moe england '53/england scott family scholarship fund



Graduating high school seniors who are residents of the Berkshire Taconic Region and are planning to attend Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.


Monroe "Moe" England is a successful retired businessman who creates and supports scholarship funds throughout Berkshire County. Moe has been involved in many cultural and community organizations throughout the area for many years and is an alumni of Colgate University.

The Hebrew phrase 'Tikkun Olam,' or repairing the world, resonates deeply with Moe, and with this fund he hopes to continue making an impact in his community.

The Moe England '53/England Scott Family Scholarship Fund was established in 2015.


Applicants must be graduating high school seniors that have resided for the final two years of high school in the Berkshire Taconic Region (Berkshire County, Mass., Columbia County and northeast Dutchess County, N.Y., and northwest Litchfield County, Conn.) and who are planning to attend Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y.


There is one award of $1,500 given each year.


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

  • Financial need
  • Individual motivation
  • Scholastic aptitude and academic achievement
  • Community service that aligns with Tikkun Olam*

*Tikkun Olam is a Hebrew phrase that means "repairing the world" (or "healing the world"), which suggests humanity's shared responsibility to heal, repair and transform the world.

Applications will be reviewed by a Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation scholarship committee. Their recommendations will be reviewed by Berkshire Taconic's Board of Directors.