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.

Honors Scholars Award – Deadline: April 29, 2016

This is a two year scholarship at Reading Area Community College that will pay whatever tuition, fees and books that financial aid grants do not fund for 2 years (valued up to $10,000.00). See what our Honors Program has to offer and enjoy your education for 2 years.


  • Applicants must be 2016 Berks county high school graduates.
  • Applicants must have a combined SAT score of 1650 or higher if taken before March 2016 or a combined 1100 or higher if taken in March 2016 or after.
  • Applicants must fill out a FAFSA each year and qualify under financial aid regulations.
  • Applicants must be willing to enroll in an Honors class each semester for the duration of the scholarship.
  • Applicants must be willing to enroll full-time (12 credits or more) starting fall 2016 semester.

Interested students should email Brenda Creasy, Scholarship Coordinator, at bcreasy@racc.edu with the following information:

  • Name
  • High school you are attending
  • Your SAT scores
  • When you took your SAT tests
  • Current GPA
  • Phone number
  • Time of day that you are available after school for an on-campus interview.

Presidential Scholarship – Deadline: May 15, 2016

Two year scholarship available for 2016 Berks county high school graduates with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Application… - Presidental Scholarship Application PDF

Townsend Press Reading Contest - Deadline: December, 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

Foundation for RACC Scholarships for Full-time Students - Deadline: June 30, 2016

Scholarships available to RACC students who enroll for 12 or more credits each semester or who are part of the clinical rotation for Nursing.

Application - Foundation for RACC Scholarships Application PDF