Graduating high school seniors who are residents of the Town of Stockbridge.


Myrtle and Raymond Mercier came to live in Stockbridge in 1951 where they raised the last seven of their eleven children. Four children graduated from Williams High School and two from Monument Mountain Regional High School. Raymond was the first Building Superintendent of Monument Mountain Regional High School from which he retired in 1975. He was an avid gardener, using the produce to feed his family and provide for others in the community. Norman Rockwell frequently stopped by on his bike rides to visit with Ray in his garden. He also enjoyed fishing. Myrtle who lived to be 100, she worked in the kitchens of West Stockbridge Grade School, Stockbridge Plane School and Monument Mountain Regional High School until she was 72. She was a member of Stockbridge, Southern Berkshire Pomona, Massachusetts and the National Grange. She was one of the leading members who built the present Grange Hall in Stockbridge. Myrtle and Raymond made a gift through their estates to establish this scholarship at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

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