The Violet H. Simmons Scholarship Fund's Summer Enrichment Scholarship Program

Scholarship Guidelines

WHO CAN APPLY

Students who have graduated from Webutuck High School and who will be enrolled in their second or third year at an accredited college or who will be enrolled in the second year of a two-year accredited college course.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

The Violet H. Simmons Summer Enrichment Scholarship Fund is an endowment of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

ELIGIBILITY

Examples of programs that the scholarship might support include: a local, national or international service project; travel related to a particular area of academic research or study; an unpaid internship or independent study; and other study, work or services relating to the arts, government, ecology, history, literature, the sciences, children or youth.

AWARDS

The fund offers grants of up to $5,000 to underwrite an “extraordinary summer experience” for graduates of Webutuck Central School who are enrolled in their second or third year at a four-year accredited college or in their first year at an accredited two-year college.

REVIEW CRITERIA

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

  • The quality of the student’s essay
  • Academic achievement
  • Community involvement
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Seriousness of purpose