The purpose of the East of the River Five Town Chamber (ERC5) scholarship is to promote the attainment of higher education for graduating seniors who reside within the ERC5 footprint. The ERC5 includes East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Hampden, Wilbraham and Ludlow. This year, the Board of Directors has authorized a $1000.00 scholarship to two graduating seniors from each of the public high schools in the ERC5 footprint. Award recipients will be required to attend the ERC5 Annual meeting in June to receive their award check. The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held June 20th at The Starting Gate at GreatHorse in Hampden.
In addition to attending one of the public schools, graduating seniors must be planning to attend an accredited college, technical school or certification program. Scholarship awards will be based on the applicant’s academic performance, extracurricular activities that you have participated in during school, after school, work experience, music/arts and/or sports programs. Applicants must have completed at least one business focused class during high school.
ERC5 Scholarship Application Class Of 2019 Download PDF