Springfield College Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

The Springfield College Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award recognizes students, staff, faculty, and community members who have worked to create a more inclusive space at the institution and or within the city of Springfield at large.

Nominations will be accepted through Fri., February 4, 2022.  

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Sean Allen Memorial Award

The Sean M. Allen ’06 Scholarship honors Sean’s memory through the generosity of the Sean M. Allen Courage and Hope Challenge, Inc. This fund was established to award a deserving student entering his/her sophomore, junior or senior year who demonstrates financial need and is challenged with a physical disability that impairs mobility. Graduate students are also eligible. Awardees are eligible for the scholarship on a continuing basis. Recipients are selected by the Office of Financial Aid in conjunction with the Vice President for Inclusion and Community Engagement.  

John Wilson Book Scholarship

The John Wilson Book Scholarship is open to full-time Springfield College students who are entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year. Eligible applicants will have contributed to the Office of Multicultural Affairs or to a culture of inclusive excellence around issues of diversity and inclusion.

The fall application deadline is August 25, 2021. Recipients will be notified the week of August 30, 2021. The spring application deadline is January 10, 2022. Recipients will be notified by January 14, 2022. 

The Edwin C. Johnson Award

The Edwin C. Johnson Award is open to minority students who are full-time Springfield College students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year that plan on dedicating their lives to work alongside youth. The application deadline is Jan. 10, 2022. Recipients will be notified by Jan. 14, 2022. 

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The Marian L. Heard Emergency Support Fund

The Marian L. Heard Emergency Support Fund was established with a generous $25,000 from Liberty Mutual in recognition of Heard’s service on their Board of Directors. The fund supports African-American student(s) who have a demonstrated need for emergency support. Preference will be given to undergraduate students with secondary preference to graduate students. The goal of the Marian L. Heard Emergency Support Fund is to help students remain in school. The application deadline is January 10, 2022. Recipients will be notified by January 14, 2022.

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The Oliver U. Wilson Sr. Emergency Assistance Fund

The general purpose of this endowment is to provide emergency financial assistance to a student(s) approaching completion of their degree and who, without such assistance, would be unable to complete their degree. This fund was created by Oliver U. Wilson Jr. '74 to honor his father. The award will be above and beyond current awards and will not replace any existing scholarship funds received by the student. The recipient will have availed themselves of all other types of assistance (scholarship, loans, work, etc.) as reviewed by the director of financial aid. The recipient will be in good academic standing at the time the award is made.

To learn if funds are still available for this academic year, please email inclusion@springfield.edu

Oscar Elwell YMCA Book Award

Two $500 book awards will be given each semester to current Springfield College full-time students who are entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of study. The applicant should provide evidence of financial need and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Student is exploring career and/or volunteer opportunities in the YMCA,
  • Student has proven involvement in the Office of YMCA Relations and/or YMCA Club,
  • Student has proven YMCA leadership experience in the Office of YMCA Relations and/or leadership experience with their hometown YMCA,
  • Student has career aspirations in Community YMCA Youth Work upon graduation, 
  • And student is enrolled in full-time undergraduate studies with YMCA Professional Studies Minor.

The deadline to submit fall applications is August 25, 2021. Awards will be dispersed within a week after notification.

The deadline to submit spring applications is January 10, 2022. Awards will be dispersed within a week after notification.

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