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State Agency Matches 62 Scholarships Awarded by Berks County Community Foundation

August 13, 2021

READING, PA (August 13, 2021) – The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) recently matched $102,751 in scholarships awarded to 62 students by Berks County Community Foundation for the 2020-2021 school year.

PHEAA made the match through its Partnerships for Access to Higher Education (PATH) program. Students are eligible for the match if they 1) have a financial need, 2) received a state grant, 3) are enrolled at an approved institution in Pennsylvania, and 4) are nominated by a PATH partner, such as the Community Foundation.

“We are thrilled that our ongoing participation in this program since 2002 has provided more than $1.5 million in additional financial support for students to attend college,” said Leta Doganes, scholarship and grant administrator at the Community Foundation.

Since the Community Foundation became a PATH partner in 2002, PHEAA has matched $1,545,079 of Community Foundation scholarships that were awarded to 1,221 students.

The Community Foundation accepts applications for most scholarships from January 1 to March 15. Check closer to that time for more information.


Berks County Community Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that serves as a civic leader for our region by developing, managing and distributing charitable funds aimed at improving the quality of life in Berks County. More information is available at


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