How to Apply for Scholarships


The Community Foundation administers scholarship and award funds, primarily for Berks County students.

Applications are accepted in one of two ways:

1. To see funds that accept applications through this website, click on the SCHOLARSHIPS button below. Be sure to follow all instructions and submit your application by the deadline.



2. Search the complete list of scholarship funds. Many scholarships require students to contact their school guidance counselor to be considered. In those cases, the Community Foundation is not involved in the application process.


Note: Berks County Community Foundation employees, board members and/or committee members are not eligible to apply for or be nominated for a scholarship offered by Berks County Community Foundation, nor are their immediate family members.  However, immediate family members are eligible to be nominated and recognized as the recipient of a scholarship, but without the financial award of the scholarship.  Immediate families include spouses; children, stepchildren, grandchildren, stepgrandchildren, and their respective spouses; siblings and their spouses; and ancestors.  The ineligibility period for Berks County Community Foundation board members or employees and their family members extends five years after board service or employment terminates.  The ineligibility period for committee members who are not Berks County Community Foundation staff or board is in effect only during their term of service and is only related to the committee on which they make decisions.

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