A Taste of Humanics
Where can you get a taste of fine foods and desserts (donated by Distinguished Springfield Professors of Humanics), wines, and local craft beers—and help raise scholarship money for Springfield College students in need? At the annual fundraiser hosted by the Distinguished Springfield Professors of Humanics, of course. Enjoy foods and desserts and feel good that all proceeds from the event go directly to the Friends in Humanics Scholarship.
What is the Friends in Humanics Scholarship?
When Emeritus Professor Peter Polito, PhD, served as the 1998-99 Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics, he used the theme of “Friends in Humanics of Springfield College” to further build community on campus and in the local neighboring community through his initiation of Humanics in Action Day, Winter Community Carnival, Spring Community Festival and the Friends In Humanics Scholarship. This scholarship assists deserving Springfield College students who demonstrate financial need, academic scholarship, leadership on campus, care and concern for community, and embody the Humanics philosophy. Since 1999, employees of Springfield College have had the opportunity to support this scholarship, and Springfield College undergraduates have been awarded this scholarship each year. Since fall 2011, present and past Distinguished Springfield Professors of Humanics have helped Professor Polito sponsor fundraisers, through which current and retired faculty and sta have contributed. Annual distributions from the Peter and Claire Polito Friends In Humanics Scholarship Endowed Fund are added to this scholarship.
Each spring, the Office of Financial Aid and a committee comprised of distinguished professors, faculty, and staff solicit nominations from the campus community and select deserving students for this prestigious award. The recipients are announced at the annual Humanics Lecture.
All proceeds from the event go directly to the Friends in Humanics Scholarship. Cheers to your generosity!