Friday June 28, 2013

The Frank H. Wright Memorial Fund Scholarship, the general scholarship fund of the Berkshire Bar Association, is now open for applications.

Each year, multiple scholarships are awarded to Berkshire County residents who are entering or attending law school.

In selecting the recipients, the scholarship committee reviews the academic background, financial need and community service commitment of the applicants.

The Scholarship Fund is named after Frank Hull Wright, a lawyer, community activist, and leader from Southern Berkshire County. Admitted to the Bar in 1881, Wright enjoyed a successful law practice and spent his life giving back to his community. Wright was instrumental in the construction of the Mahaiwe Building, created the Great Barrington Free Library, and helped develop the first public high school in town.

The deadline to apply is Aug. 2. The number of scholarships and their amounts varies year to year depending on the distribution amount set by the fund manager, Bank of America

Contact Robert W. Kinzer III, the scholarship committee chairman, for an application: Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office, 7 North St., Pittsfield; (413) 443-5951; or robert.kinzer@daa.state.ma.us. Or visit www.berkshirebar.com for a downloadable application.


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