Scholarship Offered to BART Graduates

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ADAMS, Mass. — Graduates of Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School (BART) who have completed their first year of college are invited to apply for the Julia Bowen Bridge to College Scholarship.
 
The scholarship fund was established in 2017 to honor Julia Bowen, BART's founding executive director. The scholarship was created by and is managed by the BART Foundation to provide financial assistance to select BART alumni through their college career.
 
A scholarship of up to $1,000 will be awarded to a BART alumnus or alumna who has successfully completed year 1 of college. Assuming successful completion of the school year, the award will be continued through years 2, 3 and 4 and, if need be, 5. The award does NOT need to be used for tuition.
 
Applications may be accessed at http://bit.ly/Bowen2021.The application process includes a narrative about the applicant, how the successful applicant plans to use the Bowen Scholarship to increase the likelihood of college success, and how the applicant has or will support the BART alumni network or college office.
 
The application deadline is May 15, 2021.

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