Building Industries Exchange of Reading and Berks County Fund

The purpose of the fund is to support Berks County residents who are pursuing post-secondary education to pursue careers in the building trades and/or construction design technology. Such careers include, but are not limited to, architecture, drafting or engineering related to the construction industry, or Trade Prep Certificate Programs, or Apprenticeship Programs related to the construction industry including, but not limited to, HVAC, carpentry, plumbing or electrical.

Students are eligible to receive up to $1,000 a year for expenses such as: tuition, books, application fees, tools, equipment, or clothing required for the program. Students may reapply in a subsequent year.

To be considered for this scholarship, submit this application between January 15th and September 7th. Applicants will be notified in October.

In order to apply for a scholarship, you must click the Sign Up button in the top right corner to create an account. If you already established an account, click Sign In to proceed with applying for a scholarship.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a resident of Berks County, PA?
  2. Are you pursuing a career in the building trade and/or construction design technology?
  3. Indicate your field of study.
  4. Have you been accepted into the program/field of study listed above?
  5. Attach your documentation of proof of acceptance into the program. Note: You have until September 7th to come back to your application to submit your acceptance documentation. Application must be submitted by September 7th.
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