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Worcester native commits $100K in scholarships for Becker transfer students

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Worcester native and Nichols College alumnus Robert Kuppenheimer has committed $100,000 to support scholarships for Becker College students who transfer to Nichols College for the fall 2021 semester. Awards of $2,000 for commuters and $4,000 for resident students will be made available.

“We are exceedingly grateful to Mr. Kuppenheimer for honoring his Worcester roots with this generous gesture,” said Bill Boffi, vice president for enrollment at Nichols College. “This scholarship underscores our commitment to Becker students and our efforts to help them find a home at Nichols and a degree program with great value.”

Kuppenheimer, who currently resides in California, is a 1969 graduate of Nichols and a long-time trustee and major benefactor. He is a retired vice president at Nuveen Investments.  

“Over the years and across the miles, I have remained close to Worcester, with frequent visits to family, and will always consider it home,” said Kuppenheimer. “The same goes for Nichols. And with this scholarship, I hope to introduce Becker students to the educational opportunities and supportive community at Nichols so that they, too, may find success and a new home on the Hill.”

Nichols has partnered with Becker College to develop academic pathways for students to continue their education with minimal disruptions. In addition to the scholarships, which are renewable for subsequent years, Nichols has offered to take up to 90 transfer credits from Becker students, give them a free summer course, and match the $500 nonrefundable deposit when students commit by April 30, 2021.

Other incentives are available. For more information, visit or call 508-213-2428.

About Nichols College

Nichols College is a college of choice for business and leadership education as a result of its distinctive career-focused and leadership-based approaches to learning, both in and out of the classroom, and through impactful research and professional education. Students thrive in a learning and living environment that is supported by an experiential business curriculum and a strong liberal arts foundation aimed at transforming them into tomorrow’s leaders. Nichols offers master’s degrees in business, leadership, accounting, and counterterrorism, as well as a range of certificate programs, to promote career advancement for today’s professionals.

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