This is a list of scholarship funds at Berks County Community Foundation. To submit an application for these scholarships, navigate in the menu to “Start an Application,” which is the first option in the “Scholarships + Grants” menu heading.
Alumni Association of the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences – Nursing Program Scholarship Fund
This fund will provide scholarships to students who are enrolled in The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences – Nursing Program. In order to apply, applicants must be entering their final year of the Nursing [...]
For graduates in the top 50% of the class who participated in two sports in each high school year.
For female Parkland School District graduates who will pursue a degree in elementary education at a Pennsylvania college or university.
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 [...]
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.
For Berks County high school seniors who will pursue a degree in education. Mini-grants support Berks County teachers for classroom projects. The mini-grant applications are part of an annual grant cycle with a specific deadline. [...]
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.
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.
For graduates who were active in Arxalma, Knight Life, Red and Black, or Red Pen.
For Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences– Nursing program seniors who consistently demonstrated compassionate nursing care while in nursing school.
This fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors from Twin Valley High School who will be furthering their education after high school at a four-year college or university to major in education.
For Wilson Senior High School graduates known for team spirit, fair play and enthusiasm.
For seniors who pursue an education in physical, occupational, speech, or music therapy, or hearing audiology.
For seniors who pursue a bachelor’s degree in education and certification to teach in K-12 classrooms.
For female seniors who will study biology or health sciences to pursue a career in veterinary science or the health professions.
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.
For Reading High School seniors going to a 4-year college or university. Recipients have financial need, a well-rounded background and above-average academic standing.
For Berks County residents who are pursuing post-secondary education in building trades or construction design.
For Berks County high-school seniors who will major in professional turf grass management or professional golf management in college.
For seniors who will further their education after high school.
For the Thomas Jefferson Scholarship, which is awarded to the highest ranking senior female and male in the graduating class.
For children of non-officer employees of Carpenter Technology Corporation (Berks County site), in memory of Dan Kubacki, who retired from Carpenter after 41 years of service.
For graduating seniors of Nucla High School.
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.
For graduates who will pursue a career in accounting.
For graduates who overcame physical difficulties to lead a positive life.
For graduates who played varsity soccer, displayed team leadership and good sportsmanship, and will play soccer in college.
This fund provides financial support to residents of Berks County who undertake or further a career in healthcare. Residents of Berks County are eligible to apply as long as they will be attending an accredited [...]
For Berks County residents seeking training to become cosmetologists.
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.
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.
For students in the Class of 2013 to attend athletic camps and for a senior who excelled in athletics.
For female Berks County public school graduates who will enter their senior year at Albright College, Alvernia University, Kutztown University or Penn State Berks as elementary or secondary education majors.
For seniors with a parent who works at Zee Service Company, Berks County franchise, or for seniors at Muhlenberg Senior High School.
For seniors in the top 10% of the graduating class who display leadership and will pursue a degree in engineering or science.
For employees of Redner’s Markets, Inc. and their children who will further their education as full-time undergraduate or graduate students.
For seniors who will continue their education and who are involved in sports, music and school or community activities.
For seniors who will continue their education to become a teacher and have a financial need.
For seniors graduating from Berks County high schools who swam on school or club teams and will continue swimming on a team while pursuing a bachelor's degree.
For seniors who demonstrate a talent and passion for writing and who will further their education after high school.
For students who do well in shop and home economics.
For Reading residents who will pursue vocational, technical or healthcare training after high school.
For seniors who will study family and consumer science to become a teacher.
For Governor Mifflin High School graduates who are furthering their education.
For seniors who received no other scholarships and are in need of tuition for higher education.
For seniors who are dedicated to community service and exhibit a thirst for knowledge and high achievement.
For female students who will pursue careers in the medical field.
For student graduates of the Governor Mifflin Senior High School for use in an accredited post high school course for the futherance of his or her education.
For an accredited post-high-school course that furthers a graduate’s education.
For Berks County students who played on a high school golf team during their senior year.
For students who are not eligible for federal and/or Pennsylvania aid to attend college.
For seniors who will pursue a degree in education, who once were identified as learning support students and are pursuing a degree in any field, or who have overcome adversity and are pursuing a degree [...]
For single mothers who are furthering their education.
For seniors who pursue a registered nurse degree after graduation.
For students who completed at least one year in either the generic or registered nurse undergraduate program at Wilkes University.
