This scholarship was established in 2009 to honor the memory of Taylor N. Seitzinger, who was a senior at Hamburg High School when she tragically lost her life in a car accident in March 2009. Taylor was a caring, compassionate, competitive, driven leader who excelled in all areas. She was respected by all who knew her. She was a standout scholar-athlete at Hamburg High School. In addition to being an outstanding academic student and member of the National Honor Society, Taylor was also Vice President of her class, Vice President of Student Council, Homecoming Queen, along with many other accomplishments. Taylor had a competitive spirit; however, she was always a great sportsman. At Hamburg, Taylor played basketball, soccer and ran cross country. She has been inducted into the Hamburg Area Athletic Hall of Fame. She was one of only a few Berks County girls to be a four-time Berks Conference Cross Country Runner, and she also was a 3-time State Qualifying Cross Country runner. Taylor was a nationally recognized Olympic Development Program soccer player and an All-Division soccer and basketball player in high school. In addition, she was President of LISA (Leadership in Student Athletes), a tutor, and a young soccer camp instructor. Her future plans were to pursue a degree in the Physicians Assistant Program at DeSales University, where she was also going to play on the soccer team.

This fund will provide scholarships to graduating Hamburg Area High School students who will be furthering their education after high school at a four-year college or university. Applicants must be active in high school athletics and other school activities and must have achieved a cumulative grade of 86% (2.6) or above to apply. The ideal recipient will be someone who meets all of the above requirements and demonstrates the characteristics exemplified by Taylor.

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.