Pittsfield: BBPW scholarship applications open

The Berkshire Business & Professional Women’s organization is again awarding career advancement scholarships to working women who reside in Berkshire County.

Scholarships may be used for tuition, books, child care, uniforms or other related educational expenses. Under the BPW’s bylaws, no more than $500 can be awarded to each recipient.

The deadline for application submissions is Friday, July 18. The scholarship awards will be presented at the organization’s kick off meeting on Sept. 8. Last year $5,500 in scholarships were awarded to Berkshire County area working women.

To be eligible, women must be 25 years of age or older; reside in Berkshire County; have either full or part-time employment; be enrolled in an educational program or course at either an accredited colege, or technical or vocational school on a full-time or part-time basis.

Eligible candidates must also complete the BBPW Career Advancement Scholarship Application form and submit it with a personal statement (two-page limit); and also submit two letters of recommendation.

Information/applications: www.berkshirebpw.org; on Facebook; or contact BBPW Scholarship Chair June Roy-Martin at (413) 499-4000 ext. 117, or via email at