The Hispanic Center’s Scholarship Fund

The application period runs yearly from

January 15th through March 15th.

One or more scholarships will be awarded annually to a resident of Berks County who will be pursuing post-secondary, under graduate education at an accredited institution and whose ethnic background originates from Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Central America or South America. Graduate students are not eligible to apply.

Scholarship applicants shall exhibit a strong commitment to academic achievement or demonstrate a special talent in the humanities or a vocational trade, and be actively involved in school and/or community activities. The intent is to acknowledge and encourage those individuals who have demonstrated a level of personal responsibility necessary to attend and succeed in a continuing education institution, and who have a financial need. Preference will be given to individuals attending continuing education institutions located within Berks County, but individuals furthering their education outside of Berks County will also be considered. The scholarship is available to high school seniors as well as adults who are furthering their education.

This is not a renewable scholarship, but past recipients may reapply each year and will be reconsidered along with all other applicants. Please note: some of the Berks County colleges might match awards given from this fund.

To apply, go to the Berks County Community Foundation's website at

Scholarships Directory for Latinos