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Berkshire Bank Announces 2016 Scholarship Awards Program

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank has announced it will honor 30 high-school seniors in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Vermont for their volunteer service through its foundation’s annual Scholarship Awards Program.

The program will award $45,000 in total scholarship dollars to students who have exemplified community service through their volunteer efforts, have succeeded academically, and demonstrate a financial need. Additionally, students must attend a high school that is located in a county with a Berkshire Bank office.

Through the program, 30 scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded to high-school seniors who will be attending a two- or four-year college in the fall. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a family household income under $75,000 to be eligible to apply. Students must apply online at www.berkshirebank.com/scholarships by Wednesday, March 23. An independent team of more than 200 bank employee volunteers will review the applications and select this year’s recipients.

Scholarships will be awarded in the geographic regions where Berkshire Bank branches are located, with 14 available in Massachusetts, 11 in New York, two in Connecticut, and three in Vermont. Additional information about this year’s program can be obtained through the bank’s website or by contacting Berkshire Bank Foundation at [email protected].

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