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 support this educational track because he was a plumber in the Reading School District for more than two decades. The couple gave $5,000 every year he was in office, from 2000 to 2004. He stated that he’s “always wanted to give something back to the kids of Reading. Establishing this fund will allow kids from the city to have the kinds of opportunities that Judy and I have had to live in this great city and raise a family.”