The William M. Hoffman Scholarship Fund was created in memory of William Hoffman, who served the Berks-Mont community for decades as a police officer, ambulance driver, school board member, and a man of faith. He was an outstanding community servant who dedicated his life to serving others in the region. Bill was an inspiration to those who knew him and he was, and is, an invaluable part of the foundation upon which the Berks-Mont community is built. Bill’s widow, Helen, and many of the people who were honored to know and work with Bill, wanted to leave a legacy in his honor. The creation of the William M. Hoffman Scholarship Fund was considered the seed that could contribute toward the education of those who wanted to serve their community through a career in law enforcement, just as Bill had done decades earlier. This fund was established at Berks County Community Foundation in 2010 through the disbandment of the Berks-Mont Police Association.
The scholarship will be awarded to a senior at Boyertown High School who will be furthering his or her education as a full-time student at a 2-year or 4-year institution to pursue a career in law enforcement or criminal justice. It is not, however, to be awarded to a student who intends to study to be a lawyer. The ideal recipient will be someone who demonstrates the characteristics exemplified by William Hoffman: courage, service, and ideals to perpetuate the community and our country.
Applications will be available for interested students to pick up at the Boyertown High School Counseling Office in February and March. Application deadline: April 1st.