SHEFFIELD -- The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation will be sponsoring a scholarship for the executive directors of local nonprofit organizations to attend a six-day intensive training program at Harvard Business School this summer.

The application deadline is Saturday, March 1. The program will take place at Harvard Business School in Boston from July 13-19. Final selection will be in May.

Under Berkshire Taconic’s sponsorship, two selected directors will receive full scholarships valued at $5,000 to attend "Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management," a program designed to strengthen the capacity of nonprofit directors to lead their organizations effectively. Berkshire Taconic has offered scholarships to this program over the last four summers.

Eligible applicants must be chief executive officers responsible for direction, mission, focus, policies and major programs of their organizations who have been in their current role for at least one year. The organization must also be out of the start-up phase, been fully operational for at least one year, have a budget of at least $500,000, and have several full-time employees.

The nonprofit can be in any field, but must provide services in Berkshire Taconic’s coverage area which includes Berkshire County in Massachusetts, Columbia County and northeast Dutchess County in New York, and northwest Litchfield County in Connecticut.

Program brochures and information on how to apply online for the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program are available online at www.berkshiretaconic.org/SearchGrants.

Information/questions: Emily Bronson, ebronson@berkshiretaconic.org.

For more information or questions contact Emily Bronson at ebronson@berkshiretaconic.org.