$28G grant to sup­port schol­ar­ships at FSU

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The Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion of North Cen­tral

Mas­sachusetts has awarded Fitch­burg State Univer­sity $28,000 for schol­ar­ships that will be awarded to stu­dents in the North Cen­tral Mas­sachusetts Early Col­lege Academy.

The funds will sup­port re­new­able schol­ar­ships to lo­cal stu­dents from un­der­rep­re­sented pop­u­la­tions who plan to at­tend Fitch­burg State.

“Fitch­burg State has long been com­mit­ted to help­ing stu­dents nav­i­gate a suc­cess­ful

path to col­lege com­ple­tion, and the Early Col­lege Academy will help fur­ther that goal,” Fitch­burg State Pres­i­dent Richard S. Lapidus said.

“Given the cur­rent eco­nomic cri­sis in the re­gion, this work is more im­por­tant than ever. These schol­ar­ships for lo­cal stu­dents could be the dif­fer­ence be­tween the stu­dents at­tend­ing col­lege or not. We are grate­ful to the Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion for rec­og­niz­ing the trans­for­ma­tive po­ten­tial of the early col­lege model and their com­mit­ment to help stu­dents achieve their am­bi­tions,” Lapidus said.

The Early Col­lege Academy, for­mally des­ig­nated by Gov. Char­lie Baker in 2019, in­cludes Fitch­burg State, Mount Wachusett Com­mu­nity Col­lege, Fitch­burg High School, Leomin­ster High School, Sizer School and Gard­ner High School.

It is de­signed to in­crease col­lege par­tic­i­pa­tion by giv­ing stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to earn up to 12 col­lege cred­its while still en­rolled at their send­ing high schools.

To learn more about the Academy, please visit ncmear­ly­col­lege.com/.

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