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 of the Alternative for Individual Development (AID)
• A sophomore or junior, with a minimum grade point average (GPA)
of 2.50, who has completed a minimum of 24 credits within the last
• Established participation with a community service event/agency.
Sidney Buxton has served the Worcester State University community for more than 27 years. From 1975 to 2001 he held the position of assistant dean of multicultural affairs and Director of the Learning Assistance Center. In January 2002, he was promoted to dean of academic services and freshman studies. During his tenure at WSU, he has been responsible for the development of viable educational, cultural, and support programs for ALANA (Asian, Latin, African American, Native American) students.
As an educator, he has dedicated his career to ensuring education opportunity for the growing segments of underprivileged students, impacting the lives of hundreds of individuals at the high school, undergraduate and professional levels. As a friend, he has been a source of guidance and support facilitating personal and professional success for students and their families.
In honoring the person behind the success of many ALANA professionals, the Multicultural Affairs Alumni Council established the Sidney Buxton, Jr. Scholarship Award in 1997. The award symbolizes Sid’s continuous dedication and commitment to ensure educational opportunities for minority and disadvantaged students at Worcester State University.