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Grant will support Early College scholarships

Posted 10/29/20

Students who have completed an Early College program at Fitchburg State University will be eligible for scholarship support in completing their degrees thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts.

The $28,000 grant will fund scholarships that are renewable for four years at Fitchburg State. Six Early College students, now enrolled at Fitchburg State as first-year students, will be receiving the scholarship support this year. To be eligible for the scholarship, they must have completed at least 12 credits while in the Early College program.

The Early College program is part of the Massachusetts Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership (CDEP). Fitchburg State participates in the program as part of a unique consortium it helped establish with North Central Massachusetts regional institutions, including Mount Wachusett Community College, the Sizer School, and Fitchburg, Gardner and Leominster High Schools.

Early College programs, designed to support first-generation, low-income students, have a strong track record of helping those students complete their college careers.

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