Region – The Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni (IAFSA) recently announced its 2014-2015 scholarship winners.
IAFSA, a charitable nonprofit organization founded in 1874, offers approximately 30 scholarships and awards to Framingham State University students as well as interest-free loans.? Some scholarships have multiple recipients. Scholarships and loan funding are provided by donations and bequests.
This year IAFSA is granting awards to a record 68 Framingham State University students, ranging from $250 to $2,500. Recipients were chosen based upon their area of study, academic achievement, financial need, hometown, and campus involvement.
Three Marlborough residents received awards:? Kristen Coogan received an Alumni General Scholarship; Jenna Jaara received the Betty Whitney Scholarship; and Shahd Jaara received the Mary Melley Cotter Scholarship.
From Westborough, Alecia Ferretti received the Cannes Internship Scholarship.
The Betty Whitney Scholarships are made possible by a bequest from Adah Elizabeth (Betty) Whitney, a member of the class of 1935, whose degree in nutrition from Framingham State enabled her to become a pioneer in early television, work in Saudi Arabia, and travel the world.? The Cannes scholarship makes it possible for qualified students to participate in the Cannes International Film Festival program through an associated one credit course.
For more information about IAFSA scholarships for Framingham State students, see www.AlumniHouse.org.