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Welcome to the website of the Exposition Area Alumni Scholarship Fund, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that has awarded nearly $500,000 in scholarships to deserving students with ties to the Exposition Area of West Springfield, Massachusetts.

Here you will find the Scholarship Application as well as information about the Scholarship Fund, its fundraisers and its founders, a group of people known as The Deadline Gang, bound together by their neighborhood roots and unmatched community spirit.

There also is information here about the biennial Deadline Gang Reunions and the annual Amo "Betts" Bessone Hockey Awards Banquet, which recognizes the most valuable high school hockey players in Western Massachusetts. This banquet, originated by the Scholarship Fund in 1967, honors one of several athletic Hall of Famers reared in the Exposition Area, including Mr. Bessone, football legend Angelo Bertelli and Olympic Hockey Gold Medalist Eugene Grazia.

Beyond providing valuable financial assistance to qualified students, the Scholarship Fund is an enduring source of pride for the Exposition Area, a small, storybook neighborhood that exemplifies the spirit of America in its civic, athletic and military contributions to the greater good.

This website is brought to you in part by a Grant from the Big E West Springfield Trust


Exposition Area Alumni Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 124, West Springfield, MA 01090