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AIC Awarded $2.4 Million Grant

SPRINGFIELD — American International College has received $2.4 million over the next four years through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program. The award, announced by U.S. Rep. Richard Neal late last month, will enable at least 40 disadvantaged nursing students attending AIC to receive up to $15,000 a year each to defray the cost of their education. The grant is the largest awarded from the federal program to a Massachusetts college, and is the largest federal grant ever received by AIC. There are nearly 400 students in AIC’s bachelor’s-degree Nursing program, one of the largest such programs in the region.


Monson Savings Bank

Supports Book Program

MONSON — Monson Savings Bank has become the newest corporate sponsor to adopt a school as part of the Link to Libraries Business Book Link Program. The Quarry Hill Elementary School in Monson will receive new books annually as part of the Link to Libraries ‘adopt-a-school’ program each year for a three-year period. In addition, bank employees will be engaging with students at the school on a regular basis. According to Susan Jaye-Kaplan, Link to Libraries co-founder, “the participation of Monson Savings Bank employees and officers of the bank will greatly enhance the school’s mentoring, tutoring, and library. We are honored that this bank has stepped up and joined our efforts to supply new books to area school libraries and to get professionals developing meaningful relationships with the students and staff.” For more information on the Link to Libraries Business Book Link Program, call (413) 224-1031 or visit

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