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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. Glynn.

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 Massport.

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”.

To be 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

Source: Massport, August 31, 2017

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