This scholarship fund was established to perpetuate the memory of Otis S. Rothenberger. Otis was raised in Ontelaunee Township and graduated from Leesport High School in 1904 and from Kutztown Normal School (now Kutztown University) in 1906. After graduation, he was a teacher at Ontelaunee Township schools and later became supervising principal of Ontelaunee Vocational High School (now Schuylkill Valley High School) until his retirement in 1951. He was an educator, a statesman, an orator, and a leader in both civic and religious activities.
This scholarship fund will support an annual scholarship to a Schuylkill Valley High School graduating senior who is furthering his or her education at a four-year college or university to major in education. The recipient must have obtained high academic standing, shown good character by being a good citizen, and have provided service by participating in school and community activities.
No application is needed. This scholarship is awarded by a Schuylkill Valley faculty committee, with consideration given to all SV seniors.