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.
Incredible Scholarship Opportunities Through Phi Theta Kappa
Students with a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher who will have a minimum of 36 semester college‐level credits and transferring in the fall 2022. Each college can nominate two students, for the New Century Workforce Pathway Scholarship and two students for the All-USA Academic Team/New Century Transfer Pathway Scholarship. You do not need to be a Phi Theta Kappa member to apply for some of these scholarships.
Deadline: November 21, 2021 Midnight
Career Programs at RACC
Scholarships available for the following Short Term Career Programs at RACC:
- Home Health Aide training: cost $820.00
Scholarships up to $500.00
- Nurse Aide training: cost $1,390.00
Scholarships up to $790.00
- Pharmacy Technician training: cost $2,495.00
- Phlebotomy training: approximate cost $6,500.00
Scholarships up to $2,500.00
Students must pay the remaining balance and meet the federal guidelines for financial aid eligibility.
Military Assistance Fund Scholarship
Scholarships available each semester for students who served or are serving in the military who have financial need for tuition, fees or books. Students must be new students or have a 2.0 GPA or higher to apply. For veterans, a DD214 certifying “Honorable Discharge” is required (no other discharge qualifies).
- Application - PDF
Presidential Scholarships - Full Tuition Scholarships for Four Semesters
Deadline: April 9, 2021
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
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