Who Can Apply

College applicants from Berkshire County (applying for a 2 or 4 year degree program).

Review Criteria

The committee will review requests for scholarship according to the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of commitment and community service
  • Preference is given to those demonstrating volunteerism in the field of human services
  • Evidence of strong academic achievement
  • Proof of acceptance to an accredited college or university upon acceptance
  • Preference is given to candidates studying in a field of human services
  • Demonstration of a strong track record of the applicant setting and achieving their goals

Annual Awards

A minimum award of one $500 scholarship will be awarded annually.

Required Submittals

In addition to the short online application form, the committee requests the following submittals for review in the application process.

  • Prepared resume or letter as documentation demonstrating that the applicant meets or exceeds all review criteria
  • A paragraph of 150 words or less about what the saying “Life Without Limits” means


Applications are due by April 15th this year. Award recipients will be notified by April 26th.

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