WSAA Awards & Recognitions

Undergraduate Student Alumni Association Scholarship

The Westfield State Alumni Association established an endowed fund for student scholarships. Each year our Westfield State Alumni continue to generously donate to this endowment to ensure that financial assistance is available for students. Students that apply for this scholarship must have a familial relationship to a Westfield State College/University graduate. Please indicate their name, class year and relationship to you in the application. The student also must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at the University with a GPA of 2.75 or higher. The Awards, Scholarship, and Recognition Committee of the Alumni Association evaluates the applicants on academic performance, financial need, community service, and communication skills. Each year over $10,000 is awarded in scholarships.

Applications will be evaluated on ability to follow directions, neatness, correct spelling, proper grammar and punctuation. To view available scholarships, please visit Westfield State Foundation.

Distinguished Alumnus/a Award

The Westfield State Alumni Association invites nominations for the annual Distinguished Alumnus/a Award. Through their approval process culminating with a vote of the Executive Council, this award is conferred to Westfield State alumni who have distinguished themselves in professional and/or community service since graduation.

Anyone may nominate individuals for consideration by the Awards, Scholarship and Recognition Committee, by completing the application form. Any additional information, including resumes may also be included. For nominees, the committee shall consider the information and documentation contained in the nomination application, and may also review other pertinent information. The deadline for application is August 1st and the award is presented at Homecoming annually. Please note that the nominee or his/her Designee should be available to accept the award at the ceremony at Homecoming.

Alumnus/a of the Year

This award recognizes an alumnus/a of Westfield State who has made a significant contribution towards personal, professional, community or philanthropic achievements over the course of a year to two year period. Nominees must hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree from Westfield State. The deadline for application is August 1st and the award is presented at Homecoming annually. Please note that the nominee or his/her Designee should be available to accept the award at the ceremony at Homecoming. 

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Excellence in Education Award

The WSAA invites nominations for the annual Excellence in Education Award. Through their approval process culminating with a vote of the Executive Council, this award is conferred to Westfield State alumni who have distinguished themselves in the field of education within a 1-2 year period.  

Anyone may nominate individuals for consideration by the Awards, Scholarship, and Recognition Committee, by completing the nomination form. This award is open to any current classroom teacher, coach, school counselor, or administrator who has earned a degree or educational leadership credential from Westfield State.  

Excellence in Healthcare Award

The WSAA invites nominations for the annual Excellence in Healthcare Award. Through their approval process culminating with a vote of the Executive Council, this award is conferred to Westfield State Alumni who have distinguished themselves in the healthcare industry within a 1-2 year period. 

Anyone may nominate individuals for consideration by the Awards, Scholarship, and Recognition Committee, by completing the nomination form. This award is open to any healthcare or frontline worker with direct patient contact (EMT, Nurse, Physician's Assistant, Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist, Doctor, Social Worker, Mental Health, or related position) and a degree from Westfield State.  

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