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Albright Scholarships and Awards

Albright believes that high school students who have excelled academically and have demonstrated leadership skills add to the quality of life at the College regardless of their financial means. Therefore, Albright offers a variety of scholarships to assist students. All scholarships are renewable provided the recipient maintains the required grade point average.


How Do I Apply?

It's easy to apply for the many Albright College scholarships and awards. Simply apply for admission by March 1. Once admitted, your application is automatically forwarded to the Scholarship Committee for consideration. (Please note: there is a separate application required for the Eugene Shirk Scholarship for graduates of Berks County high schools.)

Winners of scholarships and awards are notified about scholarships and awards at time of admission. It is not necessary to apply for financial aid in order to receive a scholarship and/or awards.

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Scholarships

Warren L. Davis Scholarship

The Warren L. Davis Scholarships are full-tuition scholarships, and worth approximately $145,000 over four years.

The College invites about 75 of its top applicants to apply for these scholarships and awards two Davis Scholarships each year. The Davis scholarship is renewable as long as the student maintains a 3.3 grade point average.

Founders Scholarships

For students beginning their matriculation in the fall of 2013 or later, Founders Scholarships of $100,000 ($25,000 per year for four years) are offered to students with outstanding academic records. Founders Scholars generally rank in the top five percent of their graduating class, and the scholarship is renewable as long as the student maintains a 3.3 grade point average.

Eugene L. Shirk Memorial Scholarships

Albright College awards 25 scholarships to freshmen applicants from local high schools (Berks County, PA) and to transfer applicants from Reading Area Community College. Shirk scholarships are $70,000-$100,000 ($17,500-$25,000 per year) and are given in recognition of leadership, community service and academic performance. The Shirk Scholarship requires a scholarship application in addition to the application for admission. Both the admission and scholarship applications are due by December 15th. The Shirk Scholarship is renewable as long as the student maintains a 3.0 grade point average. If you would like information and a scholarship application, please call the Albright Admission Office at (610) 921-7512.

Presidential Scholarships

Presidential Scholarships of $80,000 ($20,000 per year) are offered to students with excellent academic records. Recipients generally rank in the top 10-12 percent of their class, and the scholarship is renewable as long as the student maintains a 3.0 grade point average.

Provost's Scholarships

Provost's Scholarships of $70,000 ($17,500 per year) are offered to students with strong academic records. Recipients generally rank in the top 20 percent of their class, and the scholarship is renewable as long as the student maintains a 3.0 grade point average.

Alumni Scholarships

For students beginning their matriculation in the fall of 2013 or later, Alumni Scholarships ranging from $20,000 to $60,000 ($5,000 to $15,000 per year) are offered to students with commendable academic records. Freshmen recipients generally rank in the top 25 percent of their class, and the scholarship is renewable as long as the student maintains a 2.67 grade point average.

13th Street Gang Scholarships

In the 1960s, North 13th Street was noted in a Ripley's Believe it or Not article for being the only place in the United States where one can go from kindergarten to elementary school, junior high to high school, and then to college without ever leaving the same street.

In recognition of this educational phenomenon, Albright College and the Reading School District announced the 13th Street Gang Scholarship, a scholarship worth up to $15,000 per year or $60,000 over four years. All freshmen applicants are eligible for consideration if they have graduated from Reading High School, Northeast Middle School and 13th & Green and/or 13th & Union Elementary Schools.

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Awards

The following awards are independent of the scholarships above. Typically, scholarship recipients also earn One or more awards. Transfer applicants are eligible for all awards except Scholar and Leadership Awards, which recognize high school achievement. Awards are automatically renewable, except for Talent Awards that vary by department.

United Methodist Award

In recognition of its affiliation with the United Methodist Church, the College offers United Methodist Awards of $4,000 to incoming students active in their church. These awards are distributed in equal parts of $1,000 per year for four years of study at Albright. 

Candidates for the United Methodist Award must provide a letter from their pastor clearly stating their active membership in the church. This letter must be received by March 1st, prior to matriculation. The United Methodist Award is renewable, contingent upon the recipient remaining in good academic and social standing as a full-time student on Albright's campus.

Talent Awards

Albright gives awards ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 per year for students with talent in the fine arts and journalism. Talent is assessed on the basis of an on-campus audition (for music and theatre) or a portfolio review (for art and journalism).  Music and Theatre auditions will be held on select Saturdays in the month of January. The deadline for submitting work for both the journalism and the art portfolio reviews is February 1st. Applicants may apply for two awards from different academic departments. Call the Admission Office (800-252-1856) or visit www.albright.edu/talentawards/ for information on applying for these awards.

Scholars Awards

Awards of $1,000 will be given to students who are:

  • Members of the National Honor Society*

Legacy Awards

Applicants who are children of Albright graduates are eligible for a $1,000 award annually.

Sibling Awards

A student whose brother or sister is concurrently enrolled at Albright will receive a $500 sibling award.

*It is the applicant's responsibility to provide documentation of eligibility for these awards to the Admission Office by May 1.

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