The Edwin C. Johnson Award
Criteria: Multiple scholarships will be awarded to current Springfield College full-time students in the beginning of the spring semester. The applicant(s) should provide evidence of financial need. It should be noted that preference will be given to students who have contributed to the Office of Multicultural Affairs and or contributed to a culture of inclusive excellence around issues of diversity and inclusion at Springfield College.
Edwin C. Johnson, a 1928 Springfield College graduate, was a scholarly man who dedicated his life to work with youth as a mentor, a motivator and a YMCA executive. T George Silcott ’52, one of Johnson’s mentees, established the Edwin C. Johnson Award to highlight the lessons he learned from him. Silcott created this award to be presented to promising, young minority students attending Springfield College who plan to dedicate their lives to working with young people in the spirit of Johnson’s life.
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 deadline to submit applications is Jan. 22, 2021. Scholarships will be awarded the week of Jan. 25, 2021. Size and number of awards will depend on income available from earnings of the Edwin C. Johnson Award Fund. The award committee will set the policy for awards and select each recipient.