Byron F. “Corky” Knoll Memorial Scholarship Fund

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Amount
Awarded

$1,900

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 graduating high school senior.
  4. Must attend a high school (public or parochial) that is located in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
  5. Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or 85 percent or higher on a 100 percent scale.
  6. Must have been accepted into a professional turfgrass management or professional golf management program.
  7. Must play golf on his/her high school team.

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 or parochial high school in Berks County, Penn. and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher (or 85 percent or higher). Students must be accepted into a program in professional turfgrass management or professional golf management.

Application requirements for the Byron F. “Corky” Knoll Memorial Scholarship Fund are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Acceptance documentation
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: This scholarship is being awarded in memory of Byron F. "Corky" Knoll, Jr. Corky had a love for the game of golf and an interest in the grounds the game is played on. Corky passed away in 2006 at the age of 67. This scholarship fund was established by Corky’s family and friends to honor his memory. 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: $1,900 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,900.

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 on the topic "If you could not live in Berks County, where would you live, and why"; documentation from his/her intended college or university indicating acceptance into an eligible program; and his/her most recent high school transcript. Applications must be submitted by the deadline date.
Contact: Leta Doganes
Address: 237 Court St. Reading, Pennsylvania 19601

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