Seidel Family Scholarship Fund (Gettysburg College 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 have completed at least one complete semester of his/her freshman year of college at time of application, and plan to matriculate for his/her sophomore, junior, or senior year in the upcoming academic year. This scholarship is not available to students entering their freshman year of college.
  5. Must be attending Gettysburg College.
  6. Must be enrolled in any pre-law related course of study.

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

Description: This scholarship is open to students who have resided in Berks County, Pennsylvania, for two or more consecutive years and are enrolled at Gettysburg College in a pre-law related course of study. Students must have completed at least one semester of college at time of application; entering freshmen are not eligible to apply.

Application requirements for the Seidel Family Scholarship Fund (Gettysburg College Attendees) are:

  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
  • LSAT scores (if avail.)
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Application form
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 "Explain any experiences or classes that you took at Gettysburg College that inspired your interest in the legal field, and explain your post graduate plans"; his/her most recent college transcript; his/her LSAT scores, if he/she has taken the LSAT; and contact information for two individuals (professor, teacher, school official, clergy, employer, advisor, or community leader) that know him/her well and will write letters 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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