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Annual Scholarship Program

Through Berkshire's new Annual Scholarship Program, your contribution provides financial support for deserving students who could otherwise not afford a Berkshire education.

It's a giving opportunity of a lifetime with an impact that will endure forever.

How has Berkshire School changed your life?

DID YOU KNOW?

Berkshire School offers a Leadership Match Program for every first-time gift of $25,000 to the fund, which will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous alumnus. This is a great opportunity to consider as it dramatically increases the impact of your gift.

HOW YOU'LL SEE YOUR IMPACT

  • Real-time updates from students benefiting from your support
  • Knowledge of the combined impact Annual Scholarship Program donors are making on Berkshire's ability to provide scholarship aid
  • A greater connection to Berkshire and the ways your generosity is changing our community for the better

WHY THIS IS NEEDED

• The Annual Scholarship Program is a new initiative created to help provide greater educational opportunities for Berkshire students. Your gift will be used exclusively to support today’s students.

• Annual tuition is nearly $60,000. Increasing numbers of students cannot afford to attend Berkshire without the support of our scholarship program.

• On average, Berkshire’s annual scholarship award per student is $40,800.

• Only 10% of Berkshire’s financial aid budget is met through endowment, compared to an average 25% among our admissions cohort.

• Berkshire received over 1,200 applicants last year and nearly 500 applied for financial aid. Of those, Berkshire was able to grant only 39 new awards.

HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

$60,000 FULL SCHOLARSHIP

Provides for the complete annual tuition for a talented and deserving student.

$30,000 HALF SCHOLARSHIP

Provides for half of the annual tuition.

PROVIDE A FULL SCHOLARSHIP GIFT OVER TIME

A pledge of $15,000 a year for 4 years supports one full tuition for an exceptional student. Please contact Christine Pincelli at cpincelli@berkshireschool.org or 413-229-1282 to make this pledge.

PARTICIPATORY GIFT

Every gift, of any amount, makes a difference.