Berkshire Bank Launches $50,000 Scholarship Program

Berkshire Bank scholarship program

Scholarships Available for Students with Record of Volunteerism

Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank® is excited to announce that it will honor thirty-five high school seniors across Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and Pennsylvania for their volunteer service with Berkshire Bank Scholarships. The scholarships recognize students who excel academically, have a financial need and share in Berkshire Bank’s commitment to community service. Additionally, students must attend a high school that is located in a county with a Berkshire Bank or Commerce Bank, a division of Berkshire Bank, office.

The recipients will share in $52,500 of scholarship funds.

Through the program, thirty-five $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who will be attending a two-year or four-year college in the fall. Applications are evaluated based on the student’s record of volunteerism in the community, academic standing, and financial need. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 and a family household income under $100,000 to be eligible to apply. A team of 200 Bank employee volunteers will review the applications and select this year’s recipients.

Students will be selected in each the geographic regions where Berkshire Bank serves including (15) in Massachusetts, nine (9) in New York, three (3) in Connecticut, (3) in Vermont, three (3) in New Jersey and two (2) in Pennsylvania. Students can apply online through the Bank’s website at To be considered, all applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, March 21st at 4:00 p.m. Additional information about this year’s program can be obtained through the Bank’s website or by contacting Berkshire Bank Foundation at

About Berkshire Bank Foundation

Through foundation grants to nonprofits, scholarships to students, environmental programs, and employee volunteerism, Berkshire Bank is making a difference. Each year the Foundation donates $2 million to nonprofits throughout the Bank’s footprint and 100% of bank employees provide over 40,000 hours of service through their XTEAM® corporate volunteer program. Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts’ Most Charitable Companies by the Boston Business Journal in 2017. To learn more about Berkshire Bank Foundation, visit

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