College Receives Grant from Berkshire Bank Foundation.
11.12.2007 —The College is recipient of a $30,000 grant from the Berkshire Bank Foundation – Pioneer Valley.
Bay Path College is the recipient of a $30,000 grant from the Berkshire Bank Foundation – Pioneer Valley. The grant establishes an endowed scholarship fund to support adult women who are earning their college degree through Bay Path’s One-Day-A-Week Saturday
program in Longmeadow.
“Providing scholarship support is critical to ensuring that a college education remains accessible and affordable for many women in our region,” said Carol Leary, President of Bay Path College. “We are grateful to the Berkshire Bank Foundation for helping us build our scholarship endowment.”
Michael Oleksak, President of the Berkshire Bank Foundation – Pioneer Valley, said, “Our Foundation is pleased to support the efforts of Bay Path College as they make educational opportunities available to working women through their innovative Saturday Program. Our Foundation has identified education as one of its main priorities. This donation dovetails nicely with our goal as it provides deserving women with the opportunity to earn a college degree.”
Bay Path College, a leader in accelerated degree programs for adult learners, has graduated more than 700 adult students since establishing the One-Day-A-Week Saturday
College in 1999. A second campus, located in Sturbridge/Charlton, opened in 2003 to expand the program’s reach to Worcester-area residents. This fall, the first group of students was admitted to our newest campus in Burlington to reach Boston-area women.
Unique and highly successful, from the beginning the One-Day-A-Week Saturday College
has resonated with adult women from all ages and backgrounds. It has allowed them to balance work and life, while earning a college degree in 1 to 3 ½ years. Graduates of the program have been able to transform their careers, personal and family lives, and, most importantly, gain a level of confidence and self-worth that provides a foundation for growth, resiliency, and accomplishment.
Bay Path is a four-year private college with an enrollment of over 1760 students at its Longmeadow
, Sturbridge/Charlton and Burlington
campuses. The College offers undergraduate degrees for women and graduate degrees for men and women. Through its focus on leadership, communication, and technology, the College educates students to become confident and resourceful contributors to our increasingly interdependent world.