Furthering Higher Education
The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation manages a number of scholarship funds. These funds have been established by donors with a particular interest in supporting students from a specific high school, students attending a specific college or university, or students with certain academic skills or goals.
There are two types of scholarship funds: (1) those that are administered through schools and other charitable organizations (“school-coordinated” and “community-coordinated”), and (2) those that are administered through applications accepted by LVCF (“LVCF-coordinated”).
LVCF-coordinated scholarships are reviewed by the LVCF Scholarship Committee. The committee is comprised of professionals with expertise in reviewing & evaluating admission applications.
- View the Available LVCF Administered Scholarship Applications
- View Scholarships Administered Through Schools And Organizations
Grants from award funds recognize individuals for an outstanding achievement. The Foundation has established policies and procedures for scholarships and awards pursuant to the awarding of grants from funds where donor advisors have advisory privileges or participate in the selection of grant or award recipients. The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation has three funds from which education-related awards are made:
William B. & Elizabeth Behr Agocs Geophysical Research Fund
This fund provides an annual grant to the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary for awards for graduate research and education in the field of geophysics.
The Bethlehem Educational Scholastic Trust (B.E.S.T.) Fund
The B.E.S.T. Fund provides annual awards to recognize excellence in teaching in the Bethlehem Area School District (BASD). Award recipients are chosen by a committee of educators and the Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District and awards are presented at the School District’s Opening Convocation. For information on how to nominate a teacher for B.E.S.T. or to see past recipients, please visit our BEST Past Winners webpage.
The Paige Reid Whitten Award for Writing
Paige Reid Whitten Legacy Fund at Lehigh Valley Community Foundation supports the presentation of the Paige Reid Whitten Award for Writing to a graduating senior of Mills E. Godwin High School. The English Department of Mills E. Godwin High School will choose the awardee, the author of the best written work, based on criteria set by the department. The chosen recipient will receive a $1,000 award. The Award amount may be increased by the fund advisor at his/her discretion. Learn more at: Paige Reid Whitten Legacy Fund
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