Scholarships

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National CO-OP Scholarship Program
The scholarship is open to high school seniors planning to attend one of the following schools:Clarkson University, Drexel University, Wentworth Institute Of Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Cincinnati, University of Toledo, University of Lowell and State University of New York Oswego and Merrimack College. Awards of 195 merit scholarships totaling $4,200,000. To qualify for this scholarship applicant should have a GPA of 3.5 or better, include a typed one-page essay (200-word) describing why you have chosen a college cooperative program. Please visit www.waceinc.org to apply and check application deadlines.

Steven Phillips Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships ranging from $5000 to $15,000 yearly, the award is renewable for up to 4 years.Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be enrolled in a demanding course of study and demonstrate skilled writing ability. Students should have financial need. Visit http://phillips-scholarship.org/ for detailed information about applying for the scholarship and to download the application.Thanks to the generous support of the Janey Fund Charitable Trust, the SPMS is now administrating a Western Massachusetts college scholarship program. In this inaugural year, they expect to award approximately 10 college scholarships ranging from $5000 to $15,000 each year, renewable for 4 years. Applicants who wish to be considered for the WMS will use the SPMS application, all applicants to the WMS will also be considered for traditional SPMS awards. Application opens Dec. 15th online.2 deadlines May 1 & April 3, 2018, need in Guidance 2 weeks earlier

Adams Friends of Animals- Roy Thompson Scholarship Fund
Applicant must be a student entering a school of higher learning dedicated to veterinary practice. The candidate must be a resident of Berkshire County. Essay required.THS deadline- April 13, 2018

The 2018 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship
Nursing Schools Almanac is sponsoring a $1000 scholarship to a future nurse in the graduating class of 2018. Applicants must be in good academic standing, particularly in science and math courses.Essay required.August 31, 2018

Eugene T. O'Brien Scholarship
To a graduating senior from PHS or THS who had attended Capeless for at least 3 consecutive years in grades 3-5. Application process includes personal essay, 3 letters of recommendation, transcript.THS- deadline May 2, 2018

Guy P. Boos Sr. Memorial Sports Scholarship
The family of Guy P. Boos Sr. will be awarding a $500 scholarship in his memory to a senior at Taconic who has been involved in sports. An essay on "What Sportsmanship Means to Me" along with a recommendation is required. Copies of the scholarship are available in Guidance.THS- deadline- April 2, 2018

Angela Taylor Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of Angela Taylor, a nurse at Mt. Greylock who exemplified our core values of integrity, compassion, and excellence. This scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who mirrors these values.This application is available for any student continuing their education in Nursing or pursuing a career in Healthcare. Up to 4 scholarships may be available.THS deadline April 2, 2018

Junior League of Berkshire County Nicole Beebe Scholarship
The Nicole Wilson Beebe Scholarship was named after a former Junior League member. The Beebe Scholarship is awarded for the dedication a female student has shown in serving her community through volunteerism. Applicant must be a female June graduate who has definite plans to continue her education. Essay required.THS- deadline- April 12, 2018

International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local 447
The 2018 IBPO Local 447 Scholarships are available for member's children, nieces, nephews and /or grandchild and /or individuals seeking a criminal justice degree. Applicants must be planning to attend a two or four year college, trade school or technical school in the fall of 2018.THS- deadline- April 30, 2018

VIncent P. Kelly Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship will be presented to the child of an employee in the Pittsfield Public School system. A personal statement is required and a copy of the financial aid award offered to you by the college.THS- deadline- April 13, 2018

NOHO Pride Scholarship
The winner of this scholarship will receive $1000, to be paid directly to the college or university of choice. Must be a senior, be a resident of either Franklin, Hamden or Berkshire County and have financial need. Compose an essay describing how you plan to be a positive role model in the LGBT community.THS- deadline- May 11, 2018

Bianchi-Barbarotta Sportsman Scholarship
This scholarship is named after Al Bianchi and Vera Bianchi-Barbarotta, a brother and sister who impacted the young people of Berkshire county during their lives. The foundation will award a minimum of two $1000 scholarships to benefit student-athletes. The requirements are seniors who have participated in a varsity-sport and will be attending a two or four year college next year, must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and performed volunteer work in the community. Essay required. Apply on line at: https://goo.gl/forms/wPbVAq8N7mUN8Kyq2          THS- deadline- April 13, 2018

Daniel Pearl Berkshire Scholarship
The $1000 award is given in memory of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter kidnapped and killed in Pakistan early in 2002. Pearl worked in the Berkshires at the North Adams Transcript and the The Berkshire Eagle. While Pearl's career was in journalism, he was also a gifted musician, trained as a classical violinist. He played guitar nad mandolin as well. For this reason the award is given annually to a student who intends to study and pursue a career in either journalism or music. Two letters of recommendation. A brief essay on what inspired your interest in journalism or music and in particular,"How you believe you might be able to change the world for the better." THS- deadline- April 4, 2018

Berkshire Health Systems Kermit Gordon Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by the Kermit Gordon Fund at Berkshire Health Systems. The scholarship's primary purpose is to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in the following fields of study:Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy and Health and Health Science related programs. The criteria for this scholarship is: financial need, superior academic performance, commitment to chosen field, potential for success in field.THS- deadline- April 13, 2018

