Clayton Chrisman Memorial Fund Award

Clayton Chrisman Memorial Fund Award

Grant Guidelines


Students in grades 11 and 12 attending Mount Everett Regional High School in Sheffield, Mass.  


Clayton Chrisman, a lifelong entrepreneur, was devoted to the Berkshires and the environment. He was raised in New York City and spent weekends and vacations at his family’s small farm in Sheffield. He died in 2018, and his family established the Clayton Chrisman Memorial Fund to honor his memory and share his passion for nature and sustainability with students at Mount Everett Regional High School.

The Clayton Chrisman Memorial Fund award shall be given annually to one or more students at Mount Everett in grades 11 and 12 for the costs of projects related to environmental studies, including such areas as sustainable care of land, growing healthy food, protection of wildlife, humane animal husbandry, and related topics.  Interested students shall submit an application to the Eagle/Janet’s Fund committee to include a description of their project and how the award will be used to further the student’s commitment to environmental studies. Projects may include travel, special classes, field trips and other related activities.


Applicants may be students who are enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade at Mount Everett Regional High School at the time of application.  


A total of $2,000 will be awarded. The total award amount may be given to one student or may be divided between two or more students.  


Primary consideration will be given to how the project impacts the student’s academic studies.  

Applications will be reviewed by a committee of representatives of the Eagle Fund and Janet’s Fund. Members of this committee include SBRSD residents who are active in community affairs, as well as the superintendent of schools, faculty members, and students. The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Board of Directors will review committee recommendations.




March 1

How to Apply

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