Graduates of Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School who have completed their first year of college are invited to apply for the Julia Bowen Bridge to College Scholarship. The scholarship fund was established in 2017 to honor Bowen, BART’s founding executive director. 

A scholarship of up to $1,000 will be awarded to a BART alumnus or alumna who has successfully completed year one of college. Assuming successful completion of the school year, the award will be continued for successive years. The award does not need to be used for tuition.

Applications and requirements may be accessed at The application deadline is May 15.

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989. She can be reached at