Graduating Mount Everett Regional High School seniors planning to attend an accredited school of higher education.


The Haupt Family Scholarship Fund was established by the late Susan Haupt Gerdine.

Together with her husband, Erik Howard Haupt of South Egremont, Susan started the Haupt Tree Company in 1951. Susan and Erik owned and operated the Haupt Tree Company for over 40 years before selling the business to their two sons.

In addition to serving the Haupt Tree Company with an acute mind for business, Susan was also dedicated to the tree industry and her community as a whole. She served as president for the Southern Berkshire Regional School District school board for many years. In addition, following Erik’s time as president of the National Arborists Association—now known as the Tree Care Industry Association—Susan also served in the TCIA as the first woman on the board of directors, and was later elected to serve as its first woman president. Her work received international attention and, on two occasions, Susan and some other colleagues from TCIA traveled to Great Britain, where they presented seminars and workshops on the management of the tree care business.

Susan’s love for Berkshire County and her belief in the importance of education led her to establish the Haupt Family Scholarship Fund for students graduating from Southern Berkshire Regional School District.

Apply for this scholarship using our common application by March 15.