Scholarship Application Process
Applying for BCC Foundation scholarships is a simple, online process. You complete
general application and the system automatically recommends scholarships based on
answers entered into an application form.
Below are steps to help guide you through the scholarship application process:
Three-Step Scholarship Application
The scholarship application has a General Application section and an Opportunities
- Visit berkshirecc.academicworks.com
- Complete and submit your general application.
The program automatically matches you to scholarships based on answers entered on the
application and/or academic information uploaded from our campus records
- After you have submitted your general application:
Look under the Opportunities: Recommended tab at the top of the screen to see if you qualify for
additional scholarships. If so, you can apply to them by answering some additional
short essay questions. DO NOT wait until the last minute to submit your general
application because you will might not have time to complete the short essays.
Scholarship applicants must use their MyBCC login (example: s0099999) and
password to log-in to the scholarship application. If you are a newly admitted student,
please make sure you have received a MyBCC student ID number and have activated
your MyBCC account with a valid email address before you attempt to apply for
You will use your BCC login credentials as you log in and out to complete and update
your application and accept scholarship awards without having to create and
remember a different password.
If you are entering BCC in the fall and do not yet have a MyBCC ID or password,
contact the admissions office at 413-236-1630. Current BCC students who need
help with your MyBCC ID or password, please call the IT Help Desk at 413-236-3004.
BCC is committed to providing the latest security and data encryption services for
your protection. We do not collect personal information on our website to sell, rent,
share, or otherwise disclose to outside organizations.
As part of the General Application, you will need to write an essay addressing the
following: What life experiences have shaped who you are today? How are you
motivated by these experiences? Why do you believe that your accomplishments
make you a good candidate for a scholarship?
Please submit a well-written essay of 300-500 words. Pay special attention to
spelling, grammar, and content as your application will be carefully reviewed by the
Scholarship Committee. Your essay is a very important component of your
Check www.berkshirecc.edu/scholarships for dates and times of essay-writing
workshops and drop-in help.
In the body of the application, you will be asked to enter the name and email address
of a faculty member, employer, volunteer supervisor, or someone who knows you well
professionally and can attest to the quality of your work. You should ask permission
and notify this person in advance. References will receive an email with a link to the
scholarship system. They will be directed to a short online questionnaire.
When selecting someone to serve as your reference, please be sure the reference
can speak to your academic or professional work, and that this person will be able to
complete the reference by the application deadline.
You can review the opportunities page for a comprehensive list of scholarships when
you log in to the scholarship application portal. By completing one general
application, you will be matched to specific opportunities. You do not need to apply
for each scholarship. After you submit your general application, look for
Recommended Opportunities to see if you qualify for additional scholarships
requiring additional answers.