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 financial need and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must provide details of their need for this award in their essay that accompanies their application.
In gratitude for the quality of life made possible to them as graduates of Worcester State University, the Class of 1953 Endowed Scholarship has been established on the occasion of their fiftieth reunion.
The Class of 1953 was one of the earliest to welcome back World War II veterans under the G.I. Bill of Rights. This factor added a unique dimension to the make-up of their undergraduate student body.
Though small in number, the members of this class made their mark in various levels of the educational field; in classroom teaching, school administration, college instruction, as well as private enterprise and corporate business. Six doctoral degrees were earned by class members from outstanding graduate institutions based upon preparation made at Worcester State University.
With this scholarship award, the class hopes to pass on a flicker from the lamp of learning that embodies the spirit of Worcester State University and the Class of 1953.