The Mancuso English and Humanities Scholarships

Mancuso Scholars receive support for 100% of Day Division tuition, fees, and room and board for up to four years.

Four students engaged in discussion during English literature class

Through a generous donation in 2017, the Mancuso Scholarships were created to support academically strong FSU students who demonstrate financial need and who choose to major in English or specified majors in the Humanities. They will allow Mancuso Scholars the financial resources to fully experience college life, and encourage recipients to link robust career preparation and extra-curricular activities with academic work in order to better position Mancuso Scholars for post-college, entry-level positions.

These four-year, renewable scholarships provide support for 100% of Day Division tuition, fees, and room and board for Mancuso Scholars for up to eight total semesters (excludes Continuing Education and summer coursework at FSU).

Eligible Majors

Meet the Benefactor

Halcyon Mancuso was an instructor with Framingham State’s English Department from 2000 – 2021.  She currently serves as mentor for the 8-student cohorts of Mancuso Scholars and is the Executive Director of the Mancuso Humanities Workforce Preparation Center.

Tom Krebs and Halcyon Mancuso
Halcyon Mancuso

Creator of The Mancuso English and Humanities Scholarships at Framingham State University

"I have chosen to support academic majors that often do not get the financial support that they deserve. More than ever, businesses and government so desperately need employees who have studied the humanities and social / behavioral sciences. Such employees possess the ability to think critically, abstractly, and with nuance and compassion for others and, therefore, are prepared to imaginatively confront the challenges of our diverse world. Their learning does not channel them into one narrow area but, rather, affords flexibility that their future careers will require."