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Financial Aid Scholarships

Note: Criteria for each scholarship are determined by donors and recipients are chosen by each department. 

Fred and Ella Baer Memorial Scholarship

*Senior, 3.5 GPA. Established by Ella Baer '31 to provide scholarships to worthy students of senior standing whose academic record justifies the appointment.

Kathryn and Frederick W. Biltz Scholarship

*45 or more credits, at least 3.5 GPA. Established by the estate of Frederick W. Biltz in memory of G. Kathryn Biltz '21 to provide scholarships to full-time sophomore, junior or senior students.

Dr. Thomas A. Bock Scholarship

*60 or more credits; at least 3.0 GPA. Established by the estate of Dr. Thomas A. Bock, 1895 (professor emeritus), to provide scholarships to juniors or seniors in good standing.

Class of 1943 Scholarship

*Worthy student enrolled full-time. Established to provide scholarships for deserving students by members of the Class of 1943 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their college commencement, and in memory and honor of those who made a difference in their lives while at Kutztown State Teachers College.

Class of 1944 Bruce Becker/Donald Brown Scholarship

*Worthy student enrolled full-time. Established to provide scholarships for deserving students by members of the Class of 1944 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their college commencement and in memory of two classmates who gave their lives in World War II; and in honor of those who made a difference in their lives as students at Kutztown State Teachers College.

Class of 1946 Scholarship

*Worthy student enrolled full-time. Established to provide scholarships for deserving students by members of the Class of 1946 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their college commencement, and in memory and honor of those who made a difference in their lives while at Kutztown State Teachers College.

Class of 1947 Scholarship

*Worthy student enrolled full-time. Established to provide scholarships for deserving students by members of the Class of 1947 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their college commencement, and in memory and honor of those who made a difference in their lives while at Kutztown State Teachers College.

Class of 1948 Scholarship

*Worthy student enrolled full-time. Established to provide scholarships for deserving students by members of the Class of 1948 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their college commencement in memory, and honor of those who made a difference in their lives while at Kutztown State Teachers College.

Class of 1949 Scholarship

*Worthy student enrolled full-time. Established to provide scholarships for deserving students by members of the Class of 1949 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their college commencement in memory, and honor of those who made a difference in their lives while at Kutztown State Teachers College.

Class of 1950 Scholarship

*Worthy student enrolled full-time. Established to provide scholarships for deserving students by members of the Class of 1950 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their college commencement, and in memory and honor of those who made a difference in their lives while at Kutztown State Teachers College.

Class of 1951 Scholarship

*Worthy student enrolled full-time. Established to provide scholarships for deserving students by members of the Class of 1951 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their college commencement, and in memory and honor of those who made a difference in their lives while at Kutztown State Teachers College.

Class of 1953 Scholarship

*Worthy student enrolled full-time. Established to provide scholarships for deserving students by members of the Class of 1953 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their college commencement, and in memory and honor of those who made a difference in their lives while at Kutztown State Teachers College.

Class of 1954 Scholarship

*Worthy student enrolled full-time. Established to provide scholarships for deserving students by members of the Class of 1954 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their college commencement, and in memory and honor of those who made a difference in their lives while at Kutztown State Teachers College.

Class of 1955 Scholarship

*Worthy student enrolled full-time. Established to provide scholarships for deserving students by members of the Class of 1955 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their college commencement, and in memory and honor of those who made a difference in their lives while of Kutztown State Teachers College.

Class of 1956 Scholarship

*Worthy student enrolled full-time. Established to provide scholarships for deserving students by members of the Class of 1956 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their college commencement, and in memory and honor of those who made a difference in their lives while of Kutztown State Teachers College.

Class of 1957 Scholarship

*Worthy student enrolled full-time. Established to provide scholarships for deserving students by members of the Class of 1957 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their college commencement, and in memory and honor of those who made a difference in their lives while of Kutztown State Teachers College.

Class of 1969 Scholarship

*Worthy student enrolled full-time. Established to provide scholarships for deserving students, preference given to children or grandchildren of members of the Class of 1969 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their college commencement, and in memory and honor of those who made a difference in their lives while at Kutztown State College.

Class of 1970 Scholarship

*Worthy student enrolled full-time. Established to provide scholarships for deserving students by members of the Class of 1970 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their college commencement and in memory and honor of those who made a difference in their lives while at Kutztown State College.

Class of 1972 Scholarship

*Worthy student enrolled full-time. Established to provide scholarships for deserving students by members of the Class of 1972 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their college commencement, and in memory and honor of those who made a difference in their lives while at Kutztown State College.

Class of 1973 Scholarship

*Worthy student enrolled full-time. Established to provide scholarships for deserving students by members of the Class of 1973 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their college commencement, and in memory and honor of those who made a difference in their lives while at Kutztown State College.

Class of 1974 Scholarship

*Worthy student enrolled full-time. Established to provide scholarships for deserving students by members of the Class of 1974 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their college commencement, and in memory and honor of those who made a difference in their lives while at Kutztown State College.

Class of1976 Scholarship

*Worthy student enrolled full-time. Established to provide scholarships for deserving students by members of the Class of 1976 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their college commencement, and in memory and honor of those who made a difference in their lives while at Kutztown State College.

Class of 1979 Scholarship

*Worthy student enrolled full-time. Established to provide scholarships for deserving students by members of the Class of 1979 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their college commencement, and in memory and honor of those who made a difference in their lives while at Kutztown State College.

Clerical Staff Student Employees Scholarship

*Student worker chosen by a random drawing. Established by members of the Kutztown University clerical staff to recognize and encourage a clerical student worker at Kutztown University.

