Our Opportunities

Welcome to Berks County Community Foundation’s Scholarship Application System. To apply for a scholarship from one of the charitable funds listed below, create an account (Sign Up) or log in (Sign In). Once you create an account and sign in, you will see the funds that are currently accepting applications (the word “None” will change to “Apply”). To apply for a scholarship, click on the fund name to submit a general application and then answer a few additional fund-specific questions for each opportunity you want to apply.

In addition to these scholarships that require an application, Berks County Community Foundation also awards scholarships through a different process. To view those scholarship funds, click “External” under the Opportunities menu above. If you have any questions or feedback on the scholarship application process, email scholarships@bccf.org.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Matthew Kelly Epitome of Courage Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund was established to honor the memory of Matthew Kelly. Matthew Todd Kelly courageously battled Cystic Fibrosis for 29 years....
This scholarship fund was established to honor the memory of Matthew...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Officer Scott A. Wertz Memorial Berks County Scholarship Fund
Officer Scott A. Wertz was a life-long resident of Berks County, Pennsylvania. He attended Reading and Wilson School Districts before graduating...
Officer Scott A. Wertz was a life-long resident of Berks County,...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Ralph H. and Florence Moyer Fund
This fund was established at Berks County Community Foundation in 2008 through the Estate of Ralph H. Moyer. The purpose of the fund is to provide...
This fund was established at Berks County Community Foundation in 2008...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$500.00 Reading-Berks Association of Realtors Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in 2003 by the Reading-Berks Association of Realtors to recognize outstanding high school seniors who are...
This scholarship was established in 2003 by the Reading-Berks...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 Small Steps Scholarship Fund
Brad R. Small, FIC, is a Conrad Weiser graduate and a native of Robesonia. Throughout his years at Conrad Weiser, he was actively involved in...
Brad R. Small, FIC, is a Conrad Weiser graduate and a native of...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Snyder Family Scholarship Fund (Conrad Weiser High School)
This fund was established in 2015 in memory of Mary Jane Snyder and in honor of Roy Snyder. Mary Jane graduated from Alvernia College in 1975 at...
This fund was established in 2015 in memory of Mary Jane Snyder and in...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Snyder Family Scholarship Fund (Wilson High School)
This fund was established in 2015 in memory of Mary Jane Snyder and in honor of Roy Snyder. Mary Jane graduated from Alvernia College in 1975 at...
This fund was established in 2015 in memory of Mary Jane Snyder and in...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
2,200 St. Andrew United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established at Berks County Community Foundation in 2006 by Dr. Deborah Patt to provide scholarships to members of St. Andrew...
This scholarship was established at Berks County Community Foundation in...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: 2,200
Deadline03/15/2020
$1,000.00 Steven Yeager Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2016 in memory of Steven Yeager, a 2007 graduate of Wilson High School where he was a member of the swim team. At...
This fund was established in 2016 in memory of Steven Yeager, a 2007...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2020
3 @ $8,000, 2 @ $2,000 Sweet Street Desserts Scholarship Fund
The Sweet Street Desserts Scholarship Fund is for children of Sweet Street Desserts’ employees. Sweet Street employees must have been employed at...
The Sweet Street Desserts Scholarship Fund is for children of Sweet...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: 3 @ $8,000, 2 @ $2,000
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Taylor N. Seitzinger Hamburg Area High School Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in 2009 to honor the memory of Taylor N. Seitzinger who was a senior at Hamburg High School when she tragically...
This scholarship was established in 2009 to honor the memory of Taylor...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Thomas T. and Christine Hegeman Wheatley Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Thomas T. Wheatley Memorial Scholarship Fund was established at Berks County Community Foundation in 2006; but was initially established at...
The Thomas T. Wheatley Memorial Scholarship Fund was established at...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$2,400.00 Wallburga E. Weber Scholarship Fund
Wallburga E. “Wally” Weber received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Gettysburg College in 1963. Wally started her master of arts degree in...
Wallburga E. “Wally” Weber received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2,400.00
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Wendell Yoder Education Award Fund (Application for students currently in 5th grade - 8th grade)
The Wendell Yoder Education Award Fund was established in 2015 to honor the founder of Wexcon, Inc., Wendell Yoder. Wendell founded Wexcon, Inc.,...
The Wendell Yoder Education Award Fund was established in 2015 to honor...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Wendell Yoder Education Award Fund (Application for students currently in 9th grade - 12th grade)
The Wendell Yoder Education Award Fund was established in 2015 to honor the founder of Wexcon, Inc., Wendell Yoder. Wendell founded Wexcon, Inc.,...
The Wendell Yoder Education Award Fund was established in 2015 to honor...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Wendell Yoder Education Award Fund (Application for students currently in college - undergraduate only)
The Wendell Yoder Education Award Fund was established in 2015 to honor the founder of Wexcon, Inc., Wendell Yoder. Wendell founded Wexcon, Inc.,...
The Wendell Yoder Education Award Fund was established in 2015 to honor...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 Gudrun R. Wilson Schuylkill Valley Middle School Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Gudrun R. Wilson Schuylkill Valley Middle School Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 by the family and friends of Gudrun Wilson...
