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This scholarship was established in 2009 by a gift from Paul and Kathleen Cotter that also included donations made in Mary’s memory at the time of her death in 1981. Mary was a graduate of the Class of 1962 and served as president of this Association in 1973. She was active in the field of Home Economics education, earned a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University, and joined the faculty of Framingham State College where she was involved with many committees and initiatives.
•She was awarded the Distinguished Service Award in 1981.

Submission Deadlines

March 15

Minimum Award


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


  • Any Major/Day / Undergrad
  • Full-time
  • Juniors
  • Seniors
  • Sophomores


This scholarship is available to undergraduate students in any major.
Applicant must have minimum QPA of 2.75.
Undergraduate applicant must have completed a minimum of eight (8) full-credit courses and have at least one more semester to complete.
Financial need will be a consideration.

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Alumni House
42 Adams Road
Framingham, MA 01702