Scholarships and Awards – Albright College

Scholarships and Awards

Students during a graduation ceremony at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania

Students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and a commitment to service enrich our Albright community in so many ways. We welcome your enthusiasm, spirit and desire to excel. To acknowledge your efforts and to reward you for your accomplishments, we offer a variety of Scholarships and Awards with amounts totaling as much as $22,000 per year.

If you apply by April 30, you will automatically be considered for scholarships and awards and will receive notification of your financial package at the time of your acceptance, or soon thereafter.


Eugene Shirk Scholarship
Shirk Scholarships, in the amount of $22,000 per year, are offered to Berks County students who are dedicated to community service, leadership, strength of character and commitment to excellence. Students who wish to apply for this award must submit an application.

Presidential Scholarship
Presidential Scholarships, in the amount of $19,000 per year, are offered to students with outstanding academic records. Presidential Scholars generally rank in the top five percent of their graduating class and demonstrate strong leadership skills and a commitment to service.

Dean’s Scholarship
Dean’s Scholarships, in the amount of $17,000 per year, are offered to students with excellent academic records who demonstrate a commitment to school and community involvement.

Keystone Commitment Scholarship
Keystone Commitment Scholarships in the amount of $16,000 per year, are offered to first-year students who have strong and respectable academic records and a home address in Pennsylvania.

Albright College Scholarship
Albright College Scholarships, in the amount of $13,000 per year, are offered to students with strong academic records and have a home address outside of Pennsylvania

Albright College Grants
Albright College Grants, in the amount of $8,000 to $10,000 per year, are offered to students with respectable academic records and have a home address outside of Pennsylvania

13th Street Scholarship
North 13th Street in Reading, Pennsylvania is noted in a Ripley’s Believe it or Not as the only place in the United States where a student can go from kindergarten through college by taking classes at schools on the same street.

In recognition of this educational phenomenon, the 13th Street Scholarship, is awarded to all accepted students who have graduated from Reading High School, Northeast Middle School, and 13th & Green and/or 13th & Union Elementary Schools.

Warren L. Davis Scholarship
This prestigious invitation-only scholarship covers full tuition, as well as room and board costs at Albright College. It is awarded to those students who display exceptional academic performance and have a desire to hone their creative and critical thinking skills so they may serve their communities beyond Albright. Students who are invited to apply must submit a prompted essay as well as a character recommendation. Select students will then be invited to campus for a series of interviews and a meeting with Albright College President Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, Ph.D. ’82.
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Students are eligible to receive one academic merit scholarship.

Endowed Scholarships

Albright College is incredibly fortunate to have a committed group of donors who passionately support our efforts. Thanks to their kindness and generosity, we are able to provide a world of wonderful opportunities for our students. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our donors and to personally thank them for all they do to support the College and our students.

Meet Our Donors


Albright College offers a variety of awards based on factors beyond academics. Browse our Awards to see if you may qualify.

Legacy Award
If you are a child or grandchild of an Albright College graduate, you are eligible to receive the Legacy Award. Candidates must provide documentation of legacy status in their application prior to an offer of admission.

Talent Awards
If you demonstrate outstanding creative talent and a serious commitment toward student leadership, you may be invited to apply for the Albright Talent Award. These renewable grants are awarded based on your portfolio, interview, or audition.

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United Methodist Award
In recognition of its affiliation with the United Methodist Church, Albright offers awards to incoming students who are active in their United Methodist Church. Candidates must provide a letter from their pastor clearly stating their active membership in the church. This letter must be received prior to May 1.