About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Berks County Community Foundation, an organization that administers about 350 charitable funds and has awarded over $55 million in grants and scholarships. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for the residents of Berks County and to promote philanthropy. This scholarship was established by Stephanie Hunsberger to honor her grandmother who had a big influence in Stephanie's life. 


How to apply for the scholarship?

  • The applicant should complete the application which can be found on the BCCF site.

  • Along with the application, the applicant must also submit an essay (250-500 words), academic transcripts, recommendation letter from the high school swimming coach, and FAFSA.

How much the scholarship award amounts to?

  • The award amounts to $1,000 annually.

  • The number of awards offered varies each year.

Deadline Information

The deadline date is set for 15 March 2020

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Elizabeth Horvath Swimming Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships to seniors graduating from Berks County high schools who intend to further their education after high school in pursuit of a bachelor's degree.

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum of 2.5 GPA out of 4 or 80% or above in high school.

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