The Gudrun R. Wilson Schuylkill Valley Middle School Memorial...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/01/2020
3,000 Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund
The fund is in memory of Howard Fox who was a member of the Berks County Bar Association and an attorney in the Public Defenders Office at the time...
The fund is in memory of Howard Fox who was a member of the Berks County...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: 3,000
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies Kurr Foundation Scholarship Fund of Tulpehocken Area School District
This scholarship fund is named in honor of Mrs. Sara (Kurr) Zock, a native of Bethel Township and generous benefactor to the district for many...
This scholarship fund is named in honor of Mrs. Sara (Kurr) Zock, a...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$0.00 Marguerite E. Swartz Scholarship Fund
Marguerite E. Swartz (nee Addams) graduated from Wilson High School in 1937 and remained fond of Wilson all of her life. She spent her youth on a...
Marguerite E. Swartz (nee Addams) graduated from Wilson High School in...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/01/2020
$0.00 Samuel Brooklyn Reed Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is being awarded in honor and loving memory of Samuel Brooklyn Reed, a 2006 graduate of Schuylkill Valley High School. Sam was an...
This scholarship is being awarded in honor and loving memory of Samuel...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies Wilson Scholarship Fund
This fund supports scholarships for students graduating from Wilson High School who are pursuing post-secondary education of any kind (college,...
This fund supports scholarships for students graduating from Wilson High...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies Seidel Family Scholarship Fund (Gettysburg College attendees)
This scholarship is for current or former Berks County, Pennsylvania, residents who are currently enrolled at and attending Gettysburg College for...
This scholarship is for current or former Berks County, Pennsylvania,...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/01/2020
Varies Seidel Family Scholarship Fund (Penn State Dickinson Law attendees)
This scholarship is for current or former Berks County, Pennsylvania, residents who are or will be attending Penn State Dickinson Law in Carlisle,...
This scholarship is for current or former Berks County, Pennsylvania,...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/01/2020
$150.00 Fund for the Advancement of Access to Justice
The Fund for the Advancement of Access to Justice provides financial assistance to Berks County residents seeking to become certified as legal...
The Fund for the Advancement of Access to Justice provides financial...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Award: $150.00
Deadline10/15/2020
$600.00 Penny Jar Fund
The Penny Jar Fund was created by Dorothy Lehman Hoerr in memory of her father, who always saved his pennies in glass jars. In Dorothy’s junior...
The Penny Jar Fund was created by Dorothy Lehman Hoerr in memory of her...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Award: $600.00
Deadline10/15/2020
$0.00 Western Berks Ambulance Scholarshp Fund (for students pursuing a certification in ADVANCED EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN -- AEMT)
The Western Berks Ambulance Scholarship Fund was established in 2019 to provide scholarships to graduating seniors who attend a Berks County high...
The Western Berks Ambulance Scholarship Fund was established in 2019 to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $0.00
Varies Educational Improvement Tax Credit/Berks County Scholarship Tax Credit Fund
Applications for the K-12 Tax Credit Funds for the 2020-2021 school year will tentatively be accepted from May 15, 2020 through May 31, 2020. This...
Applications for the K-12 Tax Credit Funds for the 2020-2021 school year...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Opportunity Tax Credit Scholarship Fund
Applications for the K-12 Tax Credit Funds for the 2019-2020 school year will be accepted from May 15, 2019 through May 31, 2019. Scholarships are...
Applications for the K-12 Tax Credit Funds for the 2019-2020 school year...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
$2,500.00 James A. Gilmartin Paramedic Scholarship Fund
The James A. Gilmartin Paramedic Scholarship Fund was established in 2017 to support residents of Berks County who are enrolled in the Reading...
The James A. Gilmartin Paramedic Scholarship Fund was established in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500.00
$0.00 Western Berks Ambulance Scholarshp Fund (for students pursuing a certification in PARAMEDICS or EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN -- EMT)
The Western Berks Ambulance Scholarship Fund was established in 2019 to provide scholarships to graduating seniors who attend a Berks County high...
The Western Berks Ambulance Scholarship Fund was established in 2019 to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $0.00
Varies William and Beulah Eshelman Memorial Fund
This fund was established in 2010 through a bequest to Calvary United Methodist Church in memory of William and Beulah Eshelman. The fund may...
This fund was established in 2010 through a bequest to Calvary United...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
$1,000.00 Owls Sports Club Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in 2006 to provide scholarships to members of the West Lawn Owls Legion baseball team. At the time of application,...
This scholarship was established in 2006 to provide scholarships to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
Varies Alumni Association of the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences - Nursing Program Scholarship Fund
This fund will provide scholarships to students who are enrolled in The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences – Nursing Program. In order to...
This fund will provide scholarships to students who are enrolled in The...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
6,000 Stephen J. Faralli Scholarship Fund
NOTE: This award is available to students every four years, starting in 2019. The next award cycle will be available in 2023. The Stephen J....
NOTE: This award is available to students every four years, starting in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: 6,000