Haupt Family Fund (For master's degree in social work)
This fund was established in 2016 by the three daughters of Marjorie and Wilbur Haupt to honor their parent’s memory. Marjorie Haupt was raised in New York City, graduated from Cornell University, and was employed by the County of Oswego, New York, as a social worker. Marjorie’s long career in social work focused on child welfare, children’s mental health, and children in the foster care system. Wilbur was raised in Berks County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute and later from Cornell University. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and throughout the years was employed at Textile Machine Works, Sealright, Inc., Martin Gillette, and owned and operated a Chrysler-Plymouth Dealership in Watkins Glen, NY. Wilbur loved cars – old and new – and was a member of various car clubs in Michigan and Kansas. While at Cornell, Marjorie met Wilbur and they married in 1948. Together they shared 66 years of marriage. They spent the latter part of their lives in Overland Park, Kansas. Wilbur passed away in 2014, and Marjorie passed away in 2016.
A scholarship will be awarded in memory of Marjorie Haupt to Berks County residents who are pursuing a master’s degree in social work. Applicants must be in their final year of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in social work and plan to continue their education towards a master’s degree in social work, or have already obtained a bachelor’s degree in social work and are continuing their education towards a master’s degree in social work. Applicants may be furthering their education on a part-time or full-time basis. In order to apply, applicants must have achieved a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or above.
Previous recipients of a scholarship from this fund may apply again in a subsequent year; however, previous recipients will not receive preferential treatment.
To be considered for this scholarship, submit this application between January 15th and April 9th. Applicants will be notified in May.
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