Annual Scholarships

Altrusa International of Central Connecticut Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduating non-traditional student demonstrating exemplary community service who needs financial assistance to obtain a bachelor’s degree.

Beaulieu Manufacturing and Machine Technology Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Carolyn & Ken Innocenzi Meriden Administrator Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to one female student and one male student both from Meriden w/ a preference given to students attending MxCC@Platt, a GPA of 2.0 or higher, and financial need.

Charles & Rachel Wiltsie Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Chuck Wiltsie, longtime former board member of the MxCC Foundation, and his wife, Rachel.  It is presented to an entering or returning studentmotivated to succeed, & clear about how this scholarship will help to achieve success.  The recipient must demonstrate financial need and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Darrell D. and Julia Stark Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor Darrell D. Stark, World War II Veteran and former POW, and to further his legacy of overcoming hardship through love and service to others; and to honor Julia Stark, Darrell’s wife of 68 years, who was a Word War II Veteran of the Women’s Army Corp. In order to be eligible to apply for the Darrell D. and Julia Stark Scholarship you must be an entering or returning student veteran with a GPA of 2.75 or higher, have financial need, enrolled in at least 9 credits, and have a commitment to overcoming hardship, and serve others in your own life. Also, eligible students must have read Darrell’s memoir “My Journey as I Remember” and write a 4-5 page essay addressing how the following two quotations of Mr. Stark apply to your own life: 1) “I started to heal when I began to feel that I was helping someone else.” and 2) “Hardships have given me an appreciation for learning, a sense of confidence and an ability to adjust to difficult and trying conditions, as well as a determination to overcome them”

Dave Champion Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a second year returning student in Vet Tech. Student should demonstrate determination, hard work, financial need.

Dean Adrienne Maslin Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student who has earned a minimum of 30 credit hours and is transferring to a four-year institution. The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 and have contributed to College by volunteering or participating in clubs or college activities in some way continuously throughout enrollment.

Dean Richard Muniz Family Scholarship

This scholarship is supported by the family of former MxCC Dean of Continuing Education, Richard M. Muniz. It is presented to a new or continuing Hispanic studentmatriculated in a full-time degree program maintaining a 3.3 GPA, and participating in some community service.

Edie Fuld Annual Scholarship

This 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 with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Gandhi Annual Scholarship

This 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 from Middletown who espouses ideals promoted by Mahatma Gandhi.  A diverse background is encouraged, but not required. Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Must be a Middletown resident. 

Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a new or returning student in the Manufacturing area of study that shows academic stability (no specific GPA required).

Hugh & Judith Cox Scholarship

Hugh Cox was a Corporator and former board member of the MxCC Foundation, and a former Trustee of the Connecticut Community College System.  Mr. and Mrs. Cox were 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 sciences.

Jesse J. Salafia Nursing Award

This award is funded by Jesse and Ann Salafia.  A 1976 alumnus of MxCC, he was a longtime member of the MxCC Foundation.  It is awarded to an entering or returning student planning to enroll in a nursing program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Judith and Robert Walsh Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded 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.

Liberty Bank Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is 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 (Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Killingworth, Meriden, Middletown, Middlefield, Old Saybrook, Portland, Westbrook). Students are to exhibit good work ethic, commitment to education, community involvement and substantive financial need, determined by an EFC of less than $2,000. Student must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Lisa Massita Scholarship

This 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 GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Mayor’s Scholarship for Middletown

The 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 requiredas is a diverse background or experiences. Preference is given to (not required) students enrolled  in Criminal Justice or Human Services with career goals relating to public service, and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Melvin-Zaffino Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a returning or graduating student who requires financial assistance.

Middlesex United Way Women’s Initiative Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a new or continuing female student residing in Middlesex County majoring in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and who demonstrates financial need.  Other preferred factors are a full-time student who is a single parent and/or Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE).

MILE Scholarship

The MILE scholarship is awarded to returning, non-traditional students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Academic achievement and financial need are to be considerations.

Muller Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to new students entering MxCC who have financial need.  Preference should be given to a student working in a tutoring center or library.

Nihla & Bob Lapidus Foundation Scholarship

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.

Patrick Campbell Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 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. This scholarship is 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 vocationPreference is given to a student enrolling in the manufacturing/ CNC/ machinist programs.

Paul L. Jones Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to new or returningfull-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 with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Peach Pit Foundation Fund Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a new or returning student who is currently enrolled full or part time.  Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate motivation to succeed.  May be used toward tuition or other education related expenses.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

This 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.

PMA – Manufacturing Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a new or continuing student in the field of manufacturing. Students must be employed by a Precision Manufacturing Association (PMA) member, in good academic standing, have financial need, and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Pratt & Whitney Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to returning students who demonstrate financial need.  Preference will be given to students in Engineering Science, Manufacturing, or Environmental Science.

Record-Journal Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the charitable foundation of the Meriden Record-Journal. It is awarded to a non-traditional student in the Meriden or Wallingford area enrolled in at least nine-credit hours per semester, demonstrating academic accomplishment, and a GPA of 2.7 or higher.

Rotary Club of Middletown Scholarship

This scholarship is 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.

Rowland and Ruth Beaulieu Business Administration Scholarship

It is awarded to a returning student in Business Administration or to a student with financial need to continue their education at MxCC with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  

Sarah Cavanaugh Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in memory of Sarah Cavanaugh, daughter of MxCC employee, Michael Cavanaugh and his wife Sharron.  It is awarded to a new or continuing student majoring in the Fine Arts field with preference given to the Art Studies or Fine Arts Associate Degree programs, in good academic standing, and with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

STEM Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student in good academic standing with financial need.

Stephanie Nelson Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 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. This scholarship is awarded 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.

STRIVE Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to new or continuing students demonstrating financial need. Students with a defined barrier should be given preference; for example undocumented, refugee, or immigrant students, first generation students, ex-offender, disabled students or children of disabled parents, etc. Preference is also given to first generation students.

Susan M. Smart Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the Student Senate in memory of Susan Smart, Senate Vice President who died in 1989.  It is awarded to a returning or graduating student who demonstrates financial needacademic achievement (2.5+ GPA), and involvement in college activities.