MxCC Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

The annual Middlesex Community College Foundation Scholarship Awards Ceremony, held in May, truly is a highlight of every academic year. For students and their families, for donors, for faculty, staff and administration of the College, and for the MxCC Foundation Board of Directors, this event celebrates academic achievement and all that is good at MxCC! To be considered, students must apply. Winners are selected by the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee.

Scholarship applications are posted here at the beginning of each spring semester. The application form lists criteria and required materials that must accompany a completed application. A strict deadline for receipt of applications is noted on the application form.

A complete list of available scholarships and their criteria follow, it is important to note that students do not apply for specific scholarships. The Foundation’s Scholarship Selection Committee reviews applications and makes awards. Scholarships are funded by generous donations from individuals, businesses, civic organizations, and corporations and we have them to thank for making all this possible!

Financial aid awards will not be reduced for students who receive private or MxCC Foundation scholarships unless the combined amount of financial aid and student resources exceeds a student’s financial need, as determined by the federal needs-analysis determination.

 

Endowed Scholarships 2016

ScholarshipDescription/Donor IntentTotal Amount
1The Herbert Levine, MD EndowedThis scholarship is awarded to a graduating student with a love for liberal arts, a commitment to higher education beyond an associate’s degree and with a GPA of 3.7+.$1,000
2The Beaulieu EndowedThis scholarship was established in 2000-2001 by Suellen Beaulieu in memory of her parents, Rowland and Ruth Beaulieu.  It is awarded to a continuing student in Business Administration with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who needs financial aid to continue his or her education.$1,000
3The Philip & Amy Wheaton EndowedThe scholarship is funded by the family and friends of MxCC’s founding president, Philip Wheaton, and his wife Amy, a former chairperson of the MxCC Foundation Scholarship Committee.  It is awarded to a returning or graduating student with demonstrated financial need.$2,000
4The Edie Fuld EndowedThis scholarship was established in 2001 by parents and friends of Edie Fuld to honor her and recognize the compassion, energy, and enthusiasm she showed to both students and colleagues while acting as the MxCC Coordinator of Student Activities.  It is awarded to a continuing student who has demonstrated interest in human services — especially student services– has a GPA of 2.5 and needs financial aid to continue his or her education.$1,000
5The Boris Burack EndowedThis scholarship was endowed in 2001 by the Foundation to honor the first Chairman of the College’s English Department.  It is awarded to a continuing or graduating student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who needs financial aid to remain in college and/or continue his/her formal education at a four-year institution.$500

 

 

 

 

 

6The Robert A. Chapman EndowedThis scholarship was endowed in 2001 by the Foundation to honor the second President of the College.  It is awarded to a continuing student who has distinguished himself/herself through academic excellence, unusual efforts, or community/ college service.  Financial need may be a deciding factor.$1,000
7The Deans’ EndowedThis scholarship was endowed in 2001 by the Foundation to honor Deans who have made outstanding and substantial contributions to the College.  An exemple of this is Edward G. Vater, the first MxCC Dean of Students.  It is awarded to a continuing student based on the equally weighted criteria of academic performance, attainment of at least twenty credits at MxCC, financial need and service to the College. $500
8The Faculty EndowedThis scholarship was endowed in 2001 by the Foundation to honor faculty who have been exemplary educators.  Two examples are Richard and Jean Burr Smith. It is awarded to a continuing or graduating student who has distinguished himself/herself through academic excellence, made a contribution to the college community and needs financial aid to continue his/her education.$500
9The Founders EndowedThis scholarship was endowed in 2001 by the Foundation to honor those whose foresight and labor led to the creation of MxCC and to recognize all who have helped nurture that original vision of a college. It is awarded to an outstanding continuing or graduating student who needs financial aid to continue his/her formal education.$500
10The Alumni EndowedThis scholarship is awarded to an entering or returning student who demonstrates financial need to continue education, and has a GPA of 3.0+.

 

 

$500

 

 

 

 

 

11The Martha DePecol Sanner EndowedThis scholarship is awarded to a returning non-traditional student with an interest in the field of allied health demonstrating financial need.

 

$3,000
12The Catherine L. Dennis EndowedThis scholarship was endowed in 2004 by her husband, George, and their adult children in her memory.  She believed deeply in the value of education.  It is awarded to a woman committed to earning a bachelor’s degree in social work or human services who may be financially unable to do so without this scholarship.

 

$0
13The Gandhi EndowedThis scholarship is awarded to entering or returning students with  diverse backgrounds and experiences, who demonstrate academic excellence and are enrolled full-timeFinancial need is preferred, but not required.

 

$500

 

14The Eames Family EndowedTo be awarded to returning or graduating students of any academic field of study who demonstrate financial need (common sense based as opposed to rigid FAFSA based criteria), and who hold an average or above average cumulative GPA, and who have been active volunteers/leaders while at MxCC and who are committed to continuing their education beyond MxCC, with the ultimate goal of earning a bachelor’s degree.

