Our Donors

Donald Taber Art Scholarship

Donald Taber Art Scholarship

Upon his retirement as president of American Pad and Paper Company (AMPAD), Donald Taber donated works of art to the HCC Foundation and endowed scholarship opportunities for students enrolled in the Visual Arts including Graphics & Photography.

Doris M. Kemble Nursing Scholarship

Doris M. Kemble Nursing Scholarship

Doris Kemble was a beloved member of the HCC nursing faculty. In recognition of her deep commitment to her students, her mother, Abbie, pictured here, endowed five scholarships in her memory.

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Doris Rathbun Knight Scholarship

Professor Doris Rathbun Knight taught history and government at Holyoke Community College for over thirty years. She helped found the faculty senate at the institution and served on every major committee at the college. In addition, Doris began and served as advisor...

Dr. Anthony J. Pellegrino Scholarship

Dr. Anthony J. Pellegrino Scholarship

Tony Pellegrino was an integral part of Holyoke Community College for more than 38 years. He held many positions within the institution and was always an advocate for students continuing their education through the college’s evening programs.

Dr. David M. '54 and Bette Bartley Scholarship

Dr. David M. '54 and Bette Bartley Scholarship

Dr. David M. Bartley ’54 served as president of Holyoke Community College for more than 25 years, transforming the institution into the premier community college in the state. This scholarship will help deserving HCC students enrolled in any academic program. Photo:...

Dr. Janet G. Polvino Scholarship

Dr. Janet G. Polvino Scholarship

Janet Polvino was a highly respected HCC Music Professor for more than ten years. This scholarship was made possible, in her memory, by her family and colleagues.

Dr. Miriam Taylor Sajkovic Transfer Scholarship

Dr. Miriam Taylor Sajkovic Transfer Scholarship

This scholarship, created in memory of Dr. Miriam Taylor Sajkovic, a longtime Professor of Philosophy and History at HCC, gives preference to a student who is majoring in Philosophy.

Dr. Richard Leon Provost Psychology Scholarship

Dr. Richard Leon Provost Psychology Scholarship

This scholarship was endowed by the late Dr. Richard Provost ’49, pictured here, for a nontraditional student or a student who has interrupted his or her education who is studying Psychology.

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Edward F. and Catherine C. Moriarty Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was made possible by Colette and the late Edward Moriarty in memory of Edward’s parents. The scholarship recipient must be accepted or enrolled in the Nursing or Business program with preference given to a Holyoke resident.

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Edward H. ’71 and Bonnie B. Germain Scholarship

Edward H. ’71 and his wife, Bonnie, endowed this scholarship in recognition of the important role HCC played in his development and success in life. This scholarship is intended for a student enrolled in the Engineering Program.

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Edwin Perez Scholarship

This award is named after Edwin Perez, a student at HCC, who died in a fire in Holyoke. He was a proud citizen of the city of Holyoke and a strong advocate of the Latino community where he was active in many civic organizations. This scholarship is for a student of...

Elaine Marieb New Directions Scholarship

Elaine Marieb New Directions Scholarship

Elaine Marieb, Ph.D., joined the HCC faculty in 1969. While teaching at HCC, she enrolled in and graduated from the HCC Nursing program, then earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing, and a master’s, all while continuing to teach full time at HCC. She is a noted author...

Eleanor V. Burns Scholarship

Eleanor V. Burns Scholarship

Eleanor Burns was an incredible life force whose warm personality and dedication to HCC students is legendary. This scholarship was made possible through the generosity of Brian ’85 and Cindy ’84 Burns.

Elena and Frank Cataldo Scholarship

Elena and Frank Cataldo Scholarship

Working together, Elena and Frank Cataldo founded and built the successful Food Mart chain of supermarkets. In recognition of the spirit of giving and helping which characterized them both, their children established a permanent endowment to provide scholarships for...

