The Lombardo Family Memorial Fund was established in 2018 in memory of Ronald J. Lombardo, Jr. and Raenette M. (Lombardo) Minicozzi.

Ronald (RJ) was a graduate of Holy Name High School, Class of 1978. Shortly after graduation, he passed away in a car accident in February 1980. At the time of his death, he was working as a technician/phlebotomist for ACU-Tech Medical Labs in Reading, Pennsylvania. He worked for the medical lab on a part-time basis while in high school and became a full-time employee after graduation. Raenette was a graduate of Holy Name High School, Class of 1975. She passed away in November 2008 after a courageous four-year battle with cancer. She worked the majority of her career as an office manager for various doctors in the Reading and Allentown areas before eventually moving to Milford, Connecticut. She is survived by a daughter, son and two grandchildren.

The purpose of The Lombardo Family Memorial Fund is to provide scholarships to Berks Catholic High School seniors who are well-rounded students who participated in extracurricular activities in school and in their community. Applicants must have a commitment to academics by having maintained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 in high school and will be pursuing a college degree at a 2- or 4-year college/university or vocational school. The recipients must have demonstrated a willingness and desire to give of their time and talents through service to their community.

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.