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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.

MxCC Foundation Annual Scholarships

The Cathryn Addy Scholarship - Awarded to a returning student based on his/her academic achievements and financial need.

The Altrusa Club International, Inc. of Middletown Scholarship - Awarded to a graduating non-traditional student for exemplary community service to enable him/her to continue his/her education and obtain a Bachelor’s degree.

The Robert A. Chapman Annual Scholarship - Awarded to a returning student who has distinguished himself/ herself through academic excellence, or unusual efforts, or community or college service. Financial need may be a deciding factor. In honor of MxCC’s second president.

The Hugh & Judith Cox Scholarship - Awarded to an entering or returning student who needs financial aid. Preference for one enrolled in Nursing, Radiologic Technology, O.D.D., or a physical or biological science. The amount may be divided between two students.

The Edie Fuld Annual Scholarship - This scholarship was established in 2001 by her parents, Arnie and Phyllis Fuld, and her friends to honor and recognize the compassion, energy, and enthusiasm she showed to students and colleagues. She was Coordinator of Student Activities at MxCC. It is awarded to a returning student who has demonstrated an interest in human services, especially student services, has a cumulative GPA average of 2.5, and needs financial aid to continue his/her education.

The Gandhi Scholarship - Awarded to a full-time entering or returning academically outstanding student enrolled at MxCC and of diverse background and experiences. Demonstrated financial need is preferred but not required. Priority may be given to residents of Middletown.

The Paul L. Jones Foundation Scholarships - Awarded in equal amounts to returning students and less but equal amounts to graduating students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are enrolled full-time in the radiologic program and have completed the forms required by the Jones Foundation.

The Nihla & Bob Lapidus Scholarships - Awarded to two entering or returning students of any age who are highly motivated to succeed. The scholarships may be used for tuition or other areas related to their education at MxCC.

The Liberty Bank Foundation Scholarships - Awarded to entering or returning non-traditional students who need financial aid and who reside in Liberty Bank’s market area.

The Dr. Jeff and Sonya Madoff Scholarship in honor of Thomas Melbert - Awarded to a returning student who has demonstrated performance in both social and behavioral sciences and the humanities, with an emphasis on literature where possible. The student should demonstrate community involvement and be preparing for a career in human services, social services, teaching, nursing, or a helping profession.

The Lisa Massita Scholarship - Awarded to a returning or graduating student who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the College.

The Mayor’s Scholarship for Middletown at MxCC - Awarded to an entering or returning full-time student who has graduated from a Middletown high school or resides in Middletown. Preference to a student who has concentration of courses in political science, history, or criminal justice with a career goal related to public service.

The Melvin – Zaffino Scholarship - Awarded to a returning or graduating student based on financial need.

The Middlesex Community College Faculty Scholarship - This scholarship honors the dedicated MxCC faculty. Awarded to a returning student who demonstrates financial need and academic rigor (3.0 GPA or higher).

The Middlesex Community College, Inc. Foundation Scholarships - Awarded to entering or returning students based on noteworthy academic achievement or unusual effort or community or college service. Financial need may be a factor. 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.

The Middletown Adult Education Award Program Scholarships - Awarded to Middletown Adult Education students who will enter MxCC to pursue higher education and who need financial assistance. May be returning students who have graduated from MAE.

The MILE Scholarships - Awarded to a returning, non-traditional student with a 3.0 GPA who demonstrates financial need and academic achievement.

Dean Richard Muniz Family Scholarship - Awarded to a new or continuing Hispanic student pursuing a degree full-time at MxCC. Preference given to a student with a 3.0 GPA or better.

The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship - Awarded to a Phi Theta Kappa member, returning or graduating, for his/her academic achievements, contribution to the organization and the College, and financial need.

The Pratt & Whitney Scholarships - The Pratt & Whitney/UTC Scholarships may be awarded to new, returning, continuing or graduating students in the MxCC Manufacturing Technology program. Required: a minimum GPA of 2.5 or documentation supporting a student’s potential to succeed academically (support letter, test scores, past transcripts, etc.). Students should demonstrate financial need and, most of all, a desire to enter and succeed in the manufacturing field. These scholarship funds may also be awarded to students enrolled in the MxCC Engineering program and who have demonstrated academic success with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

The Rotary Club of Middletown Scholarship - Awarded to a returning student who is a resident of Middletown, Portland, Durham, or Higganum based on academic achievement and who otherwise would be unable to attend college.

