PHEAA matches more than $100,000 in Community Foundation scholarships

READING, PA (August 25, 2017) – The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) recently matched $110,965 in scholarships awarded to 81 students by Berks County Community Foundation for the 2016-2017 school year.

The Community Foundation awarded $158,395 to the 81 students who received a PHEAA match for 2016-2017. For 2016-2017, the Community Foundation awarded almost $600,000 to 251 students.

Recipients of scholarships awarded by Berks County Community Foundation, through the generosity of donors who created those scholarships, are recognized at the Community Foundation’s annual Scholarship Luncheon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading.

PHEAA made the match through its Partnerships for Access to Higher Education (PATH) program. Students are eligible for the match if they have a financial need, received a state grant, are enrolled at an approved institution in Pennsylvania and are nominated by a PATH partner, such as the Community Foundation.

“We are thrilled that our ongoing participation in this program since 2002 has provided more than $1 million in additional financial support for students to attend college,” said Leta Doganes, scholarship and grant administrator at the Community Foundation.

Since the Community Foundation was named a PATH partner in 2002, PHEAA has matched $1,062,647 in Community Foundation scholarships awarded to 889 students.


Berks County Community Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that serves as a civic leader for our region by developing, managing and distributing charitable funds aimed at improving the quality of life in Berks County. More information is available at

2017-08-25T12:07:17+00:00 News|