Quincy College Trust

Opportunity Scholarship

To eliminate the financial barriers to college access and success, the Quincy College Trust announced the establishment of the need-based Opportunity Scholarship for Quincy College students.

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The Quincy College Trust is a non- profit foundation which was established to receive endowment funds, charitable donations and gifts in support of Quincy College and its mission to provide an affordable and accessible post-secondary education to its students. The Quincy College Trust Board is responsible for assuring that donations are used for intended purposes, scholarships are awarded, and special funding requests are granted if the request enhances the overall mission of Quincy College.

Quincy College Trust is a 501(c)(3) Tax ID: 51-0579620
Donations to the Quincy College Trust are tax deductible.

Philanthropic relationships shall not guide or alter business decisions made by Quincy College. A gift To the Quincy College Trust does not guarantee future business; the refusal to make a gift does not preclude future business.  The intent of all fundraising efforts is to support and enhance Quincy College and its mission.


Quincy College Trust Members

Board Members 2019-2020

Tina Cahill, Chair
Scott Campbell, Treasurer
Gary Wallrapp, Secretary
Susan Bossa
Melissa Juarez
Matt McGowan
Dr. Richard Pitts’ 67
Gail Samaha
Megan Shaughnessy
Servet Yatin, Ph.D.
Sean Kenealy

Board of Governor’s Representatives

Barbara Clarke

Quincy College Trust Quintessential Award

Quintessential Event Details Coming Soon!

Past Quintessential Award Recipients

William Gross

William G. Gross, 2018 

William G. Gross is a 2017 Graduate of Quincy College and was conferred an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice.

Commissioner Gross is a 35-year veteran of the Boston Police Department. After joining the department in 1983 as a Boston Police Cadet, he graduated from the Boston Police Academy in 1985. He spent years as a patrol officer, patrolling the many neighborhoods of Boston. He was also assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force, Drug Control Unit, as well as being an Academy Instructor. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2004 and Sergeant-Detective in 2006. The majority of his supervisory years were spent in Dorchester – Boston Police District 11. He embodies what it means to serve others for the betterment of self and the community as a whole, a mission that is shared by the faculty and staff of Quincy College.

Mark Bertman

Mark Bertman, 2017 

Mark Bertman served on the Quincy College Board of Governors from 2005- 2010, he became the first President of the Quincy College Trust in 2004 and is still a member of the Quincy Trust Board today. Mark and his wife Isobel are the proprietors of Rogers Jewelry in Quincy Center which has been a Quincy institution since the early 1940’s. Mark Bertman is Quintessential Quincy; he has spent years advocating for the City of Quincy, Quincy College and most importantly, its students. He is a man who embodies what it means to support others as they strive to improve their lives through advocacy and education.

Reverend James Hawker

Reverend James F. Hawker, 2016 

Reverend Hawker was ordained a priest at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in 1963. Reverend Hawker’s career throughout the years focused primarily on education. He was the Director of Religious Education for the Archdiocese of Boston, served as a consultant to the Vatican in the area of education, and was appointed the Diocesan Vicar for Education in North Carolina.

Presently Reverend Hawker is a member of the Quincy College Board of Governors. He volunteers at the Suffolk County House of Correction, ministers to those who are suffering from substance abuse and is actively involved in AA’s twelve step program. Reverend Hawker’s life is dedicated to the service of others.

Quincy College Trust Opportunity Scholarship

The Opportunity Scholarship offers first-time, full-time degree-seeking students enrolled at Quincy College, with an *Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 0, financial support to cover their full tuition balance and the cost of required books and materials, thereby eliminating the financial barriers that stand in the way of academic and professional opportunities. The Scholarship application process is open, and awards will be available for Quincy College students.


Students must apply, complete, and fulfill the following requirements:

*The application process is open until all scholarship funds have been awarded (funds are limited, apply early)

  • Students must complete and submit the QCT Opportunity Scholarship Application.
  • Students must have completed their financial aid application with Quincy College listed as a recipient of their FAFSA report.
  • Students must submit a required essay.
  • Students must be Pell Grant eligible with an EFC of 0.
  • Students must be degree-seeking and registered in a full-time schedule of 12 college credits or more per semester.
  • Students must submit an original High School transcript or GED.
  • All awardees are required to communicate with an advisor four times a semester; upon enrollment, drop/add period, before mid-terms, and before finals.
  • The Quincy College Trust Scholarship Committee will review applications and identify scholarship recipients.

The Scholarship Fund will pay the student’s full tuition balance, and all books and materials required for registered classes after the Pell Grant, and any other applicable grants are applied to the student’s account. Scholarship funds will be distributed directly from the Quincy College Trust to Quincy College and the Quincy College Bookstore, an official invoice.

How to Apply

The application process is open and available to all students who meet the scholarship criteria. To apply, and view criteria CLICK HERE


Students who have been awarded the Scholarship in the Fall 2020, must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher, meet advising requirements and submit a reflection, to be awarded a scholarship for the Spring 2021. The QCT scholarship committee review all of the required criteria and notify students of their continued award.


Quincy College Trust members are also extending themselves as mentors by sharing their professional experience and contact information to students who are looking for guidance, networking, and internship opportunities.

Please contact Tina Cahill: 617-405-5942  /  Tcahill@quincycollege.edu, with any questions about the Scholarship or application process.

**Select programs are exempt

*Expected Family Contribution (EFC): the expected family contribution is an estimate of a student’s, a dependent student’s parent or guardian’s ability to pay the cost of a year of post-secondary education. EFC is calculated according to a formula established by law and the information from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Contact Info:

Quincy Campus

1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Tel:  (617) 984-1700

Plymouth Campus

36 Cordage Park Circle
Plymouth, MA 02360

Tel:  (508) 747-0400



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