Scheetz Trust Fund Scholarship -
The Scheetz Trust was formed by a donation from Elsie Scheetz to the Reading Hospital for the sole purpose of Nurse Education. These funds are invested on a yearly basis and the return of that investment is what provides the resources to fund the scholarship each year. Annual awards and criteria may vary from year to year.
Third Level Nursing students may qualify for an award based upon one of the two criteria as follows:
- Merit – have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher after the Spring semester of their 2nd Level OR
- Financial Need - have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) not exceeding 11,000 based upon the current award year’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
No scholarship application is necessary. Merit scholarships will be selected first followed by an unduplicated listing of Financial Need scholarship recipients.
Eligible candidates will be determined each May by the Director of Financial Aid and Budget with approval from the RHSHS Director. A list of all candidates will be sent to the Trustee for review and approval prior to the awarding of the scholarship. The $3,000 scholarship award will be disbursed to the student’s account in two payments – $2,000 for the 22/23 Fall semester and $1,000 for the 22/23 Spring semester.
Please note that if the Scheetz Scholarship award in combination with other aid awarded in an academic year exceeds the student’s Cost of Attendance, loan disbursements may be reduced.
The information listed below is only a sample of free scholarship websites that are available.
Additional Scholarship Resources
High school website: Don’t overlook your own high school’s website, which may have a list of local scholarships. These scholarships can have less competition than those posted to national databases.
Community foundation website: Take a look at local community foundation websites which may host a list of area scholarships from organizations such as the Elks Lodge, American Legion, and others.
Employer scholarships: Ask your own employer! Also, check with your parents and see if their employer offers scholarships to family members.
Volunteering: Getting involved and show you care about your surroundings. Companies offer scholarships nationwide when you have volunteering experience, like Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and DoSomething.org