Chang-Chavkin Scholar Program Awards BArT Student

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ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School has announced rising senior Molly Weeks as a Chang-Chavkin Scholar. 

Named after Arnie Chavkin and Laura Chang, the founders and funders, the program helps first-generation college-bound students attend college and succeed. The Chang-Chavkin Scholars Program is currently in its third year. 

Weeks is one of six scholars this year, narrowed down from 50 candidates across seven Berkshire County schools. Newly eligible to the program this year, Weeks is the first BArT student to receive this prestigious opportunity. 

The program's mission is to "support rural, high achieving, first-generation students with the funding and resources needed to graduate from a four year college that meets their potential." 

As a Chang-Chavkin scholar, Weeks will receive financial scholarships valued up to $15,000 annually all years of her college experience, as well as supplemental collegiate counseling, and wrap-around support while in college to help ensure graduation.

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