Helen M. Clymer Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,361

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 15

Friday
Awarded By:

Berks County Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One or more awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a resident of Berks County, Pennsylvania.
  3. Must be a female.
  4. Must be a single mother who has sole guardianship of one or more of her natural children. One or more of the children must be 17 years of age or younger.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  6. Must attend a two- or four-year college or university located in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
  7. Must be a high school senior or current undergraduate student.

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

Description: This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are residents of Berks County, Pennsylvania, and attend or plan to attend a two- or four-year college or university located in Berks County. Each applicant must be a single mother who has sole guardianship of one or more of her natural children; one or more of the children must be 17 years of age or younger.

Application requirements for the Helen M. Clymer Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter
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: The award amount 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 her career aspirations and why she qualifies for and has need of a scholarship from this fund; her most recent high school or college transcript; and contact information for a professor, teacher, school official, clergy, employer, advisor, or community leader that knows him/her well and will write a letter of recommendation on his/her 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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