The Reading Collegiate Scholars Program was established in 2014 with the intent to increase high school graduation and college attendance rates in Reading, while ensuring the successes of those Reading students who attend Alvernia University.


Reading Collegiate Scholars Program (RCSP) College Access Program

Through the Holleran Center for Community and Global Engagement, Alvernia University work study students' mentor and tutor Reading High School students in grades 9 through 12.  Students have the opportunity to explore options for them after high school such as college; size of the university, major, etc.  Work-study students assist in applying to colleges, signing up and studying for the SAT and/or ACT tests, college visits, obtaining and applying for scholarships, etc.


Reading High School Students:

Programming takes place Mondays through Thursdays right after school until 4:30 pm in the library.

For students who live in the city limits of Reading, PA please contact Courtney at with any questions.


Each year, through the generous supports of donors, 10 Reading city students are offered a full tuition, 8 semester scholarship to attend Alvernia University.


How do I qualify for the scholarship?

  • Participation in the Reading Collegiate Scholars Program
  • Live in the city of Reading, PA
  • Acceptance to Alvernia University
  • To apply, please complete the required form



Reading Collegiate Scholars
Contact Information
Courtney Bieber
Reading Collegiate Scholars Program Manager
Holleran Center for Community and Global Engagement
Bernardine Hall 102A
Phone: 610-796-5509