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. Eligible students must be enrolled for 6 credits or more for the spring 2020 semester at RACC.
Career Programs at RACC
Scholarships available for the following Short Term Career Programs at RACC:
- Nurse Aide training: cost $1,390.00
Scholarships up to $790.00
- Pharmacy Technician training: cost $2495.00
- Phlebotomy training: approximate cost $6,500.00
Scholarships up to $4,000.00
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 but are not receiving veteran benefits because they have used up their military benefits, did not serve long enough or their benefits have expired. 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: March 1, 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
Honors Scholars Award – Full Scholarship for Four Semesters
Eligible recipients must be new students or students who have earned less than 15 college credits with a combined SAT score of 1200 or an ACT score of at least 25 or who have tested into Honors Program classes. Recent high school graduates must have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA from high school.
Townsend Press Reading Contest
- Temporarily Postponed
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