Northern Essex Students Benefit from Cummings Foundation Grant

Northern Essex Community College President Lane Glenn takes a selfie with Haverhill High School students recognized for their participation in NECC’s Early College Program. (Courtesy photograph.)

With a donation from the Cummings Foundation, Northern Essex Community College is able to assist more students in obtaining an associate’s degree from the institution.

Earlier this month, the Cummings Foundation announced the college would receive a $25,000 donation to enhance its Promise Program, which assists students in achieving a degree from the school. In order to be eligible for the money, students must be a part of NECC’s early college program, which allows high school students to accumulate college credit, and have at least 12 credits by graduation. The students must also reside in Essex County to be considered.

With this grant, students receive help purchasing textbooks and a laptop for their time at the college.

The Cummings Foundation was founded by entrepreneur Bill Cummings and is based in Woburn. The foundation, which manages and leases 10 million of square feet in the area, has donated more than $260 million to Greater Boston nonprofits.

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