Framingham Residents Honored at MassBay’s Scholarship Awards Dinner

FRAMINGHAM –  MassBay Community College announced 101 students were awarded more than $92,000 in scholarships at its bi-annual Scholarship Awards ceremony.

The generous donations received by the MassBay Foundation, makes it possible for these 101 students to continue their studies a little easier.

Among the students who received these scholarships are single mothers, veterans, first to go to college students, and many more who these scholarships makes all the difference.

All donations made to the MassBay Foundation go directly to students in the form of scholarships. MassBay holds two Donor Appreciation and Scholarship Awards nights each year, one in the fall and one in the spring.

Framingham residents and MassBay students Nicole Ahearn, Timothy Bloomingdale, Alexandre Castro, Julie Komugisha, Lucas Lemos, Elaine Minnehan, Angelina Rust, and Cali Vaccarello were recently honored at MassBay Community College’s Fall Donor Dinner and Scholarship Awards night.

  • Nicole Ahearn was honored with a $500 Single Parent Scholarship. This scholarship was established to support a student who is a single parent with full/joint custody of minor children pursuing a college education.
  • Timothy Bloomingdale was honored with a General Scholarship
  • Alexandre Castro was honored with Growth and Generosity Scholarship
  • Julie Komugisha was honored with General Scholarship, Health Science Scholarship, Louise Mayer Scholarship, Re-entry Scholarship, and the Single Parent Scholarship. The Mayer Scholarship, ranging from $500 to $1250, was established in honor of Louise Mayer, RN, to support students pursuing a career in the Health Care industry.  The Health Science scholarship was established to support students pursuing a career in Health Sciences complete their degree or certificate program. It was designed to assist individuals to start or restart their education to reach higher-levels of employability. It ranges from $250-$1000 .
  • Lucas Lemos was honored with a $500 General Scholarship
  • Elaine Minnehan was honored with a $500 Richard P. Carbone Scholarship and a $500 Single Parent Scholarship. Richard P. Carbone was a Wellesley Assistant Principal from 1968 until he retired in 1985. His wife, Toria, recalls, “He was most proud that he never gave up on a kid.” This scholarship was established to support students are who interested in pursuing a college education and have completed a minimum of 9 credits atMassBay Community College.
  • Angelina Rust was honored with Growth and Generosity Scholarship – The donor of this scholarship believes that the key to life is growth and generosity. This scholarship was established to support a student who can demonstrate, through an essay, his/her own growth and generosity and/or why they believe growth and generosity is important. $250 and $500 scholarships.
  • Cali Vaccarello was honored with a $500 General Scholarship



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Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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