The Berkshire Community College Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for students entering the college or returning for continued study who have not yet earned 12 or more credits at Berkshire Community College.

More than 160 scholarships valued at nearly $280,000 are available. Awards range from $250 to full tuition and fees and are based on academic merit and financial need.

Many scholarships place importance on community service, specific career goals and individual characteristics.

As part of the application, students are required to submit an essay about their academic and career goals, acquire a recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or employer, and submit their transcript.

Application deadline is April 18.

To apply or for more information regarding the application process or requirements, visit or contact Jennifer Larkin in the BCC Foundation Office at 413-236-2185 or