Five North Shore Community College 2020 graduates have each been awarded $6,000/year in UMass Transfer scholarships, the highest dollar amount in transfer scholarships given to incoming students.
Four of the students will receive the Flagship Award, which recognizes first-generation or low-income college students graduating from a Massachusetts community college with strong academic records who have contributed in a positive way within their community or family. One of the students will receive the Honors-to-Honors scholarship, intended for first-generation or low-income students completing a Commonwealth Honors Program and enrolling in the UMass Amherst Commonwealth Honors College.
All five students are considered first-generation or low-income.
The students are: Taurick Bautista and Zachary Richards, Liberal Arts, both from Nahant; Tien Thi Le, Business Administration Transfer, Lynn; Claudia Mazariegos, Liberal Arts, Swampscott; and Christine Waswa, Engineering Science Transfer, Newburyport.
“We are tremendously proud of and thrilled for our very bright, talented, students,” said Dr. Patricia A. Gentile, NSCC president. “It’s wonderful that transfer programs and partnerships like this one with UMASS Amherst make these opportunities available for our deserving graduates.”