From North Adams Transcript


Pearl Scholarship information available


The North Adams Transcript and The Berkshire Eagle have announced plans to award the second annual Daniel Pearl Berkshire Scholarship. The $1,000 award will be given in memory of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter kidnapped and killed in Pakistan early in 2002. Pearl earlier worked in the Berkshires at both daily newspapers.


While Pearl’s career was in journalism, he was also a gifted musician, trained as a classical violinist. He also played guitar and mandolin, and while living in the Berkshires he performed in a bluegrass band. For this reason the award will be given to a student who intends to study and pursue a career in either journalism or music.


Complete guidelines and application forms have been distributed to the guidance departments of all area high schools. Eligibility is limited to residents of Berkshire County or areas outside the county where home delivery of either The Eagle or the Transcript is available. Applicants must plan to enter college in the fall of 2004. Applications must be returned by April 30.


If applications are not available via a student’s high school guidance office they may be obtained by phoning the Transcript at 663-3741. Applications may also be found online at or, and click on “Pearl Scholarship” in the left-hand bar under “Services.”