Support Scholarships

Your scholarship gift can help make an enduring difference. Scholarship support ensures that deserving students are able to attend Alvernia regardless of their financial circumstances.

Annually funded scholarships are a critical part of our financial aid program. Your continuing support ensures that these scholarships will be available each year.  Endowed scholarships provide a steady and reliable stream of support. These funds generally grow over time, generating income for many of our scholarship awards. When you give to an endowed scholarship, you are making a personal and immediate impact on the lives of our students.

Thank you for considering a scholarship gift that keeps education accessible and affordable for Alvernia, both today and tomorrow.

Scholarships to support are listed below:

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Reading Scholars celebrate graduation
Reading Collegiate Scholars Program
This scholarship program provides affordable access for City of Reading students who wish to attend Alvernia University.
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Ellen Engler Education Scholarship
As a celebration of Ellen's 60 years in the classroom, Alvernia has created the Ellen Engler Education Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to an education student who displays the traits of an effective teacher.
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Newcombe Scholarship
Supports mature women students who need financial aid to complete their education at Alvernia.
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Boscov Scholars Program
Established to help committed and hard working students realize their dream of a quality, private, higher education in Berks County.
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Larrie S. Thomas Memorial Scholarship
The Larrie Summer Thomas Scholarship is awarded in loving memory of Criminal Justice alumna, Larrie Summer Thomas, who completed her undergraduate education while courageously fighting colon cancer.
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Bryan T. Dreibelbis Accounting Scholarship
Scholarship is in honor of Bryan T. Dreibelbis, accounting professor for 28 years. This scholarship honors the work he did and the numerous successful alumni in the accounting world he helped produce.
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The Sister Edward Ann Wierzalis’79 Memorial Scholarship
The Sister Edward Ann Wierzalis’79 Memorial Scholarship has been established in order to help make the dream of completing a college degree possible for students who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to academic excellence while fostering Sister Edward Ann’s legacy to inspire others in developing their spiritual values in celebration of the gift of life.