Haupt Family Fund (For mechanical technology field, automotive technology field, technical field, or trade, or a Wilson High School student majoring in engineering)

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 Wilbur Haupt to adults who are Berks County residents who have a high school degree, OR to high school seniors who are graduating from a high school located in Berks County, PA. Applicants must be furthering their education in a mechanical technology field, transportation/automotive technology field, technical field, or construction field (*see below for examples of each area of study) on a part-time or full-time basis at a vocational/technical school located in Berks County, PA; OR applicants may be Wilson High School seniors who intend to pursue a 4-year degree in engineering at any educational institution on a full-time basis. In order to apply, applicants must have achieved a cumulative high school or technical school GPA of 3.0 or 85% or higher.

Previous recipients of a scholarship from this fund, with the exception of the Wilson 4-year engineering student, 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 March 15th. Applicants will be notified in May.

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*Educational areas:
MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY – part-time or full-time – i.e. Robotics/Automation; Machine Shop; Welding/Metal Fabrication
AUTOMOTIVE/TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY – part-time or full-time – i.e. Auto Collision Repair; Automotive Technology; Diesel Truck Technology; Motorcycle, Marine & Small Engine Technology; Heavy Equipment
TECHNICAL AREA – part-time or full-time – i.e. Computerized Drafting; Electronics & Communication; Information Technology; Applications or Web Design
CONSTRUCTION TRADE AREA – part-time or full-time – Masonry; Building & Property Maintenance; Carpentry; Electrical; Painting & Decorating; Plumbing & Heating; HVAC

Supplemental Questions
  1. Select the answer that makes you eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  2. Are you currently attending or do you plan to attend either the Berks Career & Technology Center or Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center to further your education?
  3. Select the area of study you intend to pursue or you are already pursuing.
  4. In a brief sentence or two, describe the specific area of study you will be pursuing and also include your intended career and type of work you will be doing.
  5. Did you achieve a cumulative high school or technical school GPA of 3.0 or above, or 85% or above?
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