Scholarships

FSU Scholarships and Foundation Scholarships are awarded based upon academic success and sometimes financial need (determined from the FAFSA).  They are awarded to both new and returning students. 

Freshmen and transfer students will be evaluated for scholarships based upon their admissions application, including official transcripts.

In an effort to maximize the awarding of merit and need-based scholarships to our students, FSU is adopting new scholarship procedures. Awards will no longer require a scholarship application either for a first or renewal award. Instead, FSU will identify all students who are eligible for the various scholarships and will make awards according to merit, need, or a combination of both considerations. Scholarship descriptions are listed below. 

Please note:
  1. You must have a current FAFSA on file to be considered for or to be renewed for any scholarship with a need-based component. If you do not have a FAFSA on file - you should consider completing one as soon as possible.
  2. If your scholarship has a merit component, such as a minimum QPA, you must remain eligible under the scholarship's criteria in order to be renewed for that scholarship.

Scholarship Descriptions/Requirements

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 upperclass student 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.

Alumni Association Leadership Scholarship

Established by the Board of Directors of the FSU Alumni Association in 2012. The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who meets the following criteria: Has completed at least four semesters at FSU; has at least a 2.8 cumulative grade point average; is in good academic and judicial standing; has demonstrated a level of engagement to the FSU community.

Diversity Scholarship

The recipient must be either a Minority or International student.

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. Scholarships are renewable annually, provided a minimum CQPA of 3.25 is maintained.

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.  $1000 is awarded annually to one student. 

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.  The 2008-2009 recipient shall be awarded to a student majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences.

Class of 1993 Leadership Scholarship

Established to help benefit student leaders on campus.  The scholarship is available to a full-time junior or senior who is or has been a class officer or executive board member for the class.  Students must have a minimum CQPA of 2.0 and show proven leadership ability as well as outstanding service to the FSU community. 

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.

Arthur M. Doyle Scholarship

Dr. Doyle was one of the early advocates for the use of computers in the classroom.  He was committed to making Framingham State University a leader in academic technology.  Dr. Doyle served the College for 34 years, beginning as an assistant professor of physics and rising to the position of full professor and chair of the department before moving to academic administration.  He became Academic Vice President in 1999 and served in that role until his untimely death in 2002.  The award is open to full time students with junior or senior standing and a minimum CQPA of 3.0. Applicants must submit an essay explaining how the laptop computer experience has enhanced their academic program of studies.

Lucy Marcille Gillis Fund

Established in honor of Lucy Marcille Gillis, class of 1919 by her nieces. The scholarship is to be awarded to a female student who demonstrates financial need and has a CQPA of 3.0 or better.

Dr. Alice M. Glover Scholarships

Available to full-time Framingham State University undergraduate science majors "who have demonstrated interest and proficiency in the natural sciences."  A number of these scholarships will be awarded to current students, incoming freshmen and transfer students.  Scholarships are renewable annually, provided a minimum CQPA of 3.0 is maintained.

Goldner Scholarship

Established by the Van Liew family foundation in memory of Professor Anita Goldner. It provides scholarship assistance to undergraduate students in good standing with demonstrated financial need. Applicants for the scholarship must also submit an essay on how they have worked to "improve life on and off campus, and to advance progressive values in society."

Anita M. Goldner Scholarship

Provides assistance to students who are pursing a joint study program in elementary education and mathematics. Professor Goldner served as a professor of mathematics from 1969 to 2005.

Sidney & Katherine Goodstein Scholarship

Awarded to the most deserving and qualified junior or senior in the Food & Nutrition Department.

Louise Guild Nutrition and Biochemistry Scholarship

For students pursing undergraduate or graduate degrees in Nutrition and/or Biochemistry, students who are Nutrition majors (including Dietetics) preferably those who are double majoring or minoring in Biochemistry or Biochemistry majors with a minor in Nutrition. Students interested in pursuing research would receive additional consideration.

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.  

Carmela Hilbert Immigrant Scholarship

Established by Carmela Hilbert (class of 1946) in honor of her mother, Adelina Acchione Cellucci. It is available to financially deserving sophomores, juniors and seniors who are immigrants to the United States of America and who have achieved a CQPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must submit an essay describing what they hope to contribute to society upon completion of their education at Framingham State University.