 

$0 (cannot be awarded this year)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15The Dean Richard Muniz EndowedIt is supported by the family of former MxCC Dean of Continuing Education, Richard M. Muniz. It is presented to a new or continuing Hispanic student, matriculated in a degree program on a full or part-time basis, with a 3.0+ GPA.$0 (cannot be awarded this year)

 

 

 

Annual Scholarships 2016

ScholarshipDescription/Donor IntentAmount
16The Hugh & Judith Cox Scholarship2 x $750 Scholarships.  Hugh Cox is a Corporator and former board member of the MxCC Foundation, and a former Trustee of the Connecticut Community College System.  Mr. and Mrs. Cox are proud alumni parents.  It is awarded to entering or returning students with preference given to those planning to enroll in nursing, Radiologic Technology, Ophthalmic Design & Dispensing, physical or biological science.

 

$1,500
17The Nihla & Bob Lapidus Foundation Scholarship3 x $2,000 scholarships.  These scholarships are funded by the family foundation established by Bob Lapidus, founder of Bob’s Stores, and his widow, Nihla. They are awarded to entering or returning students (of any age) who are highly motivated to succeed.  Funds awarded may be used for tuition or any other area related to an MxCC education.

 

$6,000
18The Phi Theta Kappa ScholarshipThis scholarship is awarded to members of PTK National Honor Society.  Consideration is given to a student’s contribution to PTK and MxCC.  Awards are presented to returning or graduating students demonstrating academic achievement and financial need.

 

$500
19The MxCC Faculty ScholarshipScholarship is sponsored by the Foundation and awarded to entering or returning students maintaining a GPA of 3.0+.  Considerations include academic accomplishments or unusual effort, community service, or service to the college.  Financial need may be a deciding factor.$0
20The Philip & Amy Wheaton Memorial ScholarshipThe scholarship is funded by the family and friends of MxCC’s founding president, Philip Wheaton, and his wife Amy, a former chairperson of the MxCC Foundation Scholarship Committee.  It is awarded to a returning or graduating student with demonstrated financial need.

 

$500
21The Paul L. Jones Foundation ScholarshipTo be awarded to new or returning, full-time students in the field of laboratory technology, medical technology, or any other profession related to the preservation and restoration of health in human beings.  GPA of 3.0 or higher.

 

$9,000
22The Jesse J. Salafia Nursing AwardThis award is to be funded by Jesse and Ann Salafia.  Mr. Salafia turned 100 in January, 2014.  A 1976 alumnus of MxCC, he was a longtime member of the Foundation.  It is awarded to an entering or returning student planning to enroll in a nursing program. GPA of 2.5+.

 

$500
23The Liberty Bank Foundation Scholarship5 x $1,000. Awarded to high school graduates or adult/returning students who wish to attend MxCC full-time, and who live in the Middlesex County towns served by Liberty Bank, as well as in Meriden, Wallingford and Rocky Hill. Students are to exhibit good work ethic, commitment to education, community involvement and substantive financial need. This need can determined either as an EFC of up to $5,000, or as students who have demonstrated financial need and a FAFSA form on file in the MxCC Financial Aid Office. Student must maintain 2.5+ GPA.  Although not automatically renewable, students are encouraged to reapply and will be given preference.

 

$5,000
24The Dean Richard Muniz Family ScholarshipIt is supported by the family of former MxCC Dean of Continuing Education, Richard M. Muniz. It is presented to a new or continuing Hispanic student, matriculated in a full-time degree program maintaining a 3.3 GPA, and participating in some community service.

 

$1,000
25The MxCC Foundation ScholarshipSome community experience, academic excellence and financial need. Scholarships are funded by the Foundation’s annual fund raising efforts, e.g., Golf Tournament, 5K Run/Walk, and individual contributions of less than $500 designated to student scholarships.

 

$500
26The MILE Scholarship3 x $500. MILE scholarships are awarded to returning, non-traditional studentsAcademic achievement and financial need are to be considerations.  GPA of 3.0.

 

 

$1,500
27The Pratt & Whitney Scholarship3 x $1,000 scholarships.  These scholarships are awarded to returning students who demonstrate financial need.  Preference will be given to students in Engineering Science, Manufacturing, or Environmental Science.

 

$3,000
28The Gandhi Annual ScholarshipThis scholarship is funded by our neighbors and friends at the Connecticut Valley Hindu Temple.  It is awarded to a full-time entering or returning student who espouses ideals promoted by Mahatma Gandhi.  A diverse background is encouraged, but not required. Priority for selection given to residents of Middletown.  Must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

 

 

$0
29The Lisa Massita ScholarshipThis scholarship is funded by the MxCC Student Senate in memory of Lisa Massita, Senate President who passed away in 1998.  It is awarded to a returning or graduating student who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the college and maintains a 2.5+ GPA.

 

$500
30The Robert A. Chapman ScholarshipAwarded to a returning student who has distinguished himself/ herself through academic excellence (GPA 3.7+), or unusual efforts, or community or college service. Financial need may be a deciding factor. In honor of MxCC’s second president.

 

$0
31The Altrusa International of Central Connecticut ScholarshipIt is awarded to a graduating non-traditional student demonstrating exemplary community service who needs financial assistance to obtain a bachelor’s degree.

