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This is a list of scholarship funds at Berks County Community Foundation. To apply for a scholarship, click on “Apply for a scholarship” under “Scholarships + Grants” in the menu.

Amin Family Nursing Scholarship Fund

The Amin Family Nursing Scholarship Fund was established in 2019 by the Amin Family to support scholarships for Reading High School seniors who plan to pursue their education in nursing after graduation. Good grades [...]

Amin Family Scholarship Fund

This fund awards scholarships to Reading High School graduating seniors who: will further their education after high school demonstrate the potential to excel in college have an acceptable high school attendance record and have a [...]

Amos Lemon Burkhart Art Scholarship Fund

This fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors from Governor Mifflin Area High School who display extraordinary artistic promise. This scholarship is in memory of Amos Lemon Burkhart, the beloved only child of Dane Burkhart and Ann [...]

Annie B. Fritch Scholarship Fund

For female Parkland School District graduates who will pursue a degree in elementary education at a Pennsylvania college or university.

Antietam Foundation Scholarship Fund

For Antietam High School graduates who are involved in school and community activities. This fund was formed by combining separate scholarship funds that were originally established to honor the memories of Cortney Ann Kelly, Troy [...]

Arrow International Scholarship Fund

In 2009, Berks County Community Foundation became administrator of the Arrow International Scholarship Fund, which was reestablished with $1.7 million in proceeds from the Arrow International Scholarship Trust. This fund provides scholarships to high-achieving students [...]

Barry and Deborah Weinhold Scholarship Fund

This fund provides scholarships to students graduating from Reading High school who exemplify the characteristics of altruism. Barry was an engineer and Deborah was a music teacher. Both were graduates of Reading High School.

Battle of the Badges Scholarship Fund

For children of active or retired police officers or firefighters in the City of Reading. Apply for this scholarship here: You will need to create an account or use an existing account at that site. [...]

Berks County Scholarship Tax Credit Fund

For Berks County students who pay tuition to attend grades kindergarten-12 in public or private schools in Pennsylvania and demonstrate financial need. An application to apply will be available May 15-May 31 here.

Berks County Scholastic Athletic Trainer Fund

For seniors who trained with their school district’s athletic trainer for at least one sport for at least two years during high school and will seek a four-year degree in sports medicine.

Bethany United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund

For up to two scholarships for members of Bethany United Methodist Church, Hamburg, Pa., who need financial assistance in pursuing their educational goals at a four-year or two-year college, university or trade school.  If at [...]

Boyertown Young Woman in Science Fund

For camps or other experiential learning for 7th and 8th grade girls who show an aptitude for and interest in science, with an emphasis on veterinary science.

Charles Hottenstine Memorial Award Fund

For seniors who exhibited superior achievement in two varsity sports during their junior or senior year with consideration given to the student’s character, teamwork and leadership.

Coach Ray Buss Scholarship Fund

For graduates who played varsity soccer, displayed team leadership and good sportsmanship, and will play soccer in college.

D.J. Wetzel Fund of First United Church of Christ

For members of Berks County United Church of Christ churches who are continuing their education after high school at a college or university, graduate school, vocational school, or in a life enrichment program.

Daniel C. Kubacki Sportsmanship Award

For a senior who demonstrates sportsmanship as an athlete or in a support role, such as a team manager, school mascot, cheerleader, umpire, referee or scorekeeper.

Dave McCanney Scholarship Fund

For members of Olivet Boys & Girls Club pursuing education after high school, and for a female senior who played on Wilson High School’s lacrosse team in her junior and senior years and intends to [...]

Edith Dohner Fund

For seniors who will continue their education to become a teacher and have a financial need.

Fund for the Advancement of Access to Justice

For Berks County residents seeking certification as a legal interpreter in Berks County. The Fund for the Advancement of Access to Justice provides financial assistance to Berks County residents seeking to become certified as legal [...]

Gerald and Pauline Seiler Scholarship Fund

This fund provides scholarships to high school seniors who are graduating from Tulpehocken Senior High School who will be pursuing vocational education that does not require a bachelor's degree, or to seniors who are graduating [...]

Graduate Nurse Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available to any member or associate member of the Alumni Association of The Reading Hospital School of Nursing who is pursuing an advanced degree in nursing.  Applicants must be enrolled in an [...]

Haupt Family Fund

This fund was established in 2016 by the three daughters of Marjorie and Wilbur Haupt to honor their parent’s memory. Marjorie Haupt was raised in New York City, graduated from Cornell University, and was employed [...]

Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established to provide scholarships to graduates of Berks County, Pennsylvania, high schools who will be attending an accredited law school. The fund is in memory of Howard Fox, who was a member [...]

