The John Catalano Scholarship Fund was established in 2019 through the Last Will and Testament of John Catalano. Chief Warrant Officer, 4th Class, U.S. Navy, John Catalano passed away in May 2018 at the age of 91. John graduated from Reading High School and then went on to Albright College, and then to Lehigh University to earn his master’s degree. He also served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and Korea and served in the Naval Reserve for 43 years. John was a history teacher at Northwest Junior High School before becoming a guidance counselor at Reading High School until his retirement.

This fund will provide scholarships to students whose ethnic background originates from Italy and are studying in the field of education at Albright College.

Students who are currently enrolled at Albright College in the field of education as full-time or part-time students, whose ethnic background originates from Italy, and are in their freshman, sophomore or junior year at Albright at the time of application, can apply for this scholarship. This opportunity is not available to high school seniors or graduate students.

Applicants who previously applied for this scholarship and previous recipients of this scholarship may apply again in a subsequent year as long as they continue to meet the application requirements; however, previous recipients will not be given preference.

To be considered for this scholarship, apply between January 15th 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.