The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts Scholarships
The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts offers many scholarships to students in the three counties bordering the Connecticut River in Western Massachusetts (Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin Counties). They have a scholarship and student loan program for students attending accredited institutions of higher education in the United States. Most of their scholarships are for residents of the Pioneer Valley with some exceptions. Each scholarship fund has been setup to honor or memorialize people or by sponsoring organizations, therefore they have different requirements. Please read them carefully to determine your eligibility.
Albert S. and Anna E. Adams Scholarship Fund
Graduates of Westfield High School
African American Achievement Scholarship
African American residents of Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties who attend four-year colleges. Established by a donor who contributes his social security income to the fund. Advised by the Urban League of Springfield.
Arrighi Memorial Scholarship
Established by Emilio P. Arrighi for residents of Greenfield to pursue education at the college level, post-graduate level, or any trade or professional school beyond high school.
Donald A. and Dorothy F. Axtell Grant Scholarship
Protestant students from Hampshire County.
Edward J. Bayon Memorial Scholarship
Holyoke residents who are graduating seniors from Holyoke high schools studying civil engineering or a related field at a four-year college. Established by Tighe and Bond, Inc. in memory of its former president.
Luther A. and Evelyn L. Belden Memorial Scholarship Fund
Graduating high school seniors who are residents of Hatfield, MA or graduating seniors of Smith Academy.
Florence Blish Scholarship
Graduating seniors from Agawam High School who will be attending a four-year college, and for Agawam residents who are entering their junior or senior year in college.
Joseph Bonfitto Scholarship
Graduating seniors from Agawam High School studying creative design, advertising, or the arts. Established by Spalding Sports Worldwide.
Shelley N. Bourque Memorial Scholarship
Graduating seniors from Belchertown High School enrolled at accredited institutions of higher education.
Barbara Holcomb Braem Scholarship
Graduating seniors from Westfield High School; preference for those pursuing degrees in a business related field.
Kevin Bresnahan Memorial Scholarship
Graduates of Holyoke High School or Holyoke Catholic High School pursuing music; preference for jazz or blues.
Ruth L. Brocklebank Memorial Scholarship
African-American graduates of Springfield public high schools. Established in memory of Ruth L. Brocklebank, a lifelong Springfield public school teacher.
Deborah Brodeur Foley Memorial Scholarship
Graduating seniors from Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham pursuing nursing or an allied field. Established by Debbie’s sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Barry Graham, and close friend, Laurie White.
Caleb L. Butler Scholarship
Graduating high school seniors from western MA who are in the custody of the Department of Children and Families (DCF), formerly the Department of Social Services (DSS); preference to former or current residents of Hillcrest Educational Centers.
Permelia A. Butterfield Scholarship
Orphan children, under 21 years of age, who are residents of Warwick, Erving, New Salem, Wendell, Orange, Shutesbury, or other towns within Franklin County.
Raymond E. Carr Scholarship
Students attending American International College, Elms College, Springfield College, Western New England College, or Westfield State College.
Stanley Ciejek Sr. Scholarship
Residents of Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties.
Eric Clayton Hockey Memorial Scholarship
Graduating seniors involved in ice hockey from Holyoke, Easthampton, Southampton, or Westhampton; preference to those with ice hockey involvement.
James W. Colgan Loan
Educational loans for students who have resided in MA for the past five years. Repayment begins three months after graduation and no interest is charged providing the monthly payments are made on time.
Ronald A. Copes Scholarship
Graduating high school seniors from Springfield, MA or Hartford, CT who have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and who indicate participation in extra curricular activities.
Liliana Marie Cordes Scholarship
Financially needy, female residents of South Hadley studying music; preference for those who are graduating seniors from South Hadley High School.
Lee S. Crabtree Scholarship
Established in 1976 by Michael J. Maratea with the Technical High School class of 1956 to help a graduate from a Springfield high school pursue a college education while majoring in music; preference will be given to a student from Springfield Central High School or Springfield High School of Science and Technology.
