RACC Scholarships

The scholarships listed here are administered through the Foundation for RACC. They are either funded by the Foundation or an outside company who is working with the College to identify qualified candidates.

All Foundation for Reading Area Community College Scholarships are awarded according to financial aid and donor criteria. Foundation Scholarships are credited to the students’ financial aid account and are disbursed according to financial aid timelines and policies. Non-need based scholarships are awarded through the Foundation by faculty/staff recommendations. However, most Foundation Scholarships are need-based. When applying for a scholarship, students should check the eligibility criteria listed on the application to make sure they qualify. For a complete listing of RACC Scholarships and criteria, contact the Foundation for Reading Area Community College. Award amounts are determined on an annual basis by donor contributions, the Foundation Board of Directors and the financial need of the student.

Students with financial need for tuition, fees or books should fill out the “Foundation for Reading Area Community College Scholarship Application” listed below. After submitting this application, you will be matched with the Foundation Scholarship which best fits your characteristics for scholarship consideration. When there is more than one eligible applicant for the same scholarship, students with the highest academic performance, most financial need and those enrolled for the most number of credits are considered first. A current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for all Foundation Scholarships. Scholarships are awarded annually; eligibility is determined on an annual basis.

Foundation for RACC Scholarships for 2015-16 - Spring deadline is October 8, 2015

The Foundation for Reading Area Community College offers scholarships to students who have financial need and are not fully covered through financial aid. Over 50 scholarships are awarded with this one application. Students must be new students or currently enrolled students with a 2.5 GPA or higher who are enrolling for at least 12 credits for the Spring 2016 semester.

Application… - Foundation for RACC Scholarships Application PDF

Townsend Press Reading Contest - Deadline: May 25, 2016

In this contest, students earn cash scholarships from Townsend Press by reading books. For every 10 books you read, you will be awarded $100.00.

Learn more - Townsend Press Reading Contest Information PDF

Bruce H. and Elizabeth A. Stanley Scholarship - Spring Deadline: October 8, 2015

The Bruce H. and Elizabeth A. Stanley Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to transfer majors who have earned 30 credits or more and have earned a 3.0 GPA or higher at Reading Area Community College.

Application… - Bruce and Elizabeth Stanley Scholarship Application PDF

Emma Kate Bright Yocum Scholarship - Spring Deadline: October 8, 2015

The Emma Kate Bright Yocum Scholarship was established to provide scholarship assistance to a student enrolled in a transfer program, still pursuing a RACC degree in the spring and planning to transfer to Alvernia University after graduation.

Application… - Emma kate Bright Yocum Scholarship Application PDF

Federation of Reading Area Community College Memorial Scholarship - Spring Deadline: October 8, 2015

The Federation of Reading Area Community College Memorial Scholarship was established to support fellow labor union employees and their families in furthering their education at Reading Area Community College. Recipient or an immediate family member of the recipient (spouse, child or parent) must be a documented dues paying member of an organized labor union.

Application… - Federation of RACC Memorail Scholarship Application PDF

Margaret B. Edgar and Doris R.S. Miller Scholarship I - Spring Deadline: October 8, 2015

The Margaret B. Edgar and Doris R.S. Miller Scholarship I was established to help Berks county residents who are 55 years of age or older who are recently separated or divorced with financial need pursue an education at Reading Area Community College.

Application… - Margaret Edgar and Doris Miller Scholarhip I Application PDF

Margaret B. Edgar and Doris R.S. Miller Scholarship II - Spring Deadline: October 8, 2015

The Margaret B. Edgar and Doris R.S. Miller Scholarship II was established to help a recent high school graduate from a divorced or single parent household pursue an education at Reading Area Community College.

Application… - Margaret Edgar and Doris Miller Scholarship II Application PDF

Martha A. Sykes Scholarship - Spring Deadline: October 8, 2015

The Martha A. Sykes Scholarship was established to provide scholarship assistance to a student who is involved and committed with the fine arts (especially drawing, painting and illustration) as shown by the student’s career goal or involvement in school or their community.

Application… - Martha Sykes Scholarship Application PDF

Mary Ann Chelius Smith Scholarship - Spring Deadline: October 8, 2015

The Mary Ann Chelius Smith Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to Reading Area Community College students who attended Reading High School.

Application… - Mary Ann Chelius Smith Scholarship Application PDF

The Dr. Gene M. and Mary J. Wilkins Scholarship and the Doris A. Wagner Scholarship - Spring Deadline: October 8, 2015

The Dr. Gene M. and Mary J. Wilkins Scholarship and the Doris A. Wagner Scholarship were both established to provide scholarship assistance to students who are single or divorced parents at Reading Area Community College.

Application… - Description: Adobe PDF file PDF

RACC Alumni Association Scholarship - Spring Deadline: October 8, 2015

The RACC Alumni Association Scholarship was established to award scholarships to immediate family members of RACC alumni. Applicants must be a spouse, child, sibling, parent or grandchild of an RACC alumnus (must have graduated from RACC).

Application… - RACC Alumni Association Scholarship Application PDF

Student Government Association Scholarship - Spring Deadline: October 8, 2015

The Student Government Association Scholarship was established to award a scholarship to a current RACC student who has earned at least 21 credits at Reading Area Community College with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or more.

Application… - Student Government Association Scholarship Application PDF