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Berkshire Bank Foundation Scholarship Awards Program

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Do you share in our passion and commitment for community service?  The Berkshire Bank Foundation Scholarship Awards Program provides thirty (30) $1,500 scholarships to seniors attending a high school in a city or town of Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and Vermont served by Berkshire Bank or where the bank has a presence. The scholarships are awarded to students through a competitive application process based on academic standing, financial need and record of community service.  Children of bank employees are eligible to apply and should contact the Foundation directly for more information.

Available Scholarships:

Massachusetts:  Fourteen (14) $1,500 Scholarships are available in Massachusetts for seniors attending high school in a city or town served by Berkshire Bank.  

New York: Eleven (11) $1,500 scholarships are available in New York for seniors attending high school in a city or town served by Berkshire Bank. 

Connecticut: Two (2) $1,500 scholarships are available in Connecticut for seniors attending high school in a city or town served by Berkshire Bank. 

Vermont: Three (3) $1,500 scholarships are available in Vermont for seniors attending high schools in a city or town served by Berkshire Bank.

Program Guidelines& Priorities: 

* Seeking graduating seniors with a record of volunteerism in the community in non-school sponsored activities and participation in extracurricular school activities.

* Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0; a total family annual income under $75,000, and plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college or technical school. 

*Scholarship funds will be paid for the second 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 second semester tuition and fees, student ID number and college information.

*Applications must be submitted online.

To Apply:

The application period for the 2014 Berkshire Bank Foundation Scholarship Awards Program has closed. Additional information and application criteria for the 2015 program will be available in January 2015.

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 applications in each region will receive the allotted scholarships.Decisions will be made and winners notified in May 2014.

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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