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 timelines 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.

Presidential Scholarship - Deadline: April 24, 2015

Qualified applicants must be senior high school students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who will graduate this year from a Berks County High School and pursue an education at Reading Area Community College. RACC will award eighteen (18) scholarships annually among the Berks County high schools whatever tuition is not covered by their financial aid grant package for four consecutive semesters at Reading Area Community College. The student is responsible for all fees and books and must be enrolled as a full-time student and remain in good standing to keep this award.

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RACC Summer Scholarships Available – Apply as soon as possible

If you would like to take summer classes at RACC but used up all your Pell eligibility by being a full-time student at RACC this academic year, you can apply for scholarship consideration. Simply email a short statement of the specific courses you would like to take this summer, your exact amount needed and your student ID number to bcreasy@racc.edu. Students must have been RACC students in the 2014-2015 academic year, have a 2.5 GPA and be in satisfactory academic and financial aid progress to be considered. Although we would like to help everyone, we are limited by our funding. Apply as soon as possible. We will award to eligible students until all funds are depleted.

2015 Honors Scholars Award - Deadline: May 1, 2015

This scholarship will pay whatever tuition, fees and books that financial aid grants do not fund for 2 years (valued up to $10,000.00). Applicants must be 2015 high school graduates with a combined SAT score of 1650 or higher.

Application… - Honors Scholars Award Application PDF 99 KB

Foundation for RACC Scholarships for 2015-16 - Early application is encouraged

The Foundation for Reading Area Community College offers scholarships to students who have financial need and are not fully covered through financial aid. Over 80 scholarships are awarded with this one application. Students must be new students or currently enrolled students with a 2.5 GPA or higher who are enrolling for at least 12 credits for the fall 2015 semester.

Application… - Foundation for RACC Scholarships Application PDF 167 KB

PASFAA Scholarship – Deadline May 1, 2015

Applicants must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree seeking program with a 2.5 GPA or higher.

Application on the PASFAA website

Townsend Press Reading Contest - Deadline: May 25, 2016

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.

Learn more - Townsend Press Reading Contest Information PDF 28 KB