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.

Note: This program is not fully supported when using Internet Explorer. We recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox or Safari or Microsoft Edge as your browser to use this program. Also, we recommend you do not attempt to complete an application using a cell phone. It will not work properly.

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.

TO ACCEPT THE SCHOLARSHIP/S THAT YOU HAVE BEEN OFFERED, hover over “Opportunities” (above left) and click on “Accept Scholarship.” Then create an account if you don’t already have one (Sign Up), or click Sign In if you already have an account. Then proceed with completing the acceptance form.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,000.00 Martha Ann Boyer and Morris William Boyer Scholarship Fund
In 2003 Martha Boyer established the Martha Ann Boyer and Morris William Boyer Scholarship Fund in memory of her twin children who died of multiple...
In 2003 Martha Boyer established the Martha Ann Boyer and Morris William...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
2,300 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: Ended
  • Award: 2,300
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: 3 @ $8,000, 2 @ $2,000
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,600.00 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: Ended
  • Award: $2,600.00
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,900.00 Jorge Luis Acevedo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2003 by the family of Jorge Luis (“J.R.”) Acevedo, Jr. in J.R.’s memory. J.R. was a student at Reading High School at...
This fund was established in 2003 by the family of Jorge Luis (“J.R.”)...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,900.00
Ended
Varies 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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$600.00 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: Ended
  • Award: $600.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$2,600.00 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: Ended
  • Award: $2,600.00
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$750.00 Western Berks Ambulance Scholarship 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: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$3,600.00 Gerald and Pauline Seiler Scholarship Fund
Gerald and Pauline Seiler established this fund at Berks County Community Foundation in 2017 to provide scholarships to students who graduate from...
Gerald and Pauline Seiler established this fund at Berks County...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,600.00
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Educational Improvement Tax Credit/Berks County Scholarship Tax Credit Fund
Applications for the K-12 Education Improvement Tax Credit Fund for the 2020-2021 school year will be accepted from May 15, 2020 through May 31,...
Applications for the K-12 Education Improvement Tax Credit Fund for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Opportunity Tax Credit Scholarship Fund
Applications for the K-12 Opportunity Tax Credit Fund for the 2020-2021 school year will be accepted from May 15, 2020 through May 31,...
Applications for the K-12 Opportunity Tax Credit Fund for the 2020-2021...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $600.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
2,250 Western Berks Ambulance Scholarship 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: Ended
  • Award: 2,250
Ended
Varies William and Beulah Eshelman Memorial Fund
This fund will not accept applications in 2020. The next time this scholarship fund will accept applications will be in spring 2021. This fund was...
This fund will not accept applications in 2020. The next time this...
  • 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