The George V. & Dorothy M. Prutzman Family Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 to celebrate more than 30 years of dedicated volunteerism and community service. Working as a volunteer husband-wife team, the Prutzmans demonstrated leadership and an unselfish commitment to their community through long-term, active membership in multiple benevolent organizations, including the Cub Scouts & Boy Scouts of America, Boyertown Exchange Club, Boyertown Lions Club, Boyertown Lions Community Ambulance Service, Delaware Valley Eye Bank, Leader Dog Program, and Berks County Association for the Blind.
The Prutzmans’ contributions were as varied as the organizations in which they were engaged. They would always find a way to help, whether the “task-at-hand” was kitchen duty at a fundraising pancake breakfast, publishing a weekly club newsletter, holding a club officer position, or chairing a committee to deliver desperately needed services to the blind. If there was a need for “it” to be done, there was always a way to work it into their schedule. Community citizenship was their goal. Service to others provided its own reward.
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students of Boyertown Area School District who will be furthering their education after high school. Further education may include a two- or four-year college or university as well as a trade school or vocational school. The selected individuals will be those students who have demonstrated a significant service contribution to their community, church or school. The spirit of this scholarship is to reward unselfish young adults who recognize the value of volunteering their time & efforts in order to satisfy a greater community need. Additionally, the candidates will have demonstrated sustained academic achievement by ranking in the top 25 percentile of their high school class.
Applications will be available for interested students to pick up at the Boyertown High School Counseling Office in February and March. Application deadline: April 1st.