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How to Apply for a BCC Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship Application Process

Applying for BCC Foundation scholarships is a simple, online process. You complete one
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
section.

  1. Visit berkshirecc.academicworks.com
  2. 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
    database.
  3. 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.
  • Password Protection

    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
    scholarships.

    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.

  • Security

    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. 

  • Essay

    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
    application.

    Check www.berkshirecc.edu/scholarships for dates and times of essay-writing
    workshops and drop-in help.

  • Supplying References

    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.

  • Scholarship Directory

    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.