Massport Awards Annual Rauseo Memorial Scholarship
East Boston resident receives $5,000 award for college
(BOSTON - August 11, 2017) – The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport)
yesterday announced the recipient of the annual scholarship honoring the
memory of longtime employee Donna Rauseo. The 2017 Donna Rauseo Memorial
Scholarship was awarded to East Boston resident Rachel Tassinari.
“We are thrilled to award Rachel with the Donna Rauseo Scholarship.
Through her work in her community, it is clear that she is following in
Donna’s footsteps and we wish her the best of luck in her future
endeavors. Her passion for volunteerism and her community represents
what we were looking for when we established the scholarship in memory
of our friend and colleague Donna Rauseo,” said Massport CEO Thomas P.
The $5,000 Donna Rauseo Memorial Scholarship is awarded
annually to a female student who resides in East Boston. Ms. 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
Tassinari is a graduate of Boston Latin School. In the
past, she volunteered with the St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Parish teaching
children religious education. In her essay, Tassinari writes that her
volunteer work has allowed her to “give back to those who have assisted
me through my life and given me opportunities to succeed has made my
community service an invaluable part of my life”.
considered for the Donna Rauseo Memorial Scholarship, students are
required to have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and submit an essay
of 1,000 words describing their career interests or how their community
service has affected their outlook on life. Scholarship essays are
judged by a committee made up of Massport employees and a representative
of the Rauseo family. Students interested in applying for the 2018
scholarship should visit
for eligibility requirements.
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 $15 billion
annually, and enhance and enable economic growth and vitality in New
England. For more information please visit massport.com.
Source: Massport, August 31, 2017