This scholarship fund was established in 2009 to honor the memory of Matthew Kelly. Matthew Todd Kelly courageously battled cystic fibrosis for 29 years. He lost his battle with CF while waiting for a double lung transplant. Matt had an iron determination, a sense of humor and an eternal optimism that enabled this Wilson grad to graduate with honors from Penn State. He refused to be a bystander or a victim. Matt’s family and many friends know that he blessed their lives with his example of attitude and love. Matt was an avid sports fan and somewhat of an authority. He enjoyed politics and current events. Matt is deeply missed by his family members who are sustained by wonderful memories and the lessons he taught them.

The scholarship is awarded to a student who resides in Berks County, Pennsylvania who suffers with cystic fibrosis. The recipient will continue to be courageous in his or her fight against cystic fibrosis while furthering his or her education after high school at a two- or four-year college, university or trade school. Graduate school students may also apply. Students may reapply each 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.