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Barbara (Hickey) ’57 O’Brien Scholarship

Barbara (Hickey) ’57 O’Brien Scholarship

Criteria: (Amount Equal to One Full Annual Tuition Award) The Barbara (Hickey) ’57 O’Brien Scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in Education who exemplifies the qualities of hard work and determination. Applicants must submit the following: • Evidence...

Christopher Blair Erickson Memorial Scholarship

Christopher Blair Erickson Memorial Scholarship

($500 Annual Award) The Christopher Blair Erickson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior who best meets the following criteria: Holds a grade point average of 3.0 or above Participates in extracurricular or community service...

Class of 1953 Endowed Scholarship

Class of 1953 Endowed Scholarship

Criteria: (Amount Equal to One Full Annual In-State Tuition) The Class of 1953 Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student majoring in Education in a program leading to teacher certification in Massachusetts. The student must demonstrate...

Class of 1958 Endowed Scholarship

Class of 1958 Endowed Scholarship

Criteria: (Two Awards Equal to Full Annual Tuition) The intent of the Class of 1958 Scholarships is to extend a “helping hand” through financial assistance to the recipients. The recipients may be incoming freshmen or present students working their way through...

Class of 1961 Endowed Scholarship

Class of 1961 Endowed Scholarship

Criteria: (Amount Equal to One Full Annual In-State Tuition) The Class of 1961 Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior majoring in Education. Applicants must be residents of Massachusetts and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be...

Class of 2003 Student Leader Scholarship

Class of 2003 Student Leader Scholarship

Criteria: ($500 per year) The Class of 2003 Student Leader Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who is ardently involved with campus activities. The applicant should provide a brief essay describing his or her involvement as a leader on the...

Class of 2011 Student Leader Scholarship

Class of 2011 Student Leader Scholarship

Criteria: ($400 Annual Award) The Class of 2011 Student Leader Scholarship shall be awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior student who possesses a 2.5 GPA, demonstrates financial need, and is an avid student leader on the Worcester State University campus by...

Davis Advertising Scholarship in Honor of Marion and Leonard Davis

Davis Advertising Scholarship in Honor of Marion and Leonard Davis

Criteria: (Two $1,000 awards) The Davis Advertising Scholarship in Honor of Marion and Leonard Davis will be awarded to two students majoring in Communications who exemplify the qualities of hard work and determination. It should be noted that this scholarship will...

Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Boger Endowed Scholarship

Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Boger Endowed Scholarship

Criteria: The Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Boger Endowed Scholarship will be awarded annually to an outstanding junior majoring in Biology who shows outstanding potential for graduate studies and career success. The qualified candidates will be goal oriented, have...

Dr. Joshua Unuigboje “Oje” Aisiku Scholarship

Dr. Joshua Unuigboje “Oje” Aisiku Scholarship

Criteria: (One $1,000 Award) The Dr. Joshua Unuigboje “Oje” Aisiku Scholarship will be awarded to a minority student in his or her senior year in the Middle/Secondary Education program who has a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a strong interest in teaching in the Worcester...

Dr. Melvin & Shirley (Stahl) Merken Two Cultures Annual Scholarship

Dr. Melvin & Shirley (Stahl) Merken Two Cultures Annual Scholarship

Criteria: ($750 annual award) The Dr. Melvin and Shirley (Stahl) Merken Two Cultures Annual Scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior excelling in science who bridges the scientific and humanistic cultures through participation in theatrical, literary or...

 Dr. Rose D. Haroian Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Rose D. Haroian Endowed Scholarship

Criteria: (Amount Equal to Full In-State Tuition) The Dr. Rose D. Haroian Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a junior with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a record of service to the college and/or community. The student must demonstrate a desire to continue his or her...

Drs. Anna B. Cohen and Susan V. Rezen Scholarship

Drs. Anna B. Cohen and Susan V. Rezen Scholarship

The University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders was guided through its formative years by three remarkable professors: Dr. Anna B. Cohen, who joined the faculty in 1973, Dr. Maryann H. Power, who joined in 1979, and Dr. Susan V. Rezen, whose...

Dr. Sarah E. Sharbach Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Sarah E. Sharbach Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: (Amount Equivalent to Full Annual Tuition) The Dr. Sarah E. Sharbach Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has financial need and a demonstrated passion for social justice. Preference will be given to women of color. The late Dr. Sarah E....

Drs. Kalyan K. and Abha P. Ghosh Endowed Scholarship

Drs. Kalyan K. and Abha P. Ghosh Endowed Scholarship

Criteria: (Two Awards Equal to Full Annual Tuition) The Kalyan K. and Abha P. Ghosh Scholarship will be awarded to incoming or current students attending Worcester State University. Incoming students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while current...

