Karen Kisslinger Scholarship Fund

KAREN KISSLINGER SCHOLARSHIP FUND

SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES

WHO CAN APPLY

Students of Housatonic Valley Regional High School (Connecticut), Webutuck High School (New York) and Monument Mountain Regional High School (Massachusetts) who have a demonstrated interest and passion for holistic, health and wellness practices

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 complementary or holistic health, organic agriculture and sustainable growing, yoga, meditation or other contemplative arts, or socially engaged spiritual practices.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior of Housatonic Regional High School (Connecticut), Webutuck High School (New York) or Monument Mountain Regional High School (Massachusetts)
  • Be a resident of northeast Dutchess County (Amenia, Dover, Millerton, North East, Wassaic and Wingdale), northwest Litchfield County (Canaan, Cornwall, Falls Village, Kent, Sharon, Salisbury) or Berkshire County
  • Have a demonstrable interest in one or more of the following areas: alternative and holistic health and wellness, organic agriculture, sustainable agriculture, yoga, meditation or other socially engaged spiritual practices
  • Have selected a field of study related to holistic and/or socially engaged 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 complementary or holistic health, organic agriculture and sustainable growing, yoga, meditation or other contemplative arts, or socially engaged spiritual practices. Preference will be given to students with multidisciplinary career pursuits
  • Impact of funding on the applicant’s ability to pursue a career in  complementary or holistic health and wellness
  • 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.

Award

$1,000 or more


Deadline

March 15


How to Apply

Contact your guidance counselor