MERIDEN — The Middlesex Community College Foundation has awarded the Record-Journal Foundation Scholarship to Abraham Texidor Jr.
Texidor, 24, a Meriden resident, received the $1,000 scholarship based on his application and an essay on defining success and self-improvement.
“It means a lot because I get to continue my education, (and) I don’t receive financial aid anymore,” Texidor said. “So without it, it would have been a little difficult for me to receive my second degree.”
Texidor already earned a degree in Fine Arts from Middlesex Community College in May of 2017 and is currently pursuing another degree in Digital Media Production.
“I was a little shocked because I did know the majority of the students that attend the college do apply (for the scholarship), and (that) the student body consists of a majority of students from the Middletown, Meriden (and) Wallingford area,” Texidor said. “So I was in shock, but I was grateful.”
Texidor said he hopes to use his dual degrees to better market himself as a multi-faceted art producer.
Among 88 applicants, the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee, Foundation Board member Donna Leonowich and Middlesex Community Colleges’ Associate Registrar Joanne Faust selected Texidor, according to a press release from Julé Crawford.
“More and more of our Middlesex students face financial obstacles in completing their education,” Crawford said in a letter to the Record-Journal.” Pell grants, an important source of financial aid for many of our students, rarely cover all the costs of attending college. (Scholarships) have never been more needed.”