Jessica Dempsey ’12 Scholarship for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Jessica Dempsey ’12 Scholarship for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Criteria:($500.00 award) The Jessica Dempsey ’12 Scholarship for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will be awarded to a hard-working entrepreneurial student with an interest in starting a business while attending WSU. The qualified candidate should provide a short...

Julia Bransby Knowlton Scholarship

Julia Bransby Knowlton Scholarship

Criteria: (Amount Equal to One Full Annual Tuition Award) The Julia Bransby Knowlton Scholarship will be awarded to a female, first preference to a major in the Visual and Performing Arts with a concentration in Theater. Julia Bransby Knowlton was a film editor,...

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Kevin O'Brien Scholarship

The late Kevin O’Brien was a writer, a small business owner, a highly skilled U.S. Army Special Forces soldier, and a network engineer who passed away in April 2017. While in the U.S. Army, he completed a B.S. with the Regents External Degree Program, now Excelsior...

McCarthy Coyle Wagner Scholarship for Community Activism

McCarthy Coyle Wagner Scholarship for Community Activism

Criteria: (One $500 Award) The McCarthy Coyle Wagner Scholarship for Community Activism will be awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior enrolled at Worcester State University. The student must be in good academic standing with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher....

Nathaniel Mencow U.S. History Scholarship

Nathaniel Mencow U.S. History Scholarship

Criteria: (Amount Equal to One Full Annual Tuition Award) The Nathaniel Mencow U.S. History Scholarship will be awarded to full-time undergraduate student who is majoring in History with a concentration in United States history and demonstrates financial need....

Paul ’57, ’59 & Barbara ’71, ’73 Davis Scholarship

Paul ’57, ’59 & Barbara ’71, ’73 Davis Scholarship

Criteria: ($500 award) The Paul ’57, ’59 and Barbara ’71, ’73 Davis Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student, residing in Worcester County, with need. Candidates should provide a short essay attesting to the need for this scholarship and...

 People's United Bank Scholarship Fund

People's United Bank Scholarship Fund

Criteria: (Amount Equal to One Full Annual Tuition Award) The People’s United Bank Scholarship will be awarded in accordance with the following priorities: a) a People’s United Bank employee or child of a People’s United Bank employee; b) a full-time student or a...

Rhythm Dance Company Scholarship

Rhythm Dance Company Scholarship

Criteria: $1000.00 Award – Awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior who is a current member of the WSU Dance Team. Preference to a student majoring or minoring in visual and performing arts. Applicants must be enrolled in 12 or more credits, be residents of...

Richard “Okie” O’Connor Scholarship

Richard “Okie” O’Connor Scholarship

Criteria: (One $500 Award) The Richard “Okie” O’Connor Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time junior or senior student at Worcester State University. The applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to students actively...

Robert Emmett Mullin Endowed Graduate Scholarship in Educational Issues, Practices and Policies

Robert Emmett Mullin Endowed Graduate Scholarship in Educational Issues, Practices and Policies

( $1,000.00 Award) Robert Emmett Mullin earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at Worcester State University in 1953, 1956, respectively. After ten years of teaching, Dr. Mullin returned to graduate study at Teachers College, Columbia University and earned...

Robert K. O’Brien ’58 Scholarship

Robert K. O’Brien ’58 Scholarship

Criteria: (Amount Equal to One Full Annual Tuition Award) The Robert K. O’Brien ’58 Scholarship will be awarded in accordance with the following priorities: A full-time student who has demonstrated a high degree of industriousness and has declared a minor in...

Sidney Buxton, Jr. Scholarship Award

Sidney Buxton, Jr. Scholarship Award

Criteria: (Several Partial Tuition Awards) The Sidney Buxton, Jr. Scholarship Award will be awarded to a student who meets the following criteria: • A full-time student at Worcester State University in the academic year prior to this application. • A participant...

The Ada Cheever Perry Memorial Scholarship

The Ada Cheever Perry Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: (Partial Tuition – $250 per semester) Applicants for this scholarship must be full-time undergraduate students at Worcester State University, entering their junior or senior year and pursing a major in Chemistry, Computer Science, Nursing or Management....

The Aileen D. Kelly Memorial Scholarship

The Aileen D. Kelly Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: (Three Awards Equal to Full Annual Tuition) The Aileen D. Kelly Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student, a registered nurse, with a record of superior scholarship combined with a strong career interest and evidence of...

The Allen and Barbara (Lyons) ’59 Levesque Endowed Book Fund

The Allen and Barbara (Lyons) ’59 Levesque Endowed Book Fund

Criteria: (Six Annual $250 Voucher Awards) The Allen and Barbara (Lyons) ’59 Levesque Endowed Book Fund will be awarded to full-time students who are entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of study. The applicant should provide evidence of financial need....