Pittsfield: BMC offers health care scholarships

Berkshire Medical Center is accepting applications for two scholarships that are aimed at students pursuing careers in the health care field. The application deadline for both scholarships is May 1.

The Kermit Gordon Scholarship is awarded to Berkshire County college students who are enrolled in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or health science programs. Created in 1985 by Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Gordon for students who plan to enter the health care field, the scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, superior academic performance, commitment to a chosen field, and potential for success. Ten Berkshire County students received scholarships last year.

BMC is also accepting applications for nursing scholarships, awarded annually to county residents from funds through the former Henry W. Bishop and St. Luke's nursing schools. These scholarships will help pay initial tuition and expenses for those pursuing an associate's degree, bachelor of science in nursing, or a master of science in nursing.

The number and amount of scholarships to be awarded will be set by the scholarship committee. Application forms may be obtained from the Berkshire Health Systems Education Department, 165 Tor Court in Pittsfield or from county high school guidance counselors. Information: (413) 447-2132.

Springfield: Course for construction supervisors

The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Western Massachusetts will sponsor a six-session course beginning on Wednesday, April 17, to help individuals prepare for the Massachusetts Construction Supervisor's Licensing Exam.

The sessions will be held at the association's headquarters at 240 Cadwell Drive, Springfield, for six consecutive Wednesday evenings through May 22. The hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration forms to enroll for the state exam will be distributed at the first session.

The cost is $250 for members, and $350 for non-members. Registration/information: Sandra Doucette, (413) 733-3126.

N. Adams: MCLA exec back on regional council

Denise Richardello, vice president of enrollment and external relations at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, has been elected to a second term on the New England Regional Council of the College Board.

The term will run for three years, and follows a one year term that Richardello had served through special appointment.