The Iris M. Balthaser Adam Scholarship Fund was established at Berks County Community Foundation by her family in 2014 in memory of Iris, who passed away in 1991. Iris was a school teacher at Hamburg Area School District for 30 years.

This fund will provide scholarships to high school seniors who are graduating from a Berks County, Pennsylvania, school district who will be attending Kutztown University and majoring in Elementary Education. Preference will be given to seniors graduating from Hamburg Area High School; however, all applicants who meet the criteria are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in order to apply, been active in school and/or community activities, or have held a work-related commitment, and have a financial need.

To be considered for this scholarship, apply between January 1st and March 15th. All applicants will be notified in May.

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