NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Graduate and Continuing Education announces it has received $350 in scholarship funding from the Northern Berkshire United Way for its Creating Writing summer camp for youth.

The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Monday, June 6. The funding will pay for two scholarships for youth with limited financial means, who are residents of Northern Berkshire County.

Howard Jacob “Jake” Eberwein III, Ph.D., dean of Graduate and Continuing Education, said MCLA is very grateful to the Northern Berkshire United Way for their support of summer writing camp scholarships.  

“This generous gift will enable two students to participate in an engaging summer experience that will elevate their academic skills, allow them to creatively express themselves, build connections with peers and faculty mentors, and elevate their confidence and aspirations,” Eberwein said.

MCLA’s Creative Writing Camp will take place Monday through Friday, July 18-22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Designed for aspiring young writers, in this camp participants will study and write poetry, stories or plays. Throughout the week, they will visit various locales to inspire creative thoughts. The week will culminate with a creative writing slam that family members are invited to attend.

Scholarship information and applications, due by Monday, June 6, are available online at Those with further questions may contact Barbara Emanuel, director of Graduate and Continuing Education, at or (413) 662-5576.

MCLA is committed to improving access to high quality educational programs and high impact experiences. For more information about all of MCLA’s summer camps, and to register, (413) 662-5575, or go to

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth’s public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.

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