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Elia Dreyfuss Scholarship

Friends and colleagues of Elia Dreyfuss established this scholarship to honor Elia and her life-changing work. She taught ESOL to Latino adults at the Community Education Project, a grassroots literacy program in Holyoke. In 2006, she became the Coordinator of the...

Elizabeth Ella Provost Nursing Memorial Scholarship

Elizabeth Ella Provost Nursing Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was endowed by the late Dr. Richard Provost ’49, pictured here, for a continuing nontraditional student who is enrolled in any Nursing program. Preference is given to an individual who may have served in the Medical Corps as Corpsman.

Ellen Lynch Scholarship

Ellen Lynch Scholarship

Mrs. Lynch was the first secretary to Dr. George Frost, founder of Holyoke Junior College in 1946. During her 24 years at the college she provided support and guidance to countless students. Created in her memory, this scholarship is for a student enrolled in any...

Erma Provost Shepard Memorial Scholarship

Erma Provost Shepard Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will assist a Liberal Arts or Education major at HCC and was made possible through the generosity of the late Dr. Richard L. Provost ’49, pictured here, in memory of his sister Erma.

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Evening Student Scholarship

This scholarship acknowledges the academic achievement of part-time students who attend during the evening hours. Applicants must meet all of the following qualifications: have a GPA of 3.0 or better, have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours of course work....

First Niagara Scholarship

First Niagara Scholarship

First Niagara has endowed this scholarship for a Massachusetts resident who is enrolled or plans to enroll in any Business program.

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Fontaine Family Fund

This scholarship was endowed by the family of Lester Fontaine of Fontaine Bros. for a new or continuing student enrolled in any associate degree curriculum.

Frances H. Gosselin Scholarship in Nursing

Frances H. Gosselin Scholarship in Nursing

This fund was endowed by Joseph and James, sons of Frances H. Gosselin, upon her passing. They were deeply moved by the compassionate care their mother received and they chose to fund a scholarship for a student in HCC’s Practical Nursing program. Pictured here, her...

Franklin Morris O'Connell Scholarship

Franklin Morris O'Connell Scholarship

This scholarship was made possible by the O’Connell Companies in memory of Franklin Morris O’Connell. It is for a student with financial need, with preference to a resident of Holyoke.

Fund a Future Scholarship

Fund a Future Scholarship

Professor Emeritus Gloria G. Lomax ’75 and the late Professor Victor Thomas led a drive to endow this scholarship for students enrolled at Holyoke Community College.

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Gary Brochu '62 Transfer Scholarship

The HCC Alumni Association awards the Gary Brochu ’62 scholarship to a current HCC student who is transferring to a four-year institution.

George E. Boudreau Scholarship

George E. Boudreau Scholarship

Mindful of their father’s interest in the community college system, sons Paul ’67 and George ’66 established a scholarship in their father’s memory for a graduate of South Hadley High School. Photo: (left) Attorney Paul Boudreau with recipient.

George E. Frost Transfer Scholarship

George E. Frost Transfer Scholarship

Named after HCC’s first president, this scholarship recognizes outstanding academic achievement and will be awarded to a student who is transferring to a four-year institution.

Gloria G. Lomax '75 Scholarship

Gloria G. Lomax '75 Scholarship

Professor Emeritus Gloria G. Lomax ’75 was a longtime member of the college’s Early Childhood Education department. She has also worked tirelessly on behalf of the HCC Alumni Association, serving as its president. This scholarship will recognize an outstanding...

Green Key Honor Society Scholarship

Green Key Honor Society Scholarship

The Green Key Honor Society Scholarship was created to recognize the accomplishments of a driven, intelligent, and community-focused individual. The Society values strong work ethic, the active pursuit of knowledge, and willingness to aid and improve their...

Hampden Paper Company Inc. Scholarship

Hampden Paper Company Inc. Scholarship

Hampden Papers Inc. has been in continuous operation in Holyoke since 1880. Almost from the beginning of HCC, Hampden Papers has hired and employed many graduates. This scholarship is given to students with significant financial need.