The Quinsigamond Community College Foundation hosted its third annual Scholarship Lunch on Tuesday, May 16, at noon at the Harrington Learning Center at QCC.
In the past 11 years, funds have grown from 19 scholarship funds to 54 funds, which allowed the foundation to make 158 awards this year to 98 students, totaling more than $174,000 in scholarship funds for distribution this fiscal year.
About 30 students attended the luncheon to be honored for awards received during the current academic year. A total of 70 people, including donors, family of those receiving scholarships, QCC Foundation members and QCC Trustees attended the luncheon.
Donors attending included Barbara Guthrie and Gary MacConnell from the Worcester Rotary Club; Teresa Gentile, Dorothy Stanton, and Pat Gibbons from the Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association; QCC Foundation Lifetime Director Jim Harrington from The Francis A. and Jacquelyn H. Harrington Foundation; QCC President Dr. Gail Carberry; and QCC Foundation Director Al Maykel, Jr.
The foundation raises money for some scholarships through events, such as the golf tournament and spelling bee. Other scholarships are memorial funds or endowed scholarships, or supported by different QCC departments or organizations.