Albright College to award 25 Shirk Scholarships to Berks County Students

The annual Shirk Scholarship of $22,000 will be awarded to academically promising local students

In honor of the late Eugene Sherk Professor of Mathematics and Instructor, Albright College will award 25 Eugene Sherk Scholarships in the amount of $22,000 annually to incoming Berks County first-year students dedicated to community service, leadership, strength of character, and a commitment to excellence. Laureates will learn alongside an incredibly diverse student body, coming to Albright from all over the country and the world.

Dwayne L said. . “The total renewable scholarship will be $88,000 over four years for full-time Albright students who maintain a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.”

Local high school or home school seniors must apply for Albright admission by December 15, 2021 and submit the Shirk Scholarship application by January 15, 2022. A written or video essay is required and scholarship recipients will participate in interviews , either in person or virtually, during which they will be assessed on the basis of their school, community service, extracurricular activities, strength of character, and academic achievement.

By adjusting tuition fees by 45% lower for 2020, Albright College is dedicated to making its rigorous education accessible to all students with academic promise – building on its historical strength of educating middle- and working-class students.

The college’s ongoing work on affordability hasn’t gone unnoticed. LendEDU ranked Albright as one of the Best Financial Aid Colleges (#105 in the state and #11 in Pennsylvania), Washington Monthly ranked it as Best Bang for the Buck, and called College Factual Albright as one of the 3 best colleges for money in Pennsylvania.

Recognizing the college’s work toward closing the education gap for all academically promising students across all student demographics, the college has also been ranked among the 32nd best national colleges for social mobility—US News & World Report’s measure of scoring and seeing economically disadvantaged students through to graduation.

Launched last year, the college’s Advancing Lives Scholarship Program provides critical, needs-based assistance to second-year students, young and old, and the college’s Lifting Up Lions Fund provides students with resources such as winter coats, personal items, books, laptops, and food.

Albright President, Jacqueline S. 82. “As the purchasing power of middle-class families has declined over the past two decades, it is imperative that we build our financial structure and academic programs to meet the needs of today’s students—most notably keeping the cost of college affordable and providing the academic and other resources our students need.

“The Higher Class Education Improvement Life Scholarships and the Lifting Up Lions Fund are important elements that lead to our ultimate goal of providing an excellent, academically rigorous Albright education and proactively supporting student success.”

Applicants who have not received Sherk Scholarships will be considered for several other Albright Scholarships. To be eligible for financial aid, including scholarships and study and work jobs, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Contact Albright Acceptance at [email protected] or 610-921-7700.

Named Best National College by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education and US News & World Report, Albright College (founded in 1856) is home to a diverse community of learners who cultivate integrity, curiosity, communication, and resilience. The college’s flexible curriculum encourages students to combine different disciplines to create individual academic programmes. Close mentorship of faculty and numerous experiential learning options create opportunities for Albright alumni to exceed their own expectations. Albright is located in Reading, Pennsylvania, and is home to undergraduates, adult learners, and graduate students.

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