In 2003, Martha Boyer established the Martha Ann Boyer and Morris William Boyer Scholarship Fund in memory of her twin children who died of multiple sclerosis. Martha Ann and Morris William graduated from Hamburg High School in 1957.

Though Martha was a quiet girl, she enjoyed the hustle and bustle of Reading Hospital. She worked diligently as a nurse at Reading Hospital for 10 years until she was no longer able due to the onset of multiple sclerosis. Martha passed away in 1992 at the age of 52.

Morris was a determined man. He obtained an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Lafayette College. Following his belief that his leadership and managerial skills were his strongest attributes, he pursued further education and graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business. His education and skills led him to a successful career at Bell Telephone. Morris passed away in 1995 at the age of 56.

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to seniors who are graduating from Hamburg Area High School in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Two scholarships will be awarded each year.

  • One scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a two-year or four-year registered nurse program upon graduation from high school.
  • The other scholarship will be awarded to a student who will be pursuing a degree in business administration upon graduation from high school. Business administration includes the areas of: finance/economics, human resources, marketing, operations management, information systems, accounting, or business/litigation & ethics.

The students will be selected based on academic and extracurricular accomplishments. The applicants shall be better than average students academically by achieving a cumulative grade of 83% (3.0) or above. The scholarship recipients shall be students who are active in school and community activities and have demonstrated determination and leadership.

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.