Berkshire Medical Center Nursing Scholarship
Awarded to students who intend to pursue an Associates Degree in nursing, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing programs. The criteria for this scholarship is financial need, superior academic performance, commitment to nursing and potential for success in nursing.THS- deadline- April 13, 2018

UNICO of Pittsfield
UNICO- Pittsfield Charter- have scholarships available: UNICO National Scholarship, Baseball Hall of Fame, Continuing Education. Applicants must have one parent or grandparent of italian origin (not required for Baseball Hall of Fame). Must submit a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR). Also the UNICO Paul Capitanio, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for graduating seniors who have been a member of the football team during their high school years.(italian origin not required)THS- deadline April 13, 2018

George E. Ballard Memorial College Scholarship
Applicant must be planning to enter a 4-year college, or a 2-year junior college and transferring for the two more years at another college, entering as a freshman, this fall of 2018. Grange members and their families are not eligible. The $500 scholarship will be awarded on the basis of community involvement, financial need and academic standing.THS- deadline- April 13, 2018

William J. Wolfe Scholarship Fund -Alternatives for Youth Foundation, Inc. (AYF)
Applicants must have received Key's services and have performed successfully academically (either through completion of a high school diploma or G.E.D). Applicants must also demonstrate a positive impact on their own development and/or their communities, and have a financial need.THS- deadline- May 1, 2018

Carolyn T. Sacco Memorial Scholarship
Seniors planning to attend college and major in the fields of Business, Economics or Insurance.THS- April 10, 2018

Bell Family Education Fund
The Bell Family Education Fund will be awarding 2 college scholarships of $500 each, to graduating seniors from Pittsfield schools. The criteria for the scholarship is to have participated in at least 1 sport and 1 other extracurricular activity, at least 2 letters of recommendations (1 academic, 1 personal) and an essay.THS- deadline- April 9,2018

Claire L. Smith Memorial Scholarship
Since 2004, Pregnancy Support Services of Berkshire County, Inc. has been offering this scholarship to Berkshire graduating seniors who are either pregnant or have already given birth.This award is intended to either set a foundation for employment or continue their education in order to secure a sound future for themselves and their child/children.THS- April 23,2018

Kiwanis Club of Pittsfield, Inc. Scholarship
Eligible students must be high school seniors or college students who reside in Berkshire County. Applicants must be a child or grandchild of a U.S. Veteran. Essay required.THS deadline- April 9, 2018

 2018 Internal Scholarships
Seniors fill out application and return with a copy of their student aid report. Several scholarships available on one application.THS- April 12, 2018

Knights of Columbus Council #103 Monsignor Eugene F. Marshall Scholarship
Monsignor Eugene F. Marshall Scholarship is giving two $500 awards to a Catholic senior. They must obtain at least a GPA of 2.0 in their first semester of college in order to receive their award.The applicants must be practicing Catholics, in their senior year attending high school in Pittsfield.THS- deadline- April 5, 2018

2018 Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship program
Scholarship program for students seeking to pursue career or technical education in a post-secondary environment. Financial need.Must be Pell- Grant eligible.THS-deadline- May 4, 2018. apply on-line at   application.horatioalger.org

Pittsfield Dollars for Scholars
The online process for Dollars for Scholars. All you need to do is create your personal Student Profile, then you'll see all of the chapter's awards. This means lots of opportunities for nationally offered scholarships plus all of our local scholarships!. Open period to apply is until May 11, 2018. Apply at: www.pittsfield.dollarsforscholars.org or go to the Taconic high school web-site, click on School Counselors, click on scholarships, scroll down to the Dollars for Scholars information and click on the link.
IMPORTANT!! Open period to apply for the Dollars for Scholars scholarships is limited between now and May 11, 2018. To be eligible for the local scholarship all students must sign up in the School Counseling Office to work the tollgate collection in May. Deadline May 11, 2018

Price Chopper & Market 32 Scholarships
Golub Corporation is awarding 5 different scholarships to graduating seniors from the Price Chopper & Market 32 area. The 5 are The Ability AdvantEdge Scholarship, The Community AdvantEdge Scholarship, The Entrepreneurial AdvantEdge Scholarship, The Diversity AdvantEdge Scholarship and the Team AdvantEdge Scholarship. Visit www.pricechopper.com/community/scholarships apply online.THS deadline- April 25, 2018

Stearns Elementary School's P.T.O. Scholarship
Two $250 scholarships awarded to graduating seniors intending to pursue a college or vocational institute,2 or 4 year. Applicant must be a graduate of Stearns Elementary School.THS- deadline- April 23,2018

Allendale Elementary School PTO Scholarship
The Allendale PTO provides a $250.00 scholarship fro graduating seniors from PHS And THS.See guidance for application.THS deadline- April 23, 2018

Gene Case Memorial Scholarship
The Gene Case Memorial Scholarship awards a $1500.00 scholarship to a high school senior who has strong academic performance, a demonstrated financial need. and intends to further their education. They should have a good record of community involvement. Essay required: Describe an event in your life where you put the needs of someone else above yours and the impact this gesture had on you.THS- deadline- May 7, 2018

I found Light Against All Odds Scholarship
I Found Light Against All Odds, a local non-profit organization, for at risk youth in Springfield, MA.They are reaching out to other school districts in search of other candidates that have been accepted to college and who would be recommended for one of our additional seven $500 scholarship.To be considered applicants will need to write a 1,000-word essay that shows how they found light after darkness through their journey in high school.THS- deadline- April 25, 2018
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