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Alumni Association of the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences – Nursing Program Scholarship Fund

Alumni Association of the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences – Nursing Program Scholarship Fund

The Nursing Program Scholarship Fund was started by the Alumni Association of the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences. The group began in 1895 now has 1,500 lifetime members. Its mission is “to promote professional and educational advancement of nursing by...

Arrow International Scholarship Fund

Arrow International Scholarship Fund

In 2009, Berks County Community Foundation became administrator of the Arrow International Scholarship Fund, which was reestablished with $1.7 million in proceeds from the Arrow International Scholarship Trust. The trust had been dissolved when Arrow International, a...

Battle of the Badges Scholarship Fund

Battle of the Badges Scholarship Fund

Established in 2006 in partnership with the Reading Royals hockey team, the Battle of the Badges Scholarship Fund is supported by an annual Battle of the Badges hockey game between the Reading Fire Department and Reading Police Department. The benefit game is played...

Berks County Association of School Retirees Scholarship Fund

Berks County Association of School Retirees Scholarship Fund

The Berks County Association of School Retirees (BCASR), the local chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, started its scholarship and mini grant program with a $3,000 endowment in 2010. The group has 1,250 members who are retired from employment...

Berks County Scholastic Athletic Trainers’ Association Scholarship Fund

Berks County Scholastic Athletic Trainers’ Association Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established in 2008 by the Berks County Scholastic Athletic Trainers’ Association. The association’s mission is to “further the athletic training profession and increase the safety of athletics by developing relationships and sharing...

Building Industries Exchange of Reading and Berks County Fund

Building Industries Exchange of Reading and Berks County Fund

The Building Industries Exchange of Reading (BIEX) provided a place for contractors and builders to view blueprints and designs in the age before digital files made the hard copies obsolete. In 2013, BIEX used its remaining assets to create a fund at Berks County...

Byron F. “Corky” Knoll Memorial Scholarship Fund

Byron F. “Corky” Knoll Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is awarded in memory of Byron F. “Corky” Knoll, Jr. Corky had a love for the game of golf and an interest in the grounds the game is played on. After serving four years in the Army, in 1961 Corky enrolled in Penn State University’s golf course...

Carpenter Technology Retired Employees Scholarship Fund

Carpenter Technology Retired Employees Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2005 by a retired Carpenter Technology employee, Dan Kubacki. Mr. Kubacki worked at Carpenter Technology for 41 years before retiring from his position as Supervisor in the Hot Rolling Mills in 1981. Kubacki was also a veteran, and an...

Carrol A. and L. May Weimer Memorial Scholarship Fund

Carrol A. and L. May Weimer Memorial Scholarship Fund

Carrol A. Weimer devoted his entire life to farming and ranching in Nucla, Colo., which he loved to call home. He was a pioneer in cattle ranching, always looking for better ways to produce the finest beef cattle. He loved farming and cattle ranching, traveling,...

Community General Hospital Foundation/ June A Roedel Healthcare Scholarship Fund

Community General Hospital Foundation/ June A Roedel Healthcare Scholarship Fund

For a woman who spent so much of her life helping others achieve their goals, a scholarship program named in her memory is a fitting tribute. June A. Roedel (1929-1996) was a positive, sensitive and caring woman who generously volunteered her time and many talents to...

Dave McCanney Scholarship Fund

Dave McCanney Scholarship Fund

During the first part of David McCanney’s professional career, he was employed in the corporate lending and/or bankruptcy departments at American/Meridian Bank and Wilmington Trust Bank. Later, while working full time, he attended Widener University Law School in the...

Diana M. Everson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Diana M. Everson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Diana M. Everson enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and cross-stitching. She was intrigued and fascinated by many aspects of the world. She didn’t just live life; she studied and explored life. She was an avid reader and liked adventure and the boating life. Diana...

Earl and Mary Redner and Gary W. Redner Scholarship Fund

Earl and Mary Redner and Gary W. Redner Scholarship Fund

Earl Redner, and his wife, Mary, founded the first two Redner’s stores in 1970. The idea came to him to open the first employee-owned grocery store because he had worked in the food industry since he was just 16 years old and saw firsthand how employee-management...

Edith Dohner Fund

Edith Dohner Fund

Edith Dohner, who passed away in 2007 at the age of 99, was always a hard worker in school and for her family’s business, Dohner Memorials, and for her community. After graduating from Reading High All Girls High School, she worked at Dohner Memorials for 53 years....

Educational Improvement Tax Credit/Berks County Scholarship Tax Credit Fund AND Opportunity Tax Credit Scholarship Fund

Educational Improvement Tax Credit/Berks County Scholarship Tax Credit Fund AND Opportunity Tax Credit Scholarship Fund

Scholarship tax credits allow low-income families to pay tuition for their children’s private schooling. The Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program provides scholarships to residents of Berks County who reside within the attendance boundary of a state-defined...

