Battle of the Badges Scholarship Fund

*This fund was established in 2007 to support one or more scholarships for graduating high school seniors who are children of active police officers or firefighters serving in the City of Reading or who are children of retired or deceased police officers or firefighters who served in the City of Reading.

Applicants must plan to continue their education after high school at a vocational-technical school or at a two- or four-year college, university or trade school. Preference will be given to children of active police officers or firefighters. The recipients will be good citizens in their school and in their community and receive above-average grades in school, as evidenced by a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or an 85% or higher on a 100% scale.

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

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 high school senior?
  2. Select your qualification/s that allows you to apply for this scholarship.
  3. Name of parent who is an active police officer or firefighter serving in the City of Reading or name of parent who is a retired or deceased police officer or firefighter who served in the City of Reading.
  4. Did you achieve a cumulative high school or technical school GPA of 3.0 or above, or 85% or above?
  5. Write an essay (between 250 and 500 words) that addresses the following topic: How has your parent's job as a police officer or firefighter influenced your life and/or your career decision?
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