Deerfield Plastics / Barker Family Scholarship
Children, step-children, and grandchildren of employees of the former Deerfield Plastics Company, Inc. as of October 1996.
William A. and Vinnie E. Dexter Scholarship
Graduating high school seniors in western MA.
John DiNapoli Memorial Charitable Scholarship
Hampden County high school seniors; preference will be given to residents of Holyoke. Established in memory of John DiNapoli who served as a police officer in the city of Holyoke.
Louis W. and Mary S. Doherty Scholarship
Residents of Hampden County. Established by family and friends in memory of the Doherty’s commitment to the community and young people.
A. David “Davey” Duggan Memorial Scholarship
Graduating seniors from Holyoke high schools who have excelled academically and athletically. Established by an anonymous donor in memory of A. David Duggan.
First Sergeant Kevin Dupont Memorial Scholarship Fund
Graduates of Chicopee High School and Chicopee Comprehensive High School with preference for graduating seniors who demonstrate leadership qualities and/or community service; given in memory of a fallen hero who served his country for over thirty years.
Carlos B. Ellis Scholarship
Graduates of the Springfield High School of Commerce for attendance as full time students at a two or four-year college leading to an undergraduate degree.
Richard E. Fiore Memorial Scholarship
Residents of Southwick who have excelled academically and plan to further their education at the post-secondary level or any trade or professional school beyond high school.
First National Bank of Amherst Centennial Educational Scholarship
2011 graduating seniors from Amherst Regional High School, Hopkins Academy, Northampton High School, Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
William J. and Mary Fitzsimmons Dean Scholarship
Graduates of William J. Dean Technical High School in Holyoke. Established by the sons of William J. Dean and Mary Fitzsimmons Dean.
Heriberto Flores Scholarship
Graduates of Springfield Technical Community College or Holyoke Community College of Puerto Rican ancestry, from Hampden or Hampshire counties, who plan to attend Massachusetts institutions of higher education.
Jeffrey T. Glaser Memorial Scholarship
Graduating seniors from Longmeadow High School who excel in academics and swimming.
Robert B. Goodman Scholarship
Montgomery residents planning to attend a two- or four-year college; preference for high school seniors. Established in memory of Robert B. Goodman.
Nicholas G. Grass Scholarship
Athletes graduating from Holyoke High School who best exemplify the high academic and athletic ideals which Nicholas Grass represented.
Kenneth B. and Adeline J. Graves Scholarship
Residents of Granby, MA. The Graves were committed to helping future generations from their hometown pursue education.
Greater Springfield Accountants Scholarship
Students who have completed their college sophomore year, pursuing accounting or finance.
Gertrude and William C. Hill Scholarship
Graduates of Springfield Central High School; preference to students majoring in liberal arts.
Horace Hill Scholarship
Children and grandchildren of the members of the Springfield Newspapers’ 25–Year Club. Established in memory of Horace Hill, former editor of The Sunday Republican.
Margaret J. Hyland Scholarship
University of Massachusetts students who have been Holyoke residents for 10 years or longer; preference to students of the Roman Catholic faith. Established by William F. Hyland.
Richard W. and Florence B. Irwin Scholarship
Residents of Northampton attending Law School. Established in 1971 under the will of Leigh Sanford.
Frank W. Jendrysik Jr., Memorial, Scholarship
Residents of Chicopee, Holyoke, or Springfield. Established by James and Michael Jendrysik in memory of their father.
Markus J. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Graduates of Springfield public high schools. Markus Johnson was the first Springfield resident to die while serving in Iraq.
Jane A. and Vincent S. Korzeniowski Memorial Scholarship
Residents of Chicopee; preference will be given to Chicopee High and Chicopee Comprehensive High School graduates. This scholarship was established by the Korzeniowski family.
James B. Krumsiek Memorial Scholarship
Graduating seniors from Cathedral High School and Longmeadow High School who are active in athletics and exhibit academic achievement.
