Brought to you by Quinsigamond Community College and Anna Maria College, the Higher Education and Active Responsiveness through Transfer (H.E.A.R.T.) Initiative provides the very best that each college offers. The initiative is designed to provide a cost effective pathway for students interested in associate and bachelors degrees in public service-driven careers.

The most that students will pay for their associate and bachelors degrees obtained through the H.E.A.R.T. initiative is $40,000.

Students who choose the H.E.A.R.T. Initiative upon entry to QCC as commuter students will be able to become part of the Anna Maria College experience for all four years of the program. From the beginning, students can partake in a variety of Anna Maria social and special events to connect with the campus community. Students can choose to attend Anna Maria for their junior and senior years as either commuters or residential (additional room and board costs apply) students. While at Anna Maria, minimal student fees will apply.

Click here for H.E.A.R.T. Scholarship Guidelines. 

H.E.A.R.T. Initiative students have an opportunity to earn a value-based, service-focused education in the following majors: 

View the press release here.


Read more about the major here.