Curley Family Scholarship

*Student in a leadership role who is a resident of Schuylkill or Northampton county. Established by Ann C. and John J. Curley in memory of his parents, Emily Sprague Curley '33 and John J. Curley '33 and '34; an aunt, Mary Agnes Curley Dugan, and an uncle, Michael A. Curley '36 to be given to worthy full-time students with preference given to students from Schuylkill and Northampton counties who provide active leadership in campus activities.

Lester M. Davidheiser Award

*Freshman, junior, or senior with a 3.0 GPA. Established by the estate of Lester M. Davidheiser '36 and '40 to provide additional income for scholarship students.

Eichler and Frankenfield Scholarship

*Freshman, junior, or senior from Lehigh County. Established by John (brother and brother-in-law) and Eva Eichler in memory of Frances '29 and Henry '23 Frankenfield to provide scholarships to a full-time freshman, junior, or senior student with an outstanding academic record, or who manifests promise of academic success and is a resident of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Graduated Classes 1891, 1896, 1917, 1919 Scholarship

*Established by class members in celebration of their graduation to provide scholarships to outstanding students.

Graduated Classes '79, '83, '90, '91, '92 Scholarship

*Established by class members in celebration of their graduation to provide scholarships to outstanding juniors.

Agnes M. Guy Scholarship Fund

*One student with 3.5 GPA. Established by Julia Heck (sister) and family in memory of Agnes M. Guy '31 and '38 to provide scholarships to full-time students.

George B. Hancher Memorial Scholarship Fund

*Four full-time freshmen and four upper classmen with a 3.0 GPA. Established in memory of George B. Hancher, vice principal 1882-1893 and principal of Kutztown State Normal School 1893-1899, to provide scholarships to worthy students.

Kutztown University Foundation Scholarship

*Junior or senior with 3.5 GPA. Given annually since 1983 by the Kutztown University Foundation to award junior and senior students who are worthy and of good academic standing.

John and Sadie Kutz Scholarship

*Student in a leadership role who is involved in campus activities with a 3.5 GPA. Established by Joyce Kutz Wehr '46 in memory of her parents, John '12 and Sadie '20 Kutz, to aid deserving students who have excellent grades, leadership potential, and are involved in campus activities.

Lambda Scholarship

*Must identify as gay, lesbian, bi-affectionate, or transgendered, have completed a minimum of 60 credits, and have 2.74 GPA, demonstrate service to KU and/or the greater community with priority given to the GLBT movement/community. Established by the Lambda Caucus, the faculty/staff gay, lesbian, bi-affectionate, or trans-gendered organization at Kutztown University to provide annual scholarships to qualified and deserving students at Kutztown University.

J. Russell Longstreet Scholarship

*Freshman with academic promise. Established by James Longstreet '50 as a tribute to and in memory of his father, J. Russell Longstreet, to provide scholarship assistance to an in-coming freshman student.

Margie O'Hern Scholarship

*Worthy student enrolled full-time. Given annually since 2000 by Michael Lee (son) in honor of Margie Breisch O'Hern to provide a scholarship for a worthy full-time student majoring in education.

James P. O'Mara Scholarship

*Given annually by Sharon O'Mara Maida '83 in memory and honor of her father, James P. O'Mara, to provide scholarship assistance to a student from Catasauqua attending Kutztown University.

Esther Moyer O'Neill Memorial Scholarship

*Student involved in activities with a 3.0 GPA. Established through a bequest made by Esther Moyer O'Neill '17 to provide scholarships to responsible freshmen who are involved in extracurricular activities.

David J. and Mary Martinez Oppenheim Awards

*Student achieving academically, that has character and shows promise. Established by David J. and Mary Martinez '48 Oppenheim to provide scholarships to worthy students in need of financial assistance.

Pearl and Merryl '48 Rentschler Scholarship

*Freshman who is a Pennsylvania resident with a 3.0 GPA. Established by a bequest from the estate of Pearl and Merryl '48 Rentschler to provide scholarship assistance to outstanding students from Pennsylvania.

John T. Robinson III Memorial Scholarship

*Male who is re-entering the university. Established by the family and friends of John T. Robinson, III to provide encouragement and scholarship aid to a full-time student who has chosen to re-enter college after having withdrawn.

Kevin N. Rock Scholarship

*Preferably a Cumberland or Franklin County resident who does community service and has the greatest need. Established by Tyco Electronics Corporation in recognition and appreciation of Kevin N. Rock '79 for outstanding achievement.

Lawrence M. Stratton Scholarship

*Student in a leadership role, who participates in activities and has a 3.5 GPA. Established by Mrs. Barbara H. Stratton (wife), family, friends, and colleagues in memory of Dr. Lawrence M. Stratton (ninth president of the university), to provide scholarships to students who show academic ability and demonstrate leadership and involvement in campus activities.

Ida R. Trainer Scholarship

Rita Wharmby Singley, Torell Wharmby Johns, and Joyce Wharmby Tressler Scholarship

*Student from the Hazelton area. Established by the estate of Joyce Wharmby Tressler, class of 1918 in memory of Rita Wharmby Singley, class of 1908, Torell Wharmby Johns, class of 1909, and Joyce Wharmby Tressler, class of 1918 to provide scholarships to students who are residents in the areas of Conyngham, Nuremberg, or Hazleton.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 560, Kutztown, PA Endowment Fund

*Student from Brandywine, Fleetwood, or Kutztown school districts who is a veteran or child of a veteran. Established by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 560, Kutztown, Pa., to assist veterans and children of veterans to meet educational expenses, to ensure that VFW Post 560 will have a lasting and positive impact on the surrounding community in perpetuity, and to encourage recipients to maintain their commitment to their community and country.