For graduating Berks County seniors who were on their high-school golf team.
For academically talented Latinos in Berks County who are pursuing post-secondary education.
For graduates who live in the Antietam School District and require financial assistance to attend college.
For high school seniors graduating from a Berks County school district who will attend Kutztown University to major in elementary education.
For Berks County seniors who played on their school’s golf, basketball or baseball team for at least two years.
James DiCindio, Jennifer Gilbert, Leslie Saponsky, Boyertown Area Key Club, Kiwanis Club Memorial Scholarship Fund
For high school Key Club members who are academically successful, demonstrate leadership and provide service to others.
For seniors who were outstanding in academics, community service and school activities and will pursue a bachelor’s degree.
For graduating members of the wrestling team who will pursue a four-year degree after high school.
For Berks County students who participated on the boys’ cross-country team during high school, with preference given to students from the Twin Valley School District.
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.
For seniors who plan to play soccer in college.
For graduates who are outstanding in art.
For seniors who excelled in music, with preference for students who will pursue a music degree.
For seniors who were on an Antietam athletic team, led by example, and inspired others to better themselves.
For Berks County residents pursuing a degree or certificate in orchestral strings.
For students who need help with living expenses, testing fees, books, childcare, transportation, tuition, academic fees and other emergency needs.
For international students to study environmental management and conservation education in Berks County.
For academically talented students from a high school in Schuylkill County who will go on to a four-year program at a college or university.
For seniors who enroll in a culinary arts program after high school.
Joseph McMahon graduated from Villanova University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree and Tau Beta Pi distinction. He went on to receive his Master’s in Civil Engineering degree in 1967 from Villanova, [...]
For students who demonstrate adherence to the seven character traits of “Wilson Pride,” who attended Whitfield Childcare Center and/or were enrolled in the elementary gifted program.
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.
For seniors who live in the Bethel Elementary School area and will continue their education.
For seniors who will pursue an education in engineering at a four-year college or university.
For Berks County high school seniors who wrote for the Reading Eagle Voices newspaper or for Berks Bards while in high school.
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.
For graduating seniors of Oley Valley High School who have faced difficult challenges or hardships.
For seniors and alumni who are furthering their education.
For Kutztown Area High School graduates who will pursue a 2- or 4-year degree in agricultural science.
For seniors who will study nursing or business.
For seniors who were active participants in Student Council or Student Government.
For a Berks County student with Cystic Fibrosis who will further his or her education after high school.
For graduates who played sports, are pursuing a degree, and will play sports in college.
For seniors who will continue their education after high school.
For seniors who are children of Berks County police officers, and/or attend Wilson High School, or who are players, umpires or children or grandchildren of players or umpires in the Reading Softball Association.
For students who will pursue educational opportunities after high school and demonstrate energy and commitment to some purpose beyond self-interest.
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.
For seniors who will major in education.
For members of the West Lawn Owls Legion baseball team.
For students who attend parochial schools in Berks County and demonstrate financial need.
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.
For seniors who will pursue further education.
For Berks County seniors who will continue their education in a business program after high school.
For Governor Mifflin graduates pursuing higher education.
For seniors who will study anthropology, archeology or history, or who have an interest in distance running.
For seniors with a B average or above who will study business administration and major in accounting.
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.
For a male student graduating from Wilson High School who has been a distance runner on the cross-country or track team.
For current or former Berks County residents who are currently enrolled at and attending Gettysburg College for any pre-law related course of study.
For Berks County residents who attend Penn State - Dickinson Law.
For seniors who will attend a college, university, trade or vocational school.
For members of St. Andrew United Methodist Church who demonstrate a financial need and a responsible, Christian character.
For children of Sweet Street Desserts employees.
For seniors who participated in school and community activities and will pursue a four-year degree, with preference to those attending DeSales University and/or those who will play women’s soccer in college.
The Christopher M. Stephen Memorial Altar Service Award Fund was established in 2017 and supports scholarships for one or more altar servers at St. Columbkill Catholic Church, Boyertown, Pennsylvania. The award will be given to [...]
For 6th, 7th or 8th grade students at Southern Middle School who excel in citizenship, community and academics.
For Berks County residents pursuing an education as an EMT or paramedic or in phlebotomy or nursing.
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.
For seniors who are outstanding in math.
For seniors who will pursue a career in law enforcement or criminal justice.