About the Scholarship

The NICSA/William T. Blackwell Scholarship Fund was established as a tribute to Bill Blackwell’s commitment to education and to recognize outstanding students of the NICSA family with financial and social support for postsecondary education. Blackwell Scholars receive up to four years of scholarship support, a mentor from a NICSA member company, and access to career networking and internship opportunities.


Bill is remembered for not only his long career at State Street Bank in Boston and a President of NICSA but also for the honesty and integrity that he displayed in his business and personal life.

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Working together with The Philanthropic Initiative, the Boston Foundation assures that the intent and spirit of NICSA and William T. Blackwell will be carried out and maintained.

One of the oldest community foundations in America, the Boston Foundation is a public charity that provides support for nonprofit organizations.

The Philanthropic Initiative, a division of The Boston Foundation and manager of various scholarship programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals, administers The NICSA/William T. Blackwell Scholarship Fund and ensures that applicants are selected without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.


For children of full-time employees at NICSA member firms


NICSA is also pleased to announce the winners of NICSA / William T. Blackwell Scholarship Awards. Awards for the 2017 school year ranged from $3,000 to $5,000 and include access to mentoring support.


Blackwell ScholarAffiliated CompanyCollege
Courtney Cernosek
University of Texas at Austin
Sofia Haikin
Lee Nisby
DST Systems, Inc. 
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Bryanna Wallace
Capital Group Companies
University of Southern California
David Wigley
DST Systems
Wentworth Institute of Technology

Additional Information

For complete current program guidelines, click here.


If you would like to make a donation online, click here.


If you would like to make a donation to the Scholarship Fund, contributions may be sent to:

Heather Coulter
Senior Fund Administration Coordinator
The Boston Foundation
75 Arlington Street, 10th Floor
Boston, MA 02116

Please make your checks payable to the NICSA / William T. Blackwell Scholarship Fund. Confirmation of your contribution will be sent to you directly from The Boston Foundation. Your contribution is tax deductible.


For listings of past scholarship recipients, click here.


The NICSA / William T. Blackwell Scholarship is a program of NICSA, is funded through donations from NICSA member firms, and is administered by TPI.

If you have questions regarding the Blackwell Scholarship Fund, please contact Suzanne Dolan at 617-338-5884. 

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