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Search & Apply for a Scholarship

Most scholarship deadlines are March 15 and accept our common application, which opens on January 1.

Apply with our common application

Once you have logged in to our online portal, select "Apply" at the top of the page, then scroll down to find "Scholarship Common Application" and apply for all scholarships for which you are eligible with a single application. You will be prompted to submit supplemental materials for any scholarship funds that require them.

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BEFORE APPLYING WITH THE COMMON APPLICATION

  • Complete the FAFSA to obtain your Student Aid Report (SAR). Save the first page of the report as a PDF.
  • In no more than 650 words, write an essay that shares an accomplishment, event or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself and others.
  • Obtain the name and email of your guidance councelor or college registrar.
  • Obtain the email addresses of two people who will write a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE

  • Our common application opens on January 1.
  • Most scholarship applications are due on March 15, unless otherwise noted, and will be reviewed by an advisory committee.
  • You will be notified by email if you have received a scholarship. Decisions are generally made within 8 to 12 weeks of the application deadline.
  • If awarded a scholarship, you will be directed to upload your fall semester bill. We will send payment directly to your college or university within two weeks of receiving your bill.

How To Accept Your Scholarship Award

BTCF manages more than 50 scholarship funds established by donors who care about making higher education available to everyone. Search our scholarships in the grid below, or view them by school district.

The Margaret Derwin Scholarship Fund, Sean Patrick French Scholarship Fund, Sweet Brook Scholarship Fund, Tabor Foundation Fund and Violet Simmons Scholarship Fund require separate applications. Scholarships that require a separate application are indicated by an asterisk (*) at the end of the scholarship description in our search grid below. 

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Tabor Foundation Fund
Scholarships for residents of northwest Litchfield, northeast Dutchess and southeast Columbia (Ancram, Ancramdale and Copake) counties who plan to undertake education or training in a health care or medical field (nursing, EMT, physical therapy, counseling, etc.) and to seek employment in their community afterwards. Non-residents working in the area may also apply.*
Columbia, Northeast Dutchess, Northwest Litchfield06/30/22Apply
Margaret Derwin Scholarship Fund
$105,000 scholarship for a Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Conn., student awarded in his/her junior year of high school.*
Northwest Litchfield02/18/22Apply
Alice and Richard Henriquez Memorial Fund and Youth World Awareness Program
Provides grants to young people ages 14-22 engaged in international community service projects.*
Entire Region02/21/22Apply
The New World Fund Scholarship
Scholarship for newly arrived immigrants who are studying toward a degree at Berkshire Community College.*
Berkshire03/08/22
Prospective applicants can apply through the BCC Foundation
Apply
Charles and Elinore Agar Fund
Scholarship for Monument Mountain (Great Barrington) high school seniors planning to study engineering, history or creative writing.
Berkshire03/15/22Apply
William and Margery Barrett Scholarship Fund
Scholarship for residents of Adams, Cheshire or Savoy.
Berkshire03/15/22Apply
Ben Paley Scholarship Fund
For seniors graduating from a public high school in Berkshire County and northwest Litchfield County who wish to study music.
Berkshire, Northwest Litchfield03/15/22Apply
Thomas J. Berlinghoff Scholarship Fund
To provide support to a graduating Webutuck High School senior who will attend any institution of higher education.
Northeast Dutchess03/15/22Apply
George H. and Lucille E. Buterbaugh Scholarship Fund
Scholarship for Salisbury, Conn., high school seniors of Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
Northwest Litchfield03/15/22Apply
Caligari Family Scholarship Fund
Scholarship for Monument Mountain (Great Barrington) High School seniors going on to study art or design.
Berkshire03/15/22Apply
Cella Family Scholarship Fund
Scholarship fund for Pro Shop employees and caddies of the country clubs of Berkshire County.
Berkshire03/15/22Apply
Cha-Nel Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for Chatham and New Lebanon, NY, high schools seniors.
Columbia03/15/22Apply
Closson-Raught American Legion Post 1160 Scholarship Fund
Scholarship for Taconic Hills students whose family members are serving or have served honorably in the U.S. armed forces.
Columbia03/15/22Apply
Garrett Francis Collins and Josephine Goodwin Collins Scholarship Fund
Scholarship for Hinsdale, Mass., students
Berkshire03/15/22Apply
Winthrop Crane Scholarship Fund for Graduate Studies
Scholarships for graduates of Wahconah Regional High School, Mass., for post-graduate study.
Berkshire03/15/22Apply
Honorable James P. Dohoney Scholarship Fund
Supports graduating high school seniors from southern Berkshire County, Mass.
Berkshire03/15/22Apply
Teddy Lee Drumm Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for residents of Sharon, Conn.
Northwest Litchfield03/15/22Apply
The Ferris Burtis Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students going on to study classical music.
Entire Region03/15/22Apply
Frederick L. Chenail and Jessie M. Chenail Scholarship Fund
Supports graduating Drury High School seniors.
Berkshire03/15/22Apply
Sean Patrick French Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for Chatham High School seniors who exemplify community service and good sportsmanship.*
Columbia03/15/22Apply