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.

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.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
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,...
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  • Award: Varies
$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...
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  • Award: $500.00
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: 2,200
$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...
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  • Award: $1,000.00
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...
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  • Award: 3 @ $8,000, 2 @ $2,000
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
$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...
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  • Award: $2,400.00
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • Award: 3,000
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...
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  • Award: Varies
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,...
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  • Award: Varies
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 Dicksion Law in Carlisle,...
This scholarship is for current or former Berks County, Pennsylvania,...
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  • Award: Varies
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...
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  • 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...
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  • Award: $1,000.00
$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...
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  • Award: $150.00
$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...
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  • Award: $600.00