James A. Gilmartin Paramedic Scholarship Fund

The James A. Gilmartin Paramedic Scholarship Fund was established in 2017 to support residents of Berks County who are enrolled in the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences Paramedic Program. Recipients must have been an [...]

Jan Millard Memorial Fund

Grants support boys high-school cross country in Berks County and scholarships for boys participating in cross country, with preference given to Twin Valley School District students.

Jim and Ruth B. Daley Family Fund

For students who need help with living expenses, testing fees, books, childcare, transportation, tuition, academic fees and other emergency needs.

John Catalano Scholarship Fund

This fund provides scholarships to students with an ethnic background that originates in Italy and are studying education at Albright College.

Joseph W. Favinger Scholarship Fund

This fund awards two scholarships to Governor Mifflin seniors. The Heartbeat of the Team Scholarship is for a student who exhibits passion and dedication to a sport, love and loyalty to teammates, and a "never [...]

Krista Staudt Memorial Scholarship Fund

For students from Conrad Weiser, Governor Mifflin or Reading high schools who intend to further their education after high school and are either cancer survivors or are dealing with or have overcome a medical challenge.

Larry J. Kramer Scholarship Fund

For Berks County students going to Kutztown University to study computer science, information technology, software development, math, or secondary education with a concentration in math. Preference is given to applicants graduating from Hamburg Area High [...]

Lombardo Family Memorial Fund

The Lombardo Family Memorial Fund provides scholarships to Berks Catholic High School seniors who are well-rounded students who participated in extracurricular activities in school and in their community. Applicants must have a commitment to academics [...]

Lombardo Family Scholarship Fund

For Muhlenberg High School seniors who participated in varsity sports, were committed to academics, and will pursue a degree. Apply here January 15-March 15.

Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Fund

For Berks County children who reside within the attendance boundary of a low-achieving K-12 school to attend another school.  An application to apply will be available May 15-May 31 here.

Penny Jar Fund – Scholarship

The Penny Jar Fund was created by Dorothy Lehman Hoerr in memory of her father, who always saved his pennies in glass jars. In Dorothy’s junior year of college, her father was out of work [...]

Ralph H. and Florence Moyer Fund

Grants support programs related to the cure and study of diabetes, cancer and heart disease; and provide scholarships for Berks County youth with financial need and potential.

Robert and Kenneth Mace Scholarship Fund

For seniors who are committed to academics, dedicated to extracurricular activities, persevere through obstacles and provide inspiration to others. In memory of Robert F. Mace, who died at the World Trade Center in New York [...]

Samuel Brooklyn Reed Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is being awarded in honor and loving memory of Samuel Brooklyn Reed, a 2006 graduate of Schuylkill Valley High School. Sam was an honor student with a concentration of study that included history, [...]

Scott G. Daelhousen Engineer’s Award Fund

For students with the highest grades on the annual MathCounts test administered by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers and the Reading- Berks Science and Engineering Fair test.

Snyder Family Scholarship Fund

This fund in memory of Mary Jane Snyder and in honor of Roy Snyder is for seniors graduating from Wilson High School who have been members of Wilson swim or dive teams, with preference to [...]

Stephen J. Faralli Scholarship Fund

This award is named in memory of Stephen J. Faralli, who passed away suddenly in 2016 at the age of 58. Stephen was born in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1958 and attended high school at Malvern [...]

Steven Yeager Scholarship Fund

For a Wilson High School senior who will be furthering his or her education at a 4-year or 2-year college, university or vocational school after high school and who has been a member of the [...]

Tim Braun Memorial Scholarship Fund

For seniors who played on the Muhlenberg Senior High School softball team, are committed to sportsmanship and academics, and will pursue a post high-school education.

Wallburga E. Weber Scholarship Fund

This fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors from Conrad Weiser High School who will be pursuing a degree to be a school teacher. Preference will be given to applicants who intend to teach in the [...]

Wendell Yoder Education Award Fund

For children, grandchildren and stepgrandchildren of current Wexcon Inc. employees. Recipients exemplify traits valued by Wexcon's founder, Wendell Yoder. Those traits include trust, loyalty and honesty. The annual awards are based on an essay that [...]

Western Berks Ambulance Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by the Western Berks Ambulance Association in 2019 to provide scholarships to graduating seniors who attend a Berks County high school and who will be pursuing a certification as an emergency [...]

Wilson Scholarship Fund

The Wilson Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to graduates of Wilson High School (West Lawn, Pa.) who will pursue post-secondary education, have participated in activities that serve others, and have shown academic improvement. Applications are available [...]