Scholarships | Albright College


High achieving students with demonstrated leadership and commitment to service add to the Albright community in significant ways. To reward those students for their good work, Albright offers a variety of Scholarships and Awards. All Scholarships and Awards are renewable in each semester of a student’s four-year degree as long as the student remains in good academic standing and in compliance with Albright’s Student Code of Conduct.

All students who apply by April 30 will automatically be considered for the scholarships and awards listed below with the exception of the Eugene Shirk Scholarship, for which a student must apply, and the Warren L. Davis Scholarship, an invite-only scholarship. Winners of scholarships and awards will be notified at the time of acceptance, or soon thereafter. It is not necessary to apply for need-based financial aid in order to receive a scholarship or award.

Accepted students can receive only one scholarship. Awards and institutional need based grants and financial aid may be in given in addition to a scholarship.

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

Davis Scholarships cover full tuition, room and board costs at Albright College, post-application of state and federal grant programs. Students will be invited to apply for the Davis Scholarship and will have one month to submit a quality essay that has answered one of five unique prompts. Students will also be asked to submit a character recommendation. Select students will be invited to campus to complete a series of interviews and meet with Albright College President Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, Ph.D. ’82. The Davis will be awarded to students displaying exceptional academic performance who wish to pursue further academic success and have a desire to hone their creative and critical thinking skills so they may serve their communities beyond Albright.


Legacy Award

Enrolling Students who are children or grandchildren of Albright College graduates are eligible for an annual award. Candidates for the Legacy Award must provide documentation of legacy status in their application prior to an offer of admission.

Talent Awards

Members of the Albright faculty may invite incoming students who demonstrate both outstanding creative talent as well as a serious commitment toward student leadership to submit portfolios, interview or audition for renewable grants. Students are awarded these grants on the basis of their portfolio/interview/audition submissions.
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United Methodist Award

In recognition of its affiliation with the United Methodist Church, Albright offers United Methodist Awards to incoming students who are active in their United Methodist Church.

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 prior to May 1.

Click here to submit your application for the United Methodist Award.

Endowed Scholarships