HISTORY

 

The Radnor High School Scholarship Fund (The Fund) was founded in 1966 to provide financial aid to deserving graduates of Radnor High School for post-high school education.

 

Following an application, screening (by neutral, third-party reviewers) and personal interview process, where privacy of information is maintained, commitments of scholarships are made for up to four years of advanced, full-time study. Continuation of this support is contingent upon financial need, satisfactory educational performance and our ability to fund the program.

 

The Fund has expanded its scope considerably over the years and currently awards between 17 and 30 scholarships annually and is assisting over 100 students.


Our recipients attend a wide range of education institutions including major universities, community colleges and schools specializing in music, art, culinary training, etc. - all representing the basic philosophy of The Fund: Further education in any field of choice can only make the future brighter for a young person and contribute to a stronger, more-informed community.

 

The Fund is manned entirely by unpaid volunteers from the community. Its income is derived from a variety of sources including: mailing campaigns to the Radnor community, local corporations and past Radnor graduates; fund-raising events such as the Fourth of July Fireworks, Breakfast with Santa, a Kitchen Tour, Girls' Night Out, art shows featuring local artists, and donations and bequests from individuals and organizations.

 

The Fund receives no public funds and reimburses Radnor Township and Radnor School District for expenses incurred in support of The Fund's activities.