This scholarship was established in 2020 by the estate of Gregory W. Heid. Gregory’s wife, Pamela A. “Pam” (Barrell) Heid, was a 1972 graduate of Kutztown Area High School. She achieved her bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1976 from Kutztown State College and her master’s degree in reading. In 1977, Pam began her 20-year career as a first grade teacher in the Greenwich Elementary School in the Kutztown Area School District. She then became an instructional support teacher in the Kutztown Area School District until January 2016, when she became ill. Pamela passed away in 2016 at the age of 61.

This scholarship was established in Pamela’s memory to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from Kutztown Area High School who will be pursuing an undergraduate degree majoring in education.

In order to apply, applicants must have no criminal history other than a summary traffic offense. In addition, applicants must have achieved a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 — 83% or above — in order to apply. This scholarship will be paid over four years.

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.