Thanks to generous donations from college employees, alumni, members of the community, businesses and corporations, Reading Area Community College is able to offer scholarships to recognize academic achievement.
When investigating scholarships, be sure to note the deadline dates and requirements. Only apply to scholarships which you have all the eligibility requirements. Check spelling and grammar on the entire application and include an essay if required. Use specific examples when answering questions and be neat in all writing and documentation. All scholarship applicants should have a current completed FAFSA and meet federal eligibility requirements. If you win a scholarship, be sure to thank your provider.
Remember: Scholarships do not have to be repaid.
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. 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.
Foundation for Reading Area Community College Scholarship
With this one application, you will be considered for one of over 125 different scholarships.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships
Deadline: Midnight on Sunday, November 26, 2023.
Eligible students must have a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher in 36 semester college‐level credits by December 31, 2023 and will be entering the workforce prior to fall 2024 after earning an associate degree or certificate or transferring in the fall of 2024 to a four-year university.
You do not need to be a Phi Theta Kappa member to apply for some of these scholarships.
Presidential Scholarships - Full Tuition Scholarships for Four Semesters
Deadline: The Deadline has Passed
Eligible recipients must be current seniors in high school who will graduate and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the time of application.
- Reading Area Community College (RACC) will award up to one scholarship per high school, including all 18 Berks County public high schools, and Berks Catholic High School. One scholarship will also be awarded to one homeschool, cyber school, or other Berks County student who will complete high school that year. Additionally, two scholarships will be awarded to students participating in a JROTC Program at a Berks County high school.
- Online Application
- Paper Application - PDF
Career Programs at RACC
Partial Scholarships available for the following Short Term Career Programs at RACC:
- Certified Recovery Specialist
- Nurse Aide Training
- Pharmacy Technician Training
- Phlebotomy Training
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- Online Scholarship Application
John Langan Berks Catholic to RACC Opportunity Scholarship
Eligible recipients must be current seniors who will graduate from Berks Catholic High School and attend RACC in the fall semester.
Townsend Press Reading Contest
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 - PDF