Baystate Medical Center awarded 32 Springfield students scholarships

32 students awarded scholarships

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – More than thirty local college students were awarded $54,500 in scholarships from the Baystate Springfield Educational Partnership program during a ceremony at Baystate Medical Center Wednesday.

The scholarship recipients are all residents of Springfield, who are pursuing work in health care.

Shakir Tejada told 22News the scholarship money will enable him to study neuroscience at Western New England University.

“There are wonderful programs like this, that allow you to bypass that obstacle, that’s what I aim to do,” Tejada said.

“I want to major in psychology,” Elms College student Makay Abti said. “It’s helping me pay for it, and still stay in the school and residency there.”

This is the ninth year of the scholarship program.  Baystate Medical Center has selected more than 30 students each year to further their medical-related education.