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The scholarship was established by the Class of 1985 to honor Dr. McCarthy who served as President of Framingham State College from 1961 until his retirement in 1985. During his long and productive presidency, a major building program took place on campus. Academic offerings increased from two to twenty-one undergraduate areas of study. The Division of Continuing Education was also established offering master's degrees and the External Degree Program. This award is granted to an individual who has been active in co-curricular activities within the University community.

Submission Deadlines

March 15

Minimum Award


Award amount depends on donations received, and any interest accrued from invested funds.


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Additional Criteria
  • Sophomores
  • Juniors
  • Seniors
  • At Least 12 Credits Earned
  • Co-curricular activities


Available to undergraduate students in all majors
Must have completed twelve (12) full course credits
Applicant must have a minimum QPA of 2.70
Must have documented campus and community involvement
Two letters of recommendation required
No FAFSA Required
Is the recipient of honors and awards
Financial need is a secondary consideration for the award
Applicant must submit application form, a letter of qualification including a statement of why applicant should receive this award, and two letters of recommendation – one from a faculty member in student’s major and one from a Framingham State University administrator.

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Alumni House
42 Adams Road
Framingham, MA 01702