The Earl and Mary Redner Scholarship Fund will provide six $2,000 one-year scholarships to employees of Redner’s Markets, Inc. or to children or step-children of employees of Redner’s Markets, Inc., who will be furthering their education as full-time college students or graduate students in the upcoming school year. The ideal candidate will have displayed academic success, overall excellence of character, and potential for community contributions and leadership.
Three scholarships will be awarded in the name of Earl and Mary Redner and three in the name of Gary W. Redner. One application will be considered for both scholarships. Eligible employees must have one year of continuous service with Redner’s Markets, Inc., in order for the employee or employee’s child or step-child to apply. Eligible employees must work a minimum of 15 hours per week in the prior year in order for the employee or employee’s step-child to apply. An employee who is an applicant, or an employee parent representing an applicant, must continue to be an active Redner’s employee at the time of the scholarship announcement to be eligible to receive award. Payment may not be postponed to another academic year. Recipients may reapply in future years; however, there will be no preferential treatment to repeat applicants. *Applicants may win the Redner’s scholarship no more than twice.*
The Earl and Mary Redner Scholarship Fund was created in 1997 and the Gary W. Redner Scholarship Fund was created in 2008, each to honor their contributions to the food industry and to the employees of Redner’s Markets. The scholarships are named to honor Earl and Mary Redner, co-founders of Redner’s Markets, and the late Gary W. Redner. In 2009, the Earl & Mary Redner and Gary W. Redner Scholarship Fund was transferred to Berks County Community Foundation.
To be considered for this scholarship, apply between November 30th and March 15th. All applicants will be notified in late April.
To apply, click on “Apply for a Scholarship” under the “Scholarships + Grants” section of the website menu.