The purpose of the fund is to support Berks County residents who are pursuing post-secondary education to pursue careers in the building trades and/or construction design technology. Such careers include, but are not limited to, architecture, drafting or engineering related to the construction industry, or Trade Prep Certificate Programs, or Apprenticeship Programs related to the construction industry including, but not limited to, HVAC, carpentry, plumbing or electrical.
Students are eligible to receive up to $1,000 a year for expenses such as: tuition, books, application fees, tools, equipment, or clothing required for the program. Students may reapply in a subsequent year.
Deadline & Cycle
This fund provides grants to a) construct or renovate facilities owned by or for charitable organizations in Berks County and b) scholarships for local students pursuing careers in the construction or design trades, or financial assistance to acquire such things as tools or clothing required for apprenticeship programs.
January 1 - March 1
Scholarships and Awards, Individuals in Need, Neighborhoods and Economic Development