The Dean James & Dr. Marjorie Rundle Humanities Scholarship - Awarded to a graduating student who has shown outstanding achievement and/or promise in the humanities with preference given to one planning to pursue a career in college teaching.

The Jesse J. Salafia Nursing Award - Awarded to an entering or returning student enrolling or enrolled in the nursing program.

The Susan M. Smart Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to a returning or graduating student based on financial need, academic achievement, and involvement in college activities.

The Nellie R. Smith Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to an entering or returning student who needs financial aid. Consideration may be given to a student interested in teaching.

The Philip and Amy Wheaton Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to a returning or graduating, non-traditional student who has a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The Charles & Rachel Wiltsie Scholarship - Awarded to an entering or returning student, motivated to succeed, clear about how this scholarship will help him/her to succeed, and who needs financial aid to pursue an education.

MxCC Foundation Endowed Scholarships

Awards from endowed scholarships are dependent on income accrued by endowment investments each year. The Foundation’s Investment and Spending Policy requires that a fund post an average five percent growth over three years and that only those endowed scholarships with sufficient income ($500 or more) will be funded. Availability subject to change.

The Alumni Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was endowed in 2001 by the Foundation to honor alumni who consistently contribute their time and energy to raise funds for the Foundation’s scholarships and operating expenses. This scholarship is awarded to an entering student who needs financial aid to continue his/her formal education.

The Beaulieu Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2000 – 2001 by Suellen Beaulieu in memory of her father and mother, Rowland and Ruth Beaulieu. It is awarded to a returning student in business administration with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who needs financial aid to continue his/her formal education.

The Boris Burack Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was endowed in 2001 by the Foundation to honor the first Chairman of the College’s English Department. It is awarded to a returning or graduating student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who needs financial aid to remain in college or to continue his/her formal education at a four-year college.

The Robert A. Chapman Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was endowed in 2001 by the Foundation to honor the second president of the College. It is awarded to a returning student who has distinguished himself/ herself through academic excellence, or unusual efforts, or community or college service. Financial need may be a deciding factor.

The Deans Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was endowed in 2001 by the Foundation to honor deans who have made outstanding, substantial contributions to the College. It is awarded to a returning student based on the equally weighted criteria of academic performance, attainment of a least twenty credits at MxCC, financial need, and service to the College.

The Catherine L. Dennis Endowed Scholarship

This 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.

The Faculty Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was endowed in 2001 by the Foundation to honor faculty who have been exemplary educators. It is awarded to a returning 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 formal education.

The Founders Endowed Scholarship

This 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. The Founders Committee included Governor Wilbert Snow, chair, and Edith M. Taylor, secretary. It is awarded to an outstanding returning or graduating student who needs financial aid to continue his/her formal education.

The Edie Fuld Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2001 by her parents, Arnie and Phyllis Fuld, and her friends to honor and recognize the compassion, energy, and enthusiasm she showed to students and colleagues. She was Coordinator of Student Activities at MxCC. It is awarded to a returning student who has demonstrated an interest in human services, especially student services, has a cumulative GPA average of 2.5, and needs financial aid to continue his/her education.

The Herbert Levine, M.D., Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2001 by his colleagues, patients, and friends to recognize his contributions to the College and as a Foundation Board member and his mentoring of so many at both. It is awarded to a graduating student for his/her love of the liberal arts, commitment to higher education beyond the associate degree, and excellent performance at the College.

The Martha DePecol Sanner Endowed Scholarships

These scholarships were established with $50,000 of a $100,000 bequest of Martha DePecol Sanner. This allocation of the bequest was approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors in March of 2003. Ms. Sanner was an extraordinary educator, respected and highly regarded by students, faculty, and staff. It is awarded to non-traditional returning students based on their interest in an allied health field, and who need financial aid to continue their studies.

The Philip and Amy Wheaton Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was endowed in 2001 by the Foundation to honor the founding president of the College. It is awarded to a returning or graduating student who needs financial aid to continue his/her formal education.