Scholarships

More than 20 years ago, Tighe & Bond established an annual scholarship program to honor the careers and contributions of three former company leaders who were instrumental in setting the long term direction and success of the firm.

The goal is to help fund higher education for talented young students who are pursuing engineering careers.

About the Scholarships

Tighe & Bond established the first memorial scholarship fund in 1996 to honor past President George H. McDonnell, a lifelong South Hadley resident. Students who are residents of South Hadley, and who are majoring in either civil or environmental engineering, are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Past Presidents George McDonnell, Phil Sheridan and Ed Bayon

In 1999, the firm established another scholarship fund to honor Holyoke resident and past President, Edward J. Bayon. Students graduating from Holyoke High School, and who plan to attend a four-year college and major in civil engineering (or related field), are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

In 2006, Tighe & Bond established yet another scholarship fund to honor its past President Philip W. Sheridan who served the firm for 46 years. Graduating high school seniors from Hampden or Hampshire counties, who plan to attend a four-year college and major in civil engineering (or a related field), are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Administration

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts administers the George H. McDonnell, Edward J. Bayon, and Phillip W. Sheridan scholarships. Founded in 1991, the foundation administers and manages a wide range of charitable funds that have been created for the benefit of residents of the Pioneer Valley. More information on the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, and how to apply for these scholarships, can be found on the organization’s website: http://www.communityfoundation.org/.

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