Elizabeth Horvath Swimming Scholarship Fund

Elizabeth Horvath Swimming Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by Stephanie Hunsberger to commemorate the influence that her grandmother, Elizabeth Horvath had on Stephanie’s achievements and focus toward goals. Elizabeth encouraged Stephanie to remember that in difficult times we must fill our hearts...

Elizabeth Martelli Scholarship Fund

Elizabeth Martelli Scholarship Fund

In a tragic car accident on March 22, 2008, 24-year-old Elizabeth Martelli passed away. An accomplished actress and writer in the prime of her life, Martelli was also a graduate from Reading High School and was attending Kutztown University. She was published in the...

Eppihimer Scholarship Fund

Eppihimer Scholarship Fund

While still in office, former Reading Mayor Joseph D. Eppihimer and his wife, Judy, created the Eppihimer Scholarship Fund to provide financial support for those in the City of Reading pursuing education for mechanical and industrial trades. Mayor Eppihimer chose to...

Fund for the Advancement of Access to Justice

Fund for the Advancement of Access to Justice

In 2010, the Berks County Bar Association established the Fund for the Advancement of Access to Justice. The Berks County Bar Association, a nonprofit organization aimed at professional development, has about 650 attorney members in Berks County. Its mission is “to...

Graduate Nurse Scholarship Fund

Graduate Nurse Scholarship Fund

Established in 1919, and later transferred to the Berks County Community Foundation, the Graduate Nurse Scholarship Fund has a long and intriguing history. It honors three women from Berks County who died serving as nurses in World War I. Marie Hidell, Eleanor...

Greg Prosseda Memorial Scholarship Fund

Greg Prosseda Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2005 in memory of Greg Prosseda. Gregory Joseph Prosseda was born Sept. 13, 1946 in Milton, Pa. He was an extremely dedicated family man and a hard worker. As a child, one of his proudest accomplishments was being an Eagle Scout. He was...

GRIP Dreamer Scholarship Fund

GRIP Dreamer Scholarship Fund

The Greater Reading Immigration Project (GRIP) is an organization in Reading that “explore[s] how the educational, business, and social service community can deal with the issue of immigration” and “advocate[s] on behalf of immigration reform and individuals looking...

Hamburg Area/Schuylkill Valley Association of School Retirees Scholarship Fund

Hamburg Area/Schuylkill Valley Association of School Retirees Scholarship Fund

The Hamburg Area/Schuylkill Valley Association of School Retirees established a scholarship fund in 2010. The members (those receiving a pension form the Hamburg Area/Schuylkill Valley school districts) gave generous donations to start the scholarship. The goal is to...

Helen M. Clymer Scholarship Fund

Helen M. Clymer Scholarship Fund

A donor who wished to remain anonymous established this fund in 1999 in memory of Helen M. Clymer. The goal of the scholarship is to help single mothers go back to school for post-secondary education.

Henry E. Williams Jr. Memorial Golf Award

Henry E. Williams Jr. Memorial Golf Award

Born in Reading in 1917, Henry E. Williams Jr. called Berks County home for his whole life. He and his sister learned to golf from their father, a professional golfer. Some of Henry Jr.’s career highlights are his wins at the 1952 Tucson Open and the 1962 Jamaica...

Hispanic Center Scholarship Fund – Non-Traditional Student &Traditional Student

Hispanic Center Scholarship Fund – Non-Traditional Student &Traditional Student

In 1998, fundraising efforts began to establish the Hispanic Center Scholarship Fund. The event, orchestrated by the Daniel Torres Hispanic Center, was a celebratory, three-day Fiesta Latina at the Fairgrounds Square Mall featuring master wood-carver Jacobo Angeles...

Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund

Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund

After their son the untimely death of their son, Howard, Helen and Richard Fox and several of his friends established a law scholarship fund in his memory. Howard was a member of the Berks County Bar Association and was employed as an attorney in the Public...

Iris M. Balthaser Adam Scholarship Fund

Iris M. Balthaser Adam Scholarship Fund

Iris M. Balthaser Adam was a school teacher for 30 years at the Hamburg Area School District. When she passed away in 1991, her family was determined to honor her memory. The family established the Iris M. Balthaser Adam Scholarship Fund in 2014 so that she could...

Irv Noll Memorial Scholarship Fund

Irv Noll Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established at Berks County Community Foundation in 2006 in memory of Irv Noll. Irv was an intensely competitive person who made his way through life through hard work and took advantage of the opportunities that came his way....

Jim and Margie Fegley Orchestral String Scholarship Fund

Jim and Margie Fegley Orchestral String Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2013 by Marjorie Fegley in memory of her husband, James E. Fegley, who passed away in 2003. Jim and Margie Fegley opened Fegley’s Violin Shop from their home in Reading in 1979. Fegley’s Violin Shop began providing services to the local...