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Berkshire Bank Scholarship Program

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Dreaming of a college education and not sure how to pay for it? Here is your chance to become a Berkshire Bank Scholarship recipient. Our scholars embody academic excellence and share in our commitment to community service. They’re not afraid to fail or get their hands dirty. They’ve overcome obstacles and are the doers of good deeds. Recipients share our values: Respect, Integrity, Guts, Having Fun and Teamwork and at their core possess an unsurpassed passion to improve the lives of those around them. If you're selected, you earn one of thirty-five coveted $1,500 scholarships.

Do you think you have what it takes? Learn more about the application and selection process below.  

Available Scholarships:

Massachusetts: Fifteen (15) scholarships are available in Massachusetts for high school seniors whose primary residence or high school is located in one of the following counties:

  • Berkshire County, MA
  • Hampden County, MA
  • Hampshire County, MA
  • Franklin County, MA
  • Worcester County, MA
  • Middlesex County, MA
  • Essex County, MA
  • Suffolk County, MA
  • Norfolk County, MA

New York: Nine (9) scholarships are available in New York for high school seniors whose primary residence or high school is located in one of the following counties:

  • Albany County, NY
  • Schenectady County, NY
  • Saratoga County, NY
  • Washington County, NY
  • Columbia County, NY
  • Warren County, NY
  • Rensselaer County, NY
  • Fulton County, NY
  • Montgomery County, NY
  • Onondaga County, NY
  • Oneida County, NY
  • Herkimer County, NY
  • Madison County, NY

Connecticut: Three (3) scholarships are available in Connecticut for high school seniors whose primary residence or high school is located in one of the following counties:

  • Hartford County, CT
  • Tolland County, CT

Vermont: Three (3) scholarships are available in Vermont for high school seniors whose primary residence or high school is located in one of the following counties:

  • Bennington County, VT
  • Rutland County, VT
  • Windsor County, VT

New Jersey: Three (3) scholarships are available in New Jersey for high school seniors whose primary residence or high school is located in one of the following counties:

  • Mercer County, NJ
  • Middlesex County, NJ

Pennsylvania: Two (2) scholarships are available in Pennsylvania for high school seniors whose primary residence or high school is located in one of the following counties:

  • Bucks County, PA
  • Montgomery County, PA

Program Guidelines& Priorities: 

Applicants must:

  • Be a US Citizen whose primary residence or high school is located in one of the counties listed above. 
  • Be a graduating senior with a record of volunteerism in the community
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Total family annual income under $100,000
  • Plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college or technical school 

Scholarship funds will be paid for the first semester of the student’s first year and directly to the college, not to the student. It will be the student’s responsibility to submit to the Foundation at that time an invoice for first semester tuition and fees, student ID number and college information. Failure to do so will result in a forfeiture of the award. 

Berkshire Bank employee's children are eligible to apply and should contact the Foundation office directly for more information.

Applications must be submitted online by

Applications are due Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. EST. Late Applications will not be accepted.

Click Here to Apply!

Decision Process:

All completed applications will be reviewed by a committee of volunteers from Berkshire Bank and scored against other applications from the same geographic region. The top scoring applicants in each region will be named Berkshire Bank Scholarship recipients and receive the allotted scholarships.

Questions:

If you have any questions or need additional information please email: scholarshipinfo@berkshirebank.com. In subject line, please state – scholarship question.

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