Scholarship & Award Funds

Andrew Budraitis Foundation Scholarship

LVCF Scholarship

Andrew Budraitis Foundation Scholarship

Andrew Budraitis with grandsons

Building a Better Future, One Person at a Time

The Andrew Budraitis Foundation Scholarship is a committee-coordinated scholarship fund established at the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation in 2022. The Fund will issue 2 scholarships each year of $7,500 each. One to a Lehigh Valley veteran and one to a Lehigh Valley non-veteran, both with priority given to those with financial need. This scholarship is established in memory of Andrew Budraitis, a lifelong resident of the Lehigh Valley, and is intended to pay tribute to him and remember his life. 

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New Scholarship Fund at Community Foundation Honors the Memory of Andrew Budraitis

The application period opens March 1, 2024, for Lehigh Valley Veterans and High School Graduate Scholarships. To learn more about applying for a scholarship or donating to the Andrew Budraitis Foundation Scholarship Fund, visit: for details.

Below are the application dates for our 2024 scholarships. The application for scholarships will be awarded to students for Fall 2024:

• Application Period Begins: March 1, 2024
• Application Period Closes: April 30, 2024
• Awards Announced: Spring 2024

The late Andrew Budraitis

Andy served in the United States Army, 82nd Airborne Division until 1981. After being honorably discharged at the end of his term, Andy worked temporarily at a sod farm before eventually being hired by Air Products and Chemicals. While there, he took night classes at Muhlenberg College, earning his bachelor’s degree within 9 years. His hard work and dedication paid off.  Andy excelled within his career at Air Products, leading to global, senior Director positions within Information Technology. He was an incredible leader, mentor to many, and valued advanced education.

Gifts to the Fund can be made by submitting a check, payable to the Andrew Budraitis Foundation Scholarship, to the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, 840 West Hamilton Street, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18101. Gifts can also be made via credit card by clicking the link below. 

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