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 March 1 will be considered for the Scholarships and Awards listed below. 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.
Founders Scholarships, in the amount of $32,000 per year, are offered to students with outstanding academic records. Founders Scholars generally rank in the top five percent of their graduating class and demonstrate strong leadership skills and a commitment to service.
Eugene L. Shirk Memorial Scholarship
The Shirk Scholarship, ranging from $28,000 to $32,000 per year, is awarded to the top applicants from high schools in Berks County. Shirk Scholars demonstrate their quality through academic performance, a commitment to service, and leadership in their school and community.
Presidential Scholarships, ranging up to $28,000 per year, are offered to students with excellent academic records. Recipients generally rank in the top twenty percent of their class and demonstrate a commitment to school and community involvement.
Albright Awards, ranging up to $23,000 per year, are offered to students with strong academic records. Recipients generally rank in the top forty percent of their class.
13th Street Gang 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 Gang Scholarship, in the amount of $15,000 per year, 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.
Albright College Environmentally Oriented Sciences (ACES) Scholarship
Through 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. Students will receive up to $22,500 over four years. The ACES Scholarship requires an application in addition to the application for admission. Additional information can be found here. Please send questions to ACES-NSF@albright.edu.
Enrolling Students who are children or grandchildren of Albright College graduates are eligible for an annual award of $1,000. Candidates for the Legacy Award must provide documentation of legacy status in their application prior to an offer of admission.
United Methodist Award
In recognition of its affiliation with the United Methodist Church, Albright offers United Methodist Awards of $1,000 per year 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 an offer of admission.