Female students who are residents of Berkshire County.


The Women’s Club of the Berkshires sold its property and donated the assets to create two funds, one of which is the Women's Club of the Berkshires Scholarship Fund. The Club wanted to carry on it's mission of fostering and improving the welfare of all women in Berkshire County.

The assets for the Fund came from the sale of the Thomas Colt House in Pittsfield. The Italian style villa was constructed in 1865 by Thomas Colt, an 1842 Williams College graduate. In 1937 local businessman Simon England, Sr. purchased the 15-room Civil War Era home from Miss Ruth Mill’s Private School, and deeded the home to the Women’s Club as a memorial to his late wife. The Club was incorporated in 1954, and renamed The Women’s Club of the Berkshires to reflect the growth and diversity of its members who live throughout the Berkshires and neighboring states.

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