Thomas T. and Christine Hegeman Wheatley Memorial Scholarship Fund

Application Information

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Amount
Awarded

$800

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 pursuing postsecondary education. High school seniors as well as adult students may apply.
  4. Must reside in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
  5. Must be studying in one of the following medical fields: EMT, paramedics, phlebotomy, or nursing. Preference will be given to current EMTs going into paramedics, or individuals going into EMT or paramedics.
  6. Must have volunteered for at least 30 hours of service in the field in which they are selecting to further their education or in any other medical field.
  7. Must have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, or 85 percent or higher.

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

Description: This scholarship is open to U.S. incoming and current college students who will be pursuing an education in one of the following medical fields: EMT, paramedics, phlebotomy, or nursing. Students must be residents of Berks County, Pennsylvania, and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Application requirements for the Thomas T. and Christine Hegeman Wheatley Memorial Scholarship Fund are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
  • Verif. of volunteer hours
Additional Information: Preference will be given to individuals who have an affiliation with the Emergency Health System in the Exeter, PA area, i.e., Exeter Ambulance, Lower Alsace, Reiffton, and Stonersville. 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: $800 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $800.

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 addresses addresses how the time spent in his/her volunteer hours in the medical field helped to encourage his/her decision to further his/her education; his/her most recent high school or college transcript; and verification of his/her volunteer hours from the medical-related organization(s) where he/she volunteered. Separate verifications must be requested from each organization where volunteer work was performed. Applications must be submitted by the deadline date.
Contact: Leta Doganes
Address: 237 Court St. Reading, Pennsylvania 19601

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