For a woman who spent so much of her life helping others achieve their goals, a scholarship program named in her memory is a fitting tribute. June Roedel (1929-1996) was a positive, sensitive and caring woman who generously volunteered her time and many talents to charitable organizations throughout the Berks County community. For more than ten years, she played an integral role at Community General Hospital, serving as vice chairman of the hospital trustees in 1987, and as chairman from 1989 to 1992. It was her vision and leadership that helped initiate this scholarship program.

This fund provides financial support to residents of Berks County who undertake or further their career in healthcare by providing scholarship funds for their educational expenses.

Residents of Berks County are eligible to apply as long as they will be attending an accredited educational institution in pursuit of a career in the field of healthcare, with a career goal of fulfilling a local community need involving patient care. Previous scholarship recipients may reapply.

Undergraduate or graduate college students not actually majoring in a healthcare field involving patient care but who solely have a desire for future attendance in a healthcare program (e.g. enrolled or enrolling in pre-med, biology, kinesiology, medical science, or genetics research, with the intent of someday entering the field of medicine to do patient care) are not eligible to receive awards from this fund. However, if such students have documented acceptance and/or are actually enrolled in a program in a healthcare curriculum involving patient care, they are then eligible for consideration of a scholarship and are encouraged to apply.

To be considered for this scholarship, apply between January 1st and March 1st. All applicants will be notified in May.

To apply, click on “Apply for a Scholarship” under the “Scholarships + Grants” section of the website menu.

June Roedel

June Roedel