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Scholarships

Albright College Environmentally Oriented Sciences (ACES) Scholarships

nsf1smThrough a generous grant from the National Science Foundation, Albright College awards 11 scholarships to incoming freshmen who intend to pursue a STEM major with a focus on environmentally related issues. Each student will receive a total of up to $22,500 over his or her four years. The ACES Scholarship requires an application in addition to the application for admission. Both the admission and scholarship applications are due by January1. Additional information can be found here. Please send questions to ACES-NSF@albright.edu.

Warren L. Davis Scholarship

The Warren L. Davis Scholarships are full-tuition scholarships, and worth approximately $160,000 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

Founders Scholarships of $25,000-$30,000 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 $100,000-$120,000 ($25,000-$30,000 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 15. The Shirk Scholarship is renewable as long as the student maintains a 2.75 grade point average. Additional information can be found here. Please follow this link to download an application. Please call the Albright Admission Office at (610) 921-7512 with further questions.

Presidential Scholarships

Presidential Scholarships of up to $100,000 (up to $25,000 per year) are offered to students with excellent academic records. Recipients generally rank in the top 25 percent of their class, and the scholarship is renewable as long as the student maintains a 3.0 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.

All institutionally supported scholarship are mutually exclusive for full time students studying on campus. Awards and institutional need based grants and financial aid maybe in given in addition to institutionally supported scholarship.


Awards

The following awards are independent of the scholarships above. Awards are renewable except for Talent Awards that vary by department.

Albright Award

The Albright Award is awarded based off of your achievement academically! Offered to those students who do not qualify for the Presidential or Founders Scholarship, the Albright award does not require students to maintain a minimum academic grade point average. The Albright award could be awarded up to $24,000 per year totaling $96,000 in aid over four years that does not need to be paid back.

Albright College Environmentally Oriented Sciences (ACES) Scholarships

nsf1smThrough a generous grant from the National Science Foundation, Albright College awards 11 scholarships to incoming freshmen who intend to pursue a STEM major with a focus on environmentally related issues. Each student will receive a total of up to $22,500 over his or her four years. The ACES Scholarship requires an application in addition to the application for admission. Both the admission and scholarship applications are due by January1. Additional information can be found here. Please send questions to ACES-NSF@albright.edu.

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, journalism, music and theatre. Talent is assessed on the basis of an on-campus audition (for music and theatre) or a portfolio review (for art and journalism). The deadline for submitting work and completing an audition is February 1. Call the Admission Office (800-252-1856) or visit www.albright.edu/talentawards/ for more information on applying for a Talent Award.

Legacy Awards

Applicants who are children of Albright graduates are eligible for a $3,000 award annually.

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