KAREN KISSLINGER SCHOLARSHIP FUND

SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES

WHO CAN APPLY

Students of Housatonic Valley Regional High School (Conn.), Webutuck High School (New York) and Monument Mountain Regional High School (Mass.) who have a demonstrated interest and passion for community health.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Karen believed that compassion is the only true source of power and was deeply committed to promoting the skills and traits of mindfulness that become part of living ethically, compassionately, and healthfully.

The Karen Kisslinger Fund is a unique charitable resource established by Karen’s family to continue her legacy of health in body, mind, spirit and community. Karen was a healer, teacher, writer and artist who had a broad impact on her community.

Scholarships will provide support for students studying or planning to study alternative or community health, organic agriculture and sustainable growing, yoga, meditations or other contemplative arts, or socially engaged spiritual practices.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior of Housatonic Regional High School (Conn.), Webutuck High School (New York) or Monument Mountain Regional High School (Mass.)
  • Be a resident of northeast Dutchess (Amenia, Dover Plains, Millerton, North East, Wassaic and Wingdale), northwest Litchfield (Canaan, Cornwall, Falls Village, Kent, Sharon, Salisbury) or Berkshire County
  • Have a demonstrable interest in one or more of the following areas: alternative health, community health, organic agriculture, sustainable agriculture, yoga, meditation or other socially engaged spiritual practices
  • Have selected a field of study related to community health and/or wellness

AWARDS

Each year, $1,000 or more will be awarded to a graduating high school senior.

REVIEW CRITERIA

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

  • Demonstrated interest in alternative health, community health, organic agriculture, sustainable agriculture, yoga, meditation or other socially engaged spiritual practices
  • Preference will be given to students that have multidisciplinary career pursuits
  • Impact of funding on the applicant’s ability to pursue a career in community health
  • Community engagement and service 

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