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.

2014 High School Graduates:

Presidential Scholarship - deadline April 25

Qualified applicants must be senior high school students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who will graduate this year from a Berks County High School and pursue an education at Reading Area Community College. RACC will award eighteen (18) scholarships annually among the Berks County high schools whatever tuition is not covered by their financial aid grant package for four consecutive semesters at Reading Area Community College. The student is responsible for all fees and books and must be enrolled as a full-time student and remain in good standing to keep this award. Application… - Description: Adobe PDF filePDF 25 KB

High School Graduate Scholarship - deadline June 23

Qualified applicants must be senior high school students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher who will graduate this year and pursue an education at Reading Area Community College. Students must enroll as full-time students beginning in the fall 2014 semester. Application… - High School Graduate Scholarship Application PDF 32 KB

Current, Transfer and New Students (other than 2014 HS graduates):

Foundation for Reading Area Community College Scholarships - deadline July 24 for fall 2014

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 upcoming semester. Application… - Foundation for RACC Scholarship Application PDF 117 KB

Townsend Press Reading Contest - deadline May 29

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 28 KB