In 1937, Moses Reed Tyler, a resident of Berlin, Massachusetts, executed a will establishing a trust fund “for the benefit of such person or persons, who shall at the time be residents of the Town of Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts, or who shall have been educated in the public schools of Berlin and whose parents shall have resided therein… to enable such persons to continue their studies in places which may be approved by the [school] committee.”
Moses Reed Tyler charged the Berlin School Committee with determining the recipients of funds from this trust. In making its selection the School Committee is guided by the express intent of Moses Reed Tyler who stated that it was his desire to assist those students who are “earnest and industrious” and “who may not have the highest scholastic standing.” Funds may be awarded to students who are seeking training in occupations or trades in addition to students desiring to go to college or institutions of higher learning.
Moses Reed Tyler expressly stated, “that assistance shall be given to those primarily who would not be able financially to secure that education which this fund will enable them to obtain, but such assistance may be extended as well to others who might with less difficulty procure such education, but to whom such aid will be of assistance.”
The Berlin School Committee welcomes applications for Moses Reed Tyler Scholarship funds from eligible persons. Due to changes and stresses caused by the coronavirus, this year’s application deadline has been extended to 3:00 P.M. on Friday, May 29, 2020. Submit completed application Forms to:
Berlin School Committee / Moses Reed Tyler Scholarship
c/o Berlin Memorial School
34 South Street Berlin, MA 01503