Our Donors

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Adeline and Jacob Barowsky Scholarship

Longtime residents of Holyoke, the Barowsky family established this scholarship for a new or continuing student enrolled in any associate degree curriculum.

Alan Taupier '55 Alumni Achievement Scholarship

Alan Taupier '55 Alumni Achievement Scholarship

Named in honor of Alan Taupier ’55, a longtime member of the HCC Alumni Association, this award is for a returning student with a GPA of 3.9 or higher.

Alfred C. Loomer Scholarship

Alfred C. Loomer Scholarship

Alfred J. Loomer ‘83, pictured here, has endowed this scholarship in memory of his father for a deserving student in any health-related program.

Al Perusse Scholarship

Al Perusse Scholarship

This scholarship was endowed in memory of Al Perusse ~ father, husband, friend, grandfather, entrepreneur, weather fan, nature lover and dreamer. This fund is intended to support working students, veterans and students raising families.

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Alumni Association Scholarship

This scholarship is given by the HCC Alumni Association to students enrolled through our Office for Students with Disabilities and Deaf Services who have documented disabilities.

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Anabel B. Murphy Scholarship

The late Anabel Murphy was an esteemed and admired faculty member in the Humanities Division at HCC. In her memory, a scholarship was established by her friends and family for a new or continuing student, 25 years or older, in the Liberal Arts and Science program.

Angela ’54 and Joseph '54 Wright Scholarship

Angela ’54 and Joseph '54 Wright Scholarship

Angela ’54 and Joseph ’54 Wright are two of HCC’s most distinguished and dedicated alumni. In order to recognize the manner in which HCC has enriched their lives, Angela and Joe were the first donors to establish an endowed scholarship. This award is intended for a...

Anna Fitzgerald and Ruthann Bagshaw Fulton Scholarship

Anna Fitzgerald and Ruthann Bagshaw Fulton Scholarship

Attorney Frank Fitzgerald and HCC Foundation Board Member William Bagshaw, pictured here, have endowed this scholarship to honor their mothers’ commitment to education. This scholarship gives preference to a student majoring in education who intends to transfer to...

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Anne-Marie Darcy Memorial Scholarship

These scholarships are made possible by the board of Commissioners at the Holyoke Housing Authority in memory of Anne-Marie Darcy. They are for residents of the HHA who are either in public housing or the Leased Housing/Section 8 Program, and registered as a...

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Arthur W. Knapp Scholarship

Arthur W. Knapp was the 15th president of Westfield Bank and served the Westfield community from 1945 to his retirement in 1992. This scholarship, in recognition of his many years of service to the bank and the community, is awarded to a deserving student from the...

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Berkshire Bank Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Berkshire Bank, this scholarship is open to anyone enrolled in an academic program at HCC.

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Bess Kaplinsky Scholarship

The Kaplinskys ran the Elmwood Market in Holyoke for 40 years and are fondly remembered for extending a helping hand to all. Their daughter, Dianne Vapnek, generously made this enhanced scholarship possible in Bess’ memory.

Bill and Eleanor Messner Scholarship

Bill and Eleanor Messner Scholarship

This fund was established by President Bill Messner and his wife Eleanor giving preference to GED students with financial need. Photo: (left) President Bill Messner with recipient.

Billie Foster and Bertha Weinberg Memorial Scholarship

Billie Foster and Bertha Weinberg Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is designated for a young mother who has participated in the Care Center (Community Adolescent Resource and Education Center) Program. In the absence of an eligible applicant, a scholarship is awarded to any young mother who is a student at HCC.

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Bobby Wright Scholarship

This award was established by friends of Bobby Wright, an outstanding local jazz performer, to support a music student who will be attending a four-year institution.

Bruce V. Quagliato Memorial Scholarship

Bruce V. Quagliato Memorial Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Quagliato endowed this scholarship in their son Bruce’s memory for a current graduate of East Longmeadow High School or a resident of East Longmeadow, with a preference given to a student who plans to enroll in Business, Electronics, or Engineering.

Captain Paul H. Racine Memorial Scholarship

Captain Paul H. Racine Memorial Scholarship

The Captain Paul H. Racine Scholarship will assist a student studying criminal justice with a preference for Holyoke High School graduates. This scholarship was made possible by his daughter, Patti Seely ’76.

Carol Hardy Business Scholarship

Carol Hardy Business Scholarship

Professor Hardy taught Retail Management and Business courses at HCC for 15 years. To the great sadness of the HCC community, Carol passed away in 1995. This scholarship was made possible through donations and the generous funding of the Hardy family.

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Carolyn Fontaine Scholarship

This scholarship fund was endowed by the Fontaine family in honor of Carolyn Fontaine’s birthday and gives preference to a student studying Science, Engineering or Math.

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Charles Oglivie Scholarship

This scholarship is named in honor of Charles Oglivie, a student at HCC, who maintained a good academic GPA with severe disabilities.

Chicopee Savings Bank Scholarship

Chicopee Savings Bank Scholarship

Chicopee Savings Bank endowed a scholarship for a new or continuing student living in either Chicopee, Ludlow, West Springfield, South Hadley, or Ware and enrolled in any associate degree curriculum.

Chief Thomas P. McNamara Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Chief Thomas P. McNamara Jr. Memorial Scholarship

A well-respected law enforcement official in the region, Thomas McNamara served as police chief for West Springfield for many years and taught Criminal Justice at HCC. This scholarship will assist a student in our Criminal Justice program.

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Claire Gingras Doherty Award in Nursing

This scholarship is made possible by Edward and Priscilla ’76 Ryan in memory of Claire Gingras Doherty.

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Cynthia A. Sutter '90 Scholarship

Cynthia A. Sutter ‘90 endowed this scholarship to recognize the many outstanding professors she had when she attended HCC. This scholarship is intended for students enrolled in the New Directions program.

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Danna Niedzwiecki Lockwood '08 Scholarship

Danna Niedzwiecki ’08 Lockwood has established this scholarship for a deserving student who is a veterinary technology major and intends to go into a career working with or for animals.

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David LePage Scholarship

The family of HCC alumnus David LePage has funded this scholarship award in his memory. Students who reside in South Hadley or graduated from South Hadley High School and are either Business or Computer Science Majors are eligible for this award.

David M. Killeen Memorial Scholarship

David M. Killeen Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was made possible through revenue generated by the local Mutt and Jeff Golf Tournament run by local businessmen Bill Bagshaw and Attorney Frank Fitzgerald. David Killeen was a well-known Springfield business leader. This scholarship gives preference...

Deborah Ferriter Memorial Scholarship

Deborah Ferriter Memorial Scholarship

Deb Ferriter was an animal lover. She took in strays and loved them as her own. She also was a tireless supporter of the HCC golf tournament. This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of her many friends and will be awarded to a student in the...

Delaney House Scholarship

Delaney House Scholarship

The late George Page, former owner of the Delaney House in Holyoke, endowed a scholarship for a student enrolled in either the hospitality or culinary field.

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.