COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS AWARDS THREE TIGHE & BOND SCHOLARSHIPS TO FIRST YEAR ENGINEERING STUDENTS
The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts recently announced the recipients of three Tighe & Bond college scholarship awards. These scholarships honor several of Tighe & Bond’s former leaders and provide support for local college students pursuing engineering degrees. Founded in 1991, the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts administers over 550 charitable funds, which have been created either for the benefit of or by residents of the Pioneer Valley.
Tighe & Bond established its first memorial scholarship fund in 1996 to honor past President George H. McDonnell, and in 1999 set up another scholarship to honor past President, Edward J. Bayon. In 2006, the firm established yet another scholarship to honor past President Philip W. Sheridan. This year’s Tighe & Bond scholarship recipients are described below.
Shane Taylor, a 2015 graduate of Holyoke High School, is a recipient of both the Edward J. Bayon Memorial Scholarship and Philip W. Sheridan – Tighe & Bond Scholarship. He plans to attend the University of Massachusetts, Amherst to study civil engineering.
Guilmond Torres, a 2015 graduate of Sabis International Charter School, is also a recipient of the Philip W. Sheridan – Tighe & Bond Scholarship. He plans to attend the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth to study civil engineering.