The Old Colony Civil War Round Table contributed an annual scholarship in the name of William J. Bernache to the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg Collegeto a High School student from Massachusetts or from New England, to study Civil War. The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College presents a week-long program each summer during the last week of June and includes lectures, battlefield tours, films and other special activities. The CWI has sponsored this Institute since 1983, Scholarships to attend the annual Civil War Institute are available for high school juniors and high school history teachers.
A full scholarship covers a shared dorm room, board and tuition. The purpose of this scholarship is to promote education and interest on Civil War study to the High School students. We have sponsored this worthy cause annually since 2001.
Recipient of the William J. Bernache --- Olde Colony Civil War Round Table Scholarship
The 2001 recipient: Andrew Gerst, Newton High School, MA.
The 2002 recipient: Meghan Phillips, East Bridgewater High School, MA
The 2003 recipient: Ashley Whitehead, Phillips Academy in Andover, MA.
The 2004 recipient: Caitlin Zito from Niantic, CT.
The 2005 recipient: Kate Martin, St. Mark's School in Southborough, MA.
The 2006 recipient: Ryan Rosiello, West Boylston High School, West Boylston, MA.
The 2007 recipient: Leah Norris, Auburn High School, Auborn, MA.
The 2008 recipient: Mathew Rogers, Rumford High School, Rumford, Rhode Island.