DJ Wetzel Fund

The DJ Wetzel Fund was established at Berks County Community Foundation in 2017.

Scholarships will be awarded to members of Berks County UCC churches who are continuing their education after high school at a college or university, graduate school, vocational school, or in a life enrichment program.

To be considered for this scholarship, submit this application between January 15th and March 15th. Applicants will be notified in May.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a member of a United Church of Christ located in Berks County, PA?
  2. Provide the name of the church, the church address, and the pastor's name of the UCC Church where you are a member.
  3. Attach your most recent high school transcript, or if you are already in college, attach your most recent college transcript.
  4. Write an essay (between 250 and 500 words) that addresses the following topic: Describe how the church has had an impact on your life and how you intend to implement the lessons you learned at church as you continue your education.
  5. Request a recommendation from your pastor or from a representative at the church where you are a member. You should notify this individual to expect an email from us once you submit your application, and encourage him or her to complete the request in a timely manner so your application can be considered. When you submit this application, we will automatically email your reference provider and they will submit their recommendation online.