SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

Scholarships from Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation have helped send thousands of students to college, giving them opportunities that might otherwise be unavailable. Here are a few stories from students and the funds that support them.


   

TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS

To its recipients, it's a scholarship fund known as the Tabor Foundation. But this unique fund is more much - a chance for health care workers to advance in their careers, and for their communities to reap the results. 

READ AMBER'S STORY
       

   

Cristian Umana

Cristian Umana discovered his passion for environmental science and sustainability when he was just 13 years old. He was enrolled in a summer environmental science program at the Hotchkiss School. It was then that he decided to continue learning about - and eventually base his career path on - protecting the environment.

READ CRISTIAN'S STORY
       

   

My Life-Changing Story

When I was ten years old, I accompanied my mom to graduation at Smith College. Listening to the speaker, Elizabeth Dole, I was in awe and realized how much I wanted to go to college.

READ TARSI'S STORY
       

   

Rhoda Rubin

A single mother who held down two, and sometimes three, jobs, Rhoda Rubin was honored by her three children through a scholarship fund that helps students studying to become nurses.

READ RHODA'S STORY
       

   

The Teddy Lee Drumm Memorial Scholarship Fund

Ted and Buena Drumm started a scholarship fund to help college-bound high school seniors from Sharon, Conn. When their son, also named Ted, died suddenly of a heart attack in 1999 at the age of 46, the Drumms were inspired to turn their scholarship idea into a “bittersweet memorial,” as Ted points it, for their only son.

READ TED'S STORY