Berks County Association of School Retirees Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$500

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 15

Friday
Awarded By:

Berks County Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered 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 be a high school senior.
  4. Must graduate from a public high school in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
  5. Must attend a four-year college or university to major in elementary or secondary education with the intent of becoming a school teacher.
  6. Must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or 90 percent or higher on a 100 percent scale.

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

Description: This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors who attend a public high school in Berks County, Pennsylvania and plan to major in elementary or secondary education with the intent of becoming a school teacher. Students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher (or 90 percent or higher).

Application requirements for the Berks County Association of School Retirees Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letters (2)
Additional Information: All applicants will be notified in May. 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: $500 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 15

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 describes why he/she wants to be an educator; his/her most recent high school transcript; and contact information for a teacher with whom he/she has had one or more classes and a professor, teacher, school official, clergy, employer, advisor, or community leader that knows him/her well. These individuals must be willing to write a letter of recommendation on the student's behalf. The recommender will receive instructions via email for submitting his/her letter. Applications must be submitted by the deadline date.
Contact: Leta Doganes
Address: 237 Court St. Reading, Pennsylvania 19601

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