United Way Scholarship Program

Through funding from the United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s Community Impact Program, Massasoit Community College offers scholarships for select non-credit programs.  Scholarships cover 75% of tuition and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Students qualify for a scholarship by meeting at least one of the following criteria:

  • 2017 income tax return demonstrating a gross family income of up to 200% of the federal poverty level
  • Proof of current unemployment status from the MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Department of Unemployment Assistance
  • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility determination from MA Division of Transitional Assistance
  • For the ESOL program only, a letter or email from a local community organization/church expressing that a specific student is in need of a scholarship.

For the 2019/2020 academic year, the following programs offer student scholarships:

  • EKG Technician
  • EMT Basic
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • High School Equivalency Preparation
  • Home Health Aide
  • Medical Interpreter
  • Ophthalmic Assistant

For more details on the scholarship program, please contact Kelley Tilden, Director of Community Education, at 508-588-9100 x1310.

Scholarship Success Story

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Delilah Fraser

Already an active liberal arts student at Massasoit, Delilah Fraser was serving as a Presidential Student Ambassador (PSA) during a STEM Welcome Night when another certificate program caught her eye. Delilah knew she wanted to continue her studies to pursue a future career in nursing, and she was interested in getting firsthand experience in healthcare as soon as she could. Delilah decided it was Massasoit’s Home Health Aide (HHA) Certification program that would give her the knowledge and skills to do so.

The HHA Certification is a 100-hour, non-credit program that teaches the special skills of caring for a medically-ill client and how to be an effective and competent member of a health care team. Delilah completed the program while taking other college courses, which at times was difficult, but she knew the certification would complement her studies, give her an edge when applying to bachelor’s degree programs, and allow her to immediately work in healthcare. Upon completion of the certificate, Delilah almost immediately got a job with Anodyne, a healthcare staffing agency that connects home care and healthcare professionals with those who need them most.

All of this would not have been possible for Delilah without the United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s Community Impact Scholarship. When researching the HHA Certification program, she was surprised to learn that she qualified for the scholarship – it was the deciding factor as Delilah is simultaneously working and paying for classes. Delilah is transferring to the University of Massachusetts Boston in the fall and is excited to explore more jobs in healthcare.

“The thing I really appreciated about that program was learning the medical knowledge of the types of materials and equipment we’d be using, like how to properly take care of someone with a catheter or an ostomy bag. I know that’s going to be helpful when I start nursing clinicals,” said Delilah.