Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, will award a scholarship to a graduating senior who lives within 50 miles of a Simon property.

In Berkshire County, Lee Premium Outlets is a Simon property.

The application period has begun and ends March 1, 2016. Students can apply online by visiting

Any student who will be graduating in the class of 2016 and lives within 50 miles of a Simon property is eligible. Recipients will receive up to $1,500 to enroll in an accredited college, university, vocational, or technical school.

In addition, an "Award of Excellence" will be given to the top candidate from among the scholarship applicants that represent the nationwide Premium Outlets locations. That student will receive a $10,000 award ($2,500 for up to four years).