Seidel Family Scholarship Fund (Dickinson School of Law Attendees)

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Berks County Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must have lived in Berks County, Pennsylvania, for at least two consecutive years during his/her secondary school years.
  4. Must be an incoming or current law student.
  5. Must attend The Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, PA.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to current and former residents of Berks County, Pennsylvania, who are or will be attending The Dickinson School of Law. Students must have lived in Berks County for at least two consecutive years during their secondary school years.

Application requirements for the Seidel Family Scholarship Fund (Dickinson School of Law Attendees) are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
  • LSAT scores
  • Recommendation letters (2)
Additional Information: Scholarships will be awarded based on all-around qualified candidates, not primarily on grades alone. All applicants will be notified in July. Berks County Community Foundation employees, board members and/or committee members are not eligible to apply for or be nominated for a scholarship offered by Berks County Community Foundation, nor are their immediate family members. However, immediate family members are eligible to be nominated and recognized as the recipient of a scholarship, but without the financial award of the scholarship. Immediate families include spouses; children, stepchildren, grandchildren, stepgrandchildren, and their respective spouses; siblings and their spouses; and ancestors. The ineligibility period for Berks County Community Foundation board members or employees and their family members extends five years after board service or employment terminates. The ineligibility period for committee members who are not Berks County Community Foundation staff or board is in effect only during their term of service and is only related to the committee on which they make decisions.

Award Amount: The award amount varies annually. Awards are non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,361.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, June 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, June 1

Applications are available on the Berks County Community Foundation (BCCF) website. All applicants must apply via the BCCF online application. Students must create an account to access the application. As part of the application, the student will be required to submit the following materials: an essay of 250 to 500 words that addresses the topic "Describe why you chose a law career, how you hope to benefit the community through your career, and your future career goals"; his/her most recent college transcript; his/her LSAT scores; and contact information for two individuals (professor, teacher, school official, clergy, employer, advisor, or community leader) that know him/her well and will write etters of recommendation on his/her behalf. The recommenders will receive instructions via email for submitting the letters. Applications must be submitted by the deadline date.
About Berks County Community Foundation:
Contact Information: Leta Doganes, Scholarship and Grant Administrator
Address: 237 Court St. Reading, Pennsylvania 19601

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