Administrative Offices
788 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 499-7924
Public Notice - Joint Commission
For Immediate Release
Hillcrest Educational Foundation, Inc.
788 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc.  Awards 2015 Scholarships

PITTSFIELD, Mass.  June 10, 2015—Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc. (HEC) has awarded five area high school seniors each up to $300 in scholarships.  Since 2004, Hillcrest scholarships have been made available to students of local high schools in the communities where their agency has programs including, Great Barrington, Lenox and Pittsfield.    

The recipients were asked to complete a competitive essay and were selected on the basis of academic excellence, community involvement, extracurricular school activities and character.  

HEC also supports local students with a $1,000 contribution to Scholarship America’s Dollars for Scholars program.  

Jerry Burke, President and CEO of HEC emphasizes the importance of education, especially in the local community.  “We constantly strive to support students in accomplishing their goals and taking the next step in their lives,” he says.  “Every year we are fortunate to be able to assist such an intelligent and promising group of scholars.”  

The scholarship committee is pleased to announce the names of the 2015 recipients:    
Taconic High School:  
Jonathan Placido – Westfield State University  

Lenox Memorial High School:  
Benjamin Herrick – Boston College
Annabella Schilling – Wheelock College  

Pittsfield High School:  
Daniel Clark – Westfield State University  

Monument Mountain Regional High School:  
Katrina Fitzpatrick – Westfield State University  

About Hillcrest Educational Foundation

A top area employer, Hillcrest Educational Foundation is a local, private not-for-profit parent company of three subsidiaries and one affiliate agency. They include:    

Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc. providing therapeutic treatment and special education to children and adolescents with unique psychological and learning needs in Berkshire County, Massachusetts and the Northeast.  Their campuses include a day student academy, and autism program, and three residential schools.   

Hillcrest Community Support Services offers a broad range of psychological services, counseling and evaluations for individuals, families and schools in Berkshire County through Hillcrest Community Support Services.   

Hillcrest Dental Care, Inc. is a complete general family dentistry practice and the largest provider in Western Massachusetts of oral healthcare services to MassHealth recipients and special needs patients. Hillcrest Dental Care has two locations; one in Pittsfield, MA and one in North Adams, MA   

Berkshire County Kids’ Place and Violence Prevention Center, Inc., an affiliate of Hillcrest, is a fully accredited Children’s Advocacy Center for child abuse victims and their non-offending family members located at 63 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA.   

Hillcrest’s Administrative Offices are located at 788 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.  More information is available at or by contacting Katrina Cardillo, or (413) 499-7924 x114. Hillcrest can also be found on Facebook.


Media Contact:
Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc.
Katrina Cardillo
Director of Communications
413-499-7924 ext. 114