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Scholarship Available for Mt Greylock Seniors

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Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has established a new scholarship available to graduating seniors from Mount Greylock Regional High School.

Students are eligible for the Michael P. O’Brien Scholarship  if they plan to study aeronautics, aviation or engineering, particularly if their goal is to become a pilot.  Scholarships will be awarded for the first year of study only. The minimum award amount is $1,000.

The fund was established in honor of the late Michael P. O’Brien, a young pilot and graduate of Mount Greylock. The Michael P. O’Brien Scholarship recipient will be chosen by representatives of the Mount Greylock Regional High School based on the criteria of: expressed desire to enter the aeronautical or aviation field, especially as a pilot, and reasonable academic achievement.

The deadline to apply for 2010 scholarships is Saturday, May 1. Students should visit the Mount Greylock guidance office for an application.

Berkshire Taconic Foundation offers several other scholarships; for more information, visit www.berkshiretaconic.org/grantseekers.

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BCC Offering Scholarships

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Community College Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for students who will begin their studies at BCC in the fall. Current high school seniors, non-traditional students, and those currently attending BCC who have earned less than 12 credits are eligible to apply.

Eligible students must be admitted to a certificate or degree program at BCC. Scholarship awards are not transferable to another institution. Students must complete the application form, obtain a recommendation, and write a personal statement. The deadline for submitting the application package is Monday, April 12. Applications are available in high school guidance offices, www.berkshirecc.edu, or by contacting Ann Phillips at BCC at 413-236-2185 or aphillips@berkshirecc.edu.

The BCC Foundation is a non-profit corporation established to encourage and receive gifts in support of the mission of the college. The Foundation provides between 30 to 40 scholarships ranging from $250 to $1,600 to deserving incoming students to assist them in the pursuit of their academic goals. Scholarships are awarded for academic promise, community service, leadership, and specific fields of study. All students planning on attending BCC in the fall are encouraged to apply.
 

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