Guido's Fresh Marketplace Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Guidelines

WHO CAN APPLY

Graduating high school students who are residents of Berkshire County who are entering their first year of a two- or four-year college or university to pursue studies in physical education, health and wellness, or business studies.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Guido's Fresh Marketplace Scholarship has been established to honor the life of Guido Masiero. A physical education and health teacher for 37 years, he was committed to personal health and well-being. His curiosity and enthusiasm for these subjects was unabated throughout his life. In addition, he was the visionary behind Guido’s Fresh Marketplace, a family business that has operated since 1979 in Berkshire County.

Guido's Fresh Marketplace Scholarship Fund was established at Berkshire Taconic in 2006.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be graduating seniors of a high school in Berkshire County who are entering their first year of a two-year or four-year regionally accredited college or university to pursue studies in physical education, health and wellness, or business studies.

AWARDS

Each year, at least one award of $1,000 will be granted. The award amount is expected to grow over time.

REVIEW CRITERIA

The committee will review requests for scholarships according to the following criteria:

  • The student’s motivation to succeed in pursuing a college degree or certificate as evidenced by:
    • His or her ability to overcome challenges
    • Exhibition of a strong work ethic
    • Exceptional dedication to his or her area of interest
  • Financial Need
  • Community Service

Applications will be reviewed by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Scholarship Committee. Their recommendations will be reviewed by Berkshire Taconic’s board of directors.