Barbara B. Saloom four-year
recent Middlesex graduate
education at UMass Amherst this fall.
and deserving high school students who
show great promise, the scholarship was
established by former Middlesex Trustee
Dr. Joseph Saloom, a pioneer in the
development of high-power microwave
tubes, and his late wife, Barbara.
award given by Middlesex to a high
school student. It is administered
through the MCC Foundation and
gives up to $5,000 annually to a high
school graduate who attends Middlesex
on a full-time basis. It is renewable for
attendance at a four-year college after
graduation from MCC, based on
continuous academic commitment and
Calarese is the first member of his
always wanted to continue his
education after high school and was a
good student, personal circumstances
would have prevented him from
attending without a substantial
scholarship. Calarese majored in
Criminal Justice at Middlesex and plans
to major in legal studies at UMass.
Education & Public Service Michelle
Bloomer, who also is the Criminal
Justice Program Advisor, and Associate
Dean of K-16 Partnerships Kimberly
Burns, who serves as advisor for the
Saloom Scholarship, with helping him
reach his goal.
said Calarese. "I received incredible
personal attention and loved my classes.
Professor Bloomer, my advisor, and
Dean Burns really helped me stay on
MCC graduate Michael Calarese (center) and Assistant
Dean for Education & Public Service Michelle Bloomer
(right) on the Bedford campus.
scholarship programs to help students
reach their educational goals.
Students applying for MCC
Foundation Scholarships are required
to submit an online application and
one faculty letter of recommendation.
One letter will suffice for all
faculty letter of recommendation must
be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9,
to be considered.
offered through other organizations
and institutions. Please be aware that
they have different applications,
deadlines and criteria. Transfer
Scholarships are available to MCC
students planning to transfer to a
bachelor's degree program.
Information on every scholarship can
be found on the MCC website:
Alice Rouse at 781-280-3514.