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BMC Taking Applications for Healthcare Scholarships
February 11, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BMC ANNOUNCES HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIPS

PITTSFIELD, MA - Berkshire Medical Center has announced that applications are being accepted for two scholarship programs, both aimed at students who will pursue or are pursuing careers in healthcare.
The Kermit Gordon Scholarship will be awarded to college students from Berkshire County who are enrolled in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy or health science programs. Through the continued support and generosity of the Gordon Family – longstanding donors to Berkshire Medical Center – ten Berkshire County students last year were awarded scholarships to begin or continue their education in the healthcare field. The Kermit Gordon Scholarship Fund at Berkshire Medical Center was created by Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Gordon in 1985. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, superior academic performance, commitment to a chosen field and potential for success.
BMC is also accepting applications for nursing scholarships, awarded annually to county residents from funds through the former Henry W. Bishop and St. Luke’s nursing schools. These scholarships will help pay initial tuition and expenses for those pursuing an associate’s degree, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, or a Master of Science in Nursing.
The number and amount of scholarships to be awarded will be set by the scholarship committee. Application forms may be obtained from the Berkshire Health Systems Education Department, 98 Seymour Street in Pittsfield or from county high school guidance counselors. All applications are due by May 1. For more information, call the BHS Education Department at 447-2132.



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