From the 2015-2016 Catalog
Scholarships for Graduating Students
The Counseling Center and the Housatonic Community College Foundation (HCC Foundation) have scholarship information available for current Housatonic students and for graduates. These scholarships are offered by area businesses and organizations, the Foundation and other colleges and universities. These include scholarships based on outstanding academic achievement and/or financial need. The nature of the scholarships available each year may vary and the scholarships may have additional requirements. Some are available for study at Housatonic Community College and others are available to students graduating and transferring to 4-year colleges and universities.
If you are interested in learning more about available scholarship opportunities, you should contact the Counseling Center (LH-A108) or the Foundation Office (LH-B127).
For each Housatonic graduating class, awards or prizes are given to students for outstanding academic achievement in specific subject areas and for community and/or college involvement. These awards are given to students who are chosen by faculty members only and are not awarded through the Foundation office. The following awards are usually presented but are subject to change:
The Beverly G. Anderson Memorial Award** – Established in memory of HCC and Harding High School counselor and presented to an outstanding graduate who graduated from a Bridgeport high school.
The Lillian Andersen Award** – Presented to an outstanding student who has furthered the goals of the Art Program outside of regular assignments.
BlumShapiro Accounting Scholarship Award** – Presented to an outstanding student in the Business Administration: Accounting Department who will be continuing their degree in accounting at a four-year institution.
Greater Bridgeport Chapter of the Connecticut Society of CPAs Accounting Prize – Presented by this local professional group to an outstanding accounting student continuing his or her education.
Burt Chernow Endowed Scholarship Fund ** – Established in memory of the founder of the Housatonic Museum of Art, Coordinator of the HCC Art Program, and Professor of Art and presented to a graduate continuing his or her education in art or art education at a four-year institution.
Connecticut Post Award –Presented by Post Publishing Company and the Connecticut Post to outstanding journalism students.
Salvatore Curiale Scholarship Fund** – Established in memory of the Director of Admissions at Housatonic and presented to a student continuing his or her education in nursing.
Ralph Fabrizio Scholarship Fund ** – Established in memory of a HCC Psychology Professor and awarded to an outstanding student in the behavioral sciences.
Academic Dean's Prize** – The prize is awarded to graduate students who have achieved the highest academic average at HCC.
George Endowed Scholarship Fund** – Established In honor of HCC Business Professor and presented to a graduating student in the Computer Science Associate Degree program who demonstrates academic achievement.
Joyce Gerber Early Childhood Education Endowed Scholarship Fund** – Established in honor of HCC Professor and Director of the HCC Early Childhood Lab School and presented to a student graduating with a degree in Early Childhood Education and with the highest grade point average among graduates of the Early Childhood Education Program, who plans to transfer to a four-year college.
Maureen Maloney Scholarship Fund** – Established in honor of HCC Psychology Professor and awarded to a graduating student or students who are pursuing an education in the field of psychology or medicine at a four-year institution in Connecticut.
Jane Mahoney Memorial Award** – Established in memory of HCC English Professor and presented to a student who began his or her studies in developmental English classes.
Marshall Rachleff Scholarship Award** – Established in memory of a HCC History Professor and presented to an outstanding student in history, government, economics, or labor studies.
David Susskind Memorial Scholarship Award** – Established in memory of TV personality and public affairs commentator David Susskind and awarded to an outstanding student in the social sciences who intends to pursue a bachelor’s degree in political science, history, or public administration.
Swain Prize** – Established in honor of a HCC English Professor and awarded to the outstanding student in English.
The Peter Ulisse Literature Award – Established by HCC English Professor and Chair of the Humanities Department and awarded to a graduating student who has demonstrated a passion for, and excellence specifically in, the field of literature.
Dale Ward Scholarship Fund – Established by the Student Senate in honor of a Housatonic History Professor and Senate advisor and presented to the graduates with the highest cumulative averages planning on continuing their education.
Dale Ward Endowed Scholarship Fund** – The scholarship is awarded to the highest-ranking students planning to continue their education. This scholarship complements the HCC Senate Scholarship named in honor of former History Professor Dale Ward.
TThe Etherington Scholars Program – This scholarship program is named for Wesleyan’s former president Edwin Etherington. It is for top graduates of Connecticut’s community colleges and helps prepare them for a productive future in Connecticut. All applicants are considered for the Etherington Scholarship on the basis of financial need.
**Administered through the Housatonic Community College Foundation