The Darryl Albert '02 Memorial Scholarship

Darryl Albert, Class of 2002 was not your regular student. She graduated when most are in the midst of their career. As a single-mother, she was an example of determination in pursuit of an education. Darryl Ann was a teacher at the Gateway Regional Middle School in Huntington, MA when she passed away just three years after graduating from Westfield State.

This scholarship established by the Albert Family and friends in Darryl’s memory honors all woman who decide to return to school to further their education.


“Over the past few years of being an untraditional student at the age of 29 as well as a single mother, all the while pursuing my goals of becoming an RN, I never dreamt this would be possible. But with scholarships like the Darryl Albert ’02 Memorial Scholarship, it is.”
-Nicole Eaton ’18, Nursing Major

“I appreciate your confidence in me and willingness to contribute to my future education. I look forward to completing my Master’s degree at Westfield State University. At the current time, I plan on majoring in Social Work in hopes of one day opening a non-profit organization to aid women and children who are experiencing poverty.”
-Nathalie Orelien ’22, Social Work