Berkshire Bank Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of Berkshire Bank, sponsors the Berkshire Bank Foundation Scholarship Awards Program. Under the program,thirty (30) $1,500 scholarships will be awarded 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. Children of bank employees are eligible to apply and should contact the Foundation directly for more information.
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 in December 2014 or January 2015 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 by Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by 4:00 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted.
*Applicants must complete Berkshire Bank Foundation’s online scholarship request form by clicking the “Apply Now” link below. Applicants must complete all required fields.
* A short essay on volunteer service is required as part of the application. You must answer the question completely in 250 – 500 words and attach a copy in .doc, .docx, or PDF format to the online form.
*Applicants must attach a copy of their high school transcript to the online form as part of the applications package.
*Please review the eligibility criteria for the scholarship program carefully. If you do not meet the basic eligibility criteria noted above you will not be allowed to submit your application.
*If you application is successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation screen thanking you for your submission.
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.
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