Reading-Berks Association of Realtors Scholarship Fund

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Amount
Awarded

$500

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.
  4. Must attend a high school located in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
  5. Must plan to pursue higher education in a business program.
  6. Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or 80 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 high school located in Berks County, Pennsylvania, and plan to pursue a career in business. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

Application requirements for the Reading-Berks Association of Realtors Scholarship Fund are:

  • Application form
  • Financial info.
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter
Additional Information: The fund honors two late leaders in the Berks County real estate community who left a major imprint on their profession. Herbert Bellairs, who died in 2002, was a realtor for over 50 years. Christos Vardaxis, Jr. died in 2003 at the young age of 36 years. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. The ideal scholarship recipient will be a student who best exemplifies the legacies of Messrs. Bellairs and Vardaxis: an entrepreneurial student with an aptitude for business, a history of leadership in school activities and a record of service to his or her community. 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: financial information for his/her family; an essay of 250 to 500 words that addresses the topic "If you could not live in Berks County, where would you live, and why?"; his/her most recent high school 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 the letter. Applications must be submitted by the deadline date.
Contact: Leta Doganes
Address: 237 Court St. Reading, Pennsylvania 19601

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