This scholarship was established at Berks County Community Foundation in 2014 to honor the memory of Marc Mario McKently, who was a senior at Oley Valley High School when he tragically lost his life in a car accident in February 2011 at the age of 17. Marc was a caring, compassionate young man who enjoyed snowboarding, attending Dance Expressions in Kenhorst, and playing as a starter on the high school soccer team.

This fund will provide scholarships to graduating Oley Valley High School students who will be furthering their education after high school at a two-year or four-year college, university, or technical school. Recipients will be students who have faced a difficult challenge or hardship in their life. In order to apply, applicants must be active in school or community activities OR hold a job during the school 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.