 

$0
32The Rowland and Ruth Beaulieu Business Administration Scholarship3 x $1,000 scholarships.  It is awarded to a returning student in Business Administration or to a student with financial need to continue their education at MxCC.  GPA of 3.0+.  There is an additional $2,000 in the Beaulieu Manufacturing Scholarship which can be awarded to Business Admin. students if no Manufacturing students  applied.

 

$3,000
33The Mayor’s Scholarship for MiddletownThe Mayor’s Scholarship is funded by the Office of the Mayor, City of Middletown.  It is awarded to a full-time entering or returning student who is a graduate of a Middletown high school (Middletown H.S., Xavier, Mercy or Vinal Tech).  Demonstrated financial need is preferred but not required, as is a diverse background or experiences. Preference is given

 (not required) if courses are in Criminal Justice or Human Serv., with career goals relating to public service. GPA of 3.0+.

 

$900
34The Melvin-Zaffino ScholarshipThis scholarship is awarded to a returning or graduating student who requires financial assistance.

 

$0

 

35The Record-Journal Foundation ScholarshipThis scholarship is funded by the charitable foundation of the Meriden Record-Journal. It is awarded to a student in the Meriden or Wallingford area enrolled in at least nine-credit hours per semester, demonstrating academic accomplishment.  GPA of 2.7+.

 

$0
36The Edie Fuld Annual ScholarshipThis memorial scholarship was established by colleagues, friends, and family of Edie Fuld, Coordinator of Student Activities at MxCC who passed away in 2001. It is awarded to a returning student with an interest in human services, especially student services, and who demonstrates a financial need to continue his/her education.  GPA of 2.5+.

 

$0
37The Charles & Rachel Wiltsie ScholarshipThis scholarship was established by Chuck Wiltsie, longtime former board member of the MxCC Foundation, and his widow, Rachel.  It is presented to an entering or returning student, motivated to succeed, & clear about how this scholarship will help to achieve success.  Recipient must demonstrate financial need and maintain a 2.5+ GPA.

 

$0
38The Rotary Club of Middletown Scholarship1 award or can be split into 2 x $500.  Awarded to a returning student who is a resident of Middletown, Portland, Durham, or Higganum, based on academic achievement, who would otherwise be unable to attend college.

 

 

 

 

$1,000
39The Susan M. Smart Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship is funded by the Student Senate in memory of Susan Smart, Senate VP who died in 1989.  It is awarded to a returning or graduating student who demonstrates financial need, academic achievement (2.5+ GPA), and involvement in college activities.

 

$500
40Beaulieu Manufacturing and Machine Technology ScholarshipGPA of 3.0 or Higher; other information not available.  These funds can be applied to the Business Admin. Scholarship this year (2016) if Manufacturing students do not apply for a scholarship.

 

$2,000
41Vet Tech ScholarshipNew or returning student registered for at least 6 credits, enrolled or accepted in Vet. Tech. 3.0 GPA, community service, experience in animal welfare desirable, demonstrating financial need.

 

$1,000
42Eames Family Scholarship2 x $1,000.  Awarded to returning or graduating students of any academic field of study who demonstrate financial need (common sense based as opposed to rigid FAFSA based criteria), and who hold an average or above average GPA, and who have been active volunteers/leaders while at MxCC and who are committed to earning a bachelor’s degree.

 

$2,000
43The Peach Pit Foundation Fund ScholarshipScholarships to be given to students  pursuing their degree / certificate in the CNA (certified nursing assistant program) or in the PCT (patient care technician program) at MxCC.

 

 Being distributed through Continuing Education Dept in 2016
44Dr. Paul M. Baldyga ScholarshipThe scholarship is awarded to incoming and continuing students with a desire to achieve a bachelor’s degree, in a medical related study, preferably mental health; have a financial need; and are involved in community service.

 

$0
45Patrick Campbell ScholarshipIn memory of former student, Patrick Campbell, who died tragically in a car accident on his way home from work  in 2015, after finding his niche in the manufacturing program at MxCC. To be awarded to a non-traditional student, older than 22 years of age, who wishes to use MxCC as a vehicle to start a new career or change his/her vocation. Preference given to a student enrolling in the manufacturing/ CNC/ machinist programs.

 

$500
46Tyquan Crump Higher Ambition Scholarship3 x $500.  Award to be given to a new or continuing student who has financial need and a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Has demonstrated the ability to overcome some type of hardship in their life. Has shown measurable acts of kindness within the community.

 

$1,500
47Stephanie Nelson ScholarshipIn memory of MxCC student Stephanie Nelson who interned at Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts during her time at the College and passed away unexpectedly in late 2014. Award to be given to a student with a good grade point average, who has financial need and a desire to do a broadcast communications and multimedia internship at Wesleyan University. This is a preference, but not an absolute restriction, in the event that a student with this specific desire is unable to be found.

 

$500
48Judith and Robert Walsh ScholarshipThis award is to be given to a student who demonstrates the drive, initiative and commitment to be successful in his/her studies and would not be able to attend MxCC without financial support.

 

$1,000