Elizabeth Horvath Swimming Scholarship Fund

Application Information

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Amount
Awarded

$2,361

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 15

Friday
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 be a high school senior who intend to further his/her education after high school in pursuit of a bachelor's degree.
  4. Must attend a high school located in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
  5. Must have swum on a high school or club swim team in at least his/her senior year of high school, and be intending to swim on the college team or the college club team.
  6. Must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher (or 80 percent or higher).

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

Description: This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors who attend high schools in Berks County, Pennsylvania, and swam on a high school or club swim team in at least their senior year of high school and are intending to swim on the college team or the college club team. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher (or 80 percent or higher).

Application requirements for the Elizabeth Horvath Swimming Scholarship Fund are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter
Additional Information: This fund was established by Stephanie Hunsberger to commemorate the influence that her grandmother, Elizabeth Horvath had on Stephanie's achievements and focus toward goals. Applicants must not have any disciplinary infractions. Preference will be given to an applicant who persevered through difficulties to achieve success, whether it be success in swimming, school, or life in general. 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: The amount of each award varies annually.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,361.

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 about an event or occurrence in his/her life that he/she took into swimming with him/her and worked through while in the pool (metaphorically); his/her most recent high school transcript; and contact information for his/her high school swim coach or his/her club team swim coach to write a letter of recommendation on his/her behalf. The recommender will receive instructions via email for submitting the letter. Applications must be submitted by the deadline date.
Contact: Leta Doganes
Address: 237 Court St. Reading, Pennsylvania 19601

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