This scholarship was established at Berks County Community Foundation in 2006 in memory of Irv Noll. Irv was an intensely competitive person who made his way through life through hard work and took advantage of the opportunities that came his way. Professionally, he worked his way up the corporate ladder to a senior management executive with Narrow Fabric Industries. He was a person that embraced life and made other people feel that they were a special part of his life. He helped other people without expecting anything in return or recognition for that help. Irv was a great athlete in school, playing basketball, baseball and golf during school or later in life. This scholarship was established after Irv’s death by family and friends to memorialize the spirit that represents Irv “Pug” Noll.

Scholarship recipients must possess the qualities that made Irv special: kindness, caring, sportsmanship, generosity, persistence, vigor and a positive attitude in all of life that allows the individual to succeed in challenging circumstances.

This fund will provide annual scholarships to benefit one or more seniors who attend one of Berks County’s public or parochial high schools, and who will be furthering their education after high school, and have played on either the high school’s golf, basketball or baseball teams for at least two years. The recipients must also participate on one of the above mentioned sports teams in college and have a financial need. All applicants must have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale to apply.

This scholarship will be paid after the recipient’s freshman year in college, and upon receipt of a letter from the student indicating that he/she will continue matriculating for the sophomore year, and a certificate or letter from the college coach that indicates that he/she participated on the school’s athletic team for the freshman year and he/she will participate on the team for the sophomore year.

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.