Jorge Luis Acevedo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2003 by the family of Jorge Luis (“J.R.”) Acevedo, Jr. in J.R.’s memory. J.R. was a student at Reading High School at the time of his unexpected death at age 17. During his life, J.R. touched a lot of people, developed a passion for cooking, and looked forward to a promising career in the culinary arts.

This fund provides scholarships to seniors at Reading High School who graduate with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and who will be continuing their education in a culinary arts program. If there are no individuals entering the culinary arts program, then someone furthering their education in hotel and restaurant management will be considered. The ideal candidate will display a passion for the culinary arts and be a constructive member of the Reading High School community, as J.R. was.

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

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Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a senior who attends Reading High School?
  2. Select the field of study you will be pursuing in college.
  3. Have you been accepted into this educational program?
  4. Did you achieve a cumulative gpa of 2.5 or above?
  5. Write an essay (between 250 and 500 words) that addresses the following topic: What motivated you to take an interest in culinary arts or hotel and restaurant management and what are your career goals?
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