The Burchy Schulte Memorial Scholarship Fund $500

The Burchy Schulte Memorial Scholarship Fund is awarded to a Reading High School senior enrolled in a Great Oaks campus program. Burchy himself was a Reading graduate, as were both of his children and both of his grandchildren. This scholarship was created to honor Burchy's legacy of lifelong service to education and his community. In particular, he believed that Career & Technical Education helped to forge successful career pathways and improved people’s lives. His decades of volunteer service and leadership on the Great Oaks Career Campuses Board of Directors and Great Oaks Education Foundation are a testament to that belief.  Burchy woke up every day with a smile on his face and approached the world wondering, "What can I do today that will help make someone else's day better"?

Scholarship Criteria for the Burchy Schulte Memorial Scholarship Fund

  1. A full-time high school senior from the Reading Community School District enrolled at one of the Great Oaks full-time campus programs and qualified for graduation.
  2. Be successful in her/his Great Oaks career-technical program.
  3. A demonstrated commitment to volunteerism.

Essay Prompts:

  1. Describe your work ethic and how it contributes to improving your life, building character, and help others.
  2. How does volunteerism enrich one's life and the life of one's community?