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MassBay Health Science Division Receives $20,000 Grant

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

FRAMINGHAM (December 23, 2015) – MassBay Community College and Framingham State University are pleased to announce the awarding of a $5,000 grant from the Sudbury Capital Grant Fund for the MetroWest College Planning Center. These funds will assist the MetroWest College Planning Center purchase necessary supplies and equipment for their office to help prospective students and their families prepare and apply to college.

The MetroWest College Planning Center is a partnership between Framingham State and MassBay that is aimed at enhancing college readiness, participation and completion among underserved student populations and non-traditional adult learners in the region. The center opened on September 17, 2015 and was made possible through grants provided by the Department of Higher Education’s Vision Project Incentive Fund. A portion of the money was used to renovate the historic 1812 House on Framingham State University’s campus, which at one point was slated for demolition.

Services provided to students and families at the center include comprehensive financial counseling support, college to career pathways, educational resources, and one-on-one advising and mentoring.

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MassBay Community College was recently ranked by the Brookings Institution as one of the top schools for value added and earned salaries in the workforce. Ranked #1 for 2-year colleges in Massachusetts, #2 in New England and ranked #16 nationally. The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham and Ashland house day, evening and weekend classes that meet the needs of degree-seeking students and career minded life-long learners. Online options provide convenience and allow faculty to facilitate the learning process. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and strives to meet the needs of the diverse local communities it serves.

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,400 students with 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a public university, Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.