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.
2018-2019 Foundation Scholarship for Full-time Students or Clinical Nursing Students – Deadline: Extended until all funds are depleted
Eligible students must be enrolled for 12 or more credits for the spring semester or enrolled in the Clinical portion of the Nursing Program.
Application - PDF
Incredible Scholarship Opportunities – Deadline: November 15, 2018
Eligible students must have a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher with a minimum of 36 semester college‐level credits (excludes developmental courses) earned by December 31, 2018. You do not need to be a PTK member to apply for some of these scholarships.
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New Century Workforce Pathway Scholarship – Deadline: November 15, 2018
Applicants must be currently enrolled in career and technical associate degree programs with plans to enter the workforce immediately after graduating who have earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher. You do not need to be a Phi Theta Kappa member to apply.
Application (click on New Century Pathway Scholarship)
Scholarships available for the following Short Term Career Programs at RACC:
- Nurse Aide training – cost $1,390.00 – scholarships up to $790.00
- Phlebotomy training – cost approx. $6,500.00 – scholarships up to $4,000.00
Students must pay the remaining balance and meet the federal guidelines for financial aid eligibility. For more information on these programs, call 610-372-4721 ext. 5707.
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.
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