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Massport Accepts Applications for Memorial Scholarships

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Massport Accepting Applications for Memorial Scholarships

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today announced that applications are being accepted for three $5,000 memorial scholarships honoring the memories of Thomas J. Butler, Donna Rauseo and Lowell Richards III.

Thomas Butler was the long-time Massport Director of Government and Community Affairs and son of South Boston.  When he arrived at Massport in 1987 as a manager of intergovernmental relations, Mr. Butler was a licensed social worker who had worked in the Boston Juvenile Court, and for the City of Boston.

Donna Rauseo was a graduate of East Boston High School and for more than 20 years was the executive assistant to Thomas J. Kinton, Jr. when he served as Aviation Director of Logan Airport and later as CEO and Executive Director for Massport. 

Lowell Richards was responsible for Massport’s strategic and master planning activities, including the airports and the seaport, as well as the agency’s private commercial and residential real estate development in South Boston, East Boston, and Charlestown. 

“These scholarships memorialize the contributions of our colleagues as part of the Massport family, while at the same time recognizing young people for community service and contributing to their neighborhood,” said Massport CEO & Executive Director Thomas P. Glynn. “We hope the scholarships will be used by students who will one day work for the betterment of their community, wherever their professional life takes them.’’

Students interested in applying for a Massport scholarship must submit an essay of 1,000 words. All essays, letters of recommendation, certified High School transcript and proof of residency must be received by Massport no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2013.  For more information on Massport’s scholarship program, including eligibility requirements and an application checklist please click here.

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport, public terminals in the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field and Worcester Regional Airport. Massport is a financially self-sustaining public authority whose premier transportation facilities generate more than $8 billion annually, and enhance and enable economic growth and vitality in New England. No state tax dollars are used to fund operations or capital improvements at Massport facilities.  For more information please visit