The Frank H. Wright Memorial Fund Scholarship is a general scholarship fund sponsored by the Berkshire County Bar Association. Scholarships are awarded yearly to Berkshire County residents entering or attending law school in the Fall.
The scholarship is named after Frank Hull Wright, a lawyer, community activist, and leader from Southern Berkshire County. Wright studied law in Great Barrington with Judge Justin Dewey and was admitted to the Bar in 1881. He developed a successful practice, especially in the settlement of estates. He declined appointment to the Superior Court more than once. He was one of three investors who built the Mahaiwe Building in Great Barrington, which houses the Mahaiwe Theatre. He served as Vice President of Monument Mills in Housatonic, an officer of the National Mahaiwe Bank, and the first President of the Board of Directors of the Stanley Instrument Co. He helped reconstitute the ailing local library, resulting in the formation of the Great Barrington Free Library. From 1881 to 1890 he was Treasurer of the Housatonic Agricultural Society, and in 1896 he was a member of the site selection committee for the first public high school in Great Barrington.
Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August 7, 2020
Completed Applications should be sent to:
Robert W. Kinzer, III, Esq.
Barry & Kinzer, LLP
75 North Street, Suite 340
Pittsfield, MA 01201.