WHO CAN APPLY
Students of color and/or students with financial need who attend residential schools in Berkshire County (Berkshire, Buxton and Miss Hall’s schools, Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock).
The Greylock ABC Fund was established at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation following the dissolution of the Greylock ABC (A Better Chance) organization. The fund’s mission is to support the educational development of students of color and/or students of low socioeconomic status in grades pre-K through 12 (and their families) to increase access to opportunities, attend college, and further develop their leadership in the broader community. This fund also supports multicultural education in schools to the benefit of all demographic groups.
Scholarship funding will provide support to attend Berkshire County high schools, with the goal of BIPOC and/or low-income students feeling prepared for and gaining admission to college or other post-secondary educational institutions. Students are not required to be full-time residents of Berkshire County to apply.
- Identify as a student of color (Black/African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Multiracial)
- Be of low income/socio-economic status
- Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
- Be enrolled in a residential high school in Berkshire County
- Have the intention to attend college or other post-secondary educational institution.
The ideal candidate:
- Consistently performs at or above grade level in math and English
- Has an overall academic average of a B+ or better
- Participates in extracurricular activities, both within and outside of the school community
- Demonstrates leadership potential in school or through activities outside of school
- Receives good teacher recommendations
For the school year, awards of up to $5,000 will be granted. The number of awards given will depend on the number of eligible applications received.
The committee will review requests for scholarships according to the following criteria:
- Financial need
- The applicant’s motivation to further their education
Applications are due March 15 and will be reviewed by a Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Scholarship Committee and their recommendations will be reviewed by Berkshire Taconic’s board of directors.