Fred K. Lane Scholarship
Graduating high school seniors who are past or current members (individual or family) or employees of the Orchards Golf Club in South Hadley.
Latino Breakfast Club Scholarship
Graduating Latino high school seniors from Hampden County.
Graduating Latino high school students in Hampden and Hampshire Counties who are family and/or community service oriented.
Jacqueline A. Lavallee Scholarship Fund
Graduates of Ware High School with high financial need who exhibit a strong work ethic as demonstrated by community service, employment or academic effort.
Jessie M. Law Scholarship
Graduates of Springfield Central High School who wish to obtain a college education. Established by Bertha Law in memory of her sister.
Edward A. and Shirley B. Livi Scholarship
Residents of Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties who are pursuing fine or performing arts beyond their freshman year.
Lucille and William Lucey Scholarship
Graduating Holyoke high school seniors who have a demonstrated excellence in French language study.
MacGeachey Minarik Scholarship
Students who have resided in Monson for two years; preference to graduates of Monson High School or Pathfinder Regional High School.
Stuart D. Mackey Scholarship
Graduates of East Longmeadow High School who have strong academic records.
MacIntyre Family Scholarship Fund
Residents of Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties; preference for Holyoke residents.
John P. and James F. Mahoney Memorial Scholarship
Residents of Northampton.
Captain John Maloney Memorial Scholarship
Residents of Hampden County with at least one award to a graduating high school senior from Chicopee High School.
Mary Alby Markel Memorial Scholarship
Graduating seniors from Springfield Central High School pursuing the sciences.
Edward C., Mary and Paul Marth Scholarship
Graduating seniors from St. Mary’s High School in Westfield pursuing nursing or an allied field.
MassMutual Scholars Program
Graduating high school seniors with a strong interest in pursing a career in business, financial services or information technology. Selected students may receive up to $5,000 per year for four academic years of undergraduate study. Recipients are required to participate in career readiness programs where they’ll take part in seminars and have the opportunity to network with MassMutual professionals. They may also be offered the opportunity to participate in a paid internship.
- Resident of Hampden County, MA or Hartford County, CT
- Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better
- Students must attend an accredited two or four-year college/university in the states of MA or CT; or Bryant University, Smithfield, RI, or Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.
- The online Community Foundation Application is required for consideration. A paper application or one printed from our website will not be considered.
- Completion of the questions on the online application regarding your career interests.
- What are your career goals in business, financial services, or information technology?
- Why do you want to work in business, financial services, or information technology?
- More information and the online application are available at www.communityfoundation.org/massmutual.
Clarence H. Matteson Scholarship
Residents of Greenfield to pursue education beyond high school.
William T. Maunsell Memorial Scholarship
Graduating high school seniors from Westfield High School, Westfield Vocational Technical High School, or St. Mary's High School in Westfield, MA who have average grades and are pursuing degrees in education, criminal justice, or nursing.
George H. McDonnell Scholarship
South Hadley residents who are graduating seniors from South Hadley High School studying civil engineering or a related field at a four-year college. Established by Tighe & Bond, Inc.
George H. and Margaret B. McDonnell Family Scholarship
Graduates of Holyoke Catholic High School pursuing a career in social work or an allied field; in memory of Margaret Mary (Peggy) McDonnell.
Nate McKinney Memorial Scholarship
Graduating seniors from Gateway Regional High School who excel academically and have an interest in music, science, or athletics. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years.
Ida Miller Scholarship
Residents of the Shelburne Falls Fire District in Franklin County.
Theodore P. (Ted) Minor Memorial Scholarship
Graduating seniors from Chicopee high schools to pursue higher education.
Christine Mitus Rose Memorial Scholarship
Students who have had a parent die; preference to those who have had a parent die from cancer.
Eleanor M. Morrissey Scholarship
Graduating seniors from Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties pursuing a career in nursing.
Mt. Sugarloaf Lodge Memorial Scholarship
Graduates of Frontier Regional High School in South Deerfield. Established by Mt. Sugarloaf Lodge in South Deerfield.
National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Scholarship
Graduating high school seniors from Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties who have had a parent die or have a parent receiving social security disability benefits.
James Z. Naurison Scholarship
Residents of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties, MA and the towns of Enfield and Suffield, CT.
Margaret E. O’Donnell and Agnes K. O’Donnell Scholarship
Graduating seniors from Northampton High School and Smith Vocational High School, for students at Elms College, and for students at Fitchburg State College majoring in education.
Victor, Margaret and Joseph Victor Paier Scholarship
Residents of West Springfield.
Frederick W. Porter Scholarship
Graduates of Greenfield High School. Established by Millie W. Porter in memory of her husband, a long-time Greenfield superintendent.
Gertrude G. Rapp Scholarship
Graduates of Gateway Regional High School who have resided for two years in the geographic area serviced by the Gateway Regional School District. Eligible applicants will be graduates from the classes of 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Anthony A. Renaud Memorial Scholarship
Graduating high school seniors from Hampden County who have had a parent die; preference to those who have had a parent die from heart disease.
Jacob and Celia Richmond
Residents of Hampden County attending law school. Established by Robert I. Richmond in memory of his parents, Jacob and Celia.
Kimber Richter Family Scholarship
Graduating high school seniors of the Baha'i faith from western MA.
Anthony and Madeline Sampson Kapinos Scholarship
Graduates of Chicopee High School who have demonstrated financial need.
September 11th Remembrance Scholarship
Graduating high school seniors who reside in Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire, or Franklin counties. Established by the Diocese of Springfield Catholic Charities and the families of victims in memory of the tragedies of September 11th.
Dr. John V. Shea, Jr., Scholarship
Graduates of Springfield high schools. Established by family and friends in memory of Dr. John V. Shea, Jr.
Philip W. Sheridan-Tighe and Bond Scholarship
Graduating seniors from Hampden or Hampshire counties who will be studying civil engineering (or a related field) at a four-year college.
Connie Celeste Sherman Memorial Scholarship
Established by her family for students from Hampden County.
James L. Shriver Scholarship
Students from western MA pursuing technical careers.
Michael A. Smiarowski Memorial Scholarship
Graduating seniors from Turners Falls High School. One award to the class Salutatorian and one to a student with average grades who contributes to the community and has good character and judgment.
Springfield Teachers Club Scholarship
Residents of Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire counties who are graduates of Springfield, MA public high schools.
Albert Steiger Memorial Scholarship
Graduating seniors from Springfield Central High School. Provided by funds from the Albert Steiger Memorial Fund.
Margrit H. Sutton-Annen Student Loan
Students enrolled full-time in a two- or four-year college; preference given students of Swiss descent. Repayment begins three months after graduation and no interest is charged providing the monthly payments are made on time.
Lucius H. & Dorothy J. Tarbell Scholarship
Students attending Western New England College.
Emmanuel S. Tesoro and Marian T. Tesoro Scholarship
Residents of East Longmeadow.
Lena A. Tucker Scholarship
Graduates of the High School of Commerce and Putnam Vocational Technical High School in Springfield.
United Way/YWCA Scholarship for Women
Women, age 18 or older, from Holyoke, South Hadley or Granby.
Paul J. Veronesi Memorial Scholarship
One male and one female graduating senior from Agawam High School who excel in basketball.
Mary Volanakis Memorial Scholarship Fund
Students of the Greek Orthodox faith: preference to members of St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Springfield.
Ruth Wallace Memorial Scholarship Fund
Graduating seniors from Longmeadow High School who participated in a learning disabled program.
Charles F. Warner Scholarship
Residents of Springfield.
Billie Foster and Bertha Weinberg Scholarship
Graduates of Springfield Technical Community College, Holyoke Community College, and Greenfield Community College attending four-year schools with preference for residents of Holyoke, or Northampton, MA.
Westbank-Jane M. Knapp Scholarship
Graduates of MacDuffie School in Springfield.