Jim and Ruth B. Daley Family Fund Award

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 resident of Berks County, Pennsylvania.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  4. Must have successfully completed at least one semester or term at an institution of higher education.
  5. Special preference is given to students studying electrical engineering.
  6. Preference will be given to students attending Berks County institutions, with a secondary preference expressed for students attending schools at Pennsylvania institutions located outside of Berks County.

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

Description: This award is available for U.S. students who are residents of Berks County, Pennsylvania and have successfully completed at least one semester or term at an institution of higher education. Special preference is given to students studying electrical engineering; preference is also given to students studying at Berks County institutions, with a secondary preference to students studying at Pennsylvania institutions.

Application requirements for the Jim and Ruth B. Daley Family Fund Award are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter
Additional Information: The purpose of the fund is to support Berks County residents furthering their education at an undergraduate or graduate school. Priority will be given based on financial need. 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 first preference for distribution from the fund will be primarily for living expenses, professional testing fees, books, childcare, transportation, uniforms, and other emergency needs. Secondly, the fund will cover tuition or academic fees.  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 the relative or teacher that has inspired him/her the most; his/her most recent 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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