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 time lines 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.

  • All-USA Community College Academic Team  &  All-PA Academic Team

    Local Deadline: November 27, 2016

    Nearly $400,000 in scholarships available. In the past, recipients of some of these scholarships also received free tuition for 2 years at one of the PASSHE Universities (such as Kutztown University or Millersville University)

    The Fall Scholarship Application includes the All-USA Community College Academic Team and the
    All-PA Academic Team.

    Eligibility: Students with a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher who will have a minimum of 36 semester college‐level credits (excludes developmental courses) completed at or transferred to a community college by December 31, 2016. Students must have a minimum of 30 semester college‐level (excludes developmental courses) credit hours completed at a community college in the past five years. You do not need to be a Phi Theta Kappa member to apply.

    Note: Do not email Dr. Weitz directly.
    If you have any questions, please contact Professor Danelle Bower at dbower@racc.edu

    Application & Eligibility Requirements - EXTERNAL LINK

  • Townsend Press Reading Contest - Deadline: May 2017

    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.

    More Information - Townsend Press Reading Contest Information PDF