundation
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Webster Bank

The Creation and Funding of the Magic Food Bus

Thanks to the vision and persistence of Professor Judith Felton, coordinator of the Human Services Program and MxCC’s Office of Civic Engagement, the College now has a Magic Food Bus on campus that will function as a food pantry for all members of the Middlesex Community College community.

Because of space limitations on campus, Professor Felton, along with Coordinator of Institutional Advancement Trenton Wright and Associate Dean Cheryl Dumont-Smith worked with an area bus company to procure a multi-purpose bus at a very reasonable price. Coupled with individual and company donations, as well as extensive renovation assistance from the students and staff at Vinal Technical high School in Middletown, the bus will open for its first season, beginning with the grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, September 21, at noon in the lower parking lot.

All are invited to attend. Simple refreshments will follow dedication remarks and a sincere thank you to donors. For more details, please call the Foundation office at 860.343.5869.


New Funds Started

A variety of different funds were started during the past year to express the unique wishes of different donors along with their individual interests at the College. These included:

  • The Patrick Campbell Memorial Scholarship
  • The Business Department Fund (created through the 2015 Red Moon appeal)
  • Extra MILE Fund
  • Honors Program Fund
  • Line of Hope Fund
  • Magic Food Bus Fund
  • Office of Admissions—Special Events Fund
  • Stephanie Nelson Scholarship
  • Vet Tech Fund

It’s very easy to start a fund. If you have a particular interest or area of the College that you would like to support, please call Associate Dean Cheryl Dumont-Smith at 860.343.5869.


New Day Funds at the Foundation

The New Day Fund grant program was created by the MxCC Foundation board to support a variety of faculty-inspired projects that raise the level of student experience here at the College. Last year, the program gave out 10 awards totaling $7,538 to projects. Click here for last year’s list of recipients.

$10,000 in New Day Funds will be available in 2016-17 to support faculty projects. Click here for the New Day Fund application and click here for a listing of the type of funding that is available. The deadline for this year’s funding is September 30. Please contact Cheryl Dumont-Smith in the Foundation office with questions.