Scholarships

There are numerous scholarships available for Framingham State Students who are studying education. You can visit the Financial Aid Office or contact them for more information about the opportunities below:

Dr. ARTHUR G. CHAVES SCHOLARSHIP

Established in memory of Dr. Arthur Chaves, a longtime member of the Framingham State University community, by his family. The scholarship is available to a junior or senior with an education-focused major. Recipients must have demonstrated financial need and preference will be given to students on the Dean’s List, and graduates of Framingham, Mass. high schools.

BARBARA THAYER BROWN SCHOLARSHIP

Available to academically strong students who major in Elementary or Early Childhood Education or have a minor in Secondary Education.  Eligibility will be based primarily on academic merit with financial need also considered.  A minimum GPA of 3.25 is required.

MARJORIE MORGAN BROWN SCHOLARSHIP

Established in honor of Marjorie Morgan Brown who graduated from Framingham State University in 1958 with a major in Elementary Education. The scholarship recipient must be a full-time undergraduate majoring in Education who is a resident of Holliston , MA or a graduate of Holliston High School and demonstrate financial need.

ADELINA ACCHIONE CELLUCCI SCHOLARSHIP

Established in memory of Adelina Acchione Cellucci by her daughters, Carmela M. Hilbert (Class of 1946) and Donna Smith (Class of 1943).  The scholarship was established to assist a student planning to enter the teaching profession.  Eligibility requirements include: minimum eight completed courses, full-time student status, Elementary or Early Childhood Education major, high academic standing and a high degree of personal motivation. 

CLASS OF 1954 SCHOLARSHIP

Established on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1954.  This $1000 award will be given to a junior or senior majoring in Elementary Education or Family and Consumer Sciences on an alternating basis.  The recipient shall be a Massachusetts resident who maintains a CQPA of 3.0 or better, and has financial need.

DR. GAIL E. COSGROVE SCHOLARSHIP

Available to students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the Framingham State University community, maintained a CQPA of 3.0 or better and have financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.  Preference will be given to students from the MetroWest area who are Education majors.

DR. PHILIP M. DOOHER SCHOLARSHIP

Established in recognition of Dr.Dooher’s 36 years of service (1971-2007). He served in a number administrative positions including, Director of Financial Aid, Dean of Admissions, Vice-President of Enrollment Management, and on two occasions served as Acting President. The Scholarship is open to full time seniors in the Elementary Education Program who have a minimum CQPA of 3.0 and who have demonstrated financial need.

NANCY MURPHY HATCH SCHOLARSHIP

Available to full-time undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students seeking Early Childhood or Elementary Education.  Students must have satisfactorily completed one year at Framingham State University, have demonstrated a high degree of personal motivation, maintained a minimum CQPA of 2.75 and have demonstrated financial need.

RUTH PFEIFFER SCHOLARSHIP

Made possible through the generosity of Ruth A. Pfeiffer, Class of 1922.  Because of her belief that the early years of education are the most important in a person's life, Ms. Pfeiffer has made this award available for an Education major intending to teach kindergarten through grade 4.  Financial need is also a  consideration for this scholarship.

WAR AND PEACE CLASS OF 1945 SCHOLARSHIP

Established on the occasion of its 60th anniversary of graduation.  The scholarship shall be awarded on an alternating basis to an undergraduate student majoring in teacher education and/or subject matter with the intent of becoming a fully licensed teacher; and a student  majoring in Food and Nutrition to meet the basic education requirements of the American Dietetic Association toward full credentialing as a registered dietitian (R.D.).  Recipients must be a full-time junior or senior in the appropriate program, have financial need as determined by the College's Financial Aid Office, a minimum CQPA of 3.0 and Massachusetts residency preferred.  Individuals may only receive this scholarship one time. 

IAFSA Scholarships for Education Students

The following scholarships are available through the Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni (IAFSA). Contact the IAFSA to learn more.

The James and Margaret Judge Akillian Scholarships were made possible by the fundraising efforts of a committee to honor the memory of Margaret Judge Akillian ’73, and make a scholarship available to Education majors. She had a teaching career in Brockton until she died suddenly in 1992 leaving a husband and two children. Her husband, James Akillian ’74, was on the staff of Massasoit Community College in 2002 when he was killed in an automobile accident. In order to remember Jim, the committee added an additional scholarship award for a student involved in co-curricular activities.

The Susana R. Bernard Scholarship was established in 2012 by Clark and Susana Bernard to assist Massachusetts residents who are studying elementary education. A teacher and guidance counselor in Framingham for 27 years, Susana Bernard believes that the best teaching skills, combined with related support services, optimize the educational and life experiences for each student. This fund will assist students who are studying for a career in elementary education and may have a special interest in psychology, counseling, social work, or bilingual education.

The Mary F. Bond Scholarship was established in 1992 by a friend to honor Mary Bond ’36. After 30 years of elementary teaching, Mary joined the faculty of the State College at Framingham and taught for 10 years in the Early Childhood Education Department. This scholarship is granted to an undergraduate Early Childhood Education major who is a Massachusetts resident.

The Class of 1961 Textbook Assistance Award was established by the Class of 1961 on the occasion of their 50th reunion. Recipients must be an Education, or Fashion Design and Retailing, or Food and Nutrition, or Food Science major with a minimum QPA of 2.75 and a record of working to contribute to their educational expenses.

The Janet Chisholm Dolan Scholarship was established by the loving friends and family of Janet Chisholm Dolan. Janet was a graduate of Framingham State College in 1991 with a master’s degree in Special Needs Education. She taught elementary and high school students for over twenty years and was very active with women and youth sports programs for the town of Wayland. This scholarship is available for a female resident of Massachusetts who is pursuing a degree at Framingham State University with an interest in special education.

The Touch the Future Award was established in memory of educator Henry F. Regan by his daughter, Debra Regan Cleveland ’73. The award harks back to our roots as a teachers college and honors teachers of teachers, as well as recalling Christa McAuliffe’s enthusiasm for the profession. Recipients will receive the award at our annual meeting.