Margaret Fenwick Hinchcliffe Scholarship

Awarded to students in the senior class who have achieved superior academic standing along with significant involvement in extra-curricular activities on campus or in one's home community. 

Dr. Constance B. Jordan Scholarship

Dr. Jordan, Professor Emeritus, and a member of the Class of 1941, has served the College in many capacities, including faculty member in Food and Nutrition, Chairperson of the Home Economics Department,  Graduate Dean and Trustee of the College. The scholarship is open to applicants who are full-time students with junior or senior standing, and have a minimum CQPA of 3.0.

Robert J. Lemieux Metro West Scholarship

Established to assist academically promising and financially deserving high school graduates of the Metro West area. The scholarship is open to residents of the following Metro West towns: Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Natick, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, and Westborough. Priority in funding will be given to previous recipients with a CQPA of "3.0" or better. Recipients must maintain full-time status at the University.  

Susan B. Lyman Scholarship

Established as part of a bequest to Framingham State University in 1897 by Susan B. Lyman.  It is awarded to a deserving, diligent and meritorious sophomore, junior or senior female student demonstrating financial need and a minimum CQPA or 3.0.   

Joan Kelleher Martinuzzi Scholarship

Made possible through the generosity of Joan Kelleher Martinuzzi, Class of 1949 and her seven children. Upon graduation from Framingham State University, Mrs. Martinuzzi completed a dietetic internship at the University of Michigan and then embarked on a career as a therapeutic dietitian before starting a family. The scholarship is intended to assist a deserving and motivated degree-seeking student who plans to enter the dietetics profession or a related field. This scholarship is awarded to a junior majoring in Food and Nutrition who meets the above criteria and has a cumulative CQPA of 3.3 or higher

Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Scholarships

Available to students who present exemplary academic credentials combined with evidence of noteworthy achievement in non-academic areas.  All prospective freshmen and/or transfer day division students are eligible as well as returning full-time undergraduate students.  Students must present evidence of a demonstrated talent in one of the following: art, music, drama, creative writing, journalism, school or community leadership, specific academic discipline or other suitable area and evidence of at least one of the following:

A.  Combined SAT scores of at least 1100. 

B.  Weighted high school rank in the top 15 percent. 

C.  Substantial evidence of exceptional academic achievement. 

D.  A CQPA of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 point scale.

Louisa A. Nicholass Scholarship

Named for the former head of the Household Arts Department.  Prior to coming to Framingham she served as principal of the Mary Hemenway School of Home Economics in Boston.  Due to her efforts and the efforts of others, The American Home Economics Association in Washington, D.C. was established in 1908.  This scholarship is given to students majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences with a minimum CQPA of 3.0.

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.

Dr. Elmer W. Salenius Scholarship

Established by Peter and Cheri Salenius.  It is awarded to commuter English majors with a QPA of 3.0 or better in their junior or senior year.

Doris Butler Sutton Scholarship

Doris attended the Framingham State Normal School as a member of the class of 1921.  She lived most of her life in Washington, D.C., and died in 1964.  This scholarship is available to undergraduate Family and Consumer Science majors.  Students must have completed eight or more courses in order to qualify.  Financial need is also a consideration for this scholarship.  

The Jose B. Tombs Scholarship

Available to undergraduate students who have completed at least one semester (four courses) at the College, and have declared their major in a basic or applied science.  Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated proficiency in science courses at Framingham State University and have financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.  

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. For the 2009-2010 academic year, the scholarship will be awarded to an education major.

Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni Scholarships

The Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni offers scholarship opportunities from 25 funds each year.  The application form for these scholarships may be found on the association's website at  www.alumnihouse.org  by clicking on Awards, at the office in Alumni House at 42 Adams Road, by calling 508.872.9770, or in the Financial Aid Office. These applications are available on or around February 1 and due March 15th of each academic year.

Outside Scholarships

Scholarships are available for virtually every major, ethnicity, age, gender, job. Students should check with their high schools, employers or neighborhood organizations to see if scholarships are offered. For more